“Oh, hai Mark!”
Vancouver’s masters of movie-riffing, The Gentlemen Hecklers, are taking on their biggest challenge yet: Tommy Wiseau‘s epic, pop-culture masterpiece, THE ROOM. This legendary stinker is easily the Rio Theatre audiences’ all-time, hands-down forever favourite “so bad, it’s good” movie, our collective guiltiest cinematic pleasure, the bestest “best-worst” film of all time – and easily the Hecklers’ most requested title.
What a story! A marvel of modern cinema, Tommy Wiseau‘s THE ROOM is so powerful that it will, literally, “tear you apart.” (Or, maybe just your brain. And occasionally your eyeballs.) In the pantheon of you-gotta-see-it-to-believe-it, best-worst movies, it’s quite possible that nothing tops THE ROOM. It’s the CITIZEN KANE of bad movies! And truly, truly, the best (trust!) way to experience this “masterpiece” is in the dark, on the big screen, and with a packed audience of confused (and enthused!) lovers of director Wiseau’s bizarre cinematic oddity that has morphed into a pop-culture phenomenon.
The Gentlemen Hecklers (aka comedians Harris Anderson, Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha and K.C. Novak) provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad, cheesy, or so bad-they’re-good in a cheesy-kinda-way films! Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing make your favourite “guilty pleasure” movies even better… By talking you through them!
Wednesday, April 1
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $12 HERE | $15 at the door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Sorry, Rio Theatre and Groupons n/a for this event.
THE ROOM (Tommy Wiseau, 2003 / 99 mins / 18A) Johnny is a successful banker with great respect for and dedication to the people in his life, especially his future wife Lisa. The happy-go-lucky guy sees his world fall apart when his friends begin to betray him one-by-one.