Tammy and the T-Rex

He's the coolest pet in town!

The Rio Theatre’s Friday Late Night Movie series continues on March 1 with a quirky screwball horror comedy from the 90s’s vault, the post-JURASSIC jam TAMMY AND THE T-REX.

Directed by Stewart Raffill (MAC AND ME, THE ICE PIRATES), TAMMY AND THE T-REX is a love story as old as time. Denise Richards (STARSHIP TROOPERS, WILD THINGS) and the late Paul Walker (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS) take the lead in an unprecedented mishmash of rom-com tropes and R-rated horror thrills. When Paul is mauled by the local zoo’s toothier residents, his love affair with Denise doesn’t cease—even after his brain is transplanted into an ancient animatronic predator. Oh, and did we mention “Bernie” from another 90s chestnut, WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S, is the villain…?

Originally filmed as a gorefest with impressive splatter by SFX guru John Carl Buechler, TAMMY was cut to PG-13, funneled straight-to-video, and inexplicably marketed as a “kids’ film.” Thanks to the intrepid efforts of top-notch archival team at Vinegar Syndrome, this gonzo gem is fully restored with its gore intact and ready to scorch your audience’s ganglia into dust!

“It is utterly dumb, but smart enough to know just that; and while no gag is too low for its brand of anything-goes screwball, it really does bring a lumbering kind of life to its hybrid collection of ill-fitting ideas.” (Little White Lies)

“… a genuine crowdpleaser.” (Film Inquiry)

Friday, March 1
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

Late Night! Bring a friend, date, or your best partner in crime and get two-for-one entry HERE

TAMMY AND THE T-REX (Stewart Raffill, 1994 / 82 mins / 18A) A teen girl learns that a scientist implanted her dead boyfriend’s brain into an animatronic dinosaur.

*Minors permitted. 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.
*All seating is General Admission; please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to showtime to ensure great seats and time for snacks at concession.
*Online sales end an hour before showtime; unless otherwise noted, tickets are also available for purchase at the box office prior to showtime. Box office is open 30 minutes before showtime.
*To redeem a Rio Theatre gift certificate or Groupon to any regular Rio Theatre screening: Either email us in advance <[email protected]> and give us a “heads up”, or exchange at 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.)

*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.

An evil scientist implants the brain of a murdered high school student into an animatronic Tyrannosaurus, who later wreaks vengeance on the bullies who killed him, and is reunited with his sweetheart.

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

Info Line: 604.878.3456

Email: [email protected]

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