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Genre: Animation

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

“Earth women who experience sexual ecstasy with mechanical assistance always tend to feel guilty!” OK, here we go… it’s the Canadian (John Candy, Al Waxman, Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty et all) bit of sci-fi animation you’ve been waiting to see on the big screen since, oh, forever. Based on the popular magazine of the same… Continue Reading

Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic

Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic

Join us at the Rio Theatre for the latest anime release from FUNIMATION, Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (in Japanese with English subs!). Set in 1889, this story (based on the popular Japanese manga by Yana Toboso) follows a young lord and and his demon butler on board a luxury cruise liner to investigate… Continue Reading

Pom Poko

Pom Poko

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages will adore this double-bill pairing  of two beloved classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli’s master storytellers Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata – PONYO and POM POKO. On Tuesday, May 9, both films will screen… Continue Reading

Ponyo

Ponyo

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages will adore this double-bill pairing  of two beloved classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli’s master storytellers Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata – PONYO and POM POKO. On Tuesday, May 9, both films will screen… Continue Reading

Your Name.

Your Name.

Makoto Shinkai’s animated blockbuster and global pop culture hit YOUR NAME. (Kimi no Na wa.) is headed to the Rio Theatre – in both Japanese with English subs (May 1) and with the remastered English dub (May 3). Written and directed by Shinkai (“5 Centimeters Per Second,” “The Garden of Words”), YOUR NAME. has already… Continue Reading

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages will adore this double-bill pairing  of two beloved classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli founder and master storyteller Hayao Miyazaki – CASTLE IN THE SKY and HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE. On Monday, May 22 (Victoria Day!)… Continue Reading

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Join us for a screening of one of the all-time must see anime films ever made, Mamoru Oshii’s original landmark GHOST IN THE SHELL, which has itself developed into a cultural phenomenon that has spawned sequels, remakes, and even a live action film. The story follows a cyborg policewoman named Motoko Kusanagi, who is herself… Continue Reading

My Life as a Zucchini

My Life as a Zucchini

After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to… Continue Reading

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Fifteen years after its release, SPIRITED AWAY remains one of the most explosively original and enchanting animated films ever made – and it’s even better on the big screen! Join us for a special family-friendly Mother’s Day screening, and enter a captivating world of witches, dragons and spirits, in a critically-acclaimed story that became a worldwide… Continue Reading

The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, Oscar-winning Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit‘s gorgeously animated, transcendent parable THE RED TURTLE recounts the milestones, loneliness, and hope in the life of a human being. Perfect for film lovers of all ages, this mostly dialogue-less film… Continue Reading

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