Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2023 Restoration)

A timeless story of strength, secrets and two warriors who would never surrender.

Set against 19th-century China’s breathtaking landscape, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON is the action-packed, box office “wuxia” blockbuster from acclaimed director Ang Lee (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, SENSE & SENSIBILITY). Released in 2000, the film was am  overwhelming critical and commercial success that was nominated for 10 Academy Awards – at the time, the most nominations ever received for a non-English-language film. Featuring stunning martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (THE MATRIX), gorgeous cinematography, action, romance, adventure, and knockout performances from Chow-Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh, and Ziyi Zhang.

“A lot of time has passed since “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” first stormed festivals, theaters and the gates of Hollywood itself in 2000. Returning to the big screen in a digital 4K restoration, the movie has lost none of its dreamy beauty or hypnotic power, and that power still builds as assuredly and methodically as ever.” (LA Times)

“Watching Michelle Yeoh in both [EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE] films, particularly within the context of the awards season campaign she’s currently undergoing, is to see two bookends to the paradox that is her career. “Crouching Tiger” boasted great performances, but it was Yeoh who shined the brightest. And yet, her current “Everything Everywhere” victory lap has correctly framed her as a revered global star who only now has been allowed to fully extend her limbs.” (New York Times)

Thursday, March 30 Encore Screening
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (Ang Lee, 2000 / 120 mins / PG / English subtitles) Two master warriors are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocrat prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy – and the inescapable, enduring power of love.

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
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Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
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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.

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