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Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China

“It’s all in the reflexes…”

The Rio Theatre‘s Friday Late Night Movie series continues on September 17 with John Carpenter‘s insanely fun and totally 80s martial arts-filled action fantasy BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA.

Carpenter’s “muse” (they’ve made more than a few films together!) Kurt Russell stars as all-American trucker Jack Burton, who agrees to take his friend Wang Chi on a trip to the airport to pick up his beautiful, green-eyed fiancee – but along the way finds himself involved in a crazy, supernatural ancient Chinese battle that pits the forces of good against evil. Russell really shines here as an (almost) over-the-top, lovably macho leading man with a penchant for cartoonish dialogue; between his scene-stealing performance and the glorious levels of movie craziness on screen, Big Trouble in Little China still feels like a cross between a B-movie and a comic book – in the best way possible. Also starring Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun and James Hong.

“Brimming with energy and packed with humor, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA distills kung fu B-movies as affectionately as it subverts them.”Rotten Tomatoes


Friday, September 17
Doors 10:15 pm | Movie 10:45 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door
Thursday, September 23 Encore Screening!
Doors 8:15 pm | Movie 8:45 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.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (John Carpenter, 1986 / 99 mins / PG) An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.