It’s EASY RIDER‘s 50th birthday, and the Rio Theatre will be celebrating with screenings of the newly remastered icon of cinema starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson which Time Magazine hails as, “one of the ten most important pictures of the decade.” Upon its release in 1969, Dennis Hopper‘s groundbreaking directorial debut became both a pop-cultural touchstone and a box office hit, punching through to a mainstream film scene previously dominated by Westerns and musicals. Experience the real, uncensored ’60s counterculture in this compelling mixture of drugs, sex and armchair politics (not to mention a killer soundtrack) on the big screen – in glorious 4K!
Nicholson portrays an alcoholic attorney who hooks up with two part-time, drug-dealing motorcycling (Fonda, Hopper) in search of their “American Dream.” Heading from California to New Orleans, they sample the highs and lows of America the beautiful in a stoned-out quest for life’s true meaning. Nominated for an Academy Award® (1969) for Best Screenplay (written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern).
Following its debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, this beautifully remastered 50th Anniversary edition of EASY RIDER is the 4K restoration by Sony Pictures Entertainment.
“‘Easy Rider’ is very likely the clearest and most disturbing presentation of the angry estrangement of American youth to be brought to the screen.'” (Hollywood Reporter)
Tuesday, August 27
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | 12.50 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
EASY RIDER (Dennis Hopper, 1969 / 95 mins / 18A) After scoring cocaine in Mexico, then re-selling it in California, two hippie bikers set off on a collision course with small-town prejudices on a cross-country trek to New Orleans.