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Starman

Starman

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a double bill highlighting two great performances from an enduring actor’s career that we can totally abide by: Jeff Bridges. At 6:30 pm we’ll be screening Peter Bogdanovich‘s work of sentimental 50’s coming-of-age drama THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, followed by John Carpenter‘s sci-fi romance STARMAN at 9:00 pm.

See one, or see them both for one sweet price!

Sunday, July 16

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm

Single film tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
See both THE LAST PICTURE SHOW & STARMAN for $13 advance HERE | $15 at the door

(Break)

STARMAN
Movie 9:00 pm

Single film tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony to both films! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Groupons and passes OK for any single film! Please redeem at the door.

STARMAN (John Carpenter, 1984 / 115 mins / PG) Answering a NASA message intended for aliens, a space being tries to contact mankind, but an American missile grounds his ship. Scrambling, the so-called Starman inhabits the body of a late Wisconsinite and kidnaps the dead man’s widow, Jenny Hayden. Determined to reunite with a vessel from his home planet at a predetermined site, Starman and Jenny travel to Arizona. Pursued by military officials trying to kill him, Starman forges a lasting bond with Jenny. Starring Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen and Charles Martin Smith

STARMAN contains the potential to be a very silly movie, but the two actors have so much sympathy for their characters that the movie, advertised as space fiction, turns into one of 1984’s more touching love stories.” (Roger Ebert)

“In Mr. Bridges’ hands [his role] becomes the occasion for a sweetly affecting characterization — a fine showcase for the actor’s blend of grace, precision and seemingly offhanded charm.” (The New York Times)

The Thing (1982)

The Thing (1982)

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Escape from New York

Escape from New York

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Big Trouble in Little China (30th Anniversary Screening!)

Big Trouble in Little China (30th Anniversary Screening!)

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Halloween

Halloween

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They Live

They Live

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