UHF

A lot of TV stations have forgotten what "quality" means, but not Channel 62. They NEVER knew what it meant.

Badgers? We don’t need no stinkin’ badgers!

Given the enormous popularity of the recent Weird Al biopic WEIRD: THE AL YANKOVIC STORY (starring Daniel Radcliffe as the accordion playing, musical comedy genius), we thought the time was right to get a little weird ourselves on Wednesday, November 30. Yes, that’s right: We’re getting ready to spin the Wheel of Fish and heading over to Spatula City so that we can take a look back at one of the greatest cult-comedy masterpieces that came out of the 80s… UHF!

(But please, leave your mop at home for this one…)

After losing yet another job, George (Weird Al Yankovic) wonders if there is any career that can handle his outrageous personality. When George’s uncle (Stanley Brock) hands him the deed to a local TV station, George creates a series of television shows based on social satire and hyperactive humor, with the help of his best friend, Bob (David Bowe). However, a rival station’s bitter CEO (Kevin McCarthy) tries to destroy George’s wacky programming, forcing him to fight back. Starring Victoria Jackson, Fran Drescher, Michael Richards.

Wednesday, November 30
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service. Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.*Advance ticket sales end an hour before showtime; unless otherwise noted tickets are available for purchase at the door.
*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.

UHF (Jay Levey, 1989 / 14A / 97 mins) “Weird” Al Yankovic plays George Newman, a daydreaming ‘normal guy’ who finds himself the owner of a public TV station. George’s wacky imagination gets put to good use, and the station becomes becomes a hit with its roster of bizarre shows and colourful characters.

The eccentric yet visionary new manager of a UHF television channel tries to save the station from financial ruin with an odd array of programming.

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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.

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