Free Solo

3:20pm - Monday, Feb 18, 2019

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi ("MERU") and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film's Oscar nominated documentary FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching ...[more]

If Beale Street Could Talk

9:30pm - Monday, Feb 18, 2019

Director Barry Jenkins' (MOONLIGHT) striking visual and narrative style is on full display in his latest work, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, an adaptation of American author James Baldwin's timeless and moving novel of the same name. Set in 1970's ...[more]

BlacKkKlansman

9:30pm - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

Now nominated for a stunning six Oscars (including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Adam Driver), visionary auteur Spike Lee's latest "joint" is a provocative exploration of American race relations ...[more]

If Beale Street Could Talk

9:30pm - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

Director Barry Jenkins' (MOONLIGHT) striking visual and narrative style is on full display in his latest work, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, an adaptation of American author James Baldwin's timeless and moving novel of the same name. Set in 1970's ...[more]

Free Solo

9:20pm - Friday, Feb 22, 2019

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi ("MERU") and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film's Oscar nominated documentary FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching ...[more]

Army of Darkness

11:45pm - Friday, Feb 22, 2019

“Gimme some sugar, baby!” Join us at the Rio Theatre for one of our most all-time requested titles Friday Late Night Movie titles – the final chapter in Sam Raimi‘s glorious EVIL DEAD trilogy, ARMY OF DARKNESS (aka, "The Medieval Dead"), ...[more]

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

3:40pm - Saturday, Feb 23, 2019

Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING (currently nominated for a Best Documentary Academy Award) allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South - trumpeting the ...[more]

Edge of the Knife

4:20pm - Sunday, Feb 24, 2019

Shot entirely on the remote, beautiful BC island of Haida Gwaii, Edge of the Knife ("SGaawaay K'uuna"), is the first feature-length narrative film spoken entirely in the Haida language - one that is so endangered, with less than 20 fluent speakers, ...[more]

Takashi Miike's Audition (20th Anniversary Remaster!)

11:30pm - Friday, Mar 1, 2019

One of the most well-crafted, impactful and infamous J-horror films ever is making a return to the big screen after far too long a break. Even better? It's now been remastered for its 20th Anniversary, and it's slated to scared up the Rio ...[more]

Climax

6:30pm - Monday, Mar 4, 2019

From visionary writer-director Gaspar Noé (IRREVERSIBLE, ENTER THE VOID, LOVE) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of one wintry night, when a troupe of young ...[more]

Lords of Chaos

8:45pm - Monday, Mar 4, 2019

From renowned Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund comes LORDS OF CHAOS, the true story of Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners - a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning and murder: MAYHEM. Oslo, 1987. ...[more]

Climax

9:00pm - Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019

From visionary writer-director Gaspar Noé (IRREVERSIBLE, ENTER THE VOID, LOVE) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of one wintry night, when a troupe of young ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Improvised Epic Fantasy

8:00pm - Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for more monstrous merriment (and snacks!) - it's The Critical Hit Show: A Live Improvised Epic Fantasy at The Rio Theatre! Join Vancouver's best comedic performers at the Rio Theatre for your favorite ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time: International Women's Day!

8:00pm - Thursday, Mar 7, 2019

We are celebrating International Women's Day with not a nob in sight! Funny females & fantastical folks... Thursday, March 7 $12 in advance | $14 at the door Doors 7:15 pm | 8:00 pm Show ● 19+ w/ID for bar service. All ages welcome ...[more]

Titmouse 5 Second Animation Night

8:00pm - Friday, Mar 8, 2019

Join us for a crazed, cartoon cornucopia featuring a curated collection of Titmouse animators' own short-short-short animated films. Friday, March 8 Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm Advance tickets $8 | $8 door *Must be 19+ w/ID for entry ...[more]

Alien (International Women's Day Screening!)

