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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


Mind-bending Sundance 2020 Film Fest hit BLACK BEAR finds a career-high performance from Aubrey Plaza, who stars as a filmmaker at a creative impasse. Seeking solace from her tumultuous past at a rural retreat, she instead finds that the woods summon her inner demons in intense and surprising ways. With  Lawrence Michael Levine, Christopher Abbott, Sarah Gadon.

“You can’t take your eyes off it.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“A darkly playful deconstruction of the indie filmmaking process that digs into the artist-muse dynamic and the power structures in relationships, constantly teasing the viewer as to what’s real and what’s part of the writer character’s imagination.” (Hollywood Reporter)

“It’s often scathingly funny-a dark comic millennial spin on the ‘Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?’ template, buoyed by three expertly modulated performances and acidic bon mots.” (AV Club)

“‘Black Bear’ is an impressive, indelible look at the creative process and the cost of indulgence.” (Nerdist)

“The film grows both somehow more feverish and believable with each twist and turn, a roaring good time that can’t even be overshadowed by the actual beast creeping around outside.” (IndieWire)

Friday, December 4
Doors 7:00 pm | Movie 7:20 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Tuesday, December 8
Doors 6:10 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors OK 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.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

BLACK BEAR (Lawrence Michael Levine, 2020 / 106 / 18A) At a remote lake house, a filmmaker plays a calculated game of desire and jealousy in the pursuit of a work of art that blurs the boundaries between autobiography and invention.

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