Ace Ventura: Pet Detective - Friday Late Night Feb 27th

Friday, February 27 at 11:59pm

While Jim Carrey was already an established comic thanks to his amazing work on TV’s IN LIVING COLOR (Vera de Milo, anyone?), it was his role as a goofy pet detective in ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE that really propelled him into the mainstream. Also starring Courtney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc (!) and Udo Kier (!!)

Doors 11:30pm / Movie 11:59pm
Tickets $6 advance at www.riotheatretickets.ca / $8 at the door

www.riotheatre.ca

He’s Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins’ missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ladies. Whether he’s undercover, under fire or underwater, he always gets his man . . . or beast!

Selma

Monday, March 2 at 6:45pm

Director Ava Duverney's (one of only a handful of femsale directors whose film scored an Oscar nod for Best Picture) remarkable film SELMA chronicles one of the most turbulent (and triumphant) moments in American history, Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. The film took home a Best Original Song Oscar for John Legend and Common's "Glory." Starring David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, Carmen Ejogo, Giovanni Ribisi, Tom Wilkinson.

Monday, March 2 at 6:45 pm
Tuesday, March 3 at 6:45 pm
Friday, March 6 at 6:30 pm
All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ for bar service.
Tickets $8 advance at www.riotheatretickets.ca / $10 door
www.riotheatre.ca

Selma

Tuesday, March 3 at 6:45pm

Director Ava Duverney's (one of only a handful of femsale directors whose film scored an Oscar nod for Best Picture) remarkable film SELMA chronicles one of the most turbulent (and triumphant) moments in American history, Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. The film took home a Best Original Song Oscar for John Legend and Common's "Glory." Starring David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, Carmen Ejogo, Giovanni Ribisi, Tom Wilkinson.

Monday, March 2 at 6:45 pm
Tuesday, March 3 at 6:45 pm
Friday, March 6 at 6:30 pm
All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ for bar service.
Tickets $8 advance at www.riotheatretickets.ca / $10 door
www.riotheatre.ca

Paul Anthony's Talent Time

Thursday, March 5 at 8pm

Thurs March 5

Tickets $10 in advance / $12 at the door

Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

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

The Rio Theatre is excited to be the permanent home of one of the most popular, regular live events in the city – Paul Anthony’s Talent Time! Join us on March 5th, when Paul and his crew (on their swanky new set – it’s amazing!) do their thing for another fantastic edition of this totally fun and unique mix of laughs, talent, music and more.

✔- 1 OR 2 MORE INCREDIBLE ACTS!!
✔- HOUSE BAND!!
✔- CO-HOST RYAN BEIL!!
✔- SET DESIGN FROM ACE MARTENS!!
✔- LIVE VIDEO SWITCHING DIRECTED BY TREVOR CARROL!!
✔- CHANCE TO WIN 100 DOLLARS!!!
✔- MORE!!

Selma

Friday, March 6 at 6:30pm

Director Ava Duverney's (one of only a handful of femsale directors whose film scored an Oscar nod for Best Picture) remarkable film SELMA chronicles one of the most turbulent (and triumphant) moments in American history, Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. The film took home a Best Original Song Oscar for John Legend and Common's "Glory." Starring David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, Carmen Ejogo, Giovanni Ribisi, Tom Wilkinson.

Monday, March 2 at 6:45 pm
Tuesday, March 3 at 6:45 pm
Friday, March 6 at 6:30 pm
All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ for bar service.
Tickets $8 advance at www.riotheatretickets.ca / $10 door
www.riotheatre.ca

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

Friday, March 6 at 11:59pm

It's all in the reflexes...

Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall team up in John Carpenter's insanely fun and totally 80s action classic BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA on Friday, March 6.

Friday, March 6
Doors 11:30 / Movie 12:00
Tickets $6 advance at www.riotheatretickets.ca/ $8 door
Must be 19+ w/ two pieces of ID

"All-American trucker Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown."

