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No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

In 2007, the Coen Brothers (aka Joel and Ethan) took home a veritable booty of Oscar gold for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, an adaptation that had them spinning Cormac McCarthy’s grim, darkly funny novel into an often unbearably tense, blood-soaked, highly cinematic modern Western. This story of a Vietnam vet who stumbles upon a drug deal gone horribly awry – dead bodies, $2 million dollars cash, and a hoard of heroin in the empty Texas desert – is bolstered by powerful lead performances from Oscar-winner Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, and Tommy Lee Jones.

Violent, poetic, gripping, thrilling and blackly funny: that’ll be the Coens doing what they do best then. Now with added humanity.” (Empire Magazine)

“The Coens squeeze us without mercy in a vise of tension and suspense, but only to force us to look into an abyss of our own making.” (Rolling Stone Magazine)

Sunday, August 2
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Wednesday, August 5
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre 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.

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2007 / 122 mins / 18A) While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it with him. The hunter becomes the hunted when a merciless killer named Chigurh picks up his trail. Also looking for Moss is Sheriff Bell, an aging lawman who reflects on a changing world and a dark secret of his own, as he tries to find and protect Moss.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

One of the most talked about films from this year’s Academy Awards (who could ever forget Frances McDormand‘s Best Actress acceptance speech?!) is finally coming to the Rio Theatre, starting April 23. THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Oscar-winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit… Continue Reading

Natural Born Killers

Natural Born Killers

“You know, the only thing that kills the demon… is love.” Before becoming one of contemporary cinema’s most acclaimed and culturally relevant directors, Quentin Tarantino had a little luck penning some scripts and stories that would eventually be made into cult-classics, including 1994’s NATURAL BORN KILLERS, directed by Oliver Stone. Offbeat, hyper-stylized, and gloriously violent,… Continue Reading

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

“The revolution is about all of us.” THE HUNGER GAMES: Mockingjay Part 2 is the final chapter in the triumphant, dystopian sci-film film series based on the work of author Suzanne Collins. Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence reprises her groundbreaking role as reluctant heroine Katniss Everdeen and returns to District 13 for the final time, alongside… Continue Reading

A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly

Visionary writer-director Richard Linklater (DAZED AND CONFUSED, BOYHOOD) dove head first into A SCANNER DARKLY’s visually stylized adaptation of author Philip K. Dick’s novel of the same name, which tells the story of identity and deception in a near-future dystopia constantly under intrusive high-technology police surveillance in the midst of a drug addiction epidemic. Linklater… Continue Reading