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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, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as soldier of fortune Dutch, who is hired by the U.S. government to secretly rescue a group of politicians trapped in Guatemala. But when Dutch and his team, which includes weapons expert Blain (Jesse Ventura!) and CIA agent George (Carl Weathers!), land in Central America, something is, well… Wrong. After finding a string of dead bodies, the team intrepid commandos discover that the hunters have become the hunted.

*Special Guests TBD! Stay tuned for more info…

It is so lean, so exciting and so imaginative that you can watch it every month or two, year in and year out, and never get tired of it.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

“It’s a slick, high-energy action picture that takes a lot of its strength from its steamy locations in Mexico.” (Roger Ebert)

Monday, May 29
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm

Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors welcome 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.

PREDATOR (John McTiernan, 1987 / 107 mins / 18A) Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the forest, taking trophies from the bodies of its victims as it goes along. Occasionally seeing through its eyes, the audience sees it is an intelligent alien hunter, hunting them for sport, killing them off one at a time.

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

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.… Continue Reading

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

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