West Side Story

Saturday, July 9 at 6:45pm PDT

“Just play it cool, boy… Real cool.”

Buoyed by Robert Wise’s dazzling direction, Leonard Bernstein’s score, and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics, West Side Story remains, perhaps, the most iconic of all Shakespeare adaptations (‘Romeo and Juliet’) to visit the big screen, winning a whopping ten Oscars (including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress Rita Moreno and Best Supporting Actor George Chakiris). The romantic tale of a turf war between rival teenage gangs in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen and the two lovers who cross battle lines has captivated audiences for over four decades, and is best enjoyed on the big screen.

Saturday, July 9
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 door
*All ages welcome! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

WEST SIDE STORY (Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise, 1961 / 152 mins / PG) | A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival’s sister.

The Warriors

Saturday, July 9 at 10pm PDT

"Can you dig it?"

Join us for one seriously bad-ass (not to mention frequently requested) 1970s action thriller in a sweet, summertime, Saturday night spot: Walter Hill's phenomenally stylish, pop-art fantasy sensation THE WARRIORS. Beyond its well-deserved status as a total cult-classic, the film is a visual sensation for both its incredibly creative production value and for how it captured a very specific, distinctly gritty era of New York City (that doesn't exist post-Rudy Guiliani).There's nothing quite like THE WARRIORS in a theatre with other people that love this movie; if you have seen it, then you already dig we're talking about and know what you're doing on Saturday, July 9. If you haven't seen it... Come out and play.

Costumes very welcome - and encouraged. (And yes, there will even be prizes, so let your Fury freak flag fly.) But please: Leave your glass bottles and baseball bats at home, OK?

"Much of the movie looks as if Fritz Lang had directed The Wiz, with occasional contributions from Sergei Eisenstein and Bruce Lee." (The Village Voice)

Saturday, July 9
Doors 9:30 pm | Movie 10:00 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 door

*All ages OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

THE WARRIORS (Walter Hill, 1979 / 93 mins / 18A) | It's the Summer of 1979 in New York City and a prominent, charismatic gang leader named Cyrus summons street gangs to set aside rival turf wars in a bid to overtake the city instead. When he is killed, a rag-tag gang called The Warriors are falsely blamed, at which point they must figure out a way fight their way all the way from the Bronx to the safety of home in Coney Island while every other gang and the cops are hunting them down... And trying to kill them.

The Little Prince

Sunday, July 10 at 4pm PDT

Inspired by the beloved 1943 novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, THE LITTLE PRINCE is an utterly charming stop-motion and computer animated adaptation directed by Mark Osborne (KUNG FU PANDA) that features the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Bud Cort, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro, James Franco, Ricky Gervais, Paul Giamatti, Riley Osborne (Mark Osborne's son) as the title character, Albert Brooks and Mackenzie Foy. Elements from the novel are used in flashback and woven into an original narrative about an unnamed young girl who befriends the story's now-elderly aviator narrator who tells to her the story about his meeting with the Little Prince while she deals with her overbearing mother. *Please note: This film screens in 2D.

"If what is essential is invisible to the eye, then THE LITTLE PRINCE has accomplished the impossible; it has made the invisible visible." (The National Post)

"A whimsical journey in favour of following dreams and finding life's true loves - a film for young audiences as well as for the oldies who've lost their way." (The Globe and Mail)

Sunday, July 10
Doors 3:30 pm | Movie 4:00 pm

Tickets $10 advance | $12 door
*All ages welcome! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

THE LITTLE PRINCE (Mark Osborne, 2015 / 108 mins / 2D / PG) A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince.

The Witness

Sunday, July 10 at 6:30pm PDT

In 1964, Kitty Genovese became synonymous with urban apathy after news that she was stabbed to death on a New York City street while 38 witnesses did nothing.

Forty years later, her brother decides to find the truth. He uncovers a lie that transformed his life, condemned a city and defined an era.

