Dario Argento's Suspiria (Restoration)

9:40pm - Sunday, Oct 25, 2020

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Sunday, October 25 for an encore screening of director Dario Argento's giallo-infused, "candy-coloured," phantasmagoric nightmare of a horror classic SUSPIRIA ("the most terrifying movie ever made!"). This ...[more]

The Nightmare Before Christmas

6:10pm - Monday, Oct 26, 2020

Join us at the Rio Theatre this October for one of the most-requested titles we get, and haven't been able to screen... until now! Tim Burton's beloved cult-classic musical THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is a stunningly original and visually ...[more]

Brian de Palma's 'Carrie'

8:15pm - Monday, Oct 26, 2020

In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel, withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) faces taunting from classmates at school and abuse from her fanatically pious mother (Piper Laurie) at home. When strange ...[more]

Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street

10:45pm - Monday, Oct 26, 2020

"One, two, Freddy's coming for you Three, four, better lock your door Five, six, grab your crucifix Seven, eight, gonna stay up late Nine, ten, never sleep again..." In Wes Craven's classic 1984 slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers ...[more]

Beetlejuice

6:00pm - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020

"It's showtime." Yes, it’s happening! We're officially in Halloween mode and featuring old-skool classics including Tim Burton's BEETLEJUICE, which is getting the prime-time treatment on our screen on Tuesday, October 27. After Barbara (Geena ...[more]

The VVitch

8:20pm - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020

"Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?" There's evil in the wood.... In the exquisitely made and terrifying debut film from writer-director Robert Eggers (THE LIGHTHOUSE), the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are ...[more]

What We Do In The Shadows

10:40pm - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020

From the writing-directing team of Jemaine Clement (FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS) and Taika Waititi (JOJO RABBIT, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, THOR: Ragnarok) comes a bloody high-larious tale in which an endearingly un-hip quartet of kiwi vampire friends ...[more]

Frankenstein (1931)

6:15pm - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020

"It's alive....!" The Rio Theatre's series of Halloween favourites continues this month as we venture ever deeper and darker into classic "creature features" of yore with a screening of James Whale's stylish, bold, and nuanced FRANKENSTEIN on ...[more]

David Cronenberg's 'The Fly'

8:15pm - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid. In 1986, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg cemented his iconic status thanks to this bold remake of THE FLY, a wildly imaginative work of poignant, weirdly romantic body horror that perfectly showcases his darkest ...[more]

Mandy

10:45pm - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020

Destined for life on the midnight movie circuit, Panos Cosmatos' MANDY is one of the most punishing, blood-soaked, hallucinogenic revenge odysseys to hit screens in some time - and perfect for a late night summer screening at the Rio Theatre this ...[more]

Hocus Pocus

6:20pm - Thursday, Oct 29, 2020

Join us at the Rio Theatre on October 18 & 29 for one of the hands-down, most requested Halloween titles we've always wanted to play but haven't been able to, until now .... HOCUS POCUS! Even better, our friend - Master of Horror Mick Garris ...[more]

Bram Stoker's Dracula

9:00pm - Thursday, Oct 29, 2020

"I have crossed oceans of time to find you..." Francis Ford Coppola's gorgeously goth, Oscar-winning adaptation of Bram Stoker's iconic novel stars Gary Oldman in the title role as a nocturnal immortal who leaves the captive Jonathan Harker ...[more]

What We Do In The Shadows

6:00pm - Friday, Oct 30, 2020

From the writing-directing team of Jemaine Clement (FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS) and Taika Waititi (JOJO RABBIT, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, THOR: Ragnarok) comes a bloody high-larious tale in which an endearingly un-hip quartet of kiwi vampire friends ...[more]

Carrie (1976)

8:15pm - Friday, Oct 30, 2020

In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel, withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) faces taunting from classmates at school and abuse from her fanatically pious mother (Piper Laurie) at home. When strange ...[more]

The Exorcist (Director's Cut)

10:45pm - Friday, Oct 30, 2020

“The power of Christ compels you!” Over four decades after its release, director William Friedkin‘s supernatural horror classic THE EXORCIST still remains one of the most frightening films ever made. Based on the hugely popular novel of the same ...[more]

Hocus Pocus (Final SCREEMING!)

