“I’m a dancer, not a whore.”
Join us at the Rio Theatre for a Friday Late Night screening of one of the most notorious films ever made, Paul Verhoeven‘s 1995 classic (?) Showgirls. Elizabeth Berkley (of TV’s Saved By The Bell) stars as Nomi, a young drifter who arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls. Also starring Kyle MacLachlan and Gina Gershon.
“‘Showgirls’… is one of those delirious, hilarious botches that could be taught in film schools as a How Not To.” (Time Magazine)
“Berkley’s feature film debut is a joy, if you can call it acting: she jumps up and down a lot to indicate excitement.” (The New Yorker)
Friday, March 24
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE
Late Night Date Night! Friday Late Night Movies in March are two-for-one, so bring your best friend, that guy you ran into at the pool, or your arch nemesis and get two-for-one entry.
SHOWGIRLS (Paul Verhoeven, 1995 / 128 mins / 18A) Nomi, an attractive drifter, arrives in Las Vegas with plans to become a dancer. Soon she gets a job stripping at one of the lesser joints on the strip, but eventually catches the eye of talent scouts who hire the performers for a big revue at a casino. She works her way into the cast, and eventually sets her sights on taking the starring role.
*Minors OK. 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.)
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
Info Line: 604.878.3456
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