Dearest Rio Friends & Movie-Lovers: As per the government’s latest directive on November 23, 2020, we will be suspending operations until December 8, 2020 (barring any further changes). Screenings will be re-scheduled, and ticket-holders will be contacted shortly. In the meantime, we thank-you for your endless generosity and boundless support. Don’t worry – we’ll be firing up the projector as soon as we can! In the meantime, keep calm, stay kind, wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay safe out there. – The Rio Theatre
In the second of Tim Burton‘s blockbuster BATMAN films, the legendary hero (Michael Keaton) does battle against the slinky, mysterious Cat Woman (Michelle Pfeiffer) and the diabolically bizarre, sinister Penguin (Danny DeVito). Can Batman (Michael Keaton) battle two formidable foes at once? Especially when one wants to be mayor and the other is romantically attracted to Bruce Wayne?
“BATMAN RETURNS is the rarest of Hollywood beasts — a sequel that’s better than the original.” (Boston Globe)
“The strange, ambitious character work that comprises Batman Returns is wrapped in the perfunctory framework of a Tim Burton superhero film.” (Slant Magazine)
Friday, December 4
Doors 10:30 pm | Movie 10:50 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets on sale soon.
*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
BATMAN RETURNS (Tim Burton, 1992 / 126 mins / PG) Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces the Penguin – a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck is coerced into helping him become Mayor of Gotham and they both attempt to expose Batman in a different light. Selina Kyle, Max’s secretary, is thrown from the top of a building and is transformed into Catwoman – a mysterious figure who has the same personality disorder as Batman. Batman must attempt to clear his name, all the time deciding just what must be done with the Catwoman.