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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.

Judy

Judy

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares… Continue Reading

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

“Letting everyone down would be my greatest unhappiness.” Join us on Sunday, July 14 for a Bastille Day screening of Sofia Coppola’s luscious, cream-puff period piece MARIE ANTOINETTE, starring Kirsten Dunst in a pitch-perfect performance about the life of the infamous Queen of France. Released in 2006, this lavish re-telling is notable for being the… Continue Reading

The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

We are tipping our hat to an undisputed icon of Italian cinema, the controversial late auteur Bernardo Bertolucci, with a screening of his lush, challenging, multilayered epic period drama THE LAST EMPEROR – a film that won nine Academy Awards, unexpectedly sweeping every category in which it was nominated. The power and scope of the… Continue Reading

The Favourite

The Favourite

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant… Continue Reading

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

This inspiring look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins is a cinematic space event fifty years in the making. Edifying and inspiring in equal measure, APOLLO 11 features never-before-seen, large-format and artfully repurposed archival footage to send audiences soaring… Continue Reading

On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex

Directed by Mimi Leder, ON THE BASIS OF SEX tells the inspiring and spirited story of young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth (Felicity Jones) takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg (Armie… Continue Reading

Vice

Vice

In this darkly comic satire, writer-director Adam McKay re-teams with his THE BIG SHORT star Christian Bale (in a transformative, Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated performance) to tell the epic, utterly head-shaking story of how a ruthlessly ambitious bureaucratic Washington insider named Dick Cheney quietly rose to political prominence (and infamy) to became the most powerful… Continue Reading

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the… Continue Reading

Amadeus

“This was a music I’d never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing… It seemed to me that I was hearing the voice of God.” Join us at the Rio Theatre as we toast, honour and celebrate the late, great auteur Miloš Forman with director’s cut screenings of one of the 1980’s most acclaimed films,… Continue Reading