Join us at the Rio Theatre this October as we continue our annual deep-dive into some of our favourite seasonal fare, which would be incomplete without director Dario Argento‘s giallo-infused, “candy-coloured,” phantasmagoric nightmare of a horror icon SUSPIRIA (“the most terrifying movie ever made!”).
This genre-defining cult-classic has been lovingly restored and remastered in glorious 4K – the film’s bizarre colour schemes come alive in a whole new way. Buoyed by a phenomenal soundtrack from the Italian band Goblin, SUSPIRIA is “nightmare fuel” for the senses – and can only be truly enjoyed on the big screen… If you dare!
Suzy (Jessica Harper) travels to Germany to attend ballet school. When she arrives, late on a stormy night, no one lets her in, and she sees Pat (Eva Axén), another student, fleeing from the school. When Pat reaches her apartment, she is murdered. The next day, Suzy is admitted to her new school, but has a difficult time settling in. She hears noises, and often feels ill. As more people die, Suzy uncovers the terrifying secret history of the place…
“It’s always fascinating to watch; the thrills and spills are so classy and fast that the movie becomes in effect what horror movies seemed like when you were too young to get in to see them.” (Time Out)
“The blood pours freely in Argento’s classic SUSPIRIA, a giallo horror as grandiose and glossy as it is gory.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
“From stormy start to fiery finish, it’s a stylish, compelling, phantasmagoric movie.” (The Observer)
Tuesday, October 25
Doors 5:30 pm | Movie 6:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance single film tickets HERE
Why not make it a Ghouls! Ghouls! Ghouls! Triple Feature with Brian De Palma’s CARRIE at 8:00pm and JENNIFER’S BODY at 10:15 pm?
Ghouls! Ghouls! Ghouls! Triple Feature Tickets $20 HERE | $22 at the door
Saturday, October 29
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE
*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Online ticket sales end an hour before showtime. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are also available at the door.
*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.
SUSPIRIA (Dario Argento, 1977 / 92 mins/ 18A) | A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders.
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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