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Genre: Fantasy

Beyond the Black Rainbow

Beyond the Black Rainbow

Monday Double Bill!

We’re toasting writer-director Panos Cosmatos with a double double bill bill featuring both his feature debut, 2012’s hyper-stylish midnighter BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW, and one of 2018’s most buzzed about titles, the punishing, blood-soaked hallucinogenic revenge odyssey MANDY. See one, or see them both for one sweet price!

Set in the strange and oppressive emotional landscape of the year 1983, BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW is the outlandish feature film debut of writer and director Panos Cosmatos, a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons. Featuring a hypnotic analog synthesizer score by Jeremy Schmidt of “Sinoia Caves” and “Black Mountain,” RAINBOW is a film experience for the senses.

Set in the Pacific Northwest’s Shadow Mountains in 1983, MANDY sees Red (Nicolas  Cage, in what many are calling a career-defining performance) and Mandy (Andrea Riseborough) leading a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance – and laced with fire.

Monday, January 28
BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Single Film Tickets $10.50 Advance HERE | $12.50 at the door

(Break)

MANDY
Movie 8:50 pm *As this is a double bill, the start time is approximate.
Single film tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

Why not see both BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW and MANDY for one sweet price?
Double bill tickets $14 HERE | $16 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony. (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (Panos Cosmatos, 2012 / 110 mins) / 18A) Deep within the mysterious Arboria Institute, a disturbed and beautiful girl is held captive by a doctor in search of inner peace. Her mind controlled by a sinister technology. Silently, she waits for her next session with deranged therapist Dr. Barry Nyle. If she hopes to escape, she must journey through the darkest reaches of The Institute, but Nyle wonʼt easily part with his most gifted and dangerous creation.

MANDY (Panos Cosmatos, 2018 / 122 mins / 18A) The Shadow Mountains, 1983. Red and Mandy lead a loving and peaceful existence; but when their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.

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Mirai

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