James D. Solomon‘s acclaimed new documentary THE WITNESS is a deeply moving, intense, and riveting film about the decades-long trauma left in the wake of Kitty Genovese’s 1964 murder, which left an indelible mark on her family, friends, and the culture of New York City.

“…seamless.” (New York Times Critics’ Pick)

“… unites drama, journalism, and first-hand experience in a masterstroke of pure cinema.” (The New Yorker)

“THE WITNESS paints a picture of a complicated, magnetic woman tragically cut down in her prime.” (Vogue)

“With its film-noirish feel and deeply personal angle, the film flows in a way that is reminiscent of Chinatown… It’s like a visualized, yet more deeply personal Serial. (Vice)

*Additional showtimes TBD

Sunday, July 10
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

THE WITNESS (James D. Solomon, 2016 / 86 mins / 18A) The name ‘Kitty Genovese’ became synonymous with apathy after news that she was stabbed to death while 38 witnesses stood by and did nothing. Fifty years later, her brother uncovers a lie that transformed his life, condemned a city and defined an era.

Dario Argento's 'Inferno' (1980)

Sunday, July 10 at 9pm PDT

Following a fantastic turnout for Italian auteur Dario Argento‘s SUSPIRIA as part of our Friday Late Night Movies series in June, it seemed like a good idea to program its follow-up – the giallo-infused, equally artful horror classic INFERNO. Once again, we are very pleased to present this film with the generous help and support of our friends at the Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre and the Italian Film Festival Vancouver.

The second of Argento’s so-called “Three Mothers” trilogy, INFERNO failed to match the commercial success of its predecessor, SUSPIRIA, despite sharing many of the same thematic elements, special effects, and famously saturated, nightmarishly colourful cinematography. Over time, the film has gained traction among both film critics and movie lovers, with noted journalist Kim Newman calling the film, “perhaps the most underrated horror movie of the 1980s” and Total Film including it among its 50 Greatest Horror Films of All Time. The film’s strong score deserves an equal amount of attention for its thunderous, moody, gothic and occasionally operatic notes courtesy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer‘s Keith Emerson.

Sunday, July 10
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 door

*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

INFERNO (Dario Argento, 1980 / 107 mins / 18A) | A young American college student investigates the disappearance of his sister from her New York apartment building that served as a home to a powerful coven of witches. Starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi and Alida Valli.

The Neon Demon

Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30pm PDT

An aspiring model finds herself in a terrifying predicament with her survival hanging in the balance.

Thursday, July 12
Doors 6:00:pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 door

Thursday, July 14
Doors 6:00:pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

THE NEON DEMON (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016 / 118 mins / 18 A) | When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

Giorgio Moroder Presents Fritz Lang's Metropolis

Wednesday, July 13 at 7pm PDT

In 1984, Academy Award-winning composer Giorgio Moroder (Midnight Express, Flashdance) introduced Fritz Lang’s science fiction epic METROPOLIS to a new generation of moviegoers. Working in collaboration with film archives around the world, he supervised a special reconstruction of the film, with color tinting, fewer inter-titles, and newly restored footage. A pioneer in the field of digital music, Moroder backed this special edition with a throbbing new score, punctuated with pop songs from some of the biggest stars of the early MTV era: Freddie Mercury, Pat Benatar, Adam Ant, Bonnie Tyler, Loverboy, and others.

Wednesday, July 13
Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

*All ages OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Troll 2

Wednesday, July 13 at 9:30pm PDT

Oh my Gaaaaaaaaaaawd….!

What can be said about the 1980s masterpiece TROLL 2 that hasn’t already been said?

Well… a lot. Which is exactly why The Gentlemen Hecklers presenting the original “best-worst-movie” ever! The Gentlemen Hecklers return to the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, July 13 with the so-remarkably-bad it’s actually B-A-N-A-N-A-S awesome TROLL 2, the weirdest movie ever about a young boy who discovers that his family’s vacation appears to be haunted by… Vegetarians.

The Gentlemen Hecklers provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart are Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing, making so-bad-they’re-good movies even better by talking you through them.

