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Genre: Science Fiction

Hardware

Hardware

Director Richard Stanley (COLOR OUT OF SPACE) made a name for himself in 1990 thanks to HARDWARE, a cyberpunk thriller that has evolved into something of a cult-classic in the ensuing years – perfect for a Friday Late Night Movie revisit on March 6.

Dylan McDermott stars as Mo, a survivor of a post-apocalyptic future world who makes a living selling salvaged machinery. When some robot parts he’s collected rebuild themselves, the reborn creature sets out on a murder spree. With Stacey Travis, John LynchIggy Pop, Lemmy.

Friday, March 6
Doors 10:30 pm | Movie 11:00 pm *Start time subject to change.

Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

HARDWARE (Richard Stanley, 1990 /  93 mins / 18A)  Mark 13 is a government-built killing machine programmed with artificial intelligence, able to repair and recharge itself from any energy source. Through a series of coincidences, the cyborg’s head ends up in the home of a sculptress as a bizarre Christmas present from her boyfriend. Once inside its new home, the cyborg promptly reconstructs the rest of its body using a variety of household utensils and proceeds to go on a murderous rampage.

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating biochemical attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture of the person behind the destruction. On the space ship “Bebop,” Spike Spiegel and his crew… Continue Reading

Jurassic Park (1993)

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. Continue Reading

Jurassic World

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. Continue Reading

Residue

The government cover-up of the causes behind a massive explosion in a futuristic UK metropolis spur photo journalist Jennifer Preston on to search for the truth and in the process blow open a paranormal phenomenon haunting the city. Continue Reading

David Cronenberg’s Rabid (1977)

David Cronenberg’s Rabid (1977)

Picking up where his taboo-busting SHIVERS left off, RABID is the next-level iteration of legendary Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg’s obsession with sexual body horror as a late-nite creature feature. Former adult film star Marilyn Chambers stars as a woman who, after a motorcycle accident, wakes up in a hospital with new skin and a new… 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

Color Out of Space

Color Out of Space

Written and directed by Richard Stanley (HARDWARE) and based on the short story “The Colour Out of Space” by H. P. Lovecraft, COLOR OUT OF SPACE premiered to rave reviews at TIFF 2019 – and is headed to the Rio Theatre‘s screen in January as part of our Friday Late Night Movie series. Nicolas Cage… Continue Reading

RoboCop

RoboCop

“Dead or alive, you’re coming with me!” The Rio Theatre’s Friday Late Night Movie series continues on December 6 with Paul Verhoeven‘s 1987 sci-fi action juggernaut ROBOCOP, an action film that balances ultra-violence with black comedy and cutting social satire. Set in a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from… Continue Reading

Re-Animator

Re-Animator

“Calling RE-ANIMATOR a crucial gore movie is like saying that fire is hot.” (Zack Carlson, co-author of “Destroy All Movies”) H.P. Lovecraft and Lucio Fulci did not team up to make the most amazing gore-sex grotesquerie of 1985 — but thanks to RE-ANIMATOR, they didn’t have to. Director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna’s joint… Continue Reading