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Francis Ford Coppola Presents The Outsiders: The Complete Novel

Francis Ford Coppola Presents The Outsiders: The Complete Novel

Early 1960s. Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is divided between teenagers who have grown up with wealth and privilege and the rough-edged “Greasers” from the wrong side of the tracks. The Greasers yearn for the life they see on the other side of town, but the rich kids want to keep them in their places. Then, one Greaser dares cross the line to talk, and to dream of more, with a girl from across the tracks . . . an action that can only lead to conflict on a hot, steamy night.

This limited screening event will feature the newly 4K Restored version of the film, as well as a special on-screen introduction to the film by director Francis Ford Coppola. This restoration was created using the original film negative, maintaining the highest level of visual quality as possible. It stands as director Coppola’s preferred version of the film; including a beginning and ending more true to the S.E. Hinton novel on which the film is based, an additional 22 minutes of footage, as well as a rousing rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack.

Featuring C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, Diane Lane and Patrick Swayze, among others.

“One of the most overtly aesthetic, art-for-art’s-sake films in Hollywood’s history, a faux-naf Pre-Raphaelite mural in which angels with dirty faces but immaculately pure hearts burn with a hard, gemlike flame before being snuffed out in their prime.” (Sight & Sound)

“‘The Outsiders’ captured, as if in amber, the ongoing fight at the heart of the adolescent experience – knowing that the way things stand is wrong, but being unclear how to fix it, and frustrated with older adults for continuing on, obliviously.” (Rolling Stone Magazine)

Sunday, September 26
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Wednesday, September 29 Final Screening!
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 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 <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 OUTSIDERS: THE COMPLETE NOVEL (Francis Ford Coppola, 1983 / PG / 127 minutes) A teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers are perpetually at odds with the Socials, a rival group. When Greasers Ponyboy and Johnny get into a brawl that ends in the death of a Social member, the boys are forced to go into hiding. Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with the intense Dallas and their other Greaser buddies, must contend with the consequences of their violent lives. While some Greasers try to achieve redemption, others meet tragic ends.

I Am Patrick Swayze (Canadian Premiere! Director in Attendance for Q&A)

I Am Patrick Swayze (Canadian Premiere! Director in Attendance for Q&A)

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Tuesday, August 20 for the Canadian Premiere of the locally-produced, highly-anticipated feature documentary I AM PATRICK SWAYZE. Director Adrian Buitenhuis (I AM HEATH LEDGER, I AM SAM KINISON) explores the 1980’s most recognizable leading man, who challenged Hollywood’s very notions of masculinity and redefined what it meant to… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Road House

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Road House

Join The Gentlemen Hecklers as they tell you everything you need to know about the brilliant (or brilliantly bad) ROAD HOUSE, starring Patrick Swayze as, “a tough bouncer hired to tame a dirty bar.” Yes, please! Also starring Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, and… Jeff Healey?! Wednesday, March 13 Doors 9:00 pm | Show 9:30 pm… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: GHOST (1990)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: GHOST (1990)

“Molly, you in danger, gurl.” Come see folks who wrote jokes for Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for one of the 90s biggest supernatural romantical thrillers, GHOST, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Oscar-winner Whoopi Goldberg. (In case you forgot: Patrick Swayze (Sam) and Demi Moore (Molly) star as a pottery-making, crazy-in-love… Continue Reading

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Have the time of your life (and maybe carry a watermelon) at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, August 18 – Patrick Swayze‘s birthday – for a Crazy for Swayze screening of one of our hands-down summer faves, DIRTY DANCING. Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the… Continue Reading

Donnie Darko (2020 Restoration)

Donnie Darko (2020 Restoration)

“Sometimes, I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion.” Before STRANGER THINGS combined science fiction, Spielbergian touches and ‘80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the high-water mark with this debut feature. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium.… Continue Reading

Road House

Road House

“The dancing’s over. Now it gets dirty.” Join us at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, September 29 for another lazy, hazy, Crazy-for-Swayze kinda night, featuring two classic titles starring the inimitable Patrick Swayze: Francis Ford Coppola‘s gorgeously restored and extended cut of THE OUTSIDERS followed by cult-classic ROAD HOUSE. In ROAD HOUSE, our man Swayze… Continue Reading

Point Break (Double Bill)

Point Break (Double Bill)

“The dancing’s over. Now it gets dirty.” Join us at the Rio Theatre for another lazy, hazy, Swayze summer night featuring two classic titles starring the inimitable Patrick Swayze, POINT BREAK and ROAD HOUSE. Thursday, August 6 POINT BREAK Doors 6:30 | Movie 7:00 ROAD HOUSE Doors 9:00 | Movie 9:30 Each film $8 advance… Continue Reading

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

“Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold” S.E. Hinton‘s landmark novel ‘The Outsiders’ celebrated 50 years of staying gold in 2017; we thought it seemed fitting to revisit this classic story – and Francis Ford Coppola’s timeless film – with a prime time screening of THE OUTSIDERS on Tuesday, June 27. Hinton co-wrote the screenplay, making for… Continue Reading

Point Break

Point Break

Have the time of your life (and maybe carry a watermelon) at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, August 18 – Patrick Swayze‘s birthday – for a Crazy for Swayze double bill featuring two of our all-time favourite summer titles: DIRTY DANCING and POINT BREAK. Kathryn Bigelow‘s action-packed surfer/skydiving/undercover crime flick POINT BREAK is a total… Continue Reading