11:00pm - Friday, Mar 8, 2019

"In space, no one can hear you scream." As one of – if not the – greatest action heroines to ever hit the silver screen, Sigourney Weaver’s unstoppable Ellen Ripley kicks all the asses and takes all the names throughout one of the most iconic ...[more]

Climax

7:15pm - Sunday, Mar 10, 2019

From visionary writer-director Gaspar Noé (IRREVERSIBLE, ENTER THE VOID, LOVE) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of one wintry night, when a troupe of young ...[more]

Lords of Chaos

9:30pm - Sunday, Mar 10, 2019

From renowned Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund comes LORDS OF CHAOS, the true story of Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners - a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning and murder: MAYHEM. Oslo, 1987. ...[more]

Story Story Lie: You're Fired

7:00pm - Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019

Can You Spot the Liar...? Stealing from the boss? Caught snoozing on the job? Dealing with an unreasonable boss that has finally pushed you to the edge and you’re ready to give them a piece of your mind? STORY STORY LIE: You’re Fired will be a ...[more]

Music Videos Live

8:00pm - Saturday, Mar 16, 2019

Music Videos Live is the ultimate night of music videos from Vancouver's brightest musicians - followed by live performance! Add dancers and DJs into the mix and it's a retro dream come true. Witness the work of some of the city's mega music ...[more]

Isaac Mizrahi: I&Me

8:00pm - Monday, Mar 18, 2019

Award-winning fashion icon/designer, storyteller, author, singer and talk show host Isaac Mizrahi's new show I&Me is a collage of Isaac's creative talents -- stories, songs and even a re-gift segment. This is Mizrahi’s next chapter in his recent ...[more]

The Fictionals Present Improv Against Humanity: Ladies Against Humanity

8:00pm - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

Who run the world? Girls! Join The Fictionals and special guests on March 20th at the Rio Theatre for the annual Ladies Against Humanity special! Some of the funniest women from around Vancouver will bring CAH to life during our live tournament, ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Improvised Epic Fantasy

8:00pm - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for more monstrous merriment (and snacks!) - it's THE CRITICAL HIT SHOW! Join Vancouver's best comedic performers at the Rio Theatre for your favorite #DNDLive comedy on the last Wednesday of every month ...[more]

Riverdale Burlesque

9:00pm - Saturday, Mar 30, 2019

While navigating the troubled waters of romance, school and family, Archie and the gang become entangled in yet another dark and sexy Riverdale mystery: A masked figure is trying to ruin Prom! Who is the masked figure? Will prom be saved? How many ...[more]

The Fictionals Present Improv Against Humanity

8:00pm - Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019

ime travelling goats, weed elementals, and swapping bodies with mom for a day. Anything can happen when The Fictionals present Improv Against Humanity every month at The Rio Theatre. Join us for a live CAH tournament, special guests and themes, ...[more]

Cherry OnTop + Portia Favro Present...

8:00pm - Friday, May 10, 2019

Don't worry, it's not over. Cherry OnTop + Portia Favro are already hard at work on their next production. This one will make you wet… Saturday, May 10 Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm General Admission $40 | $45 at the door *Must be ...[more]

Cherry OnTop + Portia Favro Present...

9:00pm - Saturday, May 11, 2019

Don't worry, it's not over. Cherry OnTop + Portia Favro are already hard at work on their next production. This one will make you wet… Sunday, May 11 Doors 8:00 pm | Show 9:00 pm General Admission $40 | $45 at the door *Must be 19+ ...[more]

The Fictionals Present Improv Against Humanity

8:00pm - Wednesday, May 15, 2019

ime travelling goats, weed elementals, and swapping bodies with mom for a day. Anything can happen when The Fictionals present Improv Against Humanity every month at The Rio Theatre. Join us for a live CAH tournament, special guests and themes, ...[more]

The Fictionals Present Improv Against Humanity

8:00pm - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

ime travelling goats, weed elementals, and swapping bodies with mom for a day. Anything can happen when The Fictionals present Improv Against Humanity every month at The Rio Theatre. Join us for a live CAH tournament, special guests and themes, ...[more]