Jawbreaker (25th Anniversary Screening!)

Death totally bites.

High school. A time of sweet innocence. Untainted youth. Goal-oriented teenagers. NOT!

Life at Reagan High School involves moments of feeling, like, super awkward and discovering who you are while also  trying to fit in with everyone else. Belonging to a “clique” is a life or death matter, especially when that clique rules the school. Courtney Shane, Julie Freeman, Marcie Fox, and Liz Purr are all best friends. They are at the height of their popularity when an innocent birthday prank accidentally kills Liz, the sweetest member of the clique. During their panicked attempt to cover up the murder, the homely class nerd, Fern Mayo, stumbles upon them. There’s only one way to stop her from outing the girls to intrepid detective Vera Cruz (the ever-cool Pam Grier) – a makeover and popularity overhaul (!) – resulting in a dark, comical Faustian tale of corruption and redemption. With Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, Judy Greer, Tatyana Ali, Jeff Conway, Pam Grier, and Marilyn Manson.

“[Director] Darren Stein mixes every teen genre, from horror to musical, with sly dexterity.” (Rolling Stone)

Wednesday, July 24
Doors 9:00 pm| Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

JAWBREAKER (Darren Stein, 1999 / 14A / 87 mins) Three of Reagan High School’s most popular girls pretend to kidnap their friend by shoving a jawbreaker into the victim’s mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death. Now the leader of the pack will do anything to keep the accident a secret.


*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.
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*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.

Wed Jul 24 9:30 pm

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When an exclusive clique of teenage socialites accidentally murder their best friend on the morning of her birthday, the three girls responsible conspire to hide the truth.
  • Budget
    $3,000,000.00
  • Revenue
    $3,100,000.00
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