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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

We’re tipping our hat to one of our all-time favourite actors, Bill Murray (on his birthday!) with a screening of writer-director Wes Anderson’s 2004 comedy THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU.

Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou has sworn vengeance upon the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by Ned, a man who believes Zissou to be his father, and Jane, a journalist pregnant by a married man. They travel the sea, all too often running into pirates and, perhaps more traumatically, various figures from Zissou’s past, including his estranged wife, Eleanor. With Anjelica Huston, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Cate Blanchett.

“It is such a brilliant idea, and everything looks so great, especially the way the film is constructed on Cousteau-esque lines, with the calm deliberation of a nature documentary from a more innocent age.” (The Guardian)

“Orson Welles said a film studio was the best train-set a boy could have, but The Life Aquatic is something else: Anderson uses the sound stages of Cinecittá like a kid playing with toy boats in the bath. He makes one hell of a splash.” (Independent on Sunday)

Tuesday, September 21
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Sunday, September 26
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Tuesday, September 28 Final Screening
Doors 8:15 pm | Movie 8:45 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
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 <riomanagers@gmail.com> 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.

THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (Wes Anderson, 2004 / 119 mins / PG) While working on a documentary, Steve Zissou’s partner gets killed under mysterious circumstances by a shark. Steve and his crew set off on an expedition to hunt it down.

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