Transcend

Sunday, March 8 at 7pm

TICKETS
$10 advance. Also $10 at Distance Runwear (4800 Main Street)
$12 at the door.

Long-distance running allowed Wesley Korir to escape the grinding poverty of Kenya. But after winning multiple American marathons, including taking running’s most cherished prize – the Boston Marathon, he risks it all and returns home to help his fellow Kenyans create better lives for themselves. In what proves to be the most challenging race of his career, Wesley takes on a well-financed, big-party candidate to run for a seat in Kenyan parliament, attempting to balance the frenzy of campaigning with the demands of marathon training. Transcend is the story of the elusive spiritual energy that is somehow forged in the intense rigor of long-distance running, an energy Wesley Korir is using to transform the nation that has done more than any other to change the face of the marathon.

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: ROAD HOUSE (1989)

Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm

Join the Gentlemen Hecklers as they tell you everything you need to know about the brilliantly bad ROAD HOUSE, starring Patrick Swayze as "a tough bouncer hired to tame a dirty bar." Yes, please! Also starring Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, and .... Jeff Healey?!

The Gentlemen Hecklers provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart are Vancouver's masters of movie riffing, making so-bad-they're-good movies even better by talking you through them.

Wednesday, March 11
Doors 6:30/Show 7:00pm
$7 advance/ $10 door

www.riotheatretickets.ca
https://www.facebook.com/gentlemenhecklers
http://www.gentlemenhecklers.com/

Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical Friday March 13th

Friday, March 13 at 8pm

Geekenders with the Rio Theatre present:

Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical
A Black Comedy about Science, Family, and Space

Directed by Davin Reid and Jessica Mayhew
Musical Direction by Alison Jenkins
Book by Fairlith Harvey
Lyrics by James Dunlop

Friday March 13th DOORS AT 7PM. SHOW PROMPTLY AT 8PM.
19+ ONLY for Friday March 13th event.

ALL AGES Balcony for Saturday March 14th only!!!!

Tickets:
$20 pre-sale general admission Ticket. $25 at the door.
Get your tickets in advance to guarantee entry!
Tickets on sale at
https://riotheatretickets.ca/

In the distant future, in a far off laboratory standing silent and long abandoned, we meet Chell. She has been asleep for a long time.

When she's awoken by a chatty, British, blue-eyed robot, she finds herself in a facility that is overgrown and falling apart. Together, the two attempt an escape, inadvertently stirring.... something.

Aperture is back.

For science.

You monster.

Featuring a cast of fourteen of Geekenders' favourite performers, the theatre troupe called a "cult sensation" by Vancity Buzz is pulling out all the stops to ensure a joyful, memorable night for geeks of all types.

Starring

Patrice Bowler and Erin Mudry as Chell
Fairlith Harvey as GLaDOS/Caroline
Graeme Thompson as Wheatley
Davin Reid as Cave Johnson
Andrew Lynch as The Fact Core
Stephen Blakley as The Adventure Core
Rael Linford as The Space Core

With

Chris Nyarady (of West Coast Geeks Vs. Nerds), Andrew Carne, Alisha Leveque, Lisa Simon, Jessica Mayhew, Alison Jenkins, Nick Drake

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE RIO THEATRE!
http://www.riotheatre.ca/

Here's what the media has had to say about other Geekenders productions:

"With the use of huge puppets, beautiful human x-wings and tie fighters, and explosions of confetti, this was both mind-blowing and epic. I am waiting impatiently for the return of fabulous dancing and singing, more (and better than our) puns, and tons of nostalgia and fandom with a cast that includes sexy appearances from Chewbacca, Darth, Han, R2D2, Luke, and many more, all crafting an impressive two-act adaptation of this classic cinematic masterpiece."
-Living Myth Magazine on Star Wars: A Nude Hope

"Not only did The Wizard of Bras provide a rousing burlesque show, but through the use of innuendo, satire, and social commentary, Geekenders delivered a unique performance that appeals to a range of audiences."
-The Peak

"Empire Strips Back is an ambitious, riotous, scandalous production that shows just how powerful a small group of dedicated people can be."
-Living Myth Magazine on The Empire Strips Back

Disclaimer: This is a fan-made production. We are not associated with Valve.

