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The Shining

The Shining

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

Cool down on a hot summer weekend… With some classic winter horror! Join us at the Rio Theatre for Stanley Kubrick‘s iconic horror masterpiece THE SHINING on Sunday, August 15. (This particular edition was remastered in 2019 for the film’s 40th Anniversary, using a new 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging. The color grading was done by Janet Wilson with supervision from Kubrick’s former personal assistant, Leon Vitali.)

Based on Stephen King‘s 1977 novel The Shining, Kubrick’s film is widely regarded as a work of true cinematic genius (although King himself, famously, does not).  Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall star as a husband and wife (Jack and Wendy Torrance) who ditch the city for a gig as winter caretakers at an isolated hotel. While Jack hopes to get his creative juices flowing so that he can write a book, the family (which also includes their young son Danny) instead encounters an eerie and foreboding spiritual presence. Commence cinema’s most nightmarishly creepy twins, a mesmerizing carpet, the memorable view from Room 237, a messy elevator, REDRUM, psychic visions, a Big Wheel that keeps on turnin’, and a chaotic descent into a spiraling maze of violence. This new 4K restoration will be best enjoyed on the big screen (and with our bigger sound!). Also starring Danny Lloyd and Scatman Crothers. Come play with us!

“Ostensibly a haunted house story, it manages to traverse a complex world of incipient madness, spectral murder and supernatural visions… and also makes you jump.” (Empire Magazine)

Thursday, August 26
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Tickets $15 advance HERE | $15 at the door

Due to reduced capacity, 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 <riomanagers@gmail.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.


THE SHINING (Stanley Kubrick, 1980 / 144 mins / 18A) Jack Torrance becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy, and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

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