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The Shining

The Shining

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

We all need a good dose of winter-y horror, don’t we? And there’s nothing more winter-y (and horrifying) than a double bill (because baby when it’s cold out – you need layers!) featuring Stanley Kubrick‘s masterpiece THE SHINING followed by John Carpenter‘s THE THING on Saturday, December 30. See one, or layer up and see ’em both for one sweet price!!

Based on Stephen King‘s 1977 novel The Shining, Kubrick’s film is widely regarded as a work of true cinematic genius (although King himself, famously, does not).  Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall star as a husband and wife (Jack and Wendy Torrance) who ditch the city for a gig as winter caretakers at an isolated hotel. While Jack hopes to get his creative juices flowing so that he can write a book, the family (which also includes their young son Danny) instead encounters an eerie and foreboding spiritual presence. Commence cinema’s most nightmarishly creepy twins, a mesmerizing carpet, the memorable view from Room 237, a messy elevator, REDRUM, psychic visions, a Big Wheel that keeps on turnin’, and a chaotic descent into a spiraling maze of violence. Fully restored with beautiful digital projection, THE SHINING is a classic that is always best enjoyed on the big screen (and with bigger sound!). Also starring Danny Lloyd and Scatman Crothers. Come play with us!

“Ostensibly a haunted house story, it manages to traverse a complex world of incipient madness, spectral murder and supernatural visions… and also makes you jump.” (Empire Magazine)

THE SHINING
Doors 6:45 pm | Movie 7:30 pm

 Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door


THE THING
Movie 10:30 pm *Apx. start time.

 

Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

See both THE SHINING and THE THING for one cool price!
Tickets $13 advance HERE | $15 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note THE SHINING is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

THE SHINING (Stanley Kubrick, 1980 / 144 mins / 18A) Jack Torrance becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy, and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

THE THING (John Carpenter, 1982 / 109 mins / PG) It’s the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It’s up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Raiders. Temple. Crusade. All Indiana. All Night Long. Join us at the Rio Theatre for the ultimate big screen movie adventure marathon: Steven Spielberg’s monumentally awesome Indiana Jones series. Think Harrison Ford, snakes, whips, numerous Nazis, monkey brains and more… All night long. (And yes, you read that right: “trilogy.” We’re pretending that fourth installment… Continue Reading

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