High school. A time of sweet innocence. Untainted youth. Goal-oriented teenagers. NOT!
Life at Reagan High School involves moments of feeling, like, super awkward and discovering who you are while also trying to fit in with everyone else. Belonging to a “clique” is a life or death matter, especially when that clique rules the school. Courtney Shane, Julie Freeman, Marcie Fox, and Liz Purr are all best friends. They are at the height of their popularity when an innocent birthday prank accidentally kills Liz, the sweetest member of the clique. During their panicked attempt to cover up the murder, the homely class nerd, Fern Mayo, stumbles upon them. There’s only one way to stop her from outing the girls to intrepid detective Vera Cruz (the ever-cool Pam Grier) – a makeover and popularity overhaul (!) – resulting in a dark, comical Faustian tale of corruption and redemption. With Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, Judy Greer, Tatyana Ali, Jeff Conway, Pam Grier, and Marilyn Manson.
“[Director] Darren Stein mixes every teen genre, from horror to musical, with sly dexterity.” (Rolling Stone)
Thursday, May 30
Doors 9:00 pm| Movie 9:30 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door
*Minors welcome 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.
JAWBREAKER (Darren Stein, 1999 / 14A / 87 mins) Three of Reagan High School’s most popular girls pretend to kidnap their friend by shoving a jawbreaker into the victim’s mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death. Now the leader of the pack will do anything to keep the accident a secret.