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Director: Joel Coen

Raising Arizona

Raising Arizona

The Coen Brothers tell the story of an absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while kidnapping a baby and give Hollywood one of the most memorable chase scenes to date. With Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Frances McDormand, and Trey Wilson.

“A terrifically original, eccentric screwball comedy, RAISING ARIZONA may not be the Coens’ most disciplined movie, but it’s one of their most purely entertaining.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“Starting from a point of delirious excess, the film leaps into dark and virtually uncharted territory to soar like a comet.” (Time Out)

Friday, February 23
Advance tickets $8 HERE | $10 at the door
Doors 10:30 pm | Movie 11:00 pm

*Minors OK 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.

RAISING ARIZONA (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1987 / PG) An ex-con and an ex-cop meet, marry and long for a child of their own. When it is discovered that Hi is unable to have children they decide to snatch a baby. They try to keep their crime a secret, while friends, co-workers and a bounty hunter look to use the child for their own purposes.

The Big Lebowski BZZR Garden

The Big Lebowski BZZR Garden

Hey, MAN!!! Come out to the Rio Sunday December 4 for FilmSoc’s annual BIG LEBOWSKI BZZR Garden!!! It’s totally FREE (except the bzzr and other beverages) and wear a costume to maybe win a prize??? Doors are at 6:00 and the movie will start at 6:30pm 19+ event!   Continue Reading

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar!

Lights. Camera. Abduction! Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest colourful caper, HAIL, CAESAR!, is a totally entertaining love letter to Hollywood’s post-war Golden era that follows a single day in the life of studio fixer Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), tasked wiith cleaning up and solving problems for all the industry’s heavyweights. Things get dicey when studio… Continue Reading

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

Hey, man. We can abide by THE BIG LEBOWSKI, one of the all-time greatest cult-movie ever as a Friday Late Night Movie – the kind that is best enjoyed with friends (maybe in your pajamas, an old bathrobe, or a comfy Cowichan sweater – your call, no judgement) and maybe an adult beverage (perhaps a… Continue Reading