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Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki makes his feature film debut in this beloved chapter of the LUPIN THE 3rd saga, which has now been beatifully restored and remastered by GKIDS.

In the twilight of his career, master thief Lupin III’s latest and greatest caper has hit a snag. What should’ve been bags of cash from a national casino turns out to be expert counterfeits! Together with his partner-in-crime Jigen, Lupin heads to the remote nation of Cagliostro to exact revenge.

Not everything goes as planned; the two encounter Clarisse, a royal damsel in distress being forced to marry the sinister Count Cagliostro against her will. Saving her won’t be easy, however, as Lupin and Jigen — together with the unpredictable lady thief Fujiko and the swordsman Goemon — must fight their way through a trap-filled castle, a deadly dungeon, and an army of professional assassins! Can Lupin rescue Clarisse, evade the cuffs of his long-time nemesis Inspector Zenigata, and uncover the secret treasures of the Castle of Cagliostro?

LUPIN THE 3RD: THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO is directed by Hayao Miyazaki, written by Hayao Miyazaki and Haruya Yamazaki, and based on the original comics by Monkey Punch.

“This caper film possesses Miyazaki’s usual good-hearted charm, but he injects a manically energetic humor that his more sedate children’s films never quite achieve.” (AV Club)

“A true masterpiece.” (IGN Movies)

Saturday, August 7
Doors 4:00 pm | Movie 4:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Tuesday, August 10
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Due to reduced capacity, advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <riomanagers@gmail.com> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.

LUPIN THE 3RD: THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO (Hayao Miyazaki, 1979 / 100 minutes / PG / Japanese with English subs) After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin the Third and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of expertly crafted counterfeit bills, he decides to track down the forgers responsible—and steal any other treasures he may find in the Castle of Cagliostro, including the ‘damsel in distress’ he finds imprisoned there.

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