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Genre: Science Fiction

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(nother!) 30th Anniversary screening of one of the 80s’ biggest sci-fi action-horror-thrillers (it really does have everything), PREDATOR. In director John McTiernan‘s blockbuster, Arnold… 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

The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element

Join us on Thursday, July 20 for a double double bill bill featuring two (two!) phenomenal titles from director Luc Besson and two (two!) memorable performances from Gary Oldman – LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL at 6:30 pm followed by THE FIFTH ELEMENT at 9:00 pm. LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm Single… 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

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