Robot Dreams

Robot Dreams

6:15pm - Friday, Jul 12, 2024

Living a solitary existence in Manhattan, DOG is tired of being alone, and mail orders a friend he can assemble himself: ROBOT. Their friendship blooms while exploring all that 1980s New York City has to offer. Capturing the fantastical possibilities of animated storytelling, director Pablo Berger (BLANCANIEVES) balances the loveable duo’s quirky antics, such as roller skating in Central Park to the classic tunes of Earth, Wind & Fire, with a hint of melancholic longing.

DOG and ROBOT’s adventures through an NYC filled with anthropomorphized animals may be a fun-filled lark, but ROBOT DREAMS is more than a city symphony devoted to friendship, as it considers heartbreak and loneliness with an assured depth of feeling. Brimming with the heartfelt experience of love, loss, and friendship, this adaptation of Sara Varon’s acclaimed graphic novel showcases the beauty of 2D animation and the power of dialogue-free cinema in an enchanting, illustrated world.

"Bolstered by the resilient spirit of New York City, this is one of the loveliest movies that you will see this year, animated or otherwise." (TheWrap)

"Make no mistake, this is a love story." (The Playlist)

Friday, July 12
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

Kids 13 and under are just $7!

ROBOT DREAMS (Pablo Berger, 2023 / 102 mins / PG / Spanish with English subtitles) DOG lives in Manhattan and he's tired of being alone. One day he decides to build himself a robot, a companion. Their friendship blossoms, until they become inseparable, to the rhythm of 80's NYC. One summer night, DOG, with great sadness, is forced to abandon ROBOT at the beach. Will they ever meet again?

*Minors OK. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Sorry, Rio Theatre passes n/a for this event.
*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 open 60 minutes before showtime.
*All seating is General Admission; please arrive at least 20-30 minutes prior to showtime to ensure great seats and time for treats.

*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.

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