Friday the 13th (1980)

Friday, March 13 at 11:59pm

The original FRIDAY THE 13th.
On the big screen.
On Friday, March 13!

Also, Kevin Bacon.

Friday, March 13
Doors 11:30 / Movie 12:00
Tickets $6 advance at www.riotheatretickets.ca / $8 door
Must be 19+ w/ ID for entry
www.riotheatre.ca

"Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning."

Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical Saturday March 14th

Saturday, March 14 at 8pm

Geekenders with the Rio Theatre present:

Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical
A Black Comedy about Science, Family, and Space

Directed by Davin Reid and Jessica Mayhew
Musical Direction by Alison Jenkins
Book by Fairlith Harvey
Lyrics by James Dunlop

Saturday March 14th DOORS AT 7PM. SHOW PROMPTLY AT 8PM.
19+ with bar service
Plus ALL AGES Balcony for Saturday March 14th only!!!!

Tickets:
$20 pre-sale general admission Ticket. $25 at the door.
Get your tickets in advance to guarantee entry!
Tickets on sale at
https://riotheatretickets.ca/

In the distant future, in a far off laboratory standing silent and long abandoned, we meet Chell. She has been asleep for a long time.

When she's awoken by a chatty, British, blue-eyed robot, she finds herself in a facility that is overgrown and falling apart. Together, the two attempt an escape, inadvertently stirring.... something.

Aperture is back.

For science.

You monster.

Featuring a cast of fourteen of Geekenders' favourite performers, the theatre troupe called a "cult sensation" by Vancity Buzz is pulling out all the stops to ensure a joyful, memorable night for geeks of all types.

Starring

Patrice Bowler and Erin Mudry as Chell
Fairlith Harvey as GLaDOS/Caroline
Graeme Thompson as Wheatley
Davin Reid as Cave Johnson
Andrew Lynch as The Fact Core
Stephen Blakley as The Adventure Core
Rael Linford as The Space Core

With

Chris Nyarady (of West Coast Geeks Vs. Nerds), Andrew Carne, Alisha Leveque, Lisa Simon, Jessica Mayhew, Alison Jenkins, Nick Drake

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE RIO THEATRE!
http://www.riotheatre.ca/

Here's what the media has had to say about other Geekenders productions:

"With the use of huge puppets, beautiful human x-wings and tie fighters, and explosions of confetti, this was both mind-blowing and epic. I am waiting impatiently for the return of fabulous dancing and singing, more (and better than our) puns, and tons of nostalgia and fandom with a cast that includes sexy appearances from Chewbacca, Darth, Han, R2D2, Luke, and many more, all crafting an impressive two-act adaptation of this classic cinematic masterpiece."
-Living Myth Magazine on Star Wars: A Nude Hope

"Not only did The Wizard of Bras provide a rousing burlesque show, but through the use of innuendo, satire, and social commentary, Geekenders delivered a unique performance that appeals to a range of audiences."
-The Peak

"Empire Strips Back is an ambitious, riotous, scandalous production that shows just how powerful a small group of dedicated people can be."
-Living Myth Magazine on The Empire Strips Back

Disclaimer: This is a fan-made production. We are not associated with Valve.

Men In Black

Friday, March 20 at 11:59pm

Protecting the Earth from the Scum of the Universe

Director Barry Sonnenfeld's sci-fi comedy based on the hugely popular comic book was one of the biggest blockbusters of the 90s, thanks in no small part to the unusual (yet totally perfect) pairing of Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. Also starring Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rip Torn, and Tony Shalhoub.

Friday, March 20
Doors 11:30 / Movie 12:00
$6 advanced www.riotheatretickets.ca / $8 door
Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service
www.riotheatre.ca

"A streetwise NYPD detective joins a secret organization that polices extraterrestrial affairs on Earth."

