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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Following 2015’s breathtakingly original and Oscar-nominated romance THE LOBSTER, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (DOGTOOTH) and actor Colin Farrell re-team for another unusual offering, with the psychological revenge- thriller THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER. Farrell again stars, this time as a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family’s domestic bliss. With Alicia Silverstone, Barry Keoghan, Sunny Suljic, and Raffey Cassidy.

“To see an unfettered nightmare like this from such an idiosyncratic director feels like a cruel treat, and a welcome stylistic stretch.” (Vulture)

“A stunning, mind-blowing revenge story.” (Rolling Stone)

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER continues director Yorgos Lanthimos‘ stubbornly idiosyncratic streak — and demonstrates again that his is a talent not to be ignored.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“Performances are solid all round, but the standout is Irish actor Barry Keoghan. Shy and lonely one moment, utterly blood-chilling the next, he’s a mesmerizing presence on this screen of menace.” (Toronto Star)

Monday, December 11
Doors 8:15 pm | Movie 8:45 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

Friday, December 22
Doors 7:45 pm | Movie 8:15 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2017 / 121 mins / 14A) Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

Blade Runner 2049

This is the one you’ve been begging us for, Vancouver! Join us for back-to-back screenings of Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER: The Final Cut followed by Denis Villeneuve’s BLADE RUNNER 2049 on Wednesday, January 3. Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm Single BLADE RUNNER tickets $10 advance HERE… Continue Reading

Videodrome

Videodrome

Canadian auteur David Cronenberg occupies a very special place in all of our hearts – and minds. His catalogue of films is both varied and unique – offerings ranging from straight-up splatter to bodice-ripping costume dramas – and are frequently requested from our dedicated core of regular Rio Theatre audience members. As such, we felt… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: GHOST (1990)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: GHOST (1990)

“Molly, you in danger, gurl.” Come see folks who wrote jokes for Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for one of the 90s biggest supernatural romantical thrillers, GHOST, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Oscar-winner Whoopi Goldberg. (In case you forgot: Patrick Swayze (Sam) and Demi Moore (Molly) star as a pottery-making, crazy-in-love… Continue Reading

VIFF: The Crescent

VIFF: The Crescent

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the hosting venues for The 36th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival The festival runs Sept. 28 – Oct. 13, 2017 For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through https://viff.org/Online/viwiff-2017… Continue Reading

Rashomon

Rashomon

Long before Quentin Tarantino was filing away endless VHS tapes as a video store clerk while dreaming up his signature approach to unconventional cinematic story logic that twists narrative structure and messes with an audience’s response to time – there was Akira Kurosawa‘s indelibly awesome (not to mention monumentally influential) RASHOMON. Brimming with action while… Continue Reading

Zodiac

Zodiac

The American Genre Film Archive‘s new remaster of director Tom Hanson‘s exploitative cinematic oddity THE ZODIAC KILLER, is getting some big screen time at the Rio Theatre as part of a double bill with David Fincher‘s cult-classic ZODIAC (Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards) on Sunday, August 13. Tom Hanson – who… Continue Reading

The Zodiac Killer (1971)

The Zodiac Killer (1971)

The American Genre Film Archive‘s new remaster of director Tom Hanson‘s exploitative cinematic oddity THE ZODIAC KILLER, is getting some big screen time at the Rio Theatre as part of a double bill with David Fincher‘s cult-classic ZODIAC (Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards) on Sunday, August 13. Tom Hanson – who… Continue Reading

Rear Window

Rear Window

The Rio Theatre‘s series of Summer Classics continues on Wednesday, August 2 with Alfred Hitchcock‘s voyeuristic mystery-thriller REAR WINDOW. Professional photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jeffries (James Stewart) breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing… Continue Reading

Solaris (1972)

Solaris (1972)

Ground control has been receiving strange transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut Kris Kelvin (Donata Banionis), a widowed psychologist, is sent to investigate the death of a colleague and the dwindling mental state of the remaining crew. Upon arrival he begins to experience the strange phenomena that afflict… Continue Reading

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