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Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused

Alright, alright, alright!

Why go cruising the strip or climbing the water tower when you could spend it at your favourite indie movie theatre instead?

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a slice of cult-classic nostalgia that celebrates the best day of high school you never had: Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused.

As fresh today as it was when it was released in 1993, Linklater’s infinitely quotable coming-of-age tale features a truly excellent ensemble cast, an authentically groovy 70s feel, and a pretty killer soundtrack, man. Dazed and Confused might be Linklater’s best-loved work, and really showcases his signature rambling, naturalistic style and an approach to storytelling that was so memorable in his breakthrough 1991 indie hit, Slacker. Dazed and Confused manages to take a peek into the cliques and characters of high school in a smart, heartfelt, and often very funny way, revealing an endearing and occasionally profound picture of, “the best years of your life.”  Starring Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Joey Lauren Adams, Rory Cochrane, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Marissa Ribisi, Milla Jovovovovich, and Ben Affleck.

“Bet it makes you wanna dance.” – TIME Magazine

Thursday, September 3
Doors 8:40 pm | Movie 9:10 pm *Start time subject to change
Tickets $15 advance HERE | $15 at the door

*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
**All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service

DAZED AND CONFUSED (Richard Linklater, 1993 / 102 mins, 14A) | The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum when his football coach demands he sign a “no drugs” pledge.

VIFF: Paradise Hills

VIFF: Paradise Hills

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the returning hosting venues for The Vancouver International Film Festival VIFF presents the world’s best cinema fused with related talks and events in a unique Films+ model. Annually, VIFF presents over 320 films and events, plays host to approximately 400 industry professionals from around the globe… Continue Reading

The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element

“You wanna play it soft. We’ll play it soft. You wanna play it hard. Let’s play it hard.” Our Friday Late Night Movies series continues with Luc Besson‘s brazen, futuretastic THE FIFTH ELEMENT on January 11. (Don’t forget your multi-pass!) “A movie like no other-genre defying stuff.” (Empire Magazine) “Visually inventive and gleefully over the… Continue Reading

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused

“All I’m saying is that if I ever start referring to these as the best years of my life – remind me to kill myself” Alright, alright, alright! Why go cruising the strip or climbing the water tower on a Friday night when you could spend it at your favourite indie movie theatre instead? Join… Continue Reading

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused

Alright, alright, alright! Why go cruising the strip or climbing the water tower on a Friday night when you could spend it at your favourite indie movie theatre instead? Join us at the Rio Theatre for a slice of cult-classic nostalgia that celebrates the best day of high school you never had: Richard Linklater’s Dazed… Continue Reading

Zoolander (2001)

Zoolander (2001)

“I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking…. And I plan on finding out what that is.” Director Ben Stiller wrote, directed, and starred as the ultimate male model phenom Derek Zoolander in 2001’s box office hit ZOOLANDER. Friday, May 22 Doors 11:00 / Movie 11:30 Tickets… Continue Reading