Dead On Film 5th Annual Short Horror Film Competition

Thursday, August 25 at 8pm PDT

The RIO THEATRE presents the 5th Annual DEAD ON FILM Short Horror Film Competition!!!

Thursday August 25th doors 7pm show at 8pm

Tickets $10 advance/ $12 at the door

19+ only 2 pieces of ID required
No Groupons or passes for this event

Contestants who have submitted their best 5 minute HORROR Short Film could be chosed to be one of The TOP 10 shorts will be screened on Thursday Aug 25th - the winner will be decided by audience & special guest judges vote. The winner will receive the coveted ZOSCAR Trophy, a CASH PRIZE of $1,000 and other unspeakable delights!!! Our Top 3 winners will also be shown in the fall at the RIO GRIND FESTIVAL 2017.

The first 3 years of Dead on Film were devoted strictly to Zombies - THIS year we are looking for short horror films of ALL types! Zombies are still welcome, as are ALL monsters, maniacs & evil spirits...only one criteria - someone's gotta die!

Prizes: $1,000 CASH!
Plus other Great Prizes TBA!!!

Our previous years' competitors screened in front of sold out audiences of 420!!!

Submission DEADline is Wednesday August 15th at MIDNIGHT. Submission fee is $30.

Criteira: no more than 5min long and someones gotta die!

Deliver submissions: send us a link to info@riotheatre.ca
Email Here.

subject line "Dead On Film" (with contact info)

Submission fee can be dropped off in person or by mail to the RIO Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver BC V5N 1W1 RIO Theatre drop off hours Monday - Thursday 6pm-10pm, Friday (6pm-Midnight), Saturdays & Sundays (5-10pm).

Grease Sing-a-Long

Friday, August 26 at 8pm PDT

"I got chills... They're mul-ti-ply-in'..."

Summer isn't summer without a little Summer Lovin', GREASE-style. And there's no better way to experience your all time favourite movie musical than at the Rio Theatre, with a big screen GREASE sing-a-long. (YES! Complete with lyrics on the screen, the bouncing ball, treat bags, a costume contest and more!). All ages are very welcome, costumes are highly encouraged, and audience participation is absolutely essential!

Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease," the most successful movie musical of all time. A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad Danny (John Travolta) have a summer romance, but will it cross clique lines?

Please note: A hickey from Kinickie is like a Hallmark card.

Friday, August 26
Doors 7:30 pm | Movie 8:00 pm
*Please note: This event includes a brief intermission.

Tickets $15 advance | $18 door
*All ages OK! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Sorry, Groupons and passes are not accepted for this event.

GREASE (Randal Kleiser, 1978 / 180 mins) Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Batman: The Killing Joke

Friday, August 26 at 11:30pm PDT

Based on the acclaimed DC Comics graphic novel by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE takes a journey into the dark psyche of the "Clown Prince of Crime." Now escaped from Arkham Asylum, The Joker sets out to prove that one bad day can make anyone just as insane as he is. Featuring the return of Kevin Conroy as Batman, Mark Hamill as The Joker and Tara Strong as Batgirl, witness the birth of a super villain, the fortitude of a hero, and the punchline that will leave you speechless! As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness.

"THE KILLING JOKE is incendiary. This movie adds gasoline to the fire." (Vox.com)

"If you consider yourself a Batman fan in any capacity, make sure you see THE KILLING JOKE immediately. It's not just a good Batman movie; it might actually be the best Batman movie to date." (Cinema Blend)

"If you're a fan of Batman at all, then The Killing Joke comes with the highest recommendation." (Nerdist)

Friday, August 26
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm

Tickets $8 advance | $10 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE Batman (Kevin Conroy) must save Commissioner Gordon (Ray Wise) from the Joker's (Mark Hamill) twisted quest to drive him insane.

Phantom Boy

Saturday, August 27 at 1pm PDT

The highly anticipated new film from the Academy Award®-nominated writers and directors of A CAT IN PARIS is a stylish noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York.

*Please note: This film screens in French with English subtitles.

Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city’s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction. Phantom Boy continues Gagnol and Felicioli’s fascination with animated film noir, in a heart-thumping adventure that pushes their trademark visual style to literal new heights, as Leo swoops and soars above the greatest skyline in the world.

