The Rio Theatre’s Friday Late Night Movie series continues on January 12 with a seminal work of winter-y horror, John Carpenter‘s THE THING. This 1982 remake of Howard Hawke’s 1951 classic is a bleak, tense and frightening sci-fi thriller that delivers some truly memorable practical and makeup effects, in addition to Kurt Russell‘s pitch-perfect performance. THE THING is an ice-cold white-knuckle chiller about about scientists in the Antarctic who are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.
“THE THING is a peerless masterpiece of relentless suspense, retina-wrecking visual excess and outright, nihilistic terror.” (Empire Magazine)
“THE THING is one of [Carpenter‘s] greatest moments, creating a terrifying atmosphere of claustrophobia, suspense and paranoia. And Kurt Russell is as good as he’s ever been, wearing one of the best beards in movie history.” (Total Film)
*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.
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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