Mad Heidi

Mad Heidi

11:15pm - Friday, Jun 23, 2023

In a dystopian Switzerland that has fallen under the fascist rule of a cheese magnate, Heidi lives as a simple young woman in the Alps. Grandfather Alpöhi does his best to protect his granddaughter from the dictatorship, but soon her yearning for freedom causes all hell to break loose. The naive girl must transform into a fierce fighter before setting out to liberate the country from the cheese fascists. An action-adventure spoof based on the popular children's book character Heidi. With Alice Lucy, Max Rüdlinger, Casper Van Dien.

"Bound to become a cult classic!" (Telluride Horror Show)

"The gonzo action movie lover should find much here to appreciate, while those versed in independent film production will likely find themselves admiring its technical soundness." (Paste Magazine)

"A perfect film for a crowd, Mad Heidi feeds off of the energy of those watching, bouncing it back at them. Mad Heidi is a ton of fun and is sure to delight genre fans with a silly sense of humour." (THN)

"Fondue torture is rife." (

Friday, June 23
Doors 10:45 pm | Movie 11:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

Late Night Date Night! Bring your best bloody friend, a date, or your favourite Swiss cheese-loving pal and get two-for-one entry!

MAD HEIDI (Johannes Hartmann, Sandro Klopfstein, 2023 / 92 mins / 18A) Swiss mountain girl Heidi is all grown up and goes on a crusade against a megalomaniac cheese magnate after her boyfriend is killed for illegal trading.

*Minors OK. 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.
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