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Mad Max: Fury Road (Black & Chrome Edition!)

9:15pm - Thursday, Apr 25, 2019

Australian director George Miller managed to reboot his own iconic MAD MAX franchise with the triumphant 2015 release of the universally acclaimed FURY ROAD, a commercial and critical hit that went on to win numerous accolades, including six ...[more]

The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows

6:15pm - Friday, Apr 26, 2019

Returning to The Rio Theatre for its fourth year, The Animation Show of Shows will present 15 thought-provoking, poignant, and very funny animated shorts from around the world. In a year when the best and worst of human nature has been on constant ...[more]

Her Smell

8:30pm - Friday, Apr 26, 2019

Writer-director Alex Ross Perry (CHRISTOPHER ROBIN) re-unites with his QUEEN OF EARTH and LISTEN UP PHILIP star Elisabeth Becky (TV's Mad Men, The Handmaid's Tale) to tell the story of toxic punk-rocker Becky Something, the talented but ...[more]

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

11:30pm - Friday, Apr 26, 2019

"You know, this is — excuse me — a damn fine cup of coffee!" Despite David Lynch's critically acclaimed cult-classic TWIN PEAKS only running on television for two seasons (1990-1991), the show managed to make an enormous impact upon both its ...[more]

They Shall Not Grow Old (Final Screening)

1:30pm - Saturday, Apr 27, 2019

Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, ...[more]

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

4:30pm - Saturday, Apr 27, 2019

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes explores the unique vision behind the iconic jazz record label. Through rare archival footage, current recording sessions and conversations with Blue Note artists, the film reveals a powerful mission and ...[more]

The Geekenders Present Talk Nerdy To Me: A Nerdlesque Variety Show

9:00pm - Saturday, Apr 27, 2019

It's your one evening off, and all you want is familiar, nostalgic entertainment with characters you know and love. Netflix has a pretty good selection, but have you considered: Nothing is sexier than live burlesque dancers? "Talk Nerdy To Me" ...[more]

The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows (Final Screening!)

1:00pm - Sunday, Apr 28, 2019

Returning to the Rio Theatre for its fourth year, the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS will present 15 thought-provoking, poignant, and very funny animated shorts from around the world. In a year when the best and worst of human nature has been on constant ...[more]

The Favourite

3:20pm - Sunday, Apr 28, 2019

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the ...[more]

Under the Silver Lake

6:00pm - Sunday, Apr 28, 2019

Young and disenchanted Sam meets a mysterious and beautiful woman who's swimming in his building's pool one night. When she suddenly vanishes the next morning, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her ...[more]

Her Smell

9:00pm - Sunday, Apr 28, 2019

Writer-director Alex Ross Perry (CHRISTOPHER ROBIN) re-unites with his QUEEN OF EARTH and LISTEN UP PHILIP star Elisabeth Becky (TV's Mad Men, The Handmaid's Tale) to tell the story of toxic punk-rocker Becky Something, the talented but ...[more]

F**k You All: The Uwe Boll Story (With Uwe Boll Q&A!)

7:00pm - Monday, Apr 29, 2019

The question at the center of Uwe Boll’s story has existed since early on in his career: Is Uwe the worst filmmaker of all time? FUCK YOU ALL: The Uwe Boll Story is a documentary that explores the unique life and career of the notorious renegade ...[more]

F**k You All: The Uwe Boll Story + Rampage (With Uwe Boll Q&A!) Double Bill

7:00pm - Monday, Apr 29, 2019

Catch both RAMPAGE and the acclaimed new documentary about Boll, F**K YOU ALL: THE UWE BOLL STORY, for one sweeeet price on Monday, April 29. Even better? Uwe will be in attendance for both films! It's a whole night of UWE BOLL!!! Monday, April ...[more]

Rampage

9:15pm - Monday, Apr 29, 2019

In this visceral thriller from director Uwe Boll (HEART OF AMERICA, POSTAL), Brendan Fletcher stars as misanthrope Bill Williamson, a man whose boredom with "small town life" is eating him alive. Feeling constrained and claustrophobic in the ...[more]

Green Book

6:30pm - Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019

Director Peter Farrelly's GREEN BOOK (which took home Oscars for Best Picture and Best Actor Mahershala Ali) is inspired by the true story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx named Tony Lipp, who becomes the driver of an ...[more]

