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Actor: Laurence Fishburne

CANCELLED Contagion

CANCELLED Contagion

Dearest Friends and Rio Family: Effective immediately. we will be temporarily dimming our lights and powering down the projector. Some events are being postponed, and others canceled – we will do our best to connect with ticket-holders and advise them of future plans as soon as they are made clear to us. In the meantime, stay safe out there! We’ll let you know when we’re able to start buttering your popcorn again, and we look forward to seeing you then. We’re gonna get through this, people! Until then, lots of love from everyone at the Rio. xoxox


 

“Nothing spreads like fear.”

Seems like everybody’s talking about Steven Soderbergh‘s 2011 sci-fi thriller CONTAGION right now. And since we at the Rio Theatre are firm believers in the absolute power and social importance of the communal cinema-going experience, we felt the time was right for a big-screen revisit – and have added this eerily timely (if not weirdly prophetic) title to our calendar on Friday, March 20.

CONTAGION follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart. Soderbergh put together an all-star cast of Hollywood A-listers for this one, including Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, and others.

“The all-star disaster-movie genre is taken out of the 1970s and given a stylish and largely persuasive 21st century makeover by director and cinematographer Steven Soderbergh.” (Guardian)
Friday, March 20
CONTAGION
Doors 8:00 pm | Movie 8:30 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 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! Please redeem at the door.

CONTAGION (Steven Soderbergh, 2011 / 106 mins / 14A) As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus – that kills within days – rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett stars in director Richard Linklater‘s latest, based on Maria Semple‘s runaway best-seller, WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE. Former architect Bernadette Fox (Blanchett) seems to have it all — a beautiful home in Seattle, a successful and loving husband, and a brilliant teenage daughter who’s about to attend boarding school. When Bernadette suddenly disappears… Continue Reading

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

“The horror … The horror…” Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s visionary Vietnam War epic at the Rio Theatre as the newly restored, remastered and re-cut APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT returns to our screen for encores on September 10 and September 15. It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and U.S.… Continue Reading

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

In a role that seems totally tailored to him, a pitch-perfect Keanu Reeves (never been better, seriously!) returns to the role of retired hitman John Wick, in this third film in the hit action franchise. After gunning down a member of the High Table — the shadowy international assassin’s guild — legendary hit man John… Continue Reading

Boyz n The Hood

Boyz n The Hood

“Either they don’t know, don’t show, or don’t care about what’s going on in the hood.” Join us at the Rio Theatre on Thursday, May 16 as we raise a glass and toast the late, great writer-director John Singleton with a screening of what is undoubtedly his most well-known and revered work, BOYZ N THE… 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

The Matrix Revolutions

The Matrix Revolutions

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, May 7 for a marathon screening of the Wachowski’s mind-bending MATRIX trilogy. Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano and more star in one of the biggest, most influential martial-arts fueled futuristic fantasy franchises ever! Catch them the way they were meant to be… Continue Reading

The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Reloaded

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, May 7 for a marathon screening of the Wachowski’s mind-bending MATRIX trilogy. Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano and more star in one of the biggest, most influential martial-arts fueled futuristic fantasy franchises ever! Catch them the way they were meant to be… Continue Reading

The Matrix (20th Anniversary Screening!)

The Matrix (20th Anniversary Screening!)

“There is no spoon.” Join us at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, April 13 for a 20th Anniversary screening of the Wachowski‘s landmark 1999 blockbuster, THE MATRIX – one of the most influential, martial-arts fueled, futuristic cyber-punk sci-fi fantasies ever made. Set in 1999, Keanu Reeves stars as Thomas A. Anderson (hacker alias: Neo), a… Continue Reading

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

“The horror…. the horror….” Since its release in 1979, Francis Ford Coppola’s astounding APOCALYPSE NOW remains one of the most important and influential war films ever made. Set during the Vietnam war, APOCALYPSE NOW is loosely adapted from Joseph Conrad’s seminal novella ‘Heart of Darkness.’ Coppola’s masterpiece walks the line between light and dark, with… Continue Reading