Doctor Sleep (Featuring Director Mike Flanagan!)

Dare to go back

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Friday, December 17 for a unique night of Stephen King-inspired horror: A back-to-back double-feature including Stanley Kubrick‘s iconic 1980 horror masterpiece THE SHiNiNG, followed by Mike Flanagan‘s 2019 follow-up, DOCTOR SLEEP.

Even better? Writer-director Mike Flanagan – who also adapted Stephen King‘s Gerald’s Game in 2017, and is behind the can’t-miss series MIDNIGHT MASS, which is currently streaming on Netflix – will be joining us live and in-person, to intro the films, offer first-hand insight into adapting King‘s literary sequel for the big screen, and answer all of your questions about the monumental task of following up Kubrick‘s indelible cinematic work. Come play with us!

Friday, December 17
Doors 5:30 pm | Film 6:00 pm *Please arrive on time. Start time subject to change.
9:30 pm *Approximate start time.

Advance double bill tickets $22 HERE | $25 at the door

Advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end one hour before any given showtime.

*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this event.

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.

DOCTOR SLEEP is the continuation of Danny Torrance’s story 40 years after the terrifying events of Stephen King‘s “The Shining.” Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality. Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before-at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past. StarringEwan McGregor, Alex Essoe.

It’s a warmer film than Kubrick was perhaps ever capable of, and more interested in its characters.” (Empire Magazine)

Doctor Sleep doesn’t just want to scare you: It wants to shock and even sicken you.” (Plugged In)

Doctor Sleep forsakes the elemental terror of its predecessor for a more contemplative sequel that balances poignant themes against spine-tingling chills.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

DOCTOR SLEEP (Mike Flanagan, 2019 / 14A / 152 mins) Struggling with alcoholism, Dan Torrance remains traumatized by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child. His hope for a peaceful existence soon becomes shattered when he meets Abra, a teen who shares his extrasensory gift of the “shine.” Together, they form an unlikely alliance to battle the True Knot, a cult whose members try to feed off the shine of innocents to become immortal.

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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.

1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604.879.3456

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