Ninja Scroll

9:30pm - Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019

Unlike most anime films, writer-director Yoshiaki Kawajiri's classic 1993 epic NINJA SCROLL eschews notions of a cyberpunk future, and is instead set in more of a "sword-and-sorcery" environment located in a mythical, feudal Japan. Jubei, a highly ...[more]

Her Smell

6:30pm - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Writer-director Alex Ross Perry (CHRISTOPHER ROBIN) re-unites with his QUEEN OF EARTH and LISTEN UP PHILIP star Elisabeth Becky (TV's Mad Men, The Handmaid's Tale) to tell the story of toxic punk-rocker Becky Something, the talented but ...[more]

Under the Silver Lake

9:30pm - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Young and disenchanted Sam meets a mysterious and beautiful woman who's swimming in his building's pool one night. When she suddenly vanishes the next morning, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time: The Sitcom Episode!

8:00pm - Thursday, May 2, 2019

Experience what the Vancouver Sun hailed as a, "phenomenon" and caused the Georgia Straight to proclaim, “There is no funner night out!” Paul Anthony’s Talent Time is a live comedy/variety/talk show and TV program that occurs live at the Rio ...[more]

The Geekenders Present A Nude Hope: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure

8:00pm - Friday, May 3, 2019

“Been looking for love in Alderaan places?” We invite you to join us a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away with acclaimed fandom theatre troupe Geekenders, who are concentrating their usual pop culture theatre, comedy and burlesque into a ...[more]

The Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense

11:30pm - Friday, May 3, 2019

Same as it ever was… The Rio Theatre is pleased to present one of the best - from one the best: Jonathan Demme’s groundbreaking concert documentary STOP MAKING SENSE, featuring New Wave pioneers The Talking Heads (David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina ...[more]

Green Book

3:30pm - Saturday, May 4, 2019

Director Peter Farrelly's GREEN BOOK (which took home Oscars for Best Picture and Best Actor Mahershala Ali) is inspired by the true story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx named Tony Lipp, who becomes the driver of an ...[more]

The Geekenders Present A Nude Hope: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure

8:00pm - Saturday, May 4, 2019

“Been looking for love in Alderaan places?” We invite you to join us a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away with acclaimed fandom theatre troupe Geekenders, who are concentrating their usual pop culture theatre, comedy and burlesque into a ...[more]

Perfect Blue

11:15pm - Saturday, May 4, 2019

Recently remastered for its 20th anniversary, PERFECT BLUE is the groundbreaking (and rarely screened) first film from the legendary director Satoshi Kon that follows the story of rising pop star Mima, who has quit singing to pursue a career as an ...[more]

F**k You All: The Uwe Boll Story (With Uwe Boll Q&A!)

3:45pm - Sunday, May 5, 2019

The question at the center of Uwe Boll’s story has existed since early on in his career: Is Uwe the worst filmmaker of all time? FUCK YOU ALL: The Uwe Boll Story is a documentary that explores the unique life and career of the notorious renegade ...[more]

The Geekenders Present A Nude Hope: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure

8:00pm - Sunday, May 5, 2019

“Been looking for love in Alderaan places?” We invite you to join us a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away with acclaimed fandom theatre troupe Geekenders, who are concentrating their usual pop culture theatre, comedy and burlesque into a ...[more]

Stockholm

6:30pm - Monday, May 6, 2019

STOCKHOLM is based on the absurd but true story of a 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis documented in the 1974 New Yorker article "The Bank Drama" by Daniel Lang. The film follows Lars Nystrom, (Ethan Hawke) who dons a disguise to raid a central ...[more]

Once Upon A Superhero (Filmmakers in Attendance for Q&A!)

6:15pm - Tuesday, May 7, 2019

A homeless wanderer, named Solar Flare, proclaims to be a real superhero from the Sun who's been exiled to live on Earth without his superpowers for 189 days. From the personal discovery of why he was sent here (to save this planet from an ...[more]

Vampire Hunter D

9:30pm - Tuesday, May 7, 2019

VAMPIRE HUNTER D is a prime example of old-school cult-classic 80's Japanimation, and a title that has been requested by Rio Theatre fans for years. Now... On the big screen! This mythical anime is set in a post-nuclear holocaust dystopia of 12,090 ...[more]

Story Story Lie: Fight Club

7:00pm - Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Can You Spot the Liar...? We all know the first rule of Fight Club. But the second rule of Fight Club is... It’s totally OK to talk about it at the Rio Theatre! Story Story Lie has one simple premise: Vancouver’s best storytellers and ...[more]

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