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In the Heights

In the Heights

The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of CRAZY RICH ASIANS invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big… IN THE HEIGHTS!

Lights up on Washington Heights… The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life. “In the Heights” fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu‘s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience. With Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Corey Hawkins, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Dascha Polanco.

“Lights up for ‘In the Heights,’ a joyous celebration of heritage and community fueled by dazzling direction and singalong songs.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“Its highest accomplishment is that it succeeds as the star vehicle Hollywood seemed to demand: Ramos, Grace, Barrera, Merediz, Diaz — the world will be hungry for more of them. And soon.” (Rolling Stone Magazine)

“Ramos instantly secures his future as a leading man, but every single member of the cast is giving it their all, infusing their vocals and movements with life.” (Thrillist)

Wednesday, September 1
Doors 5:30 pm | Movie 6:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Saturday, September 4
Doors 1:50 pm | Movie 2:20 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Wednesday, September 8 Final Screening!
Doors 8:00 pm | Movie 8:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Due to reduced capacity, advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

*Minors permitted 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 screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.

IN THE HEIGHTS (Jon M. Chu, 2021 / 143 mins / PG) The story of Usnavi, a bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic or staying in Washington Heights.

Cagefest 2020: Bringing Out the Dead

Cagefest 2020: Bringing Out the Dead

Cagefest – our (unofficial) Nicolas Cage Film Fest (aka, NIFF), a solid 5 days’ worth of our fave performances from one of our all-time favourite contemporary actors – continues on Sunday, October 4 with a screening of Martin Scorsese’s dark, edgy supernatural drama BRINGING OUT THE DEAD, a which was written by Paul Schrader (TAXI… Continue Reading