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The Matrix (1999 Re-issue)

The Matrix (1999 Re-issue)

“There is no spoon.”

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a much-needed, big screen re-visitation of the Wachowski‘s landmark 1999 blockbuster, THE MATRIX – one of the most influential, martial-arts fueled, futuristic cyber-punk sci-fi fantasies ever made. (The version of the film we are playing is the limited, special re-release; conveniently timed in advance of the upcoming THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS, which opens wide on December 21, 2021.)

Set in 1999, Keanu Reeves stars as Thomas A. Anderson (hacker alias: “Neo”), a man living two lives; he spends his days working in a cubicle manning a computer, and at night he does a little hacking on the side. (Although, he may also really be a pawn in a giant virtual-reality game controlled by twenty-second-century programmers…) Neo believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his burning question — “What is the Matrix?” Neo is contacted by Trinity, a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus. They fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life. Also starring Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.

“THE MATRIX soars.” (Rolling Stone Magazine)

The deliciously inventive Wachowskis have delivered the syntax for a new kind of movie: technically mind-blowing, style merged perfectly with content and just so damn cool.” (Empire Magazine)

“A technologically stunning movie that furthers the genre and features crowd-pleasing performances to go with the frequent scenes of gunplay and violence.” (Hollywood Reporter)

“Where other films are done in by the freedom offered by computer effects, THE MATRIX integrates them beautifully.” (AV Club)

Friday, December 10
Doors 9:30 pm | Movie 10:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Sunday, December 12
Doors 5:10 pm | Movie 5:40 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Wednesday, December 15
Doors 8:15 pm | Movie 8:45 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 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 protected]> 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.

THE MATRIX (1999 Reissue) (The Wachowskis, 1999 / 140 minutes / 14A) | A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

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