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Genre: Romance

Gilda

Gilda

“I can never get a zipper to close. Maybe that stands for something, what do you think?”

In Charles Vidor’s sexy, sultry film noir classic GILDA, the incendiary Rita Hayworth stars in the title role – in what is, without question, her signature cinematic legacy.

Just arrived in Argentina, small-time crooked gambler Johnny Farrell is saved from a gunman by sinister Ballin Mundson, who later makes Johnny his right-hand man. But their friendship based on mutual lack of scruples is strained when Mundson returns from a trip with a wife: the supremely desirable Gilda, whom Johnny once knew and learned to hate. The relationship of Johnny and Gilda, a battlefield of warring emotions, becomes even more bizarre after Mundson disappears… Starring Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, and George Macready.

“One of the great films noirs, softened just a little by the moralising censorship strictures of the time. See it.” (Time Out)

“Examples of film noir don’t come much headier or more perverse than Charles Vidor’s sultry little number…” (The Daily Telegraph)

“A wonderfully perverse noir classic…” (Observer)

Friday, July 21
Doors 5:30 pm | Movie 6:00 pm

Tickets $10 advance 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.

GILDA (Charles Vidor, 1946 / 110 mins / G) Johnny Farrell is a small-time American gambler, newly arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he is caught cheating at a game of blackjack, Farrell manages to talk his way into a job with the casino’s owner, the powerful Ballin Mundson. The two form an uneasy partnership based off their mutual lack of scruples until Mundson introduces Farrell to his beautiful new wife, Gilda, who just happens to be Farrell’s ex-lover.

Starman

Starman

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a double bill highlighting two great performances from an enduring actor’s career that we can totally abide by: Jeff Bridges. At 6:30 pm we’ll be screening Peter Bogdanovich‘s work of sentimental 50’s coming-of-age drama THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, followed by John Carpenter‘s sci-fi romance STARMAN at 9:00 pm.… Continue Reading

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

“Diamonds are a girls best friend.” Lorelei Lee (Marilyn Monroe) is a beautiful showgirl engaged to be married to the wealthy Gus Esmond, much to the disapproval of Gus’ rich father, Esmond Sr., who thinks that Lorelei is just after his money. When Lorelei goes on a cruise accompanied only by her best friend, Dorothy… Continue Reading

The Bad Batch

The Bad Batch

Filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour‘s sophomore effort takes a sharp detour from her breakthrough, self-described “Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western,” A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, with a highly-stylized love story with undertones of social commentary – set in a cannibal commune in a future dystopia, somewhere in the desert wasteland of Texas. THE BAD BATCH follows… Continue Reading

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Iconic director Vittorio De Sica‘s (THE BICYCLE THIEVES) beloved, Oscar-winning YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW (“Ieri, oggi, domani”) is an anthology that’s equal parts wit, charm, sweet hilarity; a trilogy of romantic comedies set in different parts of Italy, featuring Italy’s greatest on-screen couple, the incomprehensibly luminous Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, in each story. In… Continue Reading

Singles

Singles

“I just happened to be nowhere near your neighborhood.” In the wake of Chris Cornell‘s untimely passing, everyone here at the Rio Theatre has been left reminiscing about the fabled, plaid flannel- coated soundtrack to the “Dream of the 90s,” and talking about what we (now) consider to be one of rock’s richest eras. Cameron… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Wizard (1989)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Wizard (1989)

Dust your Power Glove off and fire up Double Dragon, because The Gentleman Hecklers are bringing the Nintendo-lovin’ 80s kids movie THE WIZARD to the big screen on Wednesday, May 10. Fred Savage stars as Corey (it was the 80s… of course he was a Corey!), a kid who refuses to let his younger, emotionally… Continue Reading

Your Name.

Your Name.

Makoto Shinkai’s animated blockbuster and global pop culture hit YOUR NAME. (Kimi no Na wa.) is headed to the Rio Theatre – in both Japanese with English subs (May 1) and with the remastered English dub (May 3). Written and directed by Shinkai (“5 Centimeters Per Second,” “The Garden of Words”), YOUR NAME. has already… Continue Reading

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages will adore this double-bill pairing  of two beloved classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli founder and master storyteller Hayao Miyazaki – CASTLE IN THE SKY and HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE. On Monday, May 22 (Victoria Day!)… Continue Reading

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

“Tradition.” Director Norman Jewison‘s lavish screen adaptation of the internationally acclaimed Broadway production recalls the glory days of Hollywood musicals via the endearing story of Tevye (Topol), a poor Jewish milkman whose love, pride and faith in his shtetl help him face the increasing oppression of turn-of-the-century Czarist Russia. “Sentimental in a theatrical way, romantic… Continue Reading

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