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The Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense

The Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense

Same as it ever was…

The Rio Theatre is pleased to present one of the best – from one the best: Jonathan Demme’s groundbreaking concert documentary STOP MAKING SENSE, featuring New Wave pioneers The Talking Heads (David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison).

Shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December 1983, the movie is notable for being the first made entirely using digital audio techniques. STOP MAKING SENSE has been hailed by Leonard Maltin as “one of the greatest rock movies ever made”, and Pauline Kael of The New Yorker described it as “…close to perfection.”

One thing’s for sure, though… This ain’t no disco, but it is a party. *One that’s best enjoyed with us. On our big screen, and with our even bigger sound!

Thursday, August 6
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Tickets $15 in advance HERE | $15 at the door

*All ages OK in balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

STOP MAKING SENSE (Jonathan Demme, 1984 / 88 mins / G) | Director Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and artsy groove of Talking Heads in this concert movie shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983. The band’s frontman, David Byrne, first appears on an empty stage, armed with only an acoustic guitar, and is gradually joined by bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz, keyboardist Jerry Harrison and a cadre of backup singers as they perform the band’s hits, culminating in an iconic performance featuring Byrne in an enormous suit.

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