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Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary’s Baby

Adapted from Ira Levin‘s bestselling novel Rosemary’s Baby, director Roman Polanski‘s 1968 adaptation elevated what could have been a B-movie into what remains an indisputable classic within the pantheon of American horror. In what is, ostensibly, a cautionary tale about pregnancy, Mia Farrow stars as the psychologically terrorized title character whose struggling actor husband (John… Continue Reading

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

“Sometimes, I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion.” In a funny, moving and distinctly mind-bending journey through suburban America, one extraordinary but disenchanted teenager is about to take Time’s Arrow for a ride. After surviving a freak accident, Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) begins to explore what it means to be alive, and in short order to… Continue Reading

The Thing (1982)

The Thing (1982)

We’re kicking off our “Kurt n’ Carpenter Triple Feature” on Saturday, August 13 with a perfect summer slice of wintry horror that may leave you feeling… A little cold. Kurt Russell delivers a career-high performance in The Thing, a truly frightening story about scientists in the Antarctic who are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes… Continue Reading

A Bigger Splash

A Bigger Splash

A Bigger Splash is a sensuous, sun-soaked portrait of desire, jealousy and rock and roll that reunites I Am Love director Luca Guadagnino with the other-worldly Tilda Swinton. Loosely inspired by the French psycho-sexual drama La Piscine (1969), Swinton stars as rock legend Marianne Lane, who is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with… Continue Reading

The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon

An aspiring model finds herself in a terrifying predicament with her survival hanging in the balance.   Tuesday, July 12 Doors 6:00:pm | Movie 9:30 pm Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 door Thursday, July 14 Doors 6:00:pm | Movie 6:30 pm Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 door   Sunday, July 17 Doors 9:00:pm… Continue Reading

North by Northwest

North by Northwest

At one point (jokingly) titled The Man in Lincoln’s Nose, iconic auteur Alfred Hitchcock‘s North by Northwest represents something of a late-period departure for a filmmaker known primarily for horror; it’s a tightly-wound, intensely thrilling, and often witty take on the cinematic trope of mistaken identity that is widely regarded as one of his best… Continue Reading

Planet of the Apes (1968)

Planet of the Apes (1968)

“Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!” Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter star in director Franklin J. Schaffner‘s 1968 sci-fi classic Planet of the Apes, adapted by Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone) and Michael Wilson from Pierre Boule’s novel  La Planète des Singes. Planet of the Apes had a huge… Continue Reading

The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys

“Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are clearly enjoying the hell out of each other in this crime caper set in 1977 Los Angeles. So how can you resist?” (Rolling Stone) From director Shane Black comes THE NICE GUYS, a 70s-era buddy comedy that harkens back to a bygone era (think LETHAL WEAPON, which Black wrote… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Wicker Man

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Wicker Man

Not. The. Bees. The Gentlemen Hecklers return to the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, June 8 with the so-remarkably-bad it’s-actually-awesome THE WICKER MAN (2006). Nicolas Cage provides one of his most inspired, Nicolas Cage-iest performances ever in director Neil LaBute’s “unintentionally hilarious” remake of the 1973 British cult horror classic Set on a remote, mysterious island… Continue Reading

Blow-Up

Blow-Up

“L’AVVENTURA gave me one of the most profound shocks I’ve ever had at the movies.” – Martin Scorsese As part of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre has included screenings of select Italian titles in June, including a night dedicated to one of Italy’s most famous cinematic exports: Michelangelo Antonioni. On Tuesday, June… Continue Reading

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