1:15pm - Saturday, Oct 31, 2020

Join us at the Rio Theatre on October 24, 29, and 31 for one of the hands-down, most requested Halloween titles we've always wanted to play but haven't been able to, until now .... HOCUS POCUS! After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison ...[more]

Beetlejuice (Final SCREEMING!)

3:40pm - Saturday, Oct 31, 2020

"It's showtime." Yes, it’s happening! We're officially in Halloween mode and featuring old-skool classics including Tim Burton's BEETLEJUICE, which is getting the prime-time treatment on our screen this October. After Barbara (Geena Davis) ...[more]

The VVitch

6:05pm - Saturday, Oct 31, 2020

"Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?" There's evil in the wood.... In the exquisitely made and terrifying debut film from writer-director Robert Eggers (THE LIGHTHOUSE), the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are ...[more]

The Exorcist (Director's Cut)

8:20pm - Saturday, Oct 31, 2020

“The power of Christ compels you!” Over four decades after its release, director William Friedkin‘s supernatural horror classic THE EXORCIST still remains one of the most frightening films ever made. Based on the hugely popular novel of the same ...[more]

Halloween (1978)

11:30pm - Saturday, Oct 31, 2020

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, October 31 for John Carpenter's original 1978 slasher masterpiece HALLOWEEN... on HALLOWEEN! Jamie Lee Curtis cemented her life-long iconic status as a "Scream Queen" thanks in no small part to her ...[more]

Bram Stoker's Dracula (Final SCREEMING!)

6:00pm - Sunday, Nov 1, 2020

"I have crossed oceans of time to find you..." Francis Ford Coppola's gorgeously goth, Oscar-winning adaptation of Bram Stoker's iconic novel stars Gary Oldman in the title role as a nocturnal immortal who leaves the captive Jonathan Harker ...[more]

The Exorcist (Director's Cut) Final SCREEMING!

9:15pm - Sunday, Nov 1, 2020

“The power of Christ compels you!” Over four decades after its release, director William Friedkin‘s supernatural horror classic THE EXORCIST still remains one of the most frightening films ever made. Based on the hugely popular novel of the same ...[more]

The Personal History of David Copperfield

6:15pm - Monday, Nov 2, 2020

A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD, set in 1840s Britain, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his ...[more]

Interview With The Vampire (Final Screening!)

9:00pm - Monday, Nov 2, 2020

irector Neil Jordan assembled a cast of serious A-list talent for the long-awaited adaptation of author Anne Rice's lush, goth pop-culture juggernaut INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, released in 1994. Set against the backdrop of modern, gloomy San ...[more]

The Nest

6:30pm - Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020

Writer-director Sean Durkin follows up 2011's phenomenal cult-thriller MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE with another nightmarish scenario with THE NEST. Jude Law stars as Rory, an ambitious entrepreneur who brings his American wife (Carrie Coon) and kids ...[more]

V for Vendetta

6:15pm - Thursday, Nov 5, 2020

Set in London, England in the aftermath of a world war, the city has turned into a police state occupied by a fascist government. A masked, caped, and highly articulate vigilante known only as V (Hugo Weaving) uses terrorist tactics (hence the Guy ...[more]

Total Recall (30th Anniversary Restoration)

10:30pm - Friday, Nov 6, 2020

Doug Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) seems to have it pretty good in 2084 A.D. A heavily muscled construction worker, he boasts a beautiful wife, Lori (Sharon Stone), good friends, and a technologically advanced home featuring video phones and even ...[more]

The Personal History of David Copperfield

1:00pm - Saturday, Nov 7, 2020

A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD, set in 1840s Britain, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his ...[more]

Escape From New York (2018 Restoration)

8:15pm - Saturday, Nov 7, 2020

John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, the epic 1981 action film featuring his 80's-era "muse" Kurt Russell as the iconic eye-patch-wearing hero Snake Plissken, was gorgeously restored in 2018 - and it's finally headed to East Vancouver, to take ...[more]

Brad Williams LIVE!

7:00pm - Friday, Mar 5, 2021

Pound for pound, Brad Williams is the funniest comedian in the country right now, and has become one of the most in-demand comedians working today. A California native, Williams started doing stand-up comedy as a teenager and has been touring ...[more]