Stand By Me

Stand By Me

4:20pm - Sunday, Sep 12, 2021

"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?"

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a special 35th Anniversary Screening of director Rob Reiner's STAND BY ME, one of the most popular cinematic adaptations from one of the most prolific authors of horror fiction ever, Stephen King. Based on his short story "The Body", this nostalgic coming-of-age tale set in enigmatic Castle Rock, Oregon over Labor Day weekend, 1959 is a cinematic touchstone for 80s kids everywhere, and made stars out of its four young leads, River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O'Connell.

After learning that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes, four Oregon boys decide to go see the body. On the way, they encounter a mean junk man and a marsh full of leeches, as they also learn more about one another and their very different home lives. While just a lark at first, the boys' adventure is colored by the personal pressures brought to bear on all of them by the adult world, and eventually evolves into a defining event in their lives. With Kiefer Sutherland, John Cusack, and Richard Dreyfuss. )

"This is as fresh and moving as it was when it was first released. Superbly acted...the classic of its genre." (Empire Magazine)

"It has aged into a staple of youthful nostalgia for its deft straddling of the line between childhood and adulthood... STAND BY ME gets its staying power from its well-measured bittersweet take on the good ol’ days, resulting from the combination of Rob Reiner’s intuitive knack for seeing through a child’s eyes and the writer’s brutal awareness of what comes afterward." (Rolling Stone)

Sunday, September 12 Final Encore
Doors 3:55 pm | Move 4:20 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 | $15 at the door

STAND BY ME (Rob Reiner, 1986 / 89 mins / PG) After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

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