"Adults should get a kick out of Phantom Boy's sly humour but the story and the action is for the kids." (The Globe & Mail)

"A modest, engaging film that reminds viewers of the intimate pleasures of drawn animation in an era of CG blockbusters." (LA TImes)

"Kids won't be bothered by the throwback stuff, and most grownups will enjoy the lovingly crafted images of a mythical city at night." (The Georgia Straight)

Sunday, August 27
Doors 12:30 pm | Movie 1:00 pm
*Minors welcome!

Tuesday, August 30
Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm
*Minors welcome in the balcony!

Tickets $10 advance | $12 door
*Minors OK! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

PHANTOM BOY (Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol, 2016 / 84 mins / PG) A super-powered boy helps a wheelchair-bound policeman in his attempt to bring down a mob kingpin.

Tickled

Sunday, August 28 at 4pm PDT

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

“The bizarre and ultimately shocking film… has become one of the stand-out documentaries at this year’s Sundance festival.” – The Independent

“Unexpectedly compelling, alternately painful and funny and deeply sad.” – Screen Daily

“Captivating and jaw dropping.” The Hollywood Reporter

Sunday, August 28
Doors 3:30 pm | Movie 4:00pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

TICKLED (David Farrier & Dylan Reeve, 2016 / 92 mins) A journalist intends to document an international tickling competition for kicks. Instead, he finds a bizarre and even threatening world created by a bully with deep pockets.

Captain Fantastic

Monday, August 29 at 6:45pm PDT

Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), his wife Leslie and their six children live deep in the wilderness of Washington state. Isolated from society, Ben and Leslie devote their existence to raising their kids -- educating them to think critically, training them to be physically fit and athletic, guiding them in the wild without technology and demonstrating the beauty of co-existing with nature. When Leslie dies suddenly, Ben must take his sheltered offspring into the outside world for the first time.

"If there weren't already a film called "World's Greatest Dad," that over-commodified Father's Day slogan would have made a fine title for Matt Ross' "Captain Fantastic." (Variety)

"Think of the movie as Noam Chomsky’s Little Miss Sunshine. It has a wacky road trip, a gonzo public disruption, a stolen corpse, some tears, and a lot of rage against the capitalist machine." (Vulture)

"Viggo Mortensen is at the top of his game in this family dramedy, shot through with humor and heart." (Rolling Stone)

Monday, August 29
Doors 6:15 | Movie 6:45 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 door

*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (Matt Ross, 2016 / 118 mins / 14A) In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

Swiss Army Man

Monday, August 29 at 9:30pm PDT

Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new “friend” and an unusual bag of tricks, the duo go on an epic adventure to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

Monday, August 29

Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance/ $12 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

SWISS ARMY MAN (Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, 2016 / 97 mins / 18A) Being stranded on a deserted island leaves young Hank (Paul Dano) bored, lonely and without hope. As a rope hangs around his neck, Hank prepares to end it all, until he suddenly spots a man (Daniel Radcliffe) laying by the shore. Unfortunately, he is dead and quite flatulent. Using the gassy body to his advantage, Hank miraculously makes it back to the mainland. However, he now finds himself lost in the wilderness, and dragging the talking corpse named Manny along for the adventure.

Phantom Boy

Tuesday, August 30 at 7pm PDT

The highly anticipated new film from the Academy Award®-nominated writers and directors of A CAT IN PARIS is a stylish noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York.

*Please note: This film screens in French with English subtitles.

Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city’s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction. Phantom Boy continues Gagnol and Felicioli’s fascination with animated film noir, in a heart-thumping adventure that pushes their trademark visual style to literal new heights, as Leo swoops and soars above the greatest skyline in the world.

"Adults should get a kick out of Phantom Boy's sly humour but the story and the action is for the kids." (The Globe & Mail)

"A modest, engaging film that reminds viewers of the intimate pleasures of drawn animation in an era of CG blockbusters." (LA TImes)

"Kids won't be bothered by the throwback stuff, and most grownups will enjoy the lovingly crafted images of a mythical city at night." (The Georgia Straight)

Sunday, August 27
Doors 12:30 pm | Movie 1:00 pm
*Minors welcome!

Tuesday, August 30
Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm
*Minors welcome in the balcony!

