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Genre: Crime

The Untouchables

The Untouchables

After building an empire with bootleg alcohol, legendary crime boss Al Capone (Robert De Niro) rules Chicago with an iron fist. Though Prohibition agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) attempts to take Capone down, even his best efforts fail due to widespread corruption within the Windy City’s police force. Recruiting an elite group of lawmen who won’t be swayed by bribes or fear, including Irish-American cop Jimmy Malone (Sean Connery, in an Oscar-winning performance), Ness renews his determination to bring Capone to justice.

“… Full of the same brand of fierce vitality that made the 1930s gangster films so compelling.” (The Associated Press)

Thursday, November 19
Doors 6:10 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Please arrive on time. Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors OK 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.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

THE UNTOUCHABLES (Brian De Palma, 1987 / 119 mins / PG) Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it’s not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one on the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone, but Malone warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is going to war.

Casino (25th Anniversary Screening!)

Casino (25th Anniversary Screening!)

Join us at the Rio Theatre as we celebrate Martin Scorsese‘s “birthday week” with a 25th Anniversary screening of the classic 1995 mob epic CASINO. The film was adapted from celebrated crime writer Nicholas Pileggi’s “Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas,” a non-fiction depiction of the story behind the alliance of Mafia mobsters Lefty… Continue Reading

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (20th Anniversary Screening)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (20th Anniversary Screening)

“Damn! We’re in a tight spot!” Joel and Ethan Coen‘s quirky sensibilities were in complete and total order in their 2000 crime caper O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?, which is getting some much-deserved screen time at the Rio Theatre for it’s 20th Anniversary this November. The story follows three convicts (George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim… Continue Reading

Memories of Murder (2020 Remaster)

Memories of Murder (2020 Remaster)

Bong Joon Ho‘s brilliant crime drama MEMORIES OF MURDER recounts the true story of the hunt for a serial rapist and murderer who terrorised a small province in 1980s South Korea. This 2003 film from the PARASITE Oscar-winner marks the first of many successful collaborations between Bong Joon Ho and leading man Song Kang Ho.… Continue Reading

Cagefest 2020: The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans

Cagefest 2020: The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans

“Everything I take is prescription – except for the heroin.” Cagefest – our (unofficial) Nicolas Cage Film Fest (aka, NIFF), a solid 5 days’ worth of our fave performances from one of our all-time favourite contemporary actors – wraps up on Monday, October 5 with a screening of Cage’s rightfully manic performance in Werner Herzog‘s… Continue Reading

Cagefest 2020: Adaptation.

Cagefest 2020: Adaptation.

You and I share the same DNA. Is there anything more lonely than that? Cagefest – our (unofficial) Nicolas Cage Film Fest (aka, NIFF), a solid 5 days’ worth of our fave performances from one of our all-time favourite contemporary actors – continues on Sunday, October 4 with a screening of Spike Jonze’s startlingly original… Continue Reading

Cagefest 2020: Face/Off

Cagefest 2020: Face/Off

Cagefest – our (unofficial) Nicolas Cage Film Fest (aka, NIFF), a solid 5 days’ worth of our fave performances from one of our all-time favourite contemporary actors – continues with a title that while often requested, has remained elusive on our big screen… Until now. Prepare yourselves accordingly, Vancouver, as we’ll be offering up a… Continue Reading

Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train

Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train

“It starts with the shriek of a train whistle… And ends with shrieking excitement!” The Rio Theatre is continuing its dive into the incredible canon of one of the true icons of cinema: Alfred Hitchcock. The supremely suspenseful 1951 thriller STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (co-adapted by Raymond Chandler from a novel by Patricia Highsmith) perfectly… Continue Reading

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.” The Rio Theatre is beyond excited to kick off the September long-weekend with one of our all-time most requested titles: WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film was a technical and cultural achievement inasmuch as it brought together some of the greatest cartoon stars… Continue Reading

Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon

The robbery should have taken ten minutes. Eight hours later, it was the hottest thing on live TV. And it’s all true. Based on the true story of a 1972 Brooklyn bank robbery that went awry, Sidney Lumet‘s Oscar-winning drama chronicles a truly unique New York City story that takes place on one hot, summer… Continue Reading