Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy at the Rio Theatre
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1660 East Broadway
It’s the bad-ass British triple bill movie marathon you’ve been waiting for. Join us for Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s cinematic ode to gut-busting genre fare, The Cornetto Trilogy, featuring SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ, and THE WORLD’S END.
Sunday, September 22
5pm – SHAUN OF THE DEAD
7pm – HOT FUZZ
9:30pm – THE WORLD’S END
All screenings 19+ w/ bar service
Advance $6 single / $10 double/ $14 triple
Doors $8 single / $12 double / $16 triple
SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004) – A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.
HOT FUZZ (2007) – Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.
THE WORLD’S END (2013) – Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival.
“The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy (also known as the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy or the Cornetto trilogy) is a series of comedic genre films directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, produced by Nira Park, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The films are Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End.
Each film in the trilogy is connected to a Cornetto ice cream, with a Cornetto of the appropriate flavour appearing in each film. Shaun of the Dead features a strawberry-flavoured Cornetto, which signifies the film’s bloody and gory elements, Hot Fuzz includes the blue original Cornetto, to signify the police element to the film, and The World’s End features the green mint chocolate chip flavour in a nod to aliens and science fiction.
The name originates from a “silly joke” during the promotion of Hot Fuzz, when somebody pointed the Cornetto connection out to Wright, and he suggested that the three flavours of Cornetto was a reference to Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours film trilogy. According to Wright, Wall’s, manufacturer of the Cornetto, were “very pleased with the namecheck”.”