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The Bride of Frankenstein at the Rio Theatre


Monday, October 25, 2021 - 6:00pm


The Rio Theatre's seasonal deep dive into Halloween-y favourites continues on Monday, October 25 with one of the all-time great monster movies, James Whale's iconic THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN. This 1935 sequel to Whale's 1931 film FRANKENSTEIN retained the legendary Boris Karloff as the eponymous, mortally challenged creation.

After recovering from injuries sustained in the mob attack upon himself and his creation, Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) falls under the control of his former mentor, Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger), who insists the now-chastened doctor resume his experiments in creating new life. Meanwhile, the Monster (Karloff) remains on the run from those who wish to destroy him without understanding that his intentions are generally good despite his lack of socialization and self-control. With Elsa Lanchester, Valerie Hobson.

"James Whale's erudite genius brings it all together. He sculpts every nuance of self-parody, social satire, horror, humour, wit and whimsy into a dazzling whole, keeping every one of his fantastical plates spinning until the tragic, inevitable finale." (Empire Magazine)

"Another astonishing chapter in the career of the Monster." (New York Times)

Monday, October 25
Doors 5:30 pm | Movie 6:00 pm
Advance tickets $15 | $15 at the door

Due to reduced capacity, advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*In accordance with the Province of British Columbia’s current PHO from the Ministry of Health, all eligible patrons must present their proof of vaccine status for entry. No exceptions
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.

THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (James Whale, 1935 / 75 mins / PG) THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN begins where James Whale's FRANKENSTEIN (1931) ended. Dr. Frankenstein has not been killed as previously portrayed and now he wants to get away from the mad experiments. Yet when his wife is kidnapped by his creation, Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new monster, this time a woman.

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