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Barbarella

Barbarella

The Rio Theatre‘s Friday Late Night Movies series continues on January 18 with a big ol’ cheesy slice of unadulterated 60’s camp – with “Queen of the Galaxy” Jane Fonda in Roger Vadim’s out-of-this-world sci-fi sex romp cult-classic, BARBARELLA.

BARBARELLA is a gift-wrapped ‘X’ certificate bonbon for a space age nursery.” (The Spectator)

“Roger Vadim’s ultra-kitsch sci-fi classic somehow improves with age.” (Total Film)

Friday, January 18
Doors 11:15 pm | Movie 11:45 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! (Parental guidance recommended.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.

BARBARELLA (Roger Vadim, 1968 / 98 mins / PG) In the the 41st century, a highly sexual female astronaut named Barbarella is tasked with finding and stopping the mad scientist Durand-Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.

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Mirai

Mirai

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The Lord of the Rings (40th Anniversary Screening!)

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VIMFF: North of Nightfall

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