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The Jerk (40th Annviversary Screening!)

The Jerk (40th Annviversary Screening!)

After discovering he’s not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes it rich, but life in the fast lane isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and, in the end, all that really matters to Johnson is his true love.

Loud and ludicrous, The Jerk is a strong contender for the funniest film of all time.” (Empire Magazine)

Thursday, August 1
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Minors permitted 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.

THE JERK (Carl Reiner, 1979 / 94 mins / PG) Navin (Steve Martin) believes he was born a poor black child in Mississippi. He is, however, actually white. Upon figuring this out, he heads north to St. Louis to find himself. After landing a job at a gas station, Navin is excited to discover his name printed in the new phone book. This ratification of his existence leads him from one misadventure to another — as he invents gadgets, dodges bullets, joins the carnival and seeks love in the arms of beautiful Marie (Bernadette Peters).

The Iron Giant (20th Anniversary Screening!)

The Iron Giant (20th Anniversary Screening!)

Before he went on to helm such animated features as THE INCREDIBLES and RATATOUILLE, Brad Bird made his stunning directorial debut in 1999 with THE IRON GIANT, adapted from British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes‘ science fiction fairy tale, ‘The Iron Man.’ This charming, gorgeously illustrated, and moving film was very well-received critically upon release but… Continue Reading