Wednesday, July 13
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm

Advance tickets $10 online | $12 at the door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

TROLL 2 (Claudio Fragasso, 1990 / 95 mins / PG) | When young Joshua learns that he will be going on vacation with his family to a small town called Nilbog, he protests adamantly. He is warned by the spirit of his deceased grandfather that goblins populate the town. His parents, Michael and Diana, dismiss his apprehensions, but soon learn to appreciate their son’s warnings. Guided by his grandfather’s ghost, will Joshua and his family stand a chance in fighting off these evil beings?

Bonnie and Clyde

Thursday, July 14 at 9pm PDT

In a truly impressive career full of highlights, legendary director Arthur Penn's (The Miracle Worker, Little Big Man) most celebrated film remains 1967's ultra stylish, sexy, and ultimately very violent romantic crime drama BONNIE AND CLYDE. The iconic Depression-era tale of the doomed outlaw couple is the stuff of American pulp lore; their courting fame (or notoriety) and using the media during their bank robbing spree in the 1930s adds an undeniable level of thematic depth to the film and the story. Considered a landmark feature in American cinema, BONNIE AND CLYDE stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the titular outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, and includes memorable performances from Estelle Parsons (who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her part), Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Denver Pyle, and Gene Wilder.

Thursday, July 14
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm

Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film! Please redeeem at the door.

BONNIE AND CLYDE (Arthur Penn, 1967 / 111 mins / 18A) | BONNIE AND CLYDE is loosely based on the true stories of the outlaw gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed.

The Neon Demon

Thursday, July 14 at 9:30pm PDT

An aspiring model finds herself in a terrifying predicament with her survival hanging in the balance.

Thursday, July 12
Doors 6:00:pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 door

Thursday, July 14
Doors 6:00:pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

THE NEON DEMON (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016 / 118 mins / 18 A) | When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

Lawrence of Arabia

Friday, July 15 at 6:45pm PDT

“He was the most extraordinary man I ever knew.”

The epic of all epics, British director David Lean‘s triumphant masterpiece LAWRENCE OF ARABIA nobly retains its status in the pantheon of cinema as one of, if not the greatest films ever made – and for good reason. Based on the life of English archaeologist, military officer and diplomat T.E. Lawrence, this historical drama holds a firm grasp on its audience with nearly four hours of grand scope, brilliant performances, and the kind of beautiful cinematography that can only truly be enjoyed and appreciated on the big screen. Nominated for ten Academy Awards, it won seven including Best Director, Best Sound Editing, Best Film Editing, and Best Picture.

In what is easily the most venerated performance of his brilliant career, Peter O’Toole is remarkable as the enigmatic British Army lieutenant whose exploits carry him through service in the Arabian Peninsula during World War 1 to guerilla warfare, Turkish combat, and later involvement in the formation of the Arab National Council, pitting his increasing emotional conflict relative to his own conscience and allegiances vs. those of “duty” and “country.” The film also features standout performances from Sir Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif, and José Ferrer.

“It is O’Toole who continually dominates the screen, and he dominates it with professional skill, Irish charm and smashing good looks.” Time Magazine

Friday, July 15
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm
*Please note: This movie has a 15 minute intermission.

Tickets $12 advance | $14 at the door
*All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Sorry, Groupons and passes are not accepted for this screening.

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (David Lean, 1962 / 216 mins / PG) | An epic about British officer T.E. Lawrence’s mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity, but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements before uniting and leading the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes against the Turks.

Dazed and Confused

Friday, July 15 at 11:30pm PDT

Why go cruising the strip or climbing the water tower on a Friday night when you could spend it at your favourite indie movie theatre instead?

Alright, alright, alright! Join us at the Rio Theatre for a slice of cult-classic nostalgia that celebrates the best day of high school you never had: Richard Linklater’s DAZED AND CONFUSED. As fresh today as it was when it was released in 1993, Linklater’s infinitely quotable coming-of-age tale features a truly excellent ensemble cast, an authentically groovy 70s feel, and a pretty killer soundtrack, man. DAZED AND CONFUSED is, perhaps, Linklater’s premiere effort and really showcases his signature rambling, naturalistic style and an approach to storytelling that was so memorable in his breakthrough 1991 indie hit, SLACKER.