GAME OF THRONES LIVE: Hodor's Revenge! Friday Night!

Friday, March 27 at 8pm

GAME OF THRONES LIVE: Hodor's Revenge!

It's the return of last years sold out show with all new acts in the Game of Thrones universe! Live, Dirty and Dangerous! A wild night of fire and blood, Interactive Vaudeville, sizzling burlesque, outlandish comedy and live music!

Straight from Oakland, after playing to Sold Out crowds in the Bay area, the award winning troupe Tourettes Without Regrets is coming to Vancouver to perform Game of Thrones LIVE for three nights only!

March 27, 28th, 29th 2015!
Doors at 7pm show at 8pm
19+ Adults only with bar service!
tickets $20 advance/ $25 door
www.riotheatretickets.ca

Everything we love about Game of Thrones but MORE Dirty, MORE Danger, MORE Sexy! Plus GOT Favorites like, Joffrey court poisoning, Joffrey Court Tongue removal, Stark Vs Lannister Audience contest, Tyrion Standup Comedy, Sansa Seducing, Mensandre Fire Dance, Theon Torturing, Arya Howling, Crown fighting, Baby stabbing, Dragon egg burning, Hodor Gawking, White Walker Rampage, Red Wedding Gusets.....EVERYONE DIES!

Featuring all your favorite characters in explosive states of undress! Daenerys! Jon Snow! Tyrion! Cersei and Jamie! Littlefinger! Arya and The Hound! White Walkers! The Bastard of Bolton! and MANY MANY MORE!

Plus one side of the audience versus each other in a war to change the ending of the show itself!

Hosted by Jamie DeWolf with superstar performers from the award winning Tourettes Without Regrets crew All the way from San Fran Bay area, Oakland! Collaborating with local super star performers from Vancouver!

https://www.facebook.com/gameofthronesliveshow/timeline

GAME OF THRONES LIVE: Hodor's Revenge! Saturday Night!

Saturday, March 28 at 8pm

GAME OF THRONES LIVE: Hodor's Revenge!

It's the return of last years sold out show with all new acts in the Game of Thrones universe! Live, Dirty and Dangerous! A wild night of fire and blood, Interactive Vaudeville, sizzling burlesque, outlandish comedy and live music!

Straight from Oakland, after playing to Sold Out crowds in the Bay area, the award winning troupe Tourettes Without Regrets is coming to Vancouver to perform Game of Thrones LIVE for three nights only!

March 27, 28th, 29th 2015!
Doors at 7pm show at 8pm
19+ Adults only with bar service!
tickets $20 advance/ $25 door
www.riotheatretickets.ca

Everything we love about Game of Thrones but MORE Dirty, MORE Danger, MORE Sexy! Plus GOT Favorites like, Joffrey court poisoning, Joffrey Court Tongue removal, Stark Vs Lannister Audience contest, Tyrion Standup Comedy, Sansa Seducing, Mensandre Fire Dance, Theon Torturing, Arya Howling, Crown fighting, Baby stabbing, Dragon egg burning, Hodor Gawking, White Walker Rampage, Red Wedding Gusets.....EVERYONE DIES!

Featuring all your favorite characters in explosive states of undress! Daenerys! Jon Snow! Tyrion! Cersei and Jamie! Littlefinger! Arya and The Hound! White Walkers! The Bastard of Bolton! and MANY MANY MORE!

Plus one side of the audience versus each other in a war to change the ending of the show itself!

Hosted by Jamie DeWolf with superstar performers from the award winning Tourettes Without Regrets crew All the way from San Fran Bay area, Oakland! Collaborating with local super star performers from Vancouver!

https://www.facebook.com/gameofthronesliveshow/timeline

GAME OF THRONES LIVE: Hodor's Revenge! Sunday Night!

Sunday, March 29 at 8pm

GAME OF THRONES LIVE: Hodor's Revenge!

