A coming-of-age comedy/drama for the post hip-hop generation.
Following its premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, DOPE (featuring the music of Executive Producer Pharrell Williams) has become one of the true breakout hits of Summer 2015, raking in almost $20 million in box office (not bad for an indie film with a $700k budget!). The film follows geeky Malcolm (Shameik Moore) who is surviving life in a tough LA neigbourhood filled gangsters and drugs dealers while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into a gritty adventure filled with offbeat characters and bad choices. If Malcolm can persevere, he’ll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.
Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 pm–>Adv tickets for this day HERE
Saturday, August 22nd at 9:30pm->Adv tickets coming soon
All tickets $10 advance / $12 door
Advance tickets available at www.riotheatretickets.ca
*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
DOPE (Rick Famuyiwa, 2015 / 103 mins / 18A) | Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who’s surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure.