Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (25th Anniversary Screening!)

The Blonde Leading The Blonde.

“Like if there’s a guy in a rowboat going X miles, and the current is going, like, you know, some other miles, how long does it take him to get to town? It was like, who cares? Who wants to go to town with a guy in a rowboat?”

Calling all business women! We are “having a Romy and Michele Day” by marking the 25th Anniversary of ROMY & MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION – one of the most infinitely quotable and frequently requested titles we’ve had, yet somehow never played – with a prime-time, big screen viewing on Sunday, May 22.

Released in 1997, ROMY & MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION was something of an anomaly of its time – a hilarious, sweet and funny buddy movie starring two… Women (Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow). In the 25 years since its release, its endearing charm and quirky, 90s weirdness has elevated it to total cult-classic status – and it passes the Bechdel test with flying colours (with a side of sparkles, and very chunky heels!).

Ten years after their high school graduation, Romy (Sorvino) and Michele (Kudrow) haven’t exactly accomplished everything that they set out to do. Despite their strong friendship, their personal and professional lives are still lacking. When they hear of their upcoming high school reunion, they take it as an opportunity to show their classmates how much they’ve changed — first by trying to reform themselves, then by creating a lie that eventually spins out of control. With Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming.

“It’s a fun, feel good movie about being true to yourself that celebrates how friendship can be the most powerful love a person can hope to find.” (Birth.Movies.Death.)

“Cheerful, giddy fun…. Ms. Kudrow and Ms. Sorvino make a fine team, elevating bubble-headedness to new levels of comic ingenuity.” (New York Times)

“Beneath the endless silliness of the movie beats a real heart, and its theme of loyal friendship keeps propping it up every time the thin walls of the story seem about to collapse.” (Los Angeles Times)

Sunday, May 22
Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service. 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.

ROMY & MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION (David Mirkin, 1997 / 92 mins / 14A) The story of two single, relatively unambitious young women who appear to have not achieved much success in life, and decide to invent fake careers as part of an elaborate lie to impress their former classmates at their ten-year high school reunion.

Sun May 22 7:00 pm

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Two not-too-bright party girls reinvent themselves for their high school reunion. Armed with a borrowed Jaguar, new clothes and the story of their success as the inventors of Post-It notes, Romy and Michele descend on their alma mater, but their façade crumbles quickly.

About The Rio

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