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John Carpenter’s The Fog (4K Restoration!)

John Carpenter’s The Fog (4K Restoration!)

Following the success of the 1978 horror benchmark HALLOWEEN, director John Carpenter‘s THE FOG found him re-teaming with “Scream Queen” Jamie-Lee Curtis in this H.P. Lovecraft-inspired, atmospheric creepshow.

Set in a seaside California town commemorating its “unholy” centenary as it finds itself caught in the terrifying grips of an ancient curse, a doomed ship – and a creeping mist. Lovingly remastered and restored in glorious 4K, the film features the mother-daughter team of Curtis and Janet Leigh, and stars Adrienne Barbeau, Hal Holbrook, Tom Atkins, John Houseman.

THE FOG is more spooky yarn than streamlined scream machine; it’s the sort of crowd pleaser best enjoyed with an audience.” (New York Times)

The Fog is pivotal to the cementing of Carpenter’s aesthetic.” (Slant Magazine)

Friday, November 23
Doors 10:30 pm | Movie 11:00 pm

Advance tickets $12 HERE | $14 at the door

*Minors welcome 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.

THE FOG (John Carpenter, 1980 / 89 mins / 14A) Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town’s founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. Then a mysterious iridescent fog descends upon the village, and more people start to die.

Starman

Starman

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The Thing (1982)

The Thing (1982)

Nothing says “hot summer nights” more than a solid dose of winter-y horror, right? And there’s nothing more winter-y (and horrifying) than a prime time screening of John Carpenter‘s 1982 sci-fi classic THE THING. John Carpenter’s remake of Howard Hawke’s 1951 classic THE THING is a bleak, tense and frightening sci-fi thriller that delivers some… Continue Reading

John Carpenter’s Escape from New York (2018 Restoration)

John Carpenter’s Escape from New York (2018 Restoration)

John Carpenter‘s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, the epic 1981 action film featuring his 80’s-era “muse” Kurt Russell as the iconic eye-patch-wearing hero Snake Plissken, was gorgeously restored in 2018 – and it’s finally headed to East Vancouver, to take over the Rio Theatre‘s screen starting Saturday, November 7.  Set in a dystopic 1997 in which a… Continue Reading

Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China

“It’s all in the reflexes…” Since summer is the absolute perfect time to make time for a movie-filled double bill date night kind of night, we thought it made perfect sense to pair two classic titles featuring films from one of favourite real-life romantic couples, Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. As  part of our Kurt… Continue Reading

Halloween (1978)

Halloween (1978)

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, October 31 for John Carpenter‘s original 1978 slasher masterpiece HALLOWEEN… on HALLOWEEN! Jamie Lee Curtis cemented her life-long iconic status as a “Scream Queen” thanks in no small part to her remarkable feature film debut in John Carpenter‘s original HALLOWEEN, a groundbreaking movie that would go on… Continue Reading

John Carpenter’s They Live

John Carpenter’s They Live

“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum.” As relevant today as it was upon its release in 1988, director John Carpenter‘s highly subversive (not to mention under-rated) 80s classic THEY LIVE – starring one of that decade’s most beloved WWF wrestling stars, the late “Rowdy” Roddy… Continue Reading