Director Norman Jewison‘s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a dazzling rock-opera based on Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s beloved, blockbuster Broadway (not to mention biblical) musical phenomenon. The story is based on an account of the last week in the life of Jesus Christ (Ted Neeley) final weeks in a bold and epic production. Shot entirely on location in Israel, producer-director Jewison creates a brilliant example of modern movie-making with groundbreaking vision, set against the unforgettable songs of Rice and Webber. The film was nominated for several Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress.
“Jewison, a director of large talent, has taken a piece of commercial shlock and turned it into a Biblical movie with dignity.” (Roger Ebert)
Sunday, April 21
Doors 4:30 pm | Movie 5:00 pm *Start time subject to change
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE |$12.50 at the door
*Kids welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Norman Jewison, 1973 / 108 mins / G) | Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ’s life, told in an anachronistic manner.