Dark Glasses

To wake up from this nightmare, you won't be able to open your eyes.

Italian horror icon Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA, DEEP RED, INFERNO) returns to the big screen with DARK GLASSES, his first directorial effort in over a decade.

Rome. A serial killer has killed three prostitutes, strangling them with cello ropes. The last rope of the “Cellist” is destined for Diana, a luxury escort who frequents the hotels of Via Veneto. One night, the maniac chases her driving a van, an drams her sending her crashing into another car. Diana awakens in a hospital, shrouded in darkness. The diagnosis is final: she lost her sight in the crash. Rita, a young woman from the Blinds’ Society, helps Diana with her first steps in the darkness and in her new life; in the meantime, the police investigates, although unsuccessfully. With Ilenia Pastorelli, Asia Argento, Andrea Gherpelli.

But it won’t stop there. The Cellist must finish his work. Diana, helped by Chin, an orphaned Chinese boy, can only try to escape. The cat and mouse game has just begun…

“Only those immune to the puerile charm of attack dogs, eclipses and water snakes will fail to enjoy “Dark Glasses” even a little.” (Variety)

“Rather than copy the style of the giallo films from the 1970s and 1980s that made him famous, his “Dark Glasses” finds ingenious ways to retain the core of the giallo while adapting to our current times.” (The Playlist)

Tuesday, October 18
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:20 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

Wednesday, October 19
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service. Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*Advance ticket sales end an hour before showtime; unless otherwise noted tickets are available for purchase at the door.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <[email protected]> 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.

DARK GLASSES (Dario Argento, 2022 / 87 mins / 18A / In Italian with English subtitles) Diana, a young woman who lost her sight, finds a guide in a Chinese boy named Chin. Together they will track down a dangerous killer through the darkness of Italy.

Diana, a high-class prostitute trying to escape from a serial killer, suffers a car accident that leaves her blind and kills the family of Chin, a ten-year-old boy.

About The Rio

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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