The Matrix (25th Anniversary Screening)

The Matrix (25th Anniversary Screening)

9:30pm - Wednesday, Jul 31, 2024

"There is no spoon."

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a much-needed, big screen re-visitation of the Wachowski's landmark 1999 blockbuster, THE MATRIX - one of the most influential, martial-arts fueled, futuristic cyber-punk sci-fi fantasies ever made.

Set in 1999, Keanu Reeves stars as Thomas A. Anderson (hacker alias: "Neo"), a man living two lives; he spends his days working in a cubicle manning a computer, and at night he does a little hacking on the side. (Although, he may also really be a pawn in a giant virtual-reality game controlled by twenty-second-century programmers...) Neo believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his burning question -- "What is the Matrix?" Neo is contacted by Trinity, a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus. They fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life. Also starring Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.

"'The Matrix' soars." (Rolling Stone Magazine)

"The deliciously inventive Wachowskis have delivered the syntax for a new kind of movie: technically mind-blowing, style merged perfectly with content and just so damn cool." (Empire Magazine)

"A technologically stunning movie that furthers the genre and features crowd-pleasing performances to go with the frequent scenes of gunplay and violence." (Hollywood Reporter)

"Where other films are done in by the freedom offered by computer effects, 'The Matrix' integrates them beautifully." (AV Club)

Wednesday, July 31
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm
*Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

THE MATRIX (The Wachowskis, 1999 / 136 minutes / 14A) What is the Matrix? Have you ever had a dream that you were so sure was real? What if you couldn't awaken? How would you know the difference between dream and reality? When a beautiful stranger leads computer hacker Neo to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth--the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence. Neo joins legendary and dangerous rebel warrior Morpheus in the battle to destroy the illusion enslaving humanity. Now, every move, every second, every thought becomes a fight to stay alive--to escape The Matrix.

*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.

*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.

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