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Actor: John Leguizamo

Romeo + Juliet

Romeo + Juliet

In director Baz Luhrmann‘s very contemporary and highly stylized take on William Shakespeare‘s classic romantic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering, yet very hip, suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. Though the film is visually modern, the bard’s dialogue remains. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes lead a stellar ensemble cast that includes John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau, Paul Rudd, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino, Brian Dennehy, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Miriam Margolyes.

“Luhrmann’s gleefully cinematic version of the play is so relentlessly inventive and innovative, it takes 20 minutes to get a grasp on how appropriate is his approach to the material.” (Time Out)

Even better? Why not make it a Friday Night Double Feature with another Baz Luhrmann classic – MOULIN ROUGE! – for one sweet price?!

Friday, February 15

ROMEO + JULIET
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *SHARP! Please arrive on time.
Single Film Tickets $10.50 advance HERE | $12.50 at the door

(Break)

MOULIN ROUGE!
Movie 11:55 pm *As this is screening as part a double bill, the start time is subject to change.
Single Film Tickets $10.50 advance HERE | $12.50 at the door

Friday Night Double Bill Film Tickets
$14 advance HERE | $16 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ W/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film.

ROMEO + JULIET (Baz Luhrmann, 1996 / 120 mins / PG) A hyper-kinetic take on the classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy for the screen, updating the setting to a post-modern city named Verona Beach. In this version, the Capulets and the Montagues are two rival gangs. Young Juliet Capulet is attending a costume ball thrown by her parents when she meets and falls in love with the son of her family’s nemesis, Romeo Montague, when he crashes her family’s masked ball.

Moulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge!

The third film from visionary Australian director Baz Luhrmann, MOULIN ROUGE!, is a hyper-stylized dramatic romp that turns the conventions of the musical genre onto its (glittering) head by mixing a period romance with anachronistic dialogue and songs, reminiscent of the approach he utilized (with great success) in ROMEO+JULIET. Ewan McGregor stars as Christian, a… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Happening (2008)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Happening (2008)

Come see folks who wrote jokes for Netflix’s latest season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for modern-day auteur M. Night Shyamalan‘s (whose work is always appreciated by The Gentlemen Hecklers) criminally under-seen chestnut from 2008, THE HAPPENING. Let The Gentlemen Hecklers provide you with their unique brand of live, hilarious commentary… Continue Reading

John Wick: Chapter 2

John Wick: Chapter 2

Retired super-assassin John Wick‘s (Keanu Reeves, in a role that was clearly tailor-made for him) plans to resume a quiet civilian life are cut short when Italian gangster Santino D’Antonio shows up on his doorstep with a gold marker, compelling him to repay past favors. Ordered by Winston, kingpin of secret assassin society The Continental,… Continue Reading

Experimenter

Experimenter

Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder star in Sundance and TIFF festival favourite EXPERIMENTER, the story of controversial social psychologist Stanley Milgram, whose radical experiments tested humans willingness to obey authority. Also starring Taryn Manning, Anton Yelchin, John Leguizamo, Kellan Lutz, Anthony Edwards, Jim Gaffigan. “… a heady brew of theories about the essence of human… Continue Reading