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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

Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

In 19th century rural England, a young bride (newcomer Florence Pugh, in a star-making turn) who is sold into and then trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man, discovers an unstoppable desire within herself and enters into a passionate, illicit affair – with a man her own age, who works on 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

Rashomon

Rashomon

Long before Quentin Tarantino was filing away endless VHS tapes as a video store clerk while dreaming up his signature approach to unconventional cinematic story logic that twists narrative structure and messes with an audience’s response to time – there was Akira Kurosawa‘s indelibly awesome (not to mention monumentally influential) RASHOMON. Brimming with action while… 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

The Beguiled

The Beguiled

Director Sofia Coppola became only the second female director ever to win the coveted Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for her latest atmospheric drama-thriller THE BEGUILED, adapted from Thomas P. Cullinan‘s 1967 novel of the same name. THE BEGUILED stars Colin Farrell as Cpl. John McBurney, an injured Union soldier who finds… 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

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

With A GHOST STORY, acclaimed writer-director David Lowery (AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS, PETE’S DRAGON) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only… Continue Reading

The Graduate

The Graduate

“Are you here for an affair?” Newly remastered in 4K, Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols‘ landmark hit THE GRADUATE is a cultural phenomenon that captured the youthful essence of the late 60s in everything from its standout performances (including Dustin Hoffman’s remarkable breakthrough) and its brilliant soundtrack (from Simon & Garfunkel) – all of which makes… Continue Reading

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