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The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Krull (1983)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Krull (1983)

Come celebrate five glorious years of The Gentlemen Hecklers (aka your friendly local comedy trio who recently contributed some killer jokes for the latest season of Mystery Science Theater 3000) at the Rio Theatre with a very special anniversary screening of KRULL, a perfectly cheesy slice of 80’s sci-fi fantasy. Also: Liam Neeson! “On the… Continue Reading

Aliens

Aliens

As one of – if not the – greatest action heroines to ever hit the silver screen, Sigourney Weaver’s unstoppable Ellen Ripley kicks all the asses and takes names throughout one of the most iconic film franchises ever, which got its start with Ridley Scott’s original ALIEN in 1979. Catch both it – and it’s… Continue Reading

Ran

Ran

When one of the greatest filmmakers of all time adapts one of the greatest literary works of all time, the result can only be described as epic. In 1985, iconic director Akira Kurosawa adapted William Shakespeare‘s ‘King Lear’ and crafted one of – if not the – best cinematic representations of the Bard’s canon with… Continue Reading

A View To A Kill

A View To A Kill

“Dance into the fire.” For many movie-lovers who came of age in the 70s and 80s, the always suave and sublimely debonair Sir Roger Moore will always be remembered as “their first Bond,” thanks to many memorable appearances in the franchise in such classics as LIVE AND LET DIE (1973), THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN… Continue Reading

Logan: Noir

Logan: Noir

“It makes the new feel old again.” In LOGAN: NOIR, director James Mangold provides Hugh Jackman and his now iconic, 17-year long portrayal of superhero Wolverine a fitting swan song – in glorious black and white. Inspired by both the tone of Westerns of yore and the franchise’s own fans appreciation of black and white… Continue Reading

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.… Continue Reading

Bloodsport

Bloodsport

In what is quite likely his “breakthrough” role (PREDATOR probably doesn’t count), Jean-Claude van Damme stars as U.S. soldier and martial arts champ Frank Dux (pronounced “Dukes”) in this extremely violent, low-budget, 80s action drama cheeesefest that was inspired by a true story – and went on to become a cult-classic that spawned several sequels.… Continue Reading

Hard Boiled

Hard Boiled

Legendary Hong Kong director John Woo‘s kinetic extravaganza HARD BOILED thrilled critics and audiences around the world with its over-the-top, highly stylized action sequences and choreographed gunplay when it was released in 1992, and it is no less stunning 25 years later – making it a perfect popcorn-fueled Friday Late Night Movie on June 16.… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Hackers (1995)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Hackers (1995)

Let The Gentlemen Hecklers (whose recent writing credits include the latest season of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 on Netflix!) provide you with their unique brand of live, hilarious commentary – for the best cheesy movies! Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart are Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing, making so-bad-they’re-good movies even better by talking… Continue Reading

Predator – 30th Anniversary Screening!

Predator – 30th Anniversary Screening!

Nothing like it has ever been on Earth before. It came for the thrill of the hunt. It picked the wrong man to hunt. Join us at the Rio Theatre for a(nother!) 30th Anniversary screening of one of the 80s’ biggest sci-fi action-horror-thrillers (it really does have everything), PREDATOR. In director John McTiernan‘s blockbuster, Arnold… Continue Reading

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