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Genre: War

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

“Now, that’s a bingo!” With the release of QT‘s (that’s Quentin Tarantino, for the uninitiated) latest spectacle ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, we felt the time was right to revisit that other quasi-historical fantasy INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (which is celebrating ten years of scalping Nazis and speaking the King’s) on Monday, August 19. Set in… Continue Reading

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

“He was the most extraordinary man I ever knew.” The epic of all epics, British director David Lean‘s triumphant masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia nobly retains its status in the pantheon of cinema as one of, if not the greatest films ever made – and for good reason. Based on the life of English archaeologist, military… Continue Reading

Pan’s Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth

Join us for a Friday Late Night Movie screening of Gullermo del Toro’s phantasmagorical PAN’S LABYRINTH on Friday, May 27. Set just after the Spanish Civil War in 1944, del Toro’s protagonist is bookish young Ofelia, whose forthcoming adventure recalls a more hauntind, daunting Alice in her Wonderland. As Ofelia’s mother lays pregnant and bedridden… Continue Reading

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

“Let me see your war face.” Stanley Kubrick‘s under-seen (and under-appreciated) FULL METAL JACKET is an unflinching two-act stunner, and deserves its rightful place among the top films ever made about America’s involvement in Vietnam. Based on Gustav Hasford‘s novel ‘The Short Timers,’ the story unfolds from the perspective of a young marine (Matthew Modine),… Continue Reading

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

“The horror…. the horror….” Since its release in 1979, Francis Ford Coppola’s astounding APOCALYPSE NOW remains one of the most important and influential war films ever made. Set during the Vietnam war, APOCALYPSE NOW is loosely adapted from Joseph Conrad’s seminal novella ‘Heart of Darkness.’ Coppola’s masterpiece walks the line between light and dark, with… Continue Reading

Studio Ghibli Night: GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

Studio Ghibli Night: GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

Join us at the Rio Theatre for an evening celebrating two classic animated films from Japan’s Studio Ghibli, including Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (1988) and Isao Takahata’s hauntingly beautiful GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (1988). We will be screening both films in Japanese with subtitles. Wednesday, May 6 MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (G) Doors 5:30… Continue Reading

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

Behind every code is an enigma. Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, THE IMITATION GAME portrays the nail-biting race against time by quiet genius Alan Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park during the darkest days of World War… Continue Reading

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

“Gee, I wish we had one of them doomsday machines.” Join us on Monday, August 6 for an encore screening of director Stanley Kubrick‘s cold war classic DR. STRANGELOVE. Loosely based on Peter George‘s thriller novel ‘Red Alert,’ DR. STRANGELOVE concerns an unhinged United States Air Force general who orders a first strike nuclear attack… Continue Reading

American Sniper

American Sniper

Tickets $8 in advance/ $10 at the door $6 at the door for cheap date movie night on Mondays A Navy SEAL recounts his military career, which includes more than 150 confirmed kills. U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) takes his sole mission — protect his comrades — to heart and becomes one of… Continue Reading