Tickets $10 advance | $12 door
*Minors OK! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

PHANTOM BOY (Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol, 2016 / 84 mins / PG) A super-powered boy helps a wheelchair-bound policeman in his attempt to bring down a mob kingpin.

Captain Fantastic

Tuesday, August 30 at 9:15pm PDT

Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), his wife Leslie and their six children live deep in the wilderness of Washington state. Isolated from society, Ben and Leslie devote their existence to raising their kids -- educating them to think critically, training them to be physically fit and athletic, guiding them in the wild without technology and demonstrating the beauty of co-existing with nature. When Leslie dies suddenly, Ben must take his sheltered offspring into the outside world for the first time.

"If there weren't already a film called "World's Greatest Dad," that over-commodified Father's Day slogan would have made a fine title for Matt Ross' "Captain Fantastic." (Variety)

"Think of the movie as Noam Chomsky’s Little Miss Sunshine. It has a wacky road trip, a gonzo public disruption, a stolen corpse, some tears, and a lot of rage against the capitalist machine." (Vulture)

"Viggo Mortensen is at the top of his game in this family dramedy, shot through with humor and heart." (Rolling Stone)

Tuesday, August 30
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 door

*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (Matt Ross, 2016 / 118 mins / 14A) In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

The Critical Hit Show: A Live D&D Comedy Experience

Wednesday, August 31 at 8pm PDT

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for another round of monthly medieval merriment. It's THE CRITICAL HIT SHOW!

Join Vancouver's best comedic performers at The Rio Theatre on Wednesday, August 31.

As always, our intrepid performers will venture on a quest for comic glory and snacks in a live, improvised spectacular inspired by the world's most popular role-playing game.

Wednesday, August 31

Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Advance Tickets $10 at / $12 at the door

19+ only. 2 pieces of ID required.

No Groupons or passes accepted for this show

For four years, The Critical Hit Show has been playing to massive audiences month after month, and the epic adventure continues... Remember, you don't need to know anything about gaming to have a great time. All you need is to know how to have fun!

THE ADVENTURERS
Eric Fell as The Dungeon Master
Ian Boothby as Benoit the Anointed, the Half-Elf Cleric
Joanna Gaskell as Freya, the Elf Warlock
Barbara Beall as Ingrid, the Halfling Fighter
Allen Morrison as Spitz Luben, the Human Wizard
Shaun Stewart as Brask Hellbeard, the Dwarf Bard

More monsters! More Magic! More Mayhem! More Off-Brand soda!

Talent TIME: Back 2 School, 9th Season Launch!

Thursday, September 1 at 8pm PDT

Get off the beach! Summer is over! The sun can kill you. And your Talent Time family misses you! We're taking you back to school for the launch of our 9th (and possibly last) season to tickle you with loads of larfs and thing things that make you go "Hmmmmmmm".

⚑ ⚑ THUR SEPT 1st ⚑ ⚑ (No Oct show)

$10 in advance ✉

$12 at the door ✉

7:00 Doors / 8pm Show

♥ 19+ w/ID for bar service. All ages Balcony!

Featuring...

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✔- THE INCREDIBLE “ASIAN ELVIS”: AARON WONG!!
Aaron has been an avid Elvis fan since childhood–there is a video of him performing Elvis songs as young as 3 years old! Aaron has gone onto perform in venues and contests across the U.S. and Canada. His dynamic energy and genuine admiration for the King of Rock ‘n Roll shine through during each and every performance.

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✔- REPRESENTATIVE OF A TOP SCHOOL SUPPLY BRAND!
What's new with school supplies these days? Has much changed since 3 ring binders? Are there 4 ring binders now? Built in Prez dispensers for Adderall? We will find out when a rep from one of the leading distributers shares this years MUST HAVES.

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✔- NEW SONG PREMIER FROM TEEN POP SINGER: I,KANDEE!
Our resident troubled teen is feeling great! In fact he is on a bit of a roll. He just wrote another new song and NEEDS to play it for you. Who are we to deny that? It's a fun song about shopping malls! Looks like your favorite sweetie has got the pep back in his step! (Fingers crossed)

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✔- 3 MORE HUGE ACTS TBA NEXT WEEK
plus new this season....
✔- WARM UP COMEDIAN: SEAN DEVLIN!
One of the cities most soft-spoken comedians, will pump you up!
✔- MAN ON THE STREET: AARON READ!!
Sending him out with a camera crew, he reports his findings, everyone laughs, end of transaction.

