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The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy

“Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.” Join us as we toast and honour the late Jerry Lewis with one of his most unusual (but entirely memorable) cinematic turns, as talk show host Jerry Langford in director Martin Scorsese‘s withering, brilliant social satire THE KING OF COMEDY. Rupert Pupkin (Robert… Continue Reading

Landline

Landline

When two sisters suspect their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family façade. For the first time, older sister Dana (Jenny Slate), recently engaged and struggling with her own fidelity, finds herself bonding with her wild teenage sister Ali (Abby Quinn). The… Continue Reading

The Hidden Fortress

The Hidden Fortress

The Rio Theatre‘s series of classic films continues on Sunday, August 27 at 6:00 pm with another monumental masterpiece from iconic director Akira Kurosawa, THE HIDDEN FORTRESS. (If you’re a fan of George Lucas‘ STAR WARS series – and really, who isn’t? – you will definitely want to check this one out! It’s one of… Continue Reading

Brigsby Bear

Brigsby Bear

The TV show “Brigsby Bear Adventures” is a children’s television program produced for an audience of one: James Pope (“Saturday Night Live’s” Kyle Mooney, who also co-wrote the script). When the series abruptly ends, Pope’s life changes forever as he sets out to finish the storyline himself. To do that, he must learn how to… Continue Reading

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

“And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds; are immune to your consultations, they are quite aware of what they are going through…” It’s time to raid Barry Manilow’s wardrobe y’all, because John Hughes’ iconic 80s coming-of-age masterpiece THE BREAKFAST CLUB is spending some time in movie-lover detention as… Continue Reading

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

“CAUTION: The Surgeon General warns that viewing this band is equal to 29 orgasms.” In this musical comedy-adventure starring self-proclaimed “greatest band in the world” Tenacious D, a pair of aspiring rock superstars attempt to convince the world of their true talents as they embark on a daring quest to acquire the supernaturally powered guitar… Continue Reading

Clerks

Clerks

“This job would be great if it wasn’t for the f***ing customers.” In 1994, a young writer-director (and Vancouver Film School dropout) named Kevin Smith made a huge splash on the cinematic landscape with his feature debut CLERKS; an oddball, brazen, occasionally filthy (snowball!) yet thoroughly independent effort that centered on a day-in-the-life of a… Continue Reading

Bull Durham

Bull Durham

“There’s no crying in baseball!” Join us at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, August 16 for a baseball doubleheader featuring two summertime classics, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN and BULL DURHAM. See one, or see ’em both! Susan Sarandon sizzles as an especially enthusiastic (she has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season)… Continue Reading

A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

“There’s no crying in baseball!” Join us at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, August 16 for a baseball doubleheader featuring two summertime classics, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN and BULL DURHAM. See one, or see ’em both! Director Penny Marshall‘s landmark comedy-drama A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN follows a group of rag-tag female baseball players… Continue Reading

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