DAZED AND CONFUSED manages to take a peek into the cliques and characters of high school in a smart, heartfelt, and often very funny way, revealing an endearing and occasionally profound picture of, “the best years of your life.” Starring Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Joey Lauren Adams, Rory Cochrane, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Marissa Ribisi, Milla Jovovovovich, and Ben Affleck.

“Bet it makes you wanna dance.” (TIME Magazine)

Friday, July 15
Doors 11:00 pm | Doors 11:30 pm
Tickets $8 advance HERE | $10 at the door
*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
**All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service

DAZED AND CONFUSED (Richard Linklater, 1993 / 102 mins, 14A) | The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum when his football coach demands he sign a “no drugs” pledge.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30pm PDT

“What a dump.”

The real-life, volcanic passion between screen legends Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton stoke the flames of director Mike Nichols’ debut feature Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, adapted from Edward Albee‘s play of the same name. An icon of American cinema, the film burns up the screen with brilliant dramatic performances and a script seething with scathing (if not sadistic) wit; its simple story of married couple George and Martha (Burton and Taylor) emotionally unraveling with their dinner guests (George Segal, Sandy Dennis) over a very alcohol-fueled conversation. Nominated for thirteen Oscars, the film won five, including Best Supporting Actress for Sandy Dennis and Best Actress for Taylor, who shines in a raw, frighteningly real performance that famously cast her legendary beauty to the side.


Wednesday, July 20
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

*All ages OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (Mike Nichols, 1966 / 131 mins) | A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other

Belladonna of Sadness

Thursday, July 21 at 9:30pm PDT

“A bewitching masterpiece.” - The New York Times

One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation that was never officially released theatrically, BELLADONNA OF SADNESS is the third (and last) of the adult-oriented Mushi Pro Animerama films, produced by the godfather of Japanese anime & manga Osamu Tezuka and directed by his long time collaborator Eiichi Yamamoto (Astro Boy and Kimba The White Lion), and is adapted from French historian Jules Michelet‘s novel La Sorcière. The obvious and salient feature of this “extremely transgressive” erotica is the unique way in which it was animated, using a blend of still illustrations and full animation – in addition to its mind-blowing Japanese psych-rock soundtrack by noted avant-garde jazz composer Masahiko Satoh.

Thursday, July 21
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm

Tickets $10 advance www.riotheatretickets.ca | $12 door
*Groupons and passes OK!
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.

This intensely original work has been newly restored by Cinelicious Pics using the original 35mm camera negative and sound elements – and includes over 8 minutes of surreal and explicit footage cut from the negative.

BELLADONNA OF SADNESS (Eiichi Yamamoto, 1973 / 93 min) After being banished from her village, a peasant woman makes a pact with the devil to gain magical ability. *Screens in Japanese with English subtitles.

Friday

Friday, July 22 at 11:55pm PDT

Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.

Friday, July 22
Doors 11:30 pm | Movie 11:59 pm

Tickets $8 advance | $10 at the door
*All ages OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

Hunt For The Wilderpeople

Saturday, July 23 at 4:30pm PDT

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, director Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, upcoming THOR: RAGNORAK) masterfully weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. A hilarious, touching crowd-pleaser, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE reminds us about the journey that growing up is (at any age) and those who help us along the way.

“An oddball and oddly affecting take on two misfits finding their metaphorical partner-in-crime match.” (Rolling Stone)

“101 minutes of pure comic joy.” (The Globe and Mail)


*Additional dates TBD. Times subject to change

Doors open half hour before the movie

Tickets $10 advance/ $12 at the door

*All ages OK! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (Taika Waititi, 2016 / 101 mins / PG) A national manhunt is organized when a kid and his foster uncle go missing in the New Zealand bush.

