Cinema Paradiso at the Rio

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  • June 20, 2019
    6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

As part of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver and in celebration of Italian Day on the Drive (Sunday, June 9), the Rio Theatre is highlighting select Italian titles in June – including our annual tradition of screening director Giuseppe Tornatore’s nostalgic and wistful Oscar-winner CINEMA PARADISO on Thursday, June 20. Even better? We’re double-billing it with the director’s

Young Salvatore Di Vita (Salvatore Cascio) discovers the perfect escape from life in his war-torn Sicilian village: the CINEMA PARADISO movie house, where projectionist Alfredo (Philippe Noiret) instills in the boy a deep love of films. When Salvatore grows up, falls in love with a beautiful local girl (Agnese Nano) and takes over as the Paradiso’s projectionist, Alfredo must convince Salvatore to leave his small town and pursue his passion for filmmaking.

Visit the Rio’s website for tickets.

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