With..
✔- Co-host: RYAN BEIL!
✔- House band!
✔- Your chance of winning 100$!
✔- Pomp!
✔- Circumstance!
✔- More!

"There's no funner night out than the monthly Talent Time." - - The Georgia Straight

"Talent Time is the most innovative, raucus, totally silly and inspired show I have seen in years. Watching it is like freebasing sheer fun!"
- - Matthew Hays, Globe & Mail/CBC Arts Online

"A cult phenomenon that’s been flying under the radar...since 2008. A true comedy original. Talent Time defies genre. You have to experience it to truly appreciate it." - Guy MacPherson, The Georgia Straight

The Secret Of NIMH (Double Bill option)

Friday, September 2 at 7:15pm PDT

Frustrated with Walt Disney studio’s reluctance to produce the more traditional, full-length animated feature films they were known for, acclaimed animator Don Bluth and a number of his colleagues left with the intent of creating movies in the style of the old classics; The Secret of NIMH is the first film Bluth produced (he also adapted the script) following his departure. Adapted from Robert C. O’Brien‘s acclaimed children’s book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of N.I.M.H., the film follows a fantastical tale about a widowed mouse whose home is threatened while one of her young children is gravely ill. On her way to find help, she discovers NIMH, a secret society of highly-intelligent rats who have escaped from a nearby science lab, who help the widow to protect her family and home. Starring the voices of Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise, Elizabeth Hartman, John Carradine, Wil Wheaton and Shannen Doherty.

“The Secret of NIMH is a dark, well-told tale that respects its young audience enough to not tone down its subject matter.” – Rotten Tomatoes

“Every character moves fluidly and imaginatively against an extravaganza of detailed background and dazzling effects, all emboldened by fascinating colored textures.” – Variety

“The animation was, as Bluth and company had promised, a spectacular return to old-school craftsmanship.” – AV Club

Friday, September 2

The Secret of NIMH
Doors 6:45 pm | Movie 7:15 pm

Tickets to The Secret of NIMH $10 advance| $12 door

Why not make it a double feature with Legend at 9:15 pm?!

LEGEND
Movie 9:15 pm

Tickets for the double feature $13 advance | $15 door

*Groupons and passes OK for any single film only! Please redeem at the door.

**Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

THE SECRET OF NIMH (Don Bluth, 1982 / 82 mins / PG) A widowed field mouse must move her family — including an ailing son — to escape a farmer’s plow. Aided by a crow and a pack of super-intelligent lab rat escapees, the brave mother struggles to transplant her home to firmer ground.

LEGEND (Ridley Scott, 1985 / 90 mins / PG) A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves.

Legend

Friday, September 2 at 9:15pm PDT

"No Good without Evil.
No Love Without Hate.
No Innocence without Lust.
I am Darkness."

In 1985, director Ridley Scott's went deep into the world of phantasmagoric cinematic sci-fi fantasy with Legend, a bleak yet beautiful adventure film that has since emerged as a true cult-classic for Children of the 80s (and anyone who loves their sci-fi fantasy with a healthy dose of romance, elves, unicorns, a touch of Jim Henson and a synth-tastic soundtrack featuring Tangerine Dream, Bryan Ferry, and Jon Anderson). Tom Cruise (and a pair of prosthetic ears) stars as Jack, a peasant hero who enters into a battle with the demonic underworld prince (Tim Curry) who seeks to plunge the world into an ice age. When the evil Lord of Darkness captures a fair maiden (Mia Sara), Jack rallies an army of elves to save her and defeat this diabolical foe once and for all.

Legend

Movie 9:15 pm

Single movie tickets for Legend $10 advance| $12 door

*Groupons and passes OK for any single film only! Please redeem at the door.

**Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

LEGEND (Ridley Scott, 1985 / 89 mins / PG) A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves.

Fight Club

Friday, September 2 at 11:30pm PDT

Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club.

The second rule of Fight Club is: You DO NOT talk about Fight Club!

