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Genre: Thriller

Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope

Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope

ROPE, Alfred Hitchcock‘s first color film, was adapted from Patrick Hamilton‘s stage play “Rope’s End” by no less than Hume Cronyn. Loosely inspired by the Leopold-Loeb case, the plot concerns two implicitly homosexual college chums, played by Farley Granger and John Dall. Their heads filled with Nietzschean philosophy by their kindly professor James Stewart, Granger… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Johnny Mnemonic

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Johnny Mnemonic

Come see folks who wrote jokes for Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! On Wednesday August 8, Vancouver’s favorite movie riffers The Gentlemen Hecklers (comedians Eric Fell and Gina Harms, joined by special guest riffer Mister Nickel) are set to crack wise at the 1995 Keanu Reeves masterpiece… Continue Reading

Hereditary

Hereditary

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision… Continue Reading

Summer of 84 (Cast & Crew in Attendance!)

Summer of 84 (Cast & Crew in Attendance!)

Start your end-of-summer long weekend right – with a very special, encore presentation of of RKSS‘ follow-up to their breakout indie hit TURBO KID, the soon-to-be-cult-classic horror thriller SUMMER OF 84. Even better? Get ready for a star-studded night, as members of the Vancouver-shot film (which made major waves following its premiere at this year’s… Continue Reading

Altered States

Altered States

In this 1980 sci-fi horror film, William Hurt plays Eddie Jessup, a scientist obsessed with discovering mankind’s true role in the universe. To this end, he submits himself to a series of mind-expanding experiments. By enclosing himself in a sensory-deprivation chamber and taking hallucinogenic drugs, Jessup hopes to explore different levels of human consciousness, but… Continue Reading

Upgrade

Upgrade

After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, PROMETHEUS) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will “upgrade” his body. The cure – an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM – gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced and… Continue Reading

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (78)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (78)

The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed, as they… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Street Fighter (94)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Street Fighter (94)

Come see folks who wrote jokes for Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! On Wednesday, July 11, Vancouver’s favourite movie riffers The Gentlemen Hecklers (comedians Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha – and special guest riffer Gina Harms) are set to crack wise at the 1994 Jean Claude van Damme… Continue Reading

First Reformed

First Reformed

From writer-director Paul Schrader (TAXI DRIVER, AMERICAN GIGOLO, AFFLICTION) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary. Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary.… Continue Reading

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

(Yes, it’s back!) Join us at the Rio Theatre for one of the most requested double header blockbusters that we get – James Cameron’s TERMINATOR 1 & 2 – on silver screen, (big and loud) where it belongs. See one, or see ’em both! In this sequel set eleven years after the original THE TERMINATOR,… Continue Reading