It's the return of last years sold out show with all new acts in the Game of Thrones universe! Live, Dirty and Dangerous! A wild night of fire and blood, Interactive Vaudeville, sizzling burlesque, outlandish comedy and live music!

Straight from Oakland, after playing to Sold Out crowds in the Bay area, the award winning troupe Tourettes Without Regrets is coming to Vancouver to perform Game of Thrones LIVE for three nights only!

March 27, 28th, 29th 2015!
Doors at 7pm show at 8pm
19+ Adults only with bar service!
tickets $20 advance/ $25 door
www.riotheatretickets.ca

Everything we love about Game of Thrones but MORE Dirty, MORE Danger, MORE Sexy! Plus GOT Favorites like, Joffrey court poisoning, Joffrey Court Tongue removal, Stark Vs Lannister Audience contest, Tyrion Standup Comedy, Sansa Seducing, Mensandre Fire Dance, Theon Torturing, Arya Howling, Crown fighting, Baby stabbing, Dragon egg burning, Hodor Gawking, White Walker Rampage, Red Wedding Gusets.....EVERYONE DIES!

Featuring all your favorite characters in explosive states of undress! Daenerys! Jon Snow! Tyrion! Cersei and Jamie! Littlefinger! Arya and The Hound! White Walkers! The Bastard of Bolton! and MANY MANY MORE!

Plus one side of the audience versus each other in a war to change the ending of the show itself!

Hosted by Jamie DeWolf with superstar performers from the award winning Tourettes Without Regrets crew All the way from San Fran Bay area, Oakland! Collaborating with local super star performers from Vancouver!

https://www.facebook.com/gameofthronesliveshow/timeline

A Very Rocky Horror April Fool's Day! ALL AGES!

Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm

Geekenders present: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Celebrate your April Fool’s the RIGHT WAY with The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Featuring comedy, Virgin Sacrifices, out of this world costuming and performances, a live shadow cast…

AND AN EXCLUSIVE APRIL FOOL’S CUT OF THE MOVIE!

Featuring your favourite Geekenders performers.

Do the Time Warp with us, we guarantee to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you.

All ages screening: Doors 6pm / Movie 7pm

19+ Adults ONLY screening: Doors 9pm /Movie 9:45pm

Tickets $8 in advance or in costume / $10 at the door

It’s the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the ‘Time Warp’, Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.

A Very Rocky Horror April Fool's Day! Adults ONLY!

Wednesday, April 1 at 9:45pm

Geekenders present: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Celebrate your April Fool’s the RIGHT WAY with The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Featuring comedy, Virgin Sacrifices, out of this world costuming and performances, a live shadow cast…

AND AN EXCLUSIVE APRIL FOOL’S CUT OF THE MOVIE!

Featuring your favourite Geekenders performers.

Do the Time Warp with us, we guarantee to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you.

TWO Shows!

All ages screening: Doors 6pm / Movie 7pm

19+ Adults only screening: Doors 9pm /Movie 9:45pm

Tickets $8 in advance or in costume / $10 at the door

It’s the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the ‘Time Warp’, Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.

The Trail Running Film Fest

Tuesday, April 7 at 7pm

Those of you who have run a Rainshadow race know that we're all about community and celebrating the greater community of trail-lovers. We bring the same laid-back enthusiasm and trail-loving camaraderie to showcasing trail running films of all shapes, sizes, and varieties as we do to our dynamic and beloved Northwest trail race series. And, like our races, we also showcase great local scenery - local theaters with lots of character that serve beer, alongside a night of great films and good friends.

There are a lot of talented filmmakers in this close-knit and extended trail community, and we wanted to create a way to showcase everything we love so much about trail running while simultaneously highlighting local, regional, national, and international filmmakers. Thus, The Trail Running Film Fest was born.

We had an extremely successful debut tour throughout the Northwest in March of 2014, a huge run on a nation-wide tour through the fall of 2014, and we're back for even more in 2015, starting with two regional tours in March and April.

April 7, 2015

7pm - 10pm

Tickets $20 advance / $25 door