The Last Picture Show (With or w/out Starman Double Bill Option)
6:30pm - Sunday, Jul 16, 2017
Join us at the Rio Theatre for a double bill highlighting two great performances from an enduring actor's career that we can totally abide by: Jeff Bridges. At 6:30 pm we'll be screening Peter Bogdanovich's work of sentimental 50's coming-of-age drama THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, followed by John Carpenter's sci-fi romance STARMAN at 9:00 pm.
See one, or see them both for one sweet price!
Sunday, July 16
THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Single film tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door
See both THE LAST PICTURE SHOW & STARMAN for $13 advance | $15 at the door
Movie 9:00 pm
*Minors welcome in the balcony to both films! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Groupons and passes OK for any single film! Please redeem at the door.
THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971 / 118 mins / PG) High school seniors and best friends, Sonny and Duane, live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating local beauty, Jacy, while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife, Ruth. As graduation nears, both boys contemplate their futures. While Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business, each boy struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else. Starring Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms, Cybill Shepherd, and Cloris Leachman.
"The scene where Sam imparts his wisdom to young buck Bottoms may be the saddest, loveliest moment in 1970s American cinema. And that's saying something." (Time Out)
"It's plain and uncondescending in its re-creation of what it means to be a high-school athlete, of what a country dance hall is like, of the necking in cars and movie houses, and of the desolation that follows high-school graduation." (The New Yorker)
STARMAN (John Carpenter, 1984 / 115 mins / PG) Answering a NASA message intended for aliens, a space being tries to contact mankind, but an American missile grounds his ship. Scrambling, the so-called Starman inhabits the body of a late Wisconsinite and kidnaps the dead man's widow, Jenny Hayden. Determined to reunite with a vessel from his home planet at a predetermined site, Starman and Jenny travel to Arizona. Pursued by military officials trying to kill him, Starman forges a lasting bond with Jenny. Starring Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen and Charles Martin Smith.
"STARMAN contains the potential to be a very silly movie, but the two actors have so much sympathy for their characters that the movie, advertised as space fiction, turns into one of 1984's more touching love stories." (Roger Ebert)
"In Mr. Bridges' hands [his role] becomes the occasion for a sweetly affecting characterization -- a fine showcase for the actor's blend of grace, precision and seemingly offhanded charm." (The New York Times)
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