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Genre: War

1917

1917

April 6th, 1917: As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers — Lance Cpl. Schofield and Lance Cpl. Blake — receive seemingly impossible orders. In a race against time, they must cross over into enemy territory to deliver a message that could potentially save 1,600 of their fellow comrades — including Blake’s own brother.

Director Sam Mendes‘ (SKYFALL, JARHEAD, AMERICAN BEAUTY) latest took home three Oscars in 2020, including Cinematography, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects. Starring Dean-Charles Chapman, Stuart MacKay, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden.

“The film is thrilling, moving on effectively from one shocking set piece to another, studding the narrative too with starry cameos.” (London Evening Standard)

“War is much on the minds of people right now, and “1917” is a good reminder, flaws and all, of what that really entails.” (Arizona Republic)

Saturday, July 11
CANCELLED

Wednesday, July 15
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

1917 (Sam Mendes, 2020 / 119 mins / 14A) At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers.

Come and See (2020 Restoration)

Come and See (2020 Restoration)

COME AND SEE – the widely acclaimed film from Soviet director Elem Klimov – is a stunning, senses-shattering plunge into the dehumanizing horrors of war. As Nazi forces encroach on his small village in present-day Belarus, teenage Flyora (Aleksei Kravchenko, in one of the screen’s most searing depictions of anguish since Renée Falconetti’s Joan of… Continue Reading

CANCELLED: Jojo Rabbit

CANCELLED: Jojo Rabbit

Dearest Friends and Rio Family: Starting tonight, we will be temporarily dimming our lights and powering down the projector. Some events are being postponed, and others canceled – we will do our best to connect with ticket-holders and advise them of future plans as soon as they are made clear to us. In the meantime,… Continue Reading

Ayla: The Daughter of War

In 1950, amidst the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a a half-frozen little girl, with no parents and no help in sight. Frantic, scared and on the verge of death, this little girl captures the heart of Süleyman, who risks his own life to save her, smuggling her into his Army… Continue Reading

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

“The horror … The horror…” Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s visionary Vietnam War epic at the Rio Theatre as the newly restored, remastered and re-cut APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT returns to our screen for encores on September 10 and September 15. It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and U.S.… Continue Reading

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the… Continue Reading

Phoenix Cultural Society Presents ‘Bomb: A Love Story’

Phoenix Cultural Society Presents ‘Bomb: A Love Story’

BOMB: A LOVE STORY is the second feature film directed by international superstar, Payman Maadi, following the success of Snow on the Pines. For this film, a romance set in the urban milieu of Tehran during the Iran-Iraq war, Maadi, who plays the lead role, has reunited with his A Separation co-star, Leila Hatami. A… Continue Reading

Overlord

Overlord

With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion’s success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But,… Continue Reading

Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

Stanley Kubrick‘s lush (if not quietly satirical) adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray‘s Victorian-era novel features a career-high performance from Ryan O’Neal as the titular protagonist in a complex story of a sensitive, intelligent, and ambitious man trapped in a society that, ultimately, has no use for him. Set in a rural Irish village in the… Continue Reading

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner

From Executive Producer Angelina Jolie and the team behind such animated treasures as THE SECRET OF KELLS and SONG OF THE SEA comes one of this year’s Oscar picks (nominee, Best Animated Feature)  THE BREADWINNER, based on Deborah Ellis’ best-selling novel about a headstrong young Afghani girl. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl who lives under… Continue Reading