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Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke

October 17 is the day, people!

We’re toasting Canada’s greenest new law on Wednesday, October 17 with a screening of the ultimate, trailblazing stoner musical comedy – Cheech and Chong’s high-larious UP IN SMOKE!

An unemployed pot-smoking slacker and amateur drummer, Anthony Stoner ditches his strict parents and hits the road, eventually meeting kindred spirit Pedro de Pacas. While the drug-ingesting duo is soon arrested for possession of marijuana, Anthony and Pedro get released on a technicality, allowing them to continue their many misadventures and ultimately compete in a rock band contest, where they perform the raucous tune “Earache My Eye.”

“The funniest of all the Cheech and Chong movies, Up in Smoke provides a feast of gags for the sympathetically minded.” (TV Guide)

Wednesday, October 17
Doors 10:15 pm | Movie 10:45 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $4.20 HERE, man | Tickets $4.20 at the door

*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
**Minors welcome in the balcony. (This film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.

UP IN SMOKE (Tommy Chong & Lou Adler, 1978 / 86 mins / 18A) Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van – made entirely of marijuana – from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.

The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch

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Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke

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