David Fincher's magnetic neo-noir drama FIGHT CLUB (based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk) broke rules (and maybe a few faces) when it was released in 1991, and has since grown into a much-loved and oft-quoted pop culture classic. Ed Norton plays the unnamed protagonist, an "everyman" who is so discontented with his run-of-the-mill white-collar job and bland, IKEA-heavy existence that his malaise and unchecked male angst leads to his forming an illicit, underground "fight club" with oddball soap maker Tyler Durden (a smoldering Brad Pitt). The "club" appeals to other equally malcontent men (including Meat Loaf and Jared Leto) looking to the highs from recreational fights to get off and feel alive. Things get more complicated when "the narrator" becomes embroiled in a complicated relationship with an equally dissolute woman, played by Helena Bonham Carter.

"FIGHT CLUB pulls you in, challenges your prejudices, rocks your world and leaves you laughing in the face of an abyss. It's alive, all right. It's also an uncompromising American classic". (Rolling Stone)

"FIGHT CLUB is one movie that exactly caught the pre-millennial tension. Great performances, stunning visuals and a plot like nothing you've ever seen - one of the films of the year." (Empire Magazine)

Friday, September 2
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm

Tickets $8 advance | $10 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

FIGHT CLUB (David Fincher, 1999 / 139 mins / 18A) A depressed man suffering from insomnia meets a strange soap salesman named Tyler Durden and soon finds himself living in his squalid house after his perfect apartment is destroyed. The two bored men form an underground club with strict rules and fight other men who are fed up with their mundane lives. Their perfect partnership frays when Marla, a fellow support group crasher, attracts Tyler's attention.

Coco Love Alcorn: Wonderland Release Tour

Tuesday, September 20 at 8pm PDT

Coco Love Alcorn

with special guests Rhythm ‘n Roots & Roots n’ Wings choirs

Tuesday Sept 20th

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

+19 for admission and access to bull bar service

Tickets : $20 advanced, $25 at the door

Coco Love Alcorn returns with the accidental choral music of Wonderland (Sept 16, 2016)

It’s April 2014. After years of relentless touring, singer-songwriter Coco Love Alcorn has left city life and taken almost 4 years away from the tour circuit to raise her daughter Ellie. Disconnected from other musicians, Coco has been experimenting writing songs with a 5 track looper, layering vocal tracks on top of each other in real time. As she gets the hang of the technique required to build songs by sampling herself she crafts a soulful song called “The River”. Excited about this new direction, Coco films herself performing the gospel-tinged track in her bedroom and posts the magnetic performance on youtube.

The River video quickly spreads like a wildfire on social media and, before long, a community choir director in Vancouver named Karla Mundy has arranged the layers of loops for a stage full of singers. Within a year the song is being sung by well over 1000 people across 3 countries. It’s an aha moment for Coco who realizes that she has accidentally written choral music. When her new record Wonderland lands September 16, 2016, the charismatic singer will be performing with choirs across Canada.

Fearless and versatile, Coco Love Alcorn has worked in soul, jazz, folk, blues, R&B, pop, rock, country, hip-hop, classical, electro – even children’s music. She’s written, recorded, and performed with everyone from Matt Andersen to Valdy and Joel Plaskett to Loudon Wainwright but it wasn’t until she became a mother and took a step back that a new direction came in to focus.

“Everything I’ve ever done has led me here, to Wonderland, a collection of songs that are an invitation to connect, an invitation to sing, and an invitation to myself to dig deeper than ever before”, Coco says.

This sound of layered soulful vocals and message of joyful spirit connection form the foundation of Coco’s new musical home. This is more than just another record, Wonderland marks the start of a new project which is redefining Alcorn’s career and will arch over multiple albums. #spiritsessions

“After all those years of thinking I was chasing down a sound it turns out I was searching for the right feeling. That feeling is connection.”

For those who have experienced Coco’s contagiously joyful and improv-heavy shows, her new musical direction seems like a natural extension of her generous energy.

