Pink Flamingos (50th Anniversary 4K Restoration!)

An exercise in poor taste

Legendary filmmaker John Waters‘ most famous (and certainly notorious) film, PINK FLAMINGOS, got the 4K restoration treatment as part of its 50th Anniversary… Even still, it’s as tawdry, vile, and filthy as ever. In other words, this cult-classic midnighter ticks all our boxes as a pretty perfect Friday Late Night Movie, which is exactly what’s happening on June 2.

In this comic homage to bad taste, plus-sized transvestite Divine stars as Babs Johnson, a felon hiding from the FBI in Baltimore with her degenerate family who commits incest and murder as she competes with a drug-running, baby-selling couple for the title of “Filthiest People Alive.” With Mink Stole.

“Talk about an unlikely classic.” (Miami Herald)

“Twenty-five years after Pink Flamingos was first unleashed, the film has lost none of its danger, its wit, its psychotic exuberance.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“Pink Flamingos is, in its own unique way, the quintessential American Family Film. Not my family, certainly, and probably not yours, but a family nonetheless.” (Austin Chronicle)

“As a snapshot of American life, Waters was almost prophetic.” (Empire Magazine)

Friday, June 2
Doors 10:30 pm | Movie 11:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

Late Night Date Night! Bring a friend, date, or someone you are really looking to impress with your highbrow taste in la cinema and get two-for-one entry HERE

PINK FLAMINGOS (John Waters, 1972 / 93 mins / R) A bizarre fat woman and her misfit family compete with a Baltimore couple to be named the filthiest people alive.

*Must be 18+ for entry. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and Rio Theatre passes are OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*Online sales end an hour before showtime; unless otherwise noted, tickets are always available for purchase at the box office prior to showtime. All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale. 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.)

Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".
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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

Phone: 604.879.3456

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