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Actor: Kyle MacLachlan

Showgirls

Showgirls

“I’m a dancer, not a whore.”

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a Friday Late Night screening of one of the most notorious films ever made, Paul Verhoeven‘s 1995 classic (?) Showgirls. Elizabeth Berkley (of TV’s Saved By The Bell) stars as Nomi, a young drifter who arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls. Also starring Kyle MacLachlan and Gina Gershon.

Showgirls… is one of those delirious, hilarious botches that could be taught in film schools as a How Not To.” (Time Magazine)

Berkley’s feature film debut is a joy, if you can call it acting: she jumps up and down a lot to indicate excitement.” (The New Yorker)

Friday, September 23
Doors 11:30 pm | Movie 11:55 pm
Tickets $8 advance HERE | $10 door

*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A) Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes available at the door.

SHOWGIRLS (Paul Verhoeven, 1995 / 128 mins / 18A) Nomi, an attractive drifter, arrives in Las Vegas with plans to become a dancer. Soon she gets a job stripping at one of the lesser joints on the strip, but eventually catches the eye of talent scouts who hire the performers for a big revue at a casino. She works her way into the cast, and eventually sets her sights on taking the starring role.

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