11:30pm - Friday, Sep 22, 2023

"Beat it, creep!"

This one's for all the movie-loving "squares," "drapes," juvenile delinquents and orphans out there! The Rio Theatre's Friday Late Night Movie series continues on September 22 with John Waters' musical ode to the teen rebel genre, CRY-BABY.

Infectious and gleefully camp, CRY-BABY is one of Waters' more "accessible" (it's solid PG fare, releasing two years after HAIRSPRAY) titles, yet it still retained the sharp, cutting satire and subversion that Waters is so well known for. A laugh-out-loud romp, the 1990 release provided star Johnny Depp with the perfect vehicle in which to lampoon his pin-up image. With Amy Locane, Polly Bergen, Ricki Lake, Iggy Pop, Traci Lords.

"It all adds up to zany, wide-eyed, quintessential Waters havoc -- the "kinder, gentler" 1990s brand, perhaps. But the genuine article, nonetheless." (Seattle Times)

"The wizard of odd still runs amok." (Rolling Stone)

"It's not at all difficult to declare Cry-Baby the best American movie musical in recent memory." (OutWeek)

Friday, September 22
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

Late Night Date Night! Bring a friend, date, or a fellow orphan and get two-for-one entry!

CRY-BABY (John Waters, 1990 / 85 mins / PG) In 1950s Baltimore, a bad boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.

*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.
*Online sales end an hour before showtime; unless otherwise noted, tickets are always available for purchase at the box office prior to showtime. Our box office is typically open 30 minutes before showtime. All seating is General Admission; please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to showtime to ensure great seats and time for treats. All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.
*If you are looking to redeem either a Rio Theatre gift certificate or Groupon to any regular Rio Theatre screening: You can either email us in advance <> and give us a “heads up,” or do it at the 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.)

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