Join us on Thursday, November 11 – Remembrance Day – for a daytime screening of Steven Spielberg‘s epic World War Two film, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.
As much as Remembrance Day is centred upon the Armistice achieved on the Western Front on November 11, 1918, when it comes to our audiences’ requests for a film to watch on this day in particular, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN may be at the top of their list. Steven Spielberg‘s brilliant direction takes centre stage here, alongside an engrossing, heartfekt performance from Tom Hanks and a uniformly fantastic ensemble that includes Ed Burns, Tom Sizemore, Vin Diesel, Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon, Barry Pepper and more. Set against the chaotic backdrop of American troops storming the beaches of Normandy, the film follows earnest Ranger Captain John Miller (Hanks – never better), tasked with leading seven men to bravely penetrate German-held territory in an effort to bring one Private Ryan home, at the behest of the US government.
“Anchored by another winning performance from Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg’s unflinchingly realistic war film virtually redefines the genre.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
“An old-fashioned war picture to rule them all – gripping, utterly uncynical, with viscerally convincing and audacious battle sequences.” (Guardian UK)
“‘Saving Private Ryan’ is a masterpiece. It cements Steven Spielberg’s reputation as one of the seminal filmmakers of the era.” (Observer)
Thursday, November 11
Doors 2:00 pm | Movie 2:25 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $12 HERE | $12 at the door
Advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.
*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <email@example.com> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.
In accordance with the Province of British Columbia’s current PHO from the Ministry of Health, all eligible patrons must present their proof of vaccine status for entry. No exceptions.
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (Steven Spielberg, 1998 / 169 mins / 14A) Captain John Miller takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, while searching for Ryan, each man embarks upon a personal journey and discovers their own strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.