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The Spine of Night

The Spine of Night

Journey beyond the cosmic dark to a lost age of steel and sorcery…

In this ultra-violent, fantasy epic, ancient dark magic falls into sinister hands and unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. A group of heroes from different eras and cultures must band together in order to defeat it at all costs. Featuring the voices of Richard E. Grant, Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt, Betty Gabriel, Joe Manganiello.

“With a hard fantasy story that stands in service of its eye-catching animation, The Spine of Night is a distinctive treat for genre enthusiasts.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“With its fusion of naive, old-school character rotoscoping and lavishly airbrushed world-building, the film’s visuals aim squarely for geek nostalgia and hit their target.” (Variety)

“Ditto the Bakshi-perfect animation, which transports you back to a time when stuff like this still felt dangerous.” (IndieWire)

“Even if its winding narrative structure and themes won’t be for all tastes, it’s impossible not to be awed by the sheer artistry on display. The painstaking process of hand-rotoscoped animation gives a striking, epic feel to an ambitious concept.” (Bloody Disgusting)

Friday, November 12
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Thursday, November 18 Encore Screening
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 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.

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
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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.

IN THE SPINE OF NIGHT (Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King, 2021 / 93 mins) When ancient, dark magic falls into sinister hands, a group of heroes from different eras and cultures must band together to defeat it at all costs.

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