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Kedi

Saturday, May 27 at 4:30pm PDT

Hundreds of thousands of cats have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people's lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can. Cats and ...[more]

The Geekenders Present The Empire Strips Back: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure

Saturday, May 27 at 8pm PDT

Vancouver’s favourite ‘nerdlesque’ troupe, the Geekenders, return to East Van’s Rio Theatre with a revamped version of their smash hit production The Empire Strips Back: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure. Saturday, May 27 Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 ...[more]

Subscura Presents: Ripple Effect

Sunday, May 28 at 7pm PDT

Witness the impact of performance art, dance and music as it shifts emotions and thoughts. Bringing experiential knowledge to the extended community is a way we work to impact society and challenge the status quo. Questioning, challenging, ...[more]

Predator - 30th Anniversary Screening!

Monday, May 29 at 6:30pm PDT

Nothing like it has ever been on Earth before. It came for the thrill of the hunt. It picked the wrong man to hunt. Join us at the Rio Theatre for a 30th Anniversary screening of one of the 80s' biggest sci-fi action horror thrillers (it ...[more]

Get Out

Monday, May 29 at 9:30pm PDT

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly ...[more]

My Scientology Movie

Tuesday, May 30 at 6:30pm PDT

Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behavior, the beguilingly unassuming British documentarian Louis Theroux won't take no for an answer when his ...[more]

Get Out

Tuesday, May 30 at 9pm PDT

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Experience

Wednesday, May 31 at 8pm PDT

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for another round of monthly medieval merriment (and snacks!) - it's THE CRITICAL HIT SHOW! Join Vancouver's best comedic performers at The Rio Theatre for your favourite #DNDLive cosplay comedy on Wednesday, ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time: Third Annual Psychedelic Summer Trip

Thursday, June 1 at 8pm PDT

Paul Anthony's Talent Time returns to the Rio Theatre on Thursday, June 1 for the Third Annual Psychedlic Summer Trip. Join us as we head out on a journey through the cosmos for the last show of the season - and the last ever to be broadcast on ...[more]

Lord of the Schwings: A Tolkien Burlesque Night at the Rio!

Friday, June 2 at 8pm PDT

The Geekenders and Kitty Glitter are proud to bring "Lord of the Schwings: A Tolkien Burlesque Night" to The Rio Theatre stage this summer! A silly, sexy evening filled with all your favourite Hobbits, Elves, Wizards, and Creatures. The fires of ...[more]

Almost Famous

Friday, June 2 at 11:30pm PDT

"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool." Writer-director Cameron Crowe's (SAY ANYTHING..., SINGLES) turned his own story as a juvenile rock critic who hit the road with some of the ...[more]

Polish-Canadian 150 Year Celebration Concert

Saturday, June 3 at 9pm PDT

Polish-Canadian 150 Canada Birthday Celebration. Tomek Lawreszuk’s Black Powder Toys & quests will start the show. The feature performance will be GOORAL- ethno-electro duo from Poland with Serena Eades and Polish Folk Dance Group ...[more]

Silent Sinema Sunday! Nosferatu + Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Double Feature) with The Invincible Czars

Sunday, June 4 at 7pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre for one of the most exciting events we have planned for 2017 - Silent Sinema Sunday! Austin, Texas' own The Invincible Czars are coming to Vancouver for one night only, and they are gracing our stage with a silent cinema ...[more]

Silent Sinema Sunday! Nosferatu with The Invincible Czars

Sunday, June 4 at 7pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre for one of the most exciting events we have planned for 2017 - Silent Sinema Sunday! Austin, Texas' own The Invincible Czars are coming to Vancouver for one night only, and they are gracing our stage with a silent cinema ...[more]

Silent Sinema Sunday! Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde with The Invincible Czars

Sunday, June 4 at 9pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre for one of the most exciting events we have planned for 2017 - Silent Sinema Sunday! Austin, Texas' own The Invincible Czars are coming to Vancouver for one night only, and they are gracing our stage with a silent cinema ...[more]

Hounds of Love

Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30pm PDT

Following rapturous responses from festival critics and audience around the world, Ben Young's chilling crime thriller HOUNDS OF LOVE has quietly emerged be the breakout, must-see indie Australian film of 2017; "...the rarest of beasts: a ...[more]

Colossal

Tuesday, June 6 at 9:15pm PDT

Soon to be cult-hit COLOSSAL is Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo at his visionary best in a genre defying mash-up