Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, and Lee Van Cleef star in Sergio Leone’s masterpiece, a “spaghetti Western” that is generally considered to be the most influential (if not thoroughly entertaining!) in the genre. Set in a mythologized “old West” during the Civil War, the film follows Joe (Eastwood) and a Mexican outlaw named Tuco (Wallach) joined in a bounty hunting scam – Joe turns in the bandit for the reward money, then rescues him just as he is being hanged. When Joe’s shot at the noose goes awry during one escapade, a furious Tuco tries to have him murdered. The men re-team abruptly, however, to beat out a sadistic criminal and the Union army and find $20,000 that a soldier has buried in the desert.
“Sergio Leone’s grandiose 1966 western epic is nothing less than a masterclass in movie storytelling, a dynamic testament to the sheer, invigorating uniqueness of cinema.” (Time Out)
“Of all the great films of the 1960s, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is one of a fistful that can be truly appreciated only on the big screen.” (Detroit Free Press)
Sunday, August 16
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
Advance tickets $15 online HERE | $15 at the door
*All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY “Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo” (Sergio Leone, 1966 | 179 mins / 18A) | While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.