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POSTPONED: Citizen Kane

POSTPONED: Citizen Kane

Dearest Rio Friends & Movie-Lovers: As per the government’s latest directive on November 23, 2020, we will be suspending operations until December 8, 2020 (barring any further changes). Screenings will be re-scheduled, and ticket-holders will be contacted shortly. In the meantime, we thank-you for your endless generosity and boundless support. Don’t worry – we’ll be firing up the projector as soon as we can! In the meantime, keep calm, stay kind, wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay safe out there. – The Rio Theatre

 

Iconic filmmaker Orson Welles hit it “out of the park” with his first feature, which he produced, co-wrote, directed, and starred in: CITIZEN KANE.  This labyrinthine study of the life of a newspaper tycoon examines the scandalous and complicated legacy of Charles Foster Kane (Welles), and is loosely based on the lives of notable media barons of the era, including Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst (who famously prohibited any mention of the film in his newspapers).

When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane’s (Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane’s friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), and his mistress, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), shed fragments of light on Kane’s life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man’s final word, “Rosebud.” With Ruth Warrick, Agnes Moorehead.

“Orson Welles’s epic tale of a publishing tycoon’s rise and fall is entertaining, poignant, and inventive in its storytelling, earning its reputation as a landmark achievement in film.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“It is a triumph of the film, and proof of its solid value and of the sense of its director and all concerned, that a human touch is not lost. Sympathy for the preposterous Mr. Kane survives. Indeed, there is something about him which seems admirable.” (The New Yorker)

“It is a triumph of the film, and proof of its solid value and of the sense of its director and all concerned, that a human touch is not lost. Sympathy for the preposterous Mr. Kane survives. Indeed, there is something about him which seems admirable.” (New Yorker)

“Orson Welles’s epic tale of a publishing tycoon’s rise and fall is entertaining, poignant, and inventive in its storytelling, earning its reputation as a landmark achievement in film.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“… A stirring, magnificent movie… It is always freshly conceived in that it uses the camera in ways that have not been seen exactly that way before.” (Vogue)

Sunday, November 29
Doors 3:10 pm | Movie 3:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Wednesday, December 2
Doors 6:10 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
**Minors permitted. (Language warning.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

CITIZEN KANE (Orson Welles, 1941 / PG / 119 mins) Newspaper magnate, Charles Foster Kane is taken from his mother as a boy and made the ward of a rich industrialist. As a result, every well-meaning, tyrannical or self-destructive move he makes for the rest of his life appears in some way to be a reaction to that deeply wounding event.

 

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