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Genre: Science Fiction

The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element

In the 23rd century, a New York City cabbie, Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), finds the fate of the world in his hands when Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) falls into his cab. As the embodiment of the fifth element, Leeloo needs to combine with the other four to keep the approaching Great Evil from destroying the world. Together with Father Vito Cornelius (Ian Holm) and zany broadcaster Ruby Rhod (Chris Tucker), Dallas must race against time and the wicked industrialist Zorg (Gary Oldman) to save humanity.

A movie like no other-genre defying stuff.” (Empire Magazine)

“Visually inventive and gleefully over the top, Luc Besson‘s THE FIFTH ELEMENT is a fantastic piece of pop sci-fi that never takes itself too seriously.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

THE FIFTH ELEMENT
Friday, May 5
Doors 11:30 pm | Movie 11:55 pm

Tickets $8 advance HERE | $10 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

THE FIFTH ELEMENT (Luc Besson, 1997 / 127 mins / 18A) In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Join us for a screening of one of the all-time must see anime films ever made, Mamoru Oshii’s original landmark GHOST IN THE SHELL, which has itself developed into a cultural phenomenon that has spawned sequels, remakes, and even a live action film. The story follows a cyborg policewoman named Motoko Kusanagi, who is herself… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Running Man (1987)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Running Man (1987)

The Gentlemen Hecklers return to the Rio Theatre on Thursday, March 16 with another fine feature from the Arnold Schwarzenegger canon, THE RUNNING MAN. Schwarzenegger is reunited with his PREDATOR costar Jesse Ventura in this adaptation of Stephen King‘s dystopian, sci-fi novel (set in an authoritarian USA in, ummm, 2017) of the same name. (Maaaaan,… Continue Reading

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

“Beautiful thing, the destruction of words.” The late, great, John Hurt stars in one of the most talked (not to mention timely) about movies of 2017… 1984. First published in 1949, English author George Orwell’s chilling dystopian satire has again come to prominence in the ether (and atop bestseller lists) given the current political climate… Continue Reading

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Kowabunga, dude! Join us for some Friday Late Night turtle action with TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1990) on March 17. The original live-action feature film adaptation of the cult comic book and the popular animated television show is a cult-classic for pretty much any 90s kid. Also: Corey Feldman! After prolonged exposure to radiation, four… Continue Reading

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale

To mark International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8, the Rio Theatre will be screening director Volker Schlöndorff’s (THE TIN DRUM) adaptation of Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood‘s chilling of dystopian thriller THE HANDMAID’S TALE. In a futuristic, theocratic and dystopian United States, Offred (Natasha Richardson) is forced to become a handmaid — a sexual slave that… Continue Reading

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

“Random thoughts for Valentine’s Day, 2004…. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.” Featuring the uniquely imaginative and whimsical visual aesthetic of director Michel Gondry, a story from the genius mind of Charlie Kaufman (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH), and career-high performances from Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet as… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers& JFL: Planet of the Apes

The Gentlemen Hecklers& JFL: Planet of the Apes

  JFL NorthWest in association with SriusXM presents: The Gentlemen Hecklers Hecking: Planet of the Apes (1968) Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Doors at 9pm, Show at 9:30pm Tickets $10 on sale NOW HERE +19 only   About The Gentlemen Hecklers: The Gentlemen Hecklers provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies. Eric Fell, Patrick… Continue Reading

Evangelion: 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone

Evangelion: 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone

After the Second Impact, Tokyo-3 is being attacked by giant creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind. The child Shinji’s objective is to fight the Angels by piloting one of the mysterious Evangelion mecha units. EVANGELION: 1.11 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE is remake of the first six episodes of GAINAX’s famous 1996 anime series.… Continue Reading

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages adore animated classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli, and Hayao Miyazaki‘s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND, based on the director’s own epic science fantasy fairytale adventure manga (1982-1994), is one of our… Continue Reading

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