Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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The Rio Theatre’s Friday Late Night Movie series continues on July 5 with one of the most requested titles we get from our audience of cinephiles, Terry Gilliam‘s gonzo trip-fest FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS.

Only visionary director Gilliam (BRAZIL, TWELVE MONKEYS) could manage to make Hunter S. Thompson’s seminal classic, a psychedelic fever dream of epic proportions about a (very) drug-fueled Vegas road trip, into one of the most memorable movies of the era. Featuring standout performances from Johnny Depp, Benicio del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Ellen Barkin, Christina Ricci, and many more.

“Bizarre, unpredictable yet strangely alluring.” (Film4)

“Visually incredible and blessed with great performances from Depp and Del Toro, this is destined for cult classic status – but the plot and symbolism are less impressive.” (Empire Magazine)

Friday, July 5
Doors 10:30 pm | Movie 11:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

Late Night Date Night! Bring a friend, date, or your favourite Barbra Streisand-loving pal and get two-for-one entry HERE!

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (Terry Gilliam, 1998 / 18A) Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzodrive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear legal repercussions. Duke begins to drive back to L.A., but after an odd run-in with a cop, he returns to Sin City and continues his wild drug binge.


*Minors OK. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.
*We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance at www.riotheatretickets.ca. If a screening or live event is not sold out, the remaining tickets will be available for in-person purchase at the Rio Theatre’s Box Office prior to showtime (subject to availability).
*Our box office is typically open 30 minutes before showtime. All seating is General Admission; please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to showtime to ensure great seats, and time for treats at concession.
*If you are looking to redeem either a Rio Theatre gift certificate or Groupon to any regular Rio Theatre screening: You can either email us in advance <[email protected]> and give us a “heads up,” or do it at the box office prior to showtime. (We seat 400+ people and our regular screenings are rarely at capacity – you should not have issues being admitted.)

*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.

Fri Jul 5 11:00 pm

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Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear legal repercussions. Duke begins to drive back to L.A., but after an odd run-in with a cop, he returns to Sin City and continues his wild drug binge.
  • Budget
    $18,500,000.00
  • Revenue
    $10,680,275.00
  • IMDB

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

Info Line: 604.878.3456

Email: [email protected]

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