03. January 2018 - 18:15 till 23:45
Share it on:

Blade Runner & Blade Runner 2049 Double Bill at the Rio Theatre | The Rio Theatre | Wednesday, 03. January 2018

This is the one you've been begging us for, Vancouver! Join us for back-to-back screenings of Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER: The Final Cut followed by Denis Villeneuve's BLADE RUNNER 2049 on Wednesday, January 3.

Wednesday, January 3
Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm
Single BLADE RUNNER tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

(Break)

Denis Villeneuve's BLADE RUNNER 2049
Movie 8:45 pm *Apx. Start time
Single BLADE RUNNER 20149 tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

Why not make it a BLADE RUNNER + BLADE RUNNER 2049 Double Feature?
See both films for $13 advance | $15 at the door

*Minors OK (no alcohol allowed) in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes accepted for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.

In 2007 director Ridley Scott released BLADE RUNNER: The Final Cut, the “definitive” edition – the workprint feature version – which has since been remastered for theatrical release. Catch it in all its director approved, Friday Late Night, futuretastic, digital sci-fi glory on the big screen - the way nature intended. (Also: This is the last time - we'll be screening it for a while!)

In the year 2019, ex-detective Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is called out of retirement to track down and eliminate a team of humanoid androids that have escaped from an outer space mining colony and have taken refuge here on Earth. During his search for the fugitives, he discovers some disturbing secrets about the future plans of the androids' manufacturer, the Tyrell Corporation. Also starring Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah.

"A visually remarkable, achingly human sci-fi masterpiece." (Rotten Tomatoes)

"This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental." (Entertainment Weekly)

"A masterpiece of dystopian science fiction on film." (Daily Telegraph)

BLADE RUNNER (Ridley Scott, 1982 / 117 mins / 18A) | Deckard is forced by the police Boss to continue his old job as Replicant Hunter. His assignment: eliminate four escaped Replicants from the colonies who have returned to Earth. Before starting the job, Deckard goes to the Tyrell Corporation and he meets Rachel, a Replicant girl he falls in love with.

In 2017 Canadian director Denis Villeneuve unleashed one of the most anticipated sequels of all time, BLADE RUNNER 2049. Set thirty years after the events of Ridley Scott’s original BLADE RUNNER, the sequel follows a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), who unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), the former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. With Jared Leto, Robin Wright.

“From the opening aerial shots, we know we are in the presence of a masterly visual tactician and a shrewd storyteller in the director, Denis Villeneuve.” (The New York Times)

“Visually stunning and narratively satisfying, BLADE RUNNER 2049 deepens and expands its predecessor’s story while standing as an impressive filmmaking achievement in its own right.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (Denis Villeneuve, 2017 / 164 mins / 14A) |Officer K, a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years.
Comments
  • Jane Townsend hey heres our chance
  • Avi Winkler
  • Brady Van Leenen? I can’t remember your thoughts on these movies ...
  • Lucas Zuber
  • It would be cool if the 3 shorts that were made to bridge the two movies played in between!
  • Any chance of another showing of 2049? Perhaps a little earlier or on a weekend...?
  • Happy Sunday! Just a lil' heads up that tickets for our BLADE RUNNER + BLADE RUNNER 2049 Double Bill on January 3 are selling steadily, so if you think you are one of those people who wants to hang out with us in the dark watching these two fine sci-fi films back-to-back - you may want to get those tickets sooner rather than later. www.riotheatretickets.ca
  • The glitch has been fixed! Advance tickets for the double bill option ($13) are now up and running. Get 'em now at www,riotheatretickets.ca.
  • Are you guys going to show the Blade Runner short films(2022:The Blackout, 2036 and 2048)in between? Would really fill in the gaps before diving into 2049 after the original!
  • Kevin Campbell
  • YES. I am there.
  • Jon DeConto Gerald DeConto
  • So yes, this is happening. Tickets on sale now at www.riotheatretickets.ca