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POSTPONED Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan

POSTPONED Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan

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

 

Acclaimed filmmaker Julien Temple (the director of classic punk rockumentaries like THE GREAT ROCK N’ ROLL SWINDLE, THE FILTH AND THE FURY, and JOE STRUMMER: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN) dives deep into the life of Shane MacGowan, the tortured vocalist best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the Pogues, who famously combined traditional Irish music with the visceral energy of punk rock. Features unseen footage from the band, MacGowan‘s family, and Temple’s own archives, as well as animation from legendary Welsh illustrator Ralph Steadman (known for his collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson). CROCK OF GOLD will, “reveal Shane’s true punk and poetic nature, culminating in his 60th birthday celebration where singers, movie stars and rock ’n roll outlaws gathered for a knees-up to remember.”

“A richly detailed portrait of a self-destructive talent.” (Hollywood Reporter)

“Julien Temple has delivered the tribute to Shane McGowan, the frontman of the legendary Irish band The Pogues, which he deserves.” (Cineuropa)


Sunday, December 6

Doors 3:10 pm | Movie 3:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

#MusicMonday, December 7
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 www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN (Julien Temple, 2020 / 124 mins) A celebration of the Irish punk/poet Shane MacGowan, lead singer and songwriter of The Pogues, that combines unseen archive footage from the band and MacGowan’s family with original animations.

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