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The Muppet Movie (40th Anniversary Screening!)

The Muppet Movie (40th Anniversary Screening!)

After Kermit the Frog decides to pursue a movie career, he starts his cross-country trip from Florida to California. Along the way, he meets and befriends Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and rock musicians Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. When Kermit is offered a job by Doc Hopper (Charles Durning) to advertise the fried frog legs at his restaurant chain, Kermit turns Hopper down. However, Hopper refuses to relent and pursues Kermit and his companions to a final showdown.

“Jolson sang, Barrymore spoke, Garbo laughed, and now Kermit the Frog rides a bicycle… If you can figure out how they were able to show Kermit pedaling across the screen, then you are less a romantic than I am: I prefer to believe he did it himself.” (Roger Ebert)

“There’s always room in movies for unbridled amiability when it’s governed by intelligence and wit.” (The NYTimes)

Thursday, August 1
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door
Kids Under 13 $6.50 HERE | $8.50 at the door Kids pricing in effect!

Saturday, August 3
Doors 12:30 pm | Movie 1:00 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door
Kids Under 13 $6.50 HERE | $8.50 at the door Kids pricing in effect!

*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.

THE MUPPET MOVIE (James Frawley, 1979 / 97 mins / G) Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of a frog-leg restaurant magnate

Velvet Goldmine

Velvet Goldmine

Set in the glittery Britain of the early 1970’s, director Todd Haynes‘ (CAROL, I’M NOT THERE, FAR FROM HEAVEN) sumptuous 1998 glam rock fantasia VELVET GOLDMINE epitomizes the sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll of the era, “an orgiastic celebration of high-camp fakery and gender-fluid sexuality, full of decadent dandies, dazzling fabrics and daring fabrications.” (BFI.org).… Continue Reading

Rocketman

Rocketman

ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Sir Elton John‘s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight (Taran Egerton, in a breakout performance) into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story — set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed… Continue Reading

Echo in the Canyon

Echo in the Canyon

ECHO IN THE CANYON revisits the most influential music of the mid-60’s – from The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas – and how these iconic bands that were all influenced by the Beatles then went on… To actually influence the Beatles. It was a moment in Laurel Canyon… Continue Reading

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

The late director Sydney Pollack‘s behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of Aretha Franklin‘s best-selling album Amazing Grace finally sees the light of day more than four decades after the original footage was shot. “I felt wrung out at the end of this film. How incredible must it have been for those who were there in… Continue Reading

Green Book

Green Book

Director Peter Farrelly‘s GREEN BOOK (which took home Oscars for Best Picture and Best Actor Mahershala Ali) is inspired by the true story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx named Tony Lipp, who becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist, Don Shirley, on a tour of venues from Manhattan to the American… Continue Reading

Her Smell

Her Smell

Writer-director Alex Ross Perry (CHRISTOPHER ROBIN) re-unites with his QUEEN OF EARTH and LISTEN UP PHILIP star Elisabeth Moss (TV’s Mad Men, The Handmaid’s Tale) to tell the story of toxic punk-rocker Becky Something, the talented but self-destructive frontwoman of the riot girl-esque Something She, who seems determined to alienate everyone around her — even… Continue Reading

Bohemian Rhapsody (Sing-Along Version!)

Bohemian Rhapsody (Sing-Along Version!)

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek, in his Oscar-winning, career-defining performance). Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and… Continue Reading

A Star Is Born (1976)

A Star Is Born (1976)

“You can trash your life but you’re not going to trash mine!” We’re going back in time, swimming away from the shallow and heading instead into the evergreen with the third remake of A STAR IS BORN, set in the mid 1970’s, featuring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson as, perhaps, cinema’s favourite ill-fated lovers. Kristofferson… Continue Reading

Cold War

Cold War

Writer-director Paweł Pawlikowski follows up his 2015 Oscar-winner IDA with an equally moving, visually stark, black and white dramatic period piece set in Poland. COLD WAR is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched… Continue Reading