The Descent

Scream your last breath.

The Rio Theatre’s Friday Late Night Movie series continues on March 8 (International Women’s Day!) with a modern masterpiece of British horror that also manages to pass the Bechdel Test: THE DESCENT.

A year after a severe emotional trauma, Sarah goes to North Carolina to spend some time exploring caves with her friends; after descending underground, the women find strange cave paintings and evidence of an earlier expedition, then learn they are not alone: Underground predators inhabit the crevasses, and they have a taste for human flesh. With Shauna Mulder, Natalie Mendoza, Saskia Mulder.

“Deft direction and strong performances from its all-female cast guide The Descent, a riveting, claustrophobic horror film.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“Brutal, bloody, terrifying, astonishing… And so tense it’ll leave you aching. The most significant Brit chiller since 28 Days Later.” (Empire Magazine)

THE DESCENT sustains a level of intensity that most horror films can barely muster for five minutes.” (AV Club)

“Tense, gory and masterfully malevolent.” (Total Film)

Friday, March 8
Doors 11:20 pm | Movie 11:40 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

THE DESCENT (Neil Marshall, 2006 / 99 mins / 18A) After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, they find themselves in a desperate struggle to survive the creatures and each other.

*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.  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.
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*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.

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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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