Double Bill: Pearl & X

Double Bill: Pearl & X

9:00pm - Friday, Jun 28, 2024

Yes, we're as excited as you are for the third installment of Ti West's bloody amazing franchise, MAXXINE, hitting movie screens on Friday, July 5!

So yes, of course, we're going to revisit both X (2022), and its prequel PEARL (2022), with a double bill screening on Friday, June 28!

Following the breakout success of filmmaker West's highly acclaimed X in 2022, he (and muse Mia Goth) surprised everyone with the surprise release of prequel PEARL that same year, continuing the twisted story with a pathological origin story for one of horror cinema's most unexpectedly earnest villains.

Trapped on her family's isolated farm, Pearl (Mia Goth) must tend to her ailing father under the bitter and overbearing watch of her devout mother. Lusting for a glamorous life like she's seen in the movies, Pearl finds her ambitions, temptations, and repressions all colliding in this stunning, technicolor-inspired origin story of X's iconic villain.

"You leave admiring the film’s kills, the lingua franca of any slasher flick. What stays with you, though, is its portrait of a psychological crack turning into a chasm." (Rolling Stone Magazine)

"West and Goth created an inventive, unique slasher genre, and a movie worth re-watching several times." (Chicago Reader)

"'Pearl' finds Ti West squeezing fresh gore out of the world he created with X -- and once again benefiting from a brilliant Mia Goth performance." (Rotten Tomatoes)

"If Douglas Sirk made a slasher flick, it would be Pearl." (Filmweek LA)

Friday, June 28

PEARL
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

Single Film Tickets here: https://riotheatretickets.ca/events/30429-pearl

X
11:00 pm *As this is screening as part of a double bill, the start time is approximate.

Single Film Tickets here: https://riotheatretickets.ca/events/30430-ti-west-s-x

Late Night Date Night! Bring a friend or date to our Friday Late Night Movie screening of X and get two-for-one entry!

PEARL (Ti West, 2022 / 18A / 103 mins) Trapped on an isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the watch of her mother. Lusting for the glamorous life she's seen in movies, Pearl's temptations and repressions collide.

X (Ti West, 2022 / 106 mins / 18 A) In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.

*Minors OK. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.
*We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance at www.riotheatretickets.ca. If a screening or live event is not sold out, the remaining tickets will be available for in-person purchase at the Rio Theatre's Box Office prior to showtime (subject to availability).
*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 at concession.
*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 rarely at capacity – you should not have issues being admitted.)

*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.

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