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Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

“Earth women who experience sexual ecstasy with mechanical assistance always tend to feel guilty!”

We’re lighting up our marquee on 4/20 and toasting Canadian Film Week the best way we know how: With a Friday Late Night Movie screening of the ultimate cinematic combo to complement both greenery and Canadiana  HEAVY METAL… I mean, it’s the Canadian (John Candy, Al Waxman, Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty et all) superhero of sci-fi animation you’ve been waiting to see on the big screen since, oh, forever. Based on the popular magazine of the same name, HEAVY METAL is a total cult-classic that interweaves six visionary stories of science fiction and erotic fantasy with a killer soundtrack that features Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Devo, Donald Fagen, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth and Stevie Nicks.

“Regardless of its dated stylishness (which still holds up remarkably well a decade plus later), Heavy Metal was a pioneering film in 1981 and remains a pivotal and influential body of art today.” (

Friday, April 20
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm

Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

HEAVY METAL (Various, 86 mins / 1981 / 18A) A glowing green orb (the Loc-Nar – the personification of ultimate evil in the universe) terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror in this sweeping story of the battle of good against evil, told through an anthology of short animated films. Based loosely on the American magazine “Heavy Metal,” and the French magazine “Métal Hurlant”.

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