The Rio Theatre has released its schedule of late night movie events for Fridays this month, featuring some late ’80s and early ’90s gems.
Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
Friday, November 1, 2013
The Lost Boys (Joel Schumacher, 1987)
Sleep All Day. Party All Night. Never Grow Old. Never Die. It’s Fun to Be a Vampire. | Director Joel Schumacher’s vampire cult-classic The Lost Boys is a total fan favourite, especially to children of the 1980s. Starring a bloody brat pack that includes Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Alex Winter, Jami Gertz and the ultimate Tiger Beat-era heart throb duo of Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. | After moving to a new town, two brothers are convinced that the area is frequented by vampires.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Thelma and Louise
(Ridley Scott, 1991)
“You shoot off a guy’s head with his pants down, believe me, Texas ain’t the place you want to get caught.” | Besides being a landmark blockbuster, Thelma & Louise remains one of the best road trip movies – and one of the only true “female buddy” movies – ever made. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film earned Callie Khouri an Academy Award for Best Original Script and stars Geena Davis (Thelma), Susan Sarandon (Louise), Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, and some guy named Brad Pitt. | An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a ’66 Thunderbird.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Drop Dead Fred
(Ate de Jong, 1991)
Dishes. Relationships. Wind. This guy breaks everything. | Phoebe Cates, Marsha Mason, Carrie Fisher and British comedian Rik Mayall (best known for his work on the TV series The Young Ones) star in this much loved cult-classic that appeals to kids of all ages. | A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Ghost in the Shell
(Mamoru Oshii, 1995)
It Found A Voice… Now It Needs A Body | Japanese director Mamoru Oshii’s beautifully illustrated work of sci-fi anime is based on the manga comic of the same name by Masamune Shirow, and stars the vocal talents of Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Otsuka, and Iemasa Kayumi. A big screen must for animation lovers. | A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.
Friday, November 29, 2013
(Michael Lehmann, 1988)
What’s your damage, Heather? | Long before Mean Girls, there was Heathers… Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty shine in this viciously funny yet insightful tale about the messy politics of female friendship, young love, cliquedom, and croquet during those oh-so-awkward high school years. One of the 1980s most quotable films.| A girl who half-heartedly tries to be part of the “in crowd” of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics.
The Rio Theatre is an independent art and movie house located at 1660 West Broadway, at Commercial Drive, and is easily accessible by transit. They now have their full service bar up and running so you must be 19+ to attend this series. All screenings are at 11:00pm. Tickets are available online in advance or at the door for $8 or $6 if you come in costume.