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Genre: Science Fiction

Aliens

Aliens

As one of – if not the – greatest action heroines to ever hit the silver screen, Sigourney Weaver’s unstoppable Ellen Ripley kicks all the asses and takes names throughout one of the most iconic film franchises ever, which got its start with Ridley Scott’s original ALIEN in 1979. Catch both it – and it’s equally awesome successor, ALIENS (1986) – back-to-back and on our big screen on Saturday, August 19. Minors welcome in the audience to both shows! (And yes… Audience costumes are welcome and encouraged. Show us what you’ve got!!)

ALIEN
Doors 7:30 pm | Movie 8:00 pm
Single ALIEN film tickets $10 in advance HERE | $12 at the door

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ALIENS
Movie 10:20 pm *Apx. start time.
Single ALIENS film tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

Why not make it a double feature and see both ALIEN and ALIENS for one sweet price?

ALIEN + ALIENS Double Feature tickets $13 advance HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes accepted for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.
***Advance ticket sales for the double bill will end at 7:00 pm. Tickets will also be available for sale at the door.


ALIEN (Ridley Scott, 1979 / DCP, 117 mins / 14A) The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Harry Dean Stanton, and Veronica Cartwright.

ALIENS (Ridley Scott, 1986 / 137 mins / PG / DCP) When Ripley’s lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.

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

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

“Earth women who experience sexual ecstasy with mechanical assistance always tend to feel guilty!” OK, here we go… it’s the Canadian (John Candy, Al Waxman, Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty et all) bit of sci-fi animation you’ve been waiting to see on the big screen since, oh, forever. Based on the popular magazine of the same… Continue Reading

Batman: The Movie (1966)

Batman: The Movie (1966)

Kaaapowie! Holy feature film, Batman … This one based on the tongue-in-cheek, campy 1960’s television series which helped form the basis of so many of the modern super hero films that are such a staple in pop-culture and movideom. The late, great Adam West‘s portrayal of Gotham’s mysterious Dark Knight will undoubtedly always be a… Continue Reading

Logan: Noir

Logan: Noir

“It makes the new feel old again.” In LOGAN: NOIR, director James Mangold provides Hugh Jackman and his now iconic, 17-year long portrayal of superhero Wolverine a fitting swan song – in glorious black and white. Inspired by both the tone of Westerns of yore and the franchise’s own fans appreciation of black and white… Continue Reading

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

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its… Continue Reading

Predator – 30th Anniversary Screening!

Predator – 30th Anniversary Screening!

Nothing like it has ever been on Earth before. It came for the thrill of the hunt. It picked the wrong man to hunt. Join us at the Rio Theatre for a 30th Anniversary screening of one of the 80s’ biggest sci-fi action horror thrillers (it really does have everything), PREDATOR. In John McTiernan‘s blockbuster,… Continue Reading

Colossal

Colossal

Soon to be cult-hit COLOSSAL is Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo at his visionary best in a genre defying mash-up that’s equal parts sci-fi “kaiju” monster movie and metaphor-laden revenge-fueled romantic(?) drama. Anne Hathaway stars as Gloria, a woman whose life falls apart when her alcoholism and party-girl tendencies get her fired and kicked out of… Continue Reading

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major… Continue Reading

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