Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood

In this town, it can all change… like that

“That was the best acting I’ve ever seen in my whole life.”

Set in Los Angeles in 1969, at the the height of hippy Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino‘s ninth feature film ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (2019) was nominated for a slew of Oscars, and ended up with a win for Brad Pitt (Best Supporting Actor).

Ostensibly an old school buddy movie (that somehow, easily and effortlessly, manages to elevate “the female gaze”), the film revolves around the personal and professional relationship between Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor… Sharon Tate.  With Margot Robbie, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Emile Hirsch, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Al Pacino.

“Bolstered by strong performances and immersive production design, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is an introspective and rewarding film from Tarantino.” (Screen Rant)

“The filmmaker may be on a mission to get everything right about 1969, down to the sounds and smells, but he’s also inviting us to smoke a little wrongness.” (New Yorker)

“You might say Tarantino’s oeuvre is a box of chocolates: Some of them are more bitter and unpleasant than others, but they’re all still chocolate. ‘Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood’ might be the tastiest one in the box.” (NPR)

Wednesday, August 24
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*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.

ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD (Quentin Tarantino, 2019 / 141 mins / 14A) A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, 1969. TV star Rick Dalton, a struggling actor specializing in westerns, and stuntman Cliff Booth, his best friend, try to survive in a constantly changing movie industry. Dalton is the neighbor of the young and promising actress and model Sharon Tate, who has just married the prestigious Polish director Roman Polanski…

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

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