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Casino (25th Anniversary Screening!)

Casino (25th Anniversary Screening!)

Join us at the Rio Theatre as we celebrate Martin Scorsese‘s “birthday week” with a 25th Anniversary screening of the classic 1995 mob epic CASINO. The film was adapted from celebrated crime writer Nicholas Pileggi’s “Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas,” a non-fiction depiction of the story behind the alliance of Mafia mobsters Lefty Rosenthal and Tony Spilotro, and their exploits working in Mafia-controlled casinos in Las Vegas.

Set in early-1970s Las Vegas, the film centers on low-level mobster Sam “Ace” Rothstein (Robert De Niro) who gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he’s a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci), his ex-hustler wife Ginger (Sharon Stone), her con-artist ex Lester Diamond (James Woods) and a handful of corrupt politicians put Sam in ever-increasing danger.

It may not be Scorsese’s greatest work, but this guy feeling a little off-colour is still far, far better than most people on fighting-fit form. It only gets more impressive as times goes on. (Empire Magazine)

New York bookie and pal build Vegas casino empire. Dazzling, stylish Scorsese.” (The NYTimes)

“Martin Scorsese’s intimate epic about money, sex and brute force is a grandly conceived study of what happens to goodfellas from the mean streets when they outstrip their wildest dreams and achieve the pinnacle of wealth and power.” (Variety)

Friday, November 20
Doors 6:20 pm | Movie 6:45 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Sunday, November 22
Doors 8:40 pm | Movie 9:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*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.

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.

CASINO (Martin Scorsese, 1995 / 179 mins / 18A) In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam “Ace” Rothstein gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he’s a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro, his ex-hustler wife Ginger, her con-artist ex Lester Diamond and a handful of corrupt politicians put Sam in ever-increasing danger.

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The Band: The Last Waltz

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The Irishman

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The King of Comedy

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Silence

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Taxi Driver

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Raging Bull

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The Last Waltz

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