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Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude

Director Hal Ashby‘s sublime romantic black comedy stars a young Bud Cort as Harold, the son of a wealthy wealthy, neglectful woman. Disillusioned with life and obsessed with death to a morbid degree, he tries to gain attention for himself with various hilariously staged “suicides.” At a funeral, he meets a much, much older woman (the wonderful Ruth Gordon) named Maude who is his complete opposite: a fun-loving 80-year-old eccentric. A fast friendship ensues and they soon become inseparable while helping each other move through their various personal issues. As their relationship blossoms, it develops into something resembling a taboo romance, in which they explore the tired theme of the meaning of life – with a fresh perspective. Featuring the music of Cat Stevens, HAROLD AND MAUDE is an all-time audience favourite, and lands at #6 on Rolling Stone Magazine‘s reader poll of the 25 Best Cult-Classics of All Time.

Monday, February 11
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Minors permitted 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.

HAROLD AND MAUDE (Hal Ashby, 1971 / 90 mins / PG) The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of her life. When the two opposites meet they realize that their differences don’t matter and they become best friends and love each other.

Moonstruck

Moonstruck

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ArtLive Presents Taksi Blues

ArtLive Presents Taksi Blues

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Barbarella

Barbarella

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade

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Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

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Home Alone

Home Alone

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin’s house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground… Continue Reading

Anna and the Apocalypse

Anna and the Apocalypse

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