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Best F(R)iends Volume 1 (Hosted by Greg Sestero!)

Best F(R)iends Volume 1 (Hosted by Greg Sestero!)

“Oh, hai Mark!”

Join us at the Rio Theatre with host Greg Sestero – immortalized as “Mark” in the pop-culture phenomenon THE ROOM and author of the best-selling memoir THE DISASTER ARTIST – for a full night of conversation, laughs, book signing, meeting n’ greeting, and more. Featuring a double bill screening of Greg‘s latest collaboration with auteur Tommy Wiseau, BEST F(R)IENDS Volume 1 and a very special Sweet Sixteen Anniversary Screening of… THE ROOM.

As always, expect a few surprises… What a story!

Sunday, April 21
BEST F(R)IENDS Volume 1*
Doors 7:15 pm | Event starts at 8:00 pm



Movie 10:20 pm (*Apx. start time)
*Please arrive early to ensure great seats!
**Approximate start times. Subject to change.


BEST F(R)IENDS Volume 1 Single Film Tickets $13 advance HERE | $15 at door (Limited number of single film tickets available!)

Double Bill Tickets $25 advance HERE| $30 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. Sorry, no minors.
**Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes not accepted for this event.

“Finally, the dynamic duo that is Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero has reunited for a dream project that will send fans of The Room and The Disaster Artist into paroxyms of unabated joy once more.

A drifter (Sestero) who arrives in L.A. physically unharmed but mentally bruised; his shirt is covered in blood and he seems unable to speak. He ekes out a meager living by begging on the mean Angelino streets and slowly resigns himself to his hand to mouth predicament. An evening of work turns into a regular gig for the drifter, who finds himself warming up to this odd man with odder habits. One day he crosses paths with a peculiar mortician (Wiseau) who asks for help in exchange for money.

It’s not long before the two find themselves engaged in an…unusual yet increasingly lucrative underground enterprise. With more money comes more problems as jealousy, anger and greed start to poison their initially warm, if odd, partnership. Will these best f(r)iends survive the turning tide?  
Nothing can accurately describe basking in the unholy glow that is ‘Best F(r)iends’ — a dark, strange journey about loyalty and friendship that reminds you why we all fell in love with this amazing duo in the first place.”
“Wiseau & Sestero! A reunion that fills my heart with pure joy.”Matt Shakman, Director of Game of ThronesFargo
“An absurdist presentation of reality that’s both alien and true.”Huffington Post
“LYNCHIAN AF… and almost…perfect?”Los Angeles Times
BEST F(R)IENDS VOLUME 1 (Justin McGregor, 2017 / 108 mins / 18A) When a drifter (Greg Sestero) is taken in by a peculiar mortician (Tommy Wiseau), the two hatch an underground enterprise off the back of the mortician’s old habits. But greed, hatred, and jealousy soon come in turn, and their efforts unravel, causing the drifter to run off with the spoils and leaving the mortician adrift. An expedition across the South West introduces wild and crazy characters through a series of twisted and dark foibles as both men learn a valuable lesson about friendship and loyalty.
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Live Script Reading & Screening of THE ROOM with Greg Sestero!

Live Script Reading & Screening of THE ROOM with Greg Sestero!

On May 27th, Rio Theatre is tackling something weirdly special for the 13 year anniversary of THE ROOM! A full-length live script reading of actor/director/producer/screenwriter Tommy Wiseau’s very first draft of THE ROOM, with dialogue and plot events that’re very different from the polished version that wound up on-screen. Greg Sestero will be here in… Continue Reading