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The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Paranormal Activity (07)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Paranormal Activity (07)

“What happens when you sleep?” So asks the 2007 blockbuster PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, one of our favourite quasi-terrifying (but is it, though?) found footage-ish franchise flicks of the mid-aughties, that eventually went on to spawn many (many) more sequels. So obviously… It must be riffed! The Gentlemen Hecklers (Eric Fell and Patrick Maliha) provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing (with special guest Sophia Johnson!), making so-bad-they’re-good movies even better by talking you through them.


Wednesday, November 6
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm

Advance tickets $12 online HERE | $15 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating. Minors permitted in the balcony.
**Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes not accepted for this event.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (Oren Peli, 2007 / 86 mins / 14A) After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban ‘starter’ tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. (Or try to.)

The Blair Witch Project (20th Anniversary Screening!)

The Blair Witch Project (20th Anniversary Screening!)

Released in 1999, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT was an unlikely box-office hit that ultimately ended up a total cinematic game-changer, captivating critics and audiences around the world while ushering in the entirely modern, “found footage” horror genre in its wake. Comprised of a mix of “found footage” Hi-8 video with black-and-white 16 mm film in… Continue Reading

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett stars in director Richard Linklater‘s latest, based on Maria Semple‘s runaway best-seller, WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE. Former architect Bernadette Fox (Blanchett) seems to have it all — a beautiful home in Seattle, a successful and loving husband, and a brilliant teenage daughter who’s about to attend boarding school. When Bernadette suddenly disappears… Continue Reading

Eyes Wide Shut (20th Anniversary Screening)

Eyes Wide Shut (20th Anniversary Screening)

In 1999, Tom Cruise and then real-life wife Nicole Kidman starred as a married couple exploring the possibilities of infidelity in master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick‘s erotically-charged, mysterious, psychological drama EYES WIDE SHUT. Adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s 1926 psychosexual novella ‘Dream Story,’ the film was famously shrouded in secrecy and took 12 years to make; sadly,… Continue Reading

Contact

Contact

She’s known it since she was a young girl, when she would magically connect with distant voices on her father’s shortwave radio. She’s known it since college, when she chose the search for intelligent extraterrestrial messages as her discipline. She’s known it since she bargained for just hours a week of satellite time to sweep… Continue Reading

The Souvenir

The Souvenir

Set in the 1980’s, British writer-director Joanna Hogg‘s (ARCHIPELAGO, UNRELATED) fourth film THE SOUVENIR concerns itself with a shy film student (Honor Swinton Byrne, in a breakout performance) who begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic, but untrustworthy, man. She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and… Continue Reading

Dario Argento’s Deep Red (4K Restoration!)

Dario Argento’s Deep Red (4K Restoration!)

From Dario Argento, the man behind some the greatest excursions in Italian horror (SUSPIRIA, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, THE CAT O’ NINE TAILS), comes DEEP RED: Arguably the ultimate “giallo.” Aided by a throbbing score from legendary proggers Goblin, this hallucinatory fever dream is punctuated by some of the most expert setpieces the… Continue Reading

High Life

High Life

Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system.The crew death-row inmates led by a doctor (Juliette Binoche) with sinister motives has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely… Continue Reading

Under the Silver Lake

Young and disenchanted Sam meets a mysterious and beautiful woman who’s swimming in his building’s pool one night. When she suddenly vanishes the next morning, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy. With Andrew Garfield,… Continue Reading

Rampage (Uwe Boll in Attendance!)

Rampage (Uwe Boll in Attendance!)

In this visceral thriller from director Uwe Boll (HEART OF AMERICA, POSTAL), Brendan Fletcher stars as misanthrope Bill Williamson, a man whose boredom with “small town life” is eating him alive. Feeling constrained and claustrophobic in the meaningless drudgery of the everyday and helpless against overwhelming global dissolution, Bill begins a descent into madness. Fueled… Continue Reading