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Genre: Horror

Aliens

Aliens

As one of – if not the – greatest action heroines to ever hit the silver screen, Sigourney Weaver’s unstoppable Ellen Ripley kicks all the asses and takes names throughout one of the most iconic film franchises ever, which got its start with Ridley Scott’s original ALIEN in 1979. Catch both it – and it’s equally awesome successor, ALIENS (1986) – back-to-back and on our big screen on Saturday, August 19. Minors welcome in the audience to both shows! (And yes… Audience costumes are welcome and encouraged. Show us what you’ve got!!)

ALIEN
Doors 7:30 pm | Movie 8:00 pm
Single ALIEN film tickets $10 in advance HERE | $12 at the door

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ALIENS
Movie 10:20 pm *Apx. start time.
Single ALIENS film tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

Why not make it a double feature and see both ALIEN and ALIENS for one sweet price?

ALIEN + ALIENS Double Feature tickets $13 advance HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes accepted for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.
***Advance ticket sales for the double bill will end at 7:00 pm. Tickets will also be available for sale at the door.


ALIEN (Ridley Scott, 1979 / DCP, 117 mins / 14A) The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Harry Dean Stanton, and Veronica Cartwright.

ALIENS (Ridley Scott, 1986 / 137 mins / PG / DCP) When Ripley’s lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.

It Comes at Night

It Comes at Night

Imagine the end of the world. Now, imagine something worse. Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his incredible debut feature KRISHA with IT COMES AT NIGHT, a horror film following a man (Joel Edgerton) as he learns that the evil stalking his family home may be only a prelude to horrors that come from within.… Continue Reading

The Bad Batch

The Bad Batch

Filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour‘s sophomore effort takes a sharp detour from her breakthrough, self-described “Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western,” A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, with a highly-stylized love story with undertones of social commentary – set in a cannibal commune in a future dystopia, somewhere in the desert wasteland of Texas. THE BAD BATCH follows… Continue Reading

Santa Sangre

Santa Sangre

Fifteen years after EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN unlocked moviegoers’ collective third-eye, legendary provocateur Alejandro Jodorowsky made his late-’80s comeback with the SANTA SANGRE, a film whose staggering odyssey of ecstasy, anguish, belief, blasphemy, beauty and madness enraptures both Jodo newbies and dedicated fans alike. Fully restored to an inky sheen, this evocative tale… Continue Reading

Hounds of Love

Hounds of Love

Following rapturous responses from festival critics and audience around the world, Ben Young‘s chilling crime thriller HOUNDS OF LOVE has quietly emerged be the breakout, must-see indie Australian film of 2017; “…the rarest of beasts: a directorial debut that’s not only tonally flawless but also manages to radically re-imagine an entire genre.” (L.A. Times) HOUNDS… Continue Reading

Get Out

Get Out

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a… Continue Reading

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

The Rio Theatre is excited to head into our third annual cinematic celebration of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver with a Friday Late Night Movie screening of horror maestro Dario Argento‘s debut feature (and first foray into the stylish genre known throughout the world as “giallo”), the landmark 1970 film, the tightly-wound whodunit THE BIRD… Continue Reading

Bubba Ho-tep

Master auteur Don Coscarelli (PHANTASM, JOHN DIES AT THE END) takes a different turn with 2002’s BUBBA HO-TEP, which may be the only horror comedy to successfully weave a tale involving Elvis Presley, JFK, and re-animated ancient Egyptian mummies. After falling into a lengthy coma following a freak accident involving hip gyration, a now aged… Continue Reading

Army of Darkness

Army of Darkness

“Gimme some sugar, baby!” Join us at the Rio Theatre for one of our most all-time requested movie marathon events – Sam Raimi‘s glorious EVIL DEAD trilogy. Horror icon Bruce Campbell (so groovy, baby!) stars in this much loved franchise that includes THE EVIL DEAD, THE EVIL DEAD II and ARMY OF DARKNESS (aka, “The… Continue Reading

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