The Rio Theatre‘s series of spooky offerings continues on Sunday, October 28 with a double bill screening featuring zombies… Lots of zombies. So many zombies, in fact, that it’s a 28 DAYS / WEEKS Double feature! We’re kicking things off with Danny Boyle‘s 28 DAYS LATER at 7:45 pm followed by its chilling sequel, 28 WEEKS LATER.
In the chilling sequel to Danny Boyle‘s 28 DAYS LATER, the devastating rage virus that annihilated the British Isles mysteriously resurfaces in Goya Award-winning director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo‘s 28 WEEKS LATER. Six months has passed since the rage virus caused British residents to indiscriminately murder and destroy everything in their paths, and now the U.S. military has declared victory in the war against the rapidly spreading infection. As the reconstruction process gets underway and the first wave of refugees return to British shores, a family separated by the devastation is happily reunited. During the initial outbreak, Don Harris (Robert Carlyle) and his wife Alice (Catherine McCormack) sat holed up with a small band of survivors in a remote farmhouse. Their kids well out of harm’s way at a remote boarding school, Don and Alice’s outlook for the future is decidedly bright until all hell breaks loose in the country and Don just barely manages to escape the clutches of the infected. The joy of later seeing his son Andy (Mackintosh Muggleton) and daughter Tammy (Imogen Poots) as re-population efforts get underway in London is short-lived, however, when an innocent bid to reconnect with the past sets into motion a tragic series of events. Now, just as society struggles to sort through the rubble and rebuild London from the ground up, the virus that nearly destroyed a nation strikes back with a vengeance. With Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, and Harold Perrineau, Jr.
“Under Fresnadillo’s assured direction, 28 WEEKS LATER blurs the line between genre entertainment and a photojournalist’s shots of the next urban catastrophe.” (AV Club)
Sunday, October 28
28 Days Later
Doors 7:15 pm | Movie 7:45 pm
28 WEEKS LATER
10:00 pm (*apx. start time)
Single Film 28 DAYS LATER Tickets $10.50 advance HERE |$12.50 at the door
Why not make it a 28 Days Double Bill and see both films for one sweet price?
*Minors permitted in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film! Please redeem at the door.
28 WEEKS LATER (Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, 2007 / 100 mins / 18A) In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But it soon becomes all too clear that the scourge continues to live, waiting to pounce on its next victims.