North by Northwest

Saturday, July 23 at 7pm PDT

At one point (jokingly) titled 'The Man in Lincoln's Nose,' iconic auteur Alfred Hitchcock's NORTH BY NORTHWEST represents something of a late-period departure for a filmmaker known primarily for horror; it's a tightly-wound, intensely thrilling, and often witty take on the cinematic trope of mistaken identity that is widely regarded as one of his best films.

Cary Grant stars as Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill, who finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a man by the name of George Kaplan. When foreign spy Philip Vandamm and his henchman Leonard try to eliminate him, Thornhill tries to make sense of the case, and is framed for murder instead. On the run from the police, he manages to board a train bound for Chicago, where he meets a beautiful blond (a memorable Eva Marie Saint) who helps him evade the authorities. His world is turned upside down yet again when he learns that even she isn't the innocent bystander he thought she was. Not all is as it seems however, leading to a dramatic climax at the top of Mt. Rushmore. Beyond what one would expect from the man famously dubbed, "The Master of Suspense," NORTH BY NORTHWEST is notable for being one of the director's only action films, and features several visually iconic sequences that have since become woven into the fabric of the genre. Also starring James Mason, Martin Landau.

"Certifiable 'classic' territory, Hitchcock's glossiest entertainment is the closest the trickster ever came to an action movie." (Empire Magazine)

Saturday, July 23
Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm

Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door
*All ages OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

NORTH BY NORTHWEST (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959 / 136 mins / PG) | A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

Top Gun

Saturday, July 23 at 10pm PDT

“Talk to me, Goose.”

It’s summertime and we feel the need… For speed! Tony Scott‘s 1986 blockbuster TOP GUN made an even bigger star out of Tom Cruise, who shines here in the role of a daring, aviator sunglasses-wearing and motorbike-riding US Navy fighter pilot trainee who is vying to be the best of the best in his class – with a little help (and that lovin’ feeling) along the way from his instructor (Kelly McGillis). Beyond the romantic drama overtones, TOP GUN is a genuine action-filled classic that features some of the most thrilling, iconic airplane dogfight sequences ever put to film – best enjoyed on the big screen! (Also: You can’t go wrong with the soundtrack, a perfect 80s time capsule featuring Kenny Loggins, Berlin, Loverboy, and – of course! – The Righteous Brothers.) Also starring Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, Tom Skerritt, Tim Robbins, and Meg Ryan.

Saturday, July 23
Doors 9:30 pm | Movie 10:00 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
**All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service

TOP GUN (Tony Scott, 1986 / 110 mins / PG) | As students at the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

Hunt For The Wilderpeople

Sunday, July 24 at 6:30pm PDT

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, director Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, upcoming THOR: RAGNORAK) masterfully weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. A hilarious, touching crowd-pleaser, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE reminds us about the journey that growing up is (at any age) and those who help us along the way.

“An oddball and oddly affecting take on two misfits finding their metaphorical partner-in-crime match.” (Rolling Stone)

“101 minutes of pure comic joy.” (The Globe and Mail)


*Additional dates TBD. Times subject to change

Doors open half hour before the movie

Tickets $10 advance/ $12 at the door

*All ages OK! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (Taika Waititi, 2016 / 101 mins / PG) A national manhunt is organized when a kid and his foster uncle go missing in the New Zealand bush.

Hunt For The Wilderpeople

Monday, July 25 at 9:30pm PDT

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, director Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, upcoming THOR: RAGNORAK) masterfully weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. A hilarious, touching crowd-pleaser, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE reminds us about the journey that growing up is (at any age) and those who help us along the way.

“An oddball and oddly affecting take on two misfits finding their metaphorical partner-in-crime match.” (Rolling Stone)

“101 minutes of pure comic joy.” (The Globe and Mail)


*Additional dates TBD. Times subject to change

Doors open half hour before the movie

Tickets $10 advance/ $12 at the door

*All ages OK! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (Taika Waititi, 2016 / 101 mins / PG) A national manhunt is organized when a kid and his foster uncle go missing in the New Zealand bush.

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