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This Is Spinal Tap

This Is Spinal Tap

Get ready to rock out at the Rio Theatre with two balls-out movies that will take your Victoria Day weekend all the way to 11. We’re double billing the classic comedy satire THIS IS SPINAL TAP at 7:30 pm with legendary concert film AC/DC: LET THERE BE ROCK at 9:30 pm. See one, or see ’em both!

Director Rob Reiner‘s THIS IS SPINAL TAP pushed (or possibly created) the “mockumentary” genre with this pitch-perfect, hilarious spoof about the excesses of the rock n’ roll lifestyle. Reiner (who also appeared as Archie Bunker’s son-in-law on TV’s ALL IN THE FAMILY) cast himself in the role of “director” Marty DiBergi, tasked with chronicling the life and times of Britain’s loudest heavy metal band, Spinal Tap (co-writers Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer), during their American comeback tour.

“It stays so wickedly close to the subject that it is very nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.” (The New York Times)

“… all these years later, their songs remain the same, the jokes are still funny — and in terms of fake movie bands, they still go to 11.” (Rolling Stone)

“The funniest film ever made.” (BBC)

THIS IS SPINAL TAP
Doors 7:00 | Movie 7:30 pm
Single Film Ticket $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

(Break)

AC/DC: LET THERE BE ROCK
Movie 9:30 pm
Single Film Ticket $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

Why not crank it to 11 and see both THIS IS SPINAL TAP + AC/DC: LET THERE BE ROCK for one sweet price?

Double Feature Tickets $13 advance HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film! Please redeem at the door.

THIS IS SPINAL TAP (Rob Reiner, 1984 / 82 mins / PG) Legendary British rock band Spinal Tap is followed by a documentary film-maker during their attempt at an American comeback tour. The resulting film, interspersed with powerful performances showcasing Tap’s pivotal music and profound lyrics, candidly follows the group as the difficult industry threatens to fade them into obscurity.

AC/DC: LET THERE BE ROCK (Eric Dionysius & Eric Mistler, 1980 / 95 mins / PG) Filmed coverage of Australian band AC/DC’s ’79 appearance in Paris intercut with quasi-fictional interludes.

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