9:15pm - Sunday, Apr 3, 2016

Hands down, one of the most frequent requests we get at the Rio Theatre is for the enduringly popular 1988 Japanese sci-fi anime AKIRA. Based on director Katsuhiro Otomo's popular manga of the same name, the landmark film is a visual feast featuring epic, hand-drawn cityscapes as a backdrop for a sexy, violent cyberpunk adventure that takes place in the post-apocalyptic city of Neo-Tokyo (in the not-so-distant 2019). The story follows a teenaged boy who is exposed to a mysterious energy source, and develops telekinetic powers that place him at the center of a conflict that may destroy the world. (This film screens in Japanese with English subtitles.)

Sunday, April 3
Doors 8:45 | Movie 9:15

Tickets $10 advance/ $12 at the door

**Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.

**Groupons and passes OK
Please redeem at the door.

AKIRA (Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 / 124 mins / PG) | A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psychics can stop.

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