Nuns, lonely goat herds, Christopher Plummer, raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are just a few of the things that makes Robert Wise’s classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC one of our favourite things!
Join us at the Rio Theatre for an all-ages-welcome showing of one of the most hand-down beloved big-screen musicals of all time – just in time for the holidays. Feel free to come dressed in your favourite lederhosen and get ready to sing, laugh, and be filled up on good cheer.
Based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that was inspired by the true story of the Trapp Family Singers, who fled Austria amid growing concerns over Nazi rule, THE SOUND OF MUSIC stars Julie Andrews as Maria, a young “problematic” nun (who needs solving) in a convent who regularly misses her morning prayers because she’d rather head into going to the lively hills to sing. Mother Superior feels that Maria needs to learn something more about the real world before she can take her vows, and sends her off to be the new governess to the many children of the widowed Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer). When Maria arrives at their home, she discovers the Captain to be a cold, aloof, and rather stern disciplinarian. When Father is around, the children are quick to fall in line, but left to their own devices are far more rambunctious and Maria has to come up with creative ways to earn their respect. The children soon become entranced with the playful and sweet governess, whose style is completely at odds with that of their father. As the natural tension between Maria and the Captain blossoms into a palpable chemistry, complicated by the fact that the he is already engaged…
Costumes and audience singing are welcome and encouraged!
Friday, December 22
Doors 7:10 pm | Movie 7:40 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE
Wednesday, December 27
Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE
THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Robert Wise, 1965 / 174 mins / G) A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
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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