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Director: Stanley Kubrick

Eyes Wide Shut (20th Anniversary Screening)

Eyes Wide Shut (20th Anniversary Screening)

In 1999, Tom Cruise and then real-life wife Nicole Kidman starred as a married couple exploring the possibilities of infidelity in master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick‘s erotically-charged, mysterious, psychological drama EYES WIDE SHUT. Adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s 1926 psychosexual novella ‘Dream Story,’ the film was famously shrouded in secrecy and took 12 years to make; sadly, tragically, Kubrick would die of a heart attack six days after delivering the final cut of the film.

Set in the upscale world of the Manhattan elite, Cruise plays Manhattan Dr. Bill Hartford, whoe wife, Alice (Kidman), admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met. In response, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter of his own, discovering a clandestine, underground sexual group. When he attends one of their meetings, he quickly discovers that he is in over his head. Also starring Sydney Pollack, Leelee Sobieski, Thomas Gibson.

A must-see for Kubrick acolytes.” (Empire Magazine)

“This is finally a film that is better at mood than substance, that has its strongest hold on you when it’s making the least amount of sense.” (Los Angeles Times)

“‘Eyes Wide Shut’ has gotten better with age. It was, in Nietzsche’s word, untimely; its first audiences failed to understand it, while its real contemporaries had to bide their time.” (Screen Slate)

“Of all Stanley Kubrick’s films, his swansong remains the most divisive.” (BFI.org)

*Minors permitted in the balcony. (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

Saturday, August 3
Doors 9:55 pm | Movie 10:15 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony. (This film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

EYES WIDE SHUT (Stanley Kubrick, 1999 / 159 mins / 18A) After Dr. Bill Hartford’s wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings — and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

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The Shining (40th Anniversary 4K Remaster!)

The Shining (40th Anniversary 4K Remaster!)

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Straight from this year’s Cannes Film Festival! The Rio Theatre is pleased to present (for one night only) Warner Brothers’ new 40th Anniversary 4K remastering of Stanley Kubrick‘s iconic horror masterpiece THE SHINING on Sunday, June 30. This latest remastering was done using a new… Continue Reading

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

“Just what do you think you’re doing, Dave?” As part of our nod to the 50th Anniversary of the lunar landing (Saturday, July 18), we thought it fitting to celebrate cinema that captures and is inspired by the human desire to learn about and explore space, an infinite marvel one fictional Captain described so aptly… Continue Reading

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

“Let me see your war face.” Stanley Kubrick‘s under-seen (and under-appreciated) FULL METAL JACKET is an unflinching two-act stunner, and deserves its rightful place among the top films ever made about America’s involvement in Vietnam. Based on Gustav Hasford‘s novel ‘The Short Timers,’ the story unfolds from the perspective of a young marine (Matthew Modine),… Continue Reading

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

“Gee, I wish we had one of them doomsday machines.” Join us on Monday, August 6 for an encore screening of director Stanley Kubrick‘s cold war classic DR. STRANGELOVE. Loosely based on Peter George‘s thriller novel ‘Red Alert,’ DR. STRANGELOVE concerns an unhinged United States Air Force general who orders a first strike nuclear attack… Continue Reading