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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. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission that, officially, ‘does not exist – nor will it ever exist’. The mission: To seek out a mysterious Green Beret Colonel, Walter Kurtz, whose army has crossed the border into Cambodia and is conducting hit-and-run missions against the Viet Cong and NVA. The army believes Kurtz has gone completely insane and Willard’s job is to eliminate him. Willard, sent up the Nung River on a U.S. Navy patrol boat, discovers that his target is one of the most decorated officers in the U.S. Army. His crew meets up with surfer-type Lt-Colonel Kilgore, head of a U.S Army helicopter cavalry group which eliminates a Viet Cong outpost to provide an entry point into the Nung River. After some hair-raising encounters, in which some of his crew are killed, Willard, Lance and Chef reach Colonel Kurtz’s outpost, beyond the Do Lung Bridge. Now, after becoming prisoners of Kurtz, will Willard & the others be able to fulfill their mission?

Restored from the original negative, APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT is Coppola’s most realized version of the film, which was nominated for eight Academy Awards®, won three Golden Globes® (Best Original Score, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, 1980), and is one of AFI’s top 100 films. Starring Academy Award® winner Marlon Brando (1972, Best Actor, The Godfather), Academy Award® winner Robert Duvall (1983, Best Actor, Tender Mercies), Golden Globe® winner Martin Sheen (2001, Best Actor – TV Series, “The West Wing”), Academy Award® nominee Dennis Hopper (1986, Best Supporting Actor, Hoosiers), Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne (1993, Best Actor, What’s Love Got to Do with It), and Academy Award® nominee Harrison Ford (1985, Best Actor, Witness), experience Coppola’s spectacular cinematic masterpiece the way it was intended.

“One of the greatest of all films.” (Roger Ebert)

Tuesday, September 10
Doors 8;15 pm | Movie 8:45 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $12.50 HERE | $14.50 at the door

Sunday, September 15
Doors 3:10 pm | Movie 3:30 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $12.50 HERE | $14.50 at the door

*Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons are not accepted for this event. Rio Theatre passes are OK. (Please redeem at the door.)
*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.

APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979 / 18A / 182 mins)  Captain Benjamin L. Willard is sent on a secret mission to assassinate Colonel Kurtz, a renegade Army officer accused of murder and who is presumed insane.

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