Terminator 1 and 2 Double Bill

Terminator 1 and 2 Double Bill

8:00pm - Friday, Jul 26, 2024

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Friday, July 26 with one of our all-time favourite nights of dystopian action, featuring a 40th Anniversary restoration of James Cameron's original 1984 dystopian masterpiece THE TERMINATOR + its 1991 sequel,  TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY. Back-to-back and on the silver screen (big and loud!), where they belong.

Even better? THE TERMINATOR is screening as part of National Art House Theatre Day! Following the screening is an exclusive Q&A with Director James Cameron and Producer Gale Anne Hurd, who will be discussing the film's indie roots and the critical importance of art house theaters. (This pre-taped conversation will play following the film, and will be moderated by Amanda Salazar, Director of Programming at Vidiots, a non-profit video store and entertainment events hub for film lovers in the Los Angeles area.)

"Knowing that many people have never seen the film or missed out on seeing it on the silver screen, I couldn’t be more thrilled to celebrate THE TERMINATOR's 40th anniversary with its return to cinemas on Art House Theater Day,” said producer Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead,” Armageddon). "People may wonder if THE TERMINATOR is truly an indie film. As the film’s producer, I can assure you it is. Jim Cameron and I made the film for $6.4 million, which included a completion bond and a 10% contingency. We had a variety of co-financiers, pre-sold rights and our distribution was through Orion Pictures rather than a major studio - the very definition of an indie film, both then and now. We hope you’ll enjoy the nostalgic experience of seeing it this summer!"

Disguised as a human, a seemingly indestructible cyborg assassin known as a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) travels from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). Sent to protect Sarah is Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), who divulges the coming of Skynet, an artificial intelligence system that will spark a nuclear holocaust. Sarah is targeted because Skynet knows that her unborn son will lead the fight against them. With the virtually unstoppable Terminator in hot pursuit, she and Kyle attempt to escape.

"As chillingly efficient in exacting thrills from its audience as its titular character is in executing its targets." (Empire Magazine)

See one, or see 'em both for one sweet price!

Friday, July 26

Doors 7:30 pm | Movie 8:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

Single film advance tickets here: https://riotheatretickets.ca/events/30595-the-terminator-40th-anniversary-screening


Movie 10:20 pm *As this film is screening as part of a double feature, the start time is subject to change.

Single film advance tickets here: https://riotheatretickets.ca/events/30598-terminator-2-judgement-day

THE TERMINATOR (James Cameron, 1984 / 108 mins / PG) In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the human-resistance movement dispatches a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah. Can he stop the virtually indestructible killing machine?

*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.

Venue Location

Share this event