The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Independence Day (1996)
9:30pm - Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
â€œNuke â€™em. Letâ€™s nuke the bastards. â€œ
On Wednesday, November 9, The Gentlemen Hecklers return to the Rio Theatre with the ultimate post-US election night apocalyptic sci-fi-action thriller: INDEPENDENCE DAY. Yes, the Gentlemen are going all out (Big Willie Style!) with one of the 90sâ€™ biggest and baddest (in a good way) guilty pleasures that asks the ultimate the-aliens-are-coming hypotheticals, â€œWhat if?â€
In Roland Emmerichâ€™s effects-filled blockbuster fantasy, Will Smith stars as an Air Force pilot tasked with hunting aliens in a bid to save save mankind. Bill Pullman is the handsome and heroic President America really wanted in the 90s. And Jeff Goldblum is, well, still managing to kick ass as cinemaâ€™s most convincingly hunky, endearing master of science-ness. Also starring Vivica A. Fox, Judd Hirsch, Harvey Fierstein, Harry Connick, Jr. and Randy Quaid (!).
Let The Gentlemen Hecklers provide you with their unique brand of live, hilarious commentary â€“ for the best cheesy movies! Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart are Vancouverâ€™s masters of movie riffing, making so-bad-theyâ€™re-good movies even better by talking you through them.
Wednesday, November 9
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm
Advance tickets $10 | $12 at the door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, Groupons and passes not accepted for this event.
INDEPENDENCE DAY (Roland Emmerich, 1996 / 145 mins) On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped â€œdestroyerâ€ spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4 the a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space in order to plant a nuclear missile.
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