The Rio Theatre‘s Friday Late Night Movie series continues on August 18 with what may be Martin Scorsese‘s most under-appreciated (and certainly overlooked) surreal, Kafka-esque black comedy cult classic, AFTER HOURS.
What if that date you thought would never end didn’t? When an uptown New Yorker innocently meets a downtown girl, he’s uncontrollably drawn into a vortex of wild, malevolent and paranoid adventures After Hours. Paul Hackett’s terrible night happens in the SoHo area of downtown Manhattan when he goes to keep a date with Marcy. Nothing in his humdrum life as a word processor has prepared him for his surreal encounters with Marcy; her far-out artist roommate Kiki; cocktail waitress Julie; ice cream vendor Gail; June, who lives in the basement of a nightclub; and Mark who is ripe for his first gay experience. Now, Paul longs only for the safety of his upper-East Side apartment … but will he ever make it home? With Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Linda Fiorentino, Teri Garr, Catherine O’Hara, Verna Bloom, Robert Plunket, John Heard, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Bronson Pinchot, and Dick Miller.
“Martin Scorsese’s ‘After Hours’ mines urban anxiety to unsettling yet often hilarious effect.” (Slant Magazine)
“‘After Hours’ is dazzling movie making; you could get a giddy kick just from cinematographer Michael Ballhaus’ shot as a set of house keys floats down toward the camera, tossed from a top-floor apartment.” (Los Angeles Times)
“It’s not that they don’t make comedies like After Hours anymore. The fact is there’s never been a comedy quite like this one.” (People Magazine)
Friday, August 18
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE
LATE NIGHT DATE NIGHT! Bring a friend, date, or fellow movie-loving pal and get two-for-one entry! HERE
AFTER HOURS (Martin Scorsese, 1985 / 97 mins / 14A) In a Manhattan cafe, word processor Paul Hackett meets and talks literature with Marcy. Later that night, Paul takes a cab to Marcy’s downtown apartment. His $20 bill flying out the window during the ride portends the unexpected night he has. He cannot pay for the ride and finds himself in a series of awkward, surreal and life-threatening situations with a colorful cast of characters. He spends the rest of the night trying to return uptown.
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
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