Noir Nights: Rififi

The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are ready to welcome you to the next showing in the Noir Nights series on Monday, June 12, with the recently restored version of Jules Dassin’s classic heist film, “Rififi.” Called “the best of all heist movies,” by the Village Voice’s Alan Scherstuhl, Rififi is the story of Tony Le Stéphanois (Jean Servais), who has just returned from prison after taking a rap for Jo le Suédois (Carl Möhner), and is ready to settle a few scores and mastermind a brilliant jewel heist. A worldwide smash hit, Rififi earned director Dassin the Best Director prize at Cannes and set the standard for screen robberies for decades to come.The Noir Nights film series pairs film noir classics with pre-show wine tastings featuring wines inspired by the films. Niche proprietor Leah Jackson will be on hand to discuss the wines, which will also be available for purchase during the movie, and by the bottle as customers leave.

Tickets to individual films are $10 and include the wine tasting and collectible ticket. If you’d prefer not to see the film, you can enjoy just the wine tasting for $5. If you’d like to attend the whole series, $40 gets you admission to all three films and wine tastings as well as a collectible Noir Nights wine glass. Additional glasses are available for $10.

The pre-show tastings begin at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 7:30 p.m. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Niche Wine Bar is located in the same building at 1013 Main St. For more details, visit www.kigginstheatre.net. All seats are normally $9, except for Mondays, when all tickets are $6.

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