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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

In an Oscar-nominated performance, Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in director Marielle Heller‘s (CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME) A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of the real-life friendship between legendary TV icon Fred Rogers, and investigative journalist Tom Junod. Emmy winner Matthew Rhys (THE AMERICANS) stars as jaded investigative journalist Lloyd Vogel, who is assigned by Esquire to  profile Fred Rogers. Their meeting and friendship changes his life, and he overcomes his skepticism while learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor. With Chris Cooper, Susan Kelechi Watson.

“This is a movie that’s both entertainment and spiritual toolkit-take from it what you need.” (TIME Magazine)

“Even if you think Rogers’ psychological model is simplistic, you can’t help but climb aboard.” (NPR)

“No less than Morgan Neville’s lovely documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” feels like a beam of kindness at a moment that profoundly needs it.” (LA Times)

“It’s not only Mister Rogers’s kindness that hovers over ‘Beautiful Day,’ but also his creative spirit. Paying tribute to his skills as a composer, performer and puppeteer, the movie affirms his status as a hero of the imagination.” (New York Times)

Friday, January 17
Doors 5:30 pm | Movie 6:00 pm
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

Sunday, January 19
Doors 3:15 pm | Movie 3:45 pm
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

Tuesday, January 21
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

*Minors welcome 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.

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD (Marielle Heller, 2019 / PG / 110 mins) Lloyd Vogel is an investigative journalist who receives an assignment to profile Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers. He approaches the interview with skepticism, as he finds it hard to believe that anyone can have such a good nature. But Roger’s empathy, kindness and decency soon chips away at Vogel’s jaded outlook on life, forcing the reporter to reconcile with his own painful past.

Waves

Waves

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Joker

Joker

In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker. With Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy. Tuesday, January 14 Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15… Continue Reading

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

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Fargo

Fargo

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Hustlers

Hustlers

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Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep

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Pain And Glory

Pain And Glory

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The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

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In God I Trust (Filmmakers in Attendance for Q&A!)

In God I Trust (Filmmakers in Attendance for Q&A!)

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