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Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

“Heineken? Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!”

Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rosselini and Dennis Hopper turn in some of the best performances of their respective careers in director David Lynch’s ultra cool and very cult neo-noir mystery thriller BLUE VELVET, which is getting some much-deserved time on the Rio’s screen as part of our Friday Late Night Movie series on january 17.

Strange, sexy, brilliant and surreal, BLUE VELVET is widely regarded as one of the best films of its decade, earning Lynch his second Best Director Oscar nomination. The film is very much a showcase for Lynch’s stylish visuals and ocasional bouts of disturing (if not weird) imagery, its moody aesthetic enhanced further by a memorable score from legendary composer Angelo Badalementi (who also supervised the soundtrack). Also starring Laura Dern, Dean Stockwell, and a very severed human ear.

“Every viewing yields new insights. A berserko modern classic.” (Little White Lies)

“Three decades after its initial release, David Lynch’s Blue Velvet has lost none of its power to derange, terrify, and exhilarate.” (Village Voice)

“The charged erotic atmosphere makes the film something of a hallucination, but Lynch’s humor keeps breaking through, too.” (Pauline Kael, New Yorker)

Friday, January 17
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door.

*Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.


BLUE VELVET (David Lynch, 120 mins / 1986) | This sensual mystery thriller is about strange happenings in a small North Carolina town. A college student stumbles across a bizarre mystery and wants to know more, perhaps too much more. The strange world he’s found lurking beneath his hometown’s picture-postcard veneer is about to become much stranger. It is also an unforgettably fascinating and foreboding world.

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