Midsommar

Let the festivities begin.

From the visionary mind of Ari Aster (Hereditary) comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale, where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight…

MIDSOMMAR remains one of our favourite arthouse horror films of the past few years… What better way to pay homage to the start of summer than with a screening of this modern horror classic than with this particular work of nightmare fuel?

Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. With Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor.

“‘Midsommar’ is a dark horror (though shot in bright sunlight), full of disturbing images that will follow you home and possibly inhabit your nightmares.” (The National Post)

“‘Midsommar’ isn’t just a great horror movie… It is also one of the best movies ever made about living with mental illness.” (Salon.com)

Monday, June 27
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets available HERE 

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service. This film is rated 18A for graphic violence.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <[email protected]> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.

MIDSOMMAR (Ari Aster, 2019 / 151 mins / 18A / In English & Swedish) A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Several friends travel to Sweden to study as anthropologists a summer festival that is held every ninety years in the remote hometown of one of them. What begins as a dream vacation in a place where the sun never sets, gradually turns into a dark nightmare as the mysterious inhabitants invite them to participate in their disturbing festive activities.

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