Holy feature film, Batman … This one based on the tongue-in-cheek, campy 1960’s television series which helped form the basis of so many of the modern super hero films that are such a staple in pop-culture and movideom. The late, great Adam West‘s portrayal of Gotham’s mysterious Dark Knight will undoubtedly always be a part of that character’s cinematic DNA, and on Sunday, July 9 we are raising a glass and toasting his legacy as the caped crusader with a special screening of the original Batman movie, released in 1966.
The film sees Batman/Bruce Wayne (West) and his cohort Robin/Dick Grayson (Burt Ward) battle sharks, Catwoman (Lee Merriwether), The Joker (Cesar Romero), The Riddler (Frank Gorshin) and The Penguin (Burgess Meredith) on the big screen. Can they try to prevent the bad guys from taking over the world…? With a wham! and a pow! and a zip! … our heroes just might win.
*Audience costumes welcome – and encouraged!! There may even be prizes….
“BATMAN: THE MOVIE elevates camp to an art form — and has a blast doing it, every gloriously tongue-in-cheek inch of the way.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
Sunday, July 9
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door
*Kids welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
BATMAN: THE MOVIE (Leslie H. Martinson, 1966 / 105 mins / PG) The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.
Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC
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