Jesus Christ Superstar

Over 50 years since its initial release in 1973, the late, great director Norman Jewison‘s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR remains a beloved big screen staple adored by movie and musical aficionados the world over. This dazzling rock-opera is adapted from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s iconic Broadway (not to mention biblical) phenomenon, a bold and epic production that recounts the last week in the life of Jesus Christ’s final weeks.

Shot entirely on location in Israel, producer-director Jewison creates a brilliant example of modern movie-making with groundbreaking vision, set against the unforgettable songs of Rice and Webber. The film was nominated for several Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress. With Ted Neeley, Yvonne Elliman,

“Jewison, a director of large talent, has taken a piece of commercial shlock and turned it into a Biblical movie with dignity.” (Roger Ebert)

Saturday, March 30
Doors 3:50 pm | Movie 4:20 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

Kids pricing in effect! Kids under 13 are just $6 HERE

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Norman Jewison, 1973 / 108 mins / G) | Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ’s life, told in an anachronistic manner.

*Minors OK. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
*Online sales end an hour before showtime; unless otherwise noted, tickets are always available for purchase at the box office prior to showtime.  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.
*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 very rarely at capacity – you should not have issues being admitted.)

*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.

Oscar-nominated film adaptation of the rock opera of the same name, based on the last weeks before the crucifixion of Jesus. The film was directed by Norman Jewison. Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson were nominated for two 1974 Golden Globe Award for their portrayals of Jesus and Judas, respectively.

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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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