Good News
by Coco Love Alcorn
“Everyone has a spirit and music is a universal language that can speak to the spirit. So with the human spirit as my muse, I have written songs that are very simple yet come from a very deep place”, Coco explains.Coco borrowed from the traditions of gospel, soul and folk to craft the songs on Wonderland. Tastefully produced by Andy Sheppard (Find the Others), this organic-sounding record is packed with music that is melodic, raw and vibrant that draws the listener in. The album ranges from intimate moments to celebratory ones while remaining soulful all the way through. Wonderland feels eerily familiar and entirely fresh at the same time.Alcorn’s career has arched across 10 albums, many tours and collaborations, notable success in TV and film licensing, and over two decades. Wonderland is her proudest work to date and also marks the beginning of her new direction. Coco is passionate about writing and singing spirit songs for all and creating as many opportunities for connecting through the joy of singing as possible.“Coco is the ultimate musical spark plug…an electrical connector through which the creative energy flows. In my 30 years of touring around the world, I have never seen another performer able to bring people together like Coco does.” – JamesKeelaghan-ArtistDirector, Summerfolk and renowned Canadian singer/songwriter

Improv Against Humanity: Rush Week Revelry at The Rio Theatre!

Wednesday, September 21 at 8pm PDT

The Fictionals Comedy Co. Presents Improv Against Humanity: Wake me Up When September Begins
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Improv Against Humanity returns to The Rio Theatre on September 21 with an all-new edition of the original comedy show for Horrible People. Stay tuned for more info on special guests, sweet prizes, and the crowning of the Most Horrible Person in Vancouver!

Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm

$10 advance | $12 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ ID for entry and bar service. Sorry, Groupons and coupons not accepted for this show.

Live & Unsanctioned! Official Hashtag: #IAHatRIO

Catch us throughout the summer at Cafe Deux Soleils with Hot Improv Tuesdays: https://www.facebook.com/events/194318784047986/

*****

WINNER: BEST IMPROV SHOW FOR HORRIBLE PEOPLE

“This high jinks-filled interactive improv series put on by The Fictionals troupe is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone… You can’t have more politically incorrect fun.” – Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver

“Seriously laugh out loud…. (Improv Against Humanity) guarantees some great vetted fodder for laughs of the truly horrible kind.” – Vancity Buzz

“So wrong in all the right ways… One of the best events in Vancouver.” – Vancouver Sun

“A wickedly fun concept… Don’t bring the kids, folks.” – Guy MacPherson, What’s So Funny 100.5 FM

*****

Warning: may contain some strong language, sexual content and mature themes. Viewer discretion is advised.

*****

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Geekenders Present 'The Rocky Horror Show' by Richard O'Brien

Thursday, October 27 at 8pm PDT

On June 16, 1973, director Jim Sharman debuted a musical that would warp time, space, and sweet transvestites for ever... THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Written for the stage by Richard O'Brien (who would later play Riff Raff in the sensational cult-movie adapatation, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW), the original live stage version of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is getting the Geekenders' treatment at the Rio Theatre on Thursday, October 27 - Saturday, October 29.

As always, audience participation is encouraged - feel free to dress in costume and yes, prop bags will be available for purchase in the lobby. This deliberately kitschy, rock 'n' roll, gothic sci-fi parody will be more fun than you've ever seen it when it's performed live, on stage, by Vancouver's favourite nerdlesque troupe.

Doors open an hour before show

Tickets $20 in advance / $25 at the door

*All-ages permitted in the balcony on Thursday, October 27 ONLY. Suitable for ages 14+.
*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

CAST

Frank - Seth Little
Janet - Patrice Bowler
Brad - Tyler Richardson
Riff Raff - Graeme Thompson
Magenta - Kyrst Hogan
Columbia - Erin Walker
Rocky - Zac Beardsley
Eddie/Dr. Scott - Ross Foster
Narrator - Doug Thoms
Usherette - Cass King
Phantoms - Lauren Trotzuk, Jesse Alvarez, Lucia Forward, Stephen Blakley, Lisa Ricketts, Levi Schneider

Director/Choreography - Fairlith Harvey
Assistant Choreographer - Taegan Mohle
Music/Vocal Director - Patrick Courtin
Costume Design - Shayan Naziripour
Lighting Design - Ciara O'Donnell
Stage Manager - Arity Dickerson-Monk
ASM - Taegan Mohle

'The Rocky Horror Show' is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Geekenders Present 'The Rocky Horror Show' by Richard O'Brien

Friday, October 28 at 8pm PDT

On June 16, 1973, director Jim Sharman debuted a musical that would warp time, space, and sweet transvestites for ever... THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Written for the stage by Richard O'Brien (who would later play Riff Raff in the sensational cult-movie adapatation, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW), the original live stage version of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is getting the Geekenders' treatment at the Rio Theatre on Thursday, October 27 - Saturday, October 29.

As always, audience participation is encouraged - feel free to dress in costume and yes, prop bags will be available for purchase in the lobby. This deliberately kitschy, rock 'n' roll, gothic sci-fi parody will be more fun than you've ever seen it when it's performed live, on stage, by Vancouver's favourite nerdlesque troupe.

Doors open an hour before show

Tickets $20 in advance / $25 at the door

CAST

Frank - Seth Little
Janet - Patrice Bowler
Brad - Tyler Richardson
Riff Raff - Graeme Thompson
Magenta - Kyrst Hogan
Columbia - Erin Walker
Rocky - Zac Beardsley
Eddie/Dr. Scott - Ross Foster
Narrator - Doug Thoms
Usherette - Cass King
Phantoms - Lauren Trotzuk, Jesse Alvarez, Lucia Forward, Stephen Blakley, Lisa Ricketts, Levi Schneider

Director/Choreography - Fairlith Harvey
Assistant Choreographer - Taegan Mohle
Music/Vocal Director - Patrick Courtin
Costume Design - Shayan Naziripour
Lighting Design - Ciara O'Donnell
Stage Manager - Arity Dickerson-Monk
ASM - Taegan Mohle

'The Rocky Horror Show' is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Geekenders Present 'The Rocky Horror Show' by Richard O'Brien

Saturday, October 29 at 8pm PDT

On June 16, 1973, director Jim Sharman debuted a musical that would warp time, space, and sweet transvestites for ever... THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Written for the stage by Richard O'Brien (who would later play Riff Raff in the sensational cult-movie adapatation, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW), the original live stage version of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is getting the Geekenders' treatment at the Rio Theatre on Thursday, October 27 - Saturday, October 29.

As always, audience participation is encouraged - feel free to dress in costume and yes, prop bags will be available for purchase in the lobby. This deliberately kitschy, rock 'n' roll, gothic sci-fi parody will be more fun than you've ever seen it when it's performed live, on stage, by Vancouver's favourite nerdlesque troupe.

Doors open an hour before show

Tickets $20 in advance / $25 at the door

CAST

Frank - Seth Little
Janet - Patrice Bowler
Brad - Tyler Richardson
Riff Raff - Graeme Thompson
Magenta - Kyrst Hogan
Columbia - Erin Walker
Rocky - Zac Beardsley
Eddie/Dr. Scott - Ross Foster
Narrator - Doug Thoms
Usherette - Cass King
Phantoms - Lauren Trotzuk, Jesse Alvarez, Lucia Forward, Stephen Blakley, Lisa Ricketts, Levi Schneider

Director/Choreography - Fairlith Harvey
Assistant Choreographer - Taegan Mohle
Music/Vocal Director - Patrick Courtin
Costume Design - Shayan Naziripour
Lighting Design - Ciara O'Donnell
Stage Manager - Arity Dickerson-Monk
ASM - Taegan Mohle

'The Rocky Horror Show' is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

The Glove

Sunday, November 27 at 6:35pm PST

Vancouver film maker and animator Gord Stanfield premieres his third filmed feature film, The GLOVE.

The GLOVE 2016. 90 mins - Brian’s search for his missing Grandfather turns into a supernatural event for his Grandmother.

The film was shot in the lower mainland this summer and stars Kerry James of ‘Heartland’ (TV series)Braleigh James of ‘Sinsters’ (Feature), Dayleigh Nelson, Sue Sparlin and Aiden Cumming Teicher winner of the 2016 Young Entertainers Award (Best young actor under age 10 - Short Film) and Aiden Cumming Teicher winner of the 2015 Young Performers’ Award under age 10.

Brian starts his summer vacation by setting out to find his missing Grandfather. Brian quickly finds his Grandfather Captain Swan in a small river town plotting his next overseas voyage. At first Brian is ignored by Swan, but Brian’s persistence results in Swan and his crew telling Brian secrets they have carried with them for hundreds and even thousands of years. While Swan awaits his next cargo to ship out, Brian figures out how Swan was cheated out of a parcel of land... but not before his Grandmother gets a second chance meeting with the immortal captain Swan.

Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:35 pm

Tickets $12

Minors OK in balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
Groupons and passes not accepted for this screening.

The film will play at 6:35pm � 8:05 followed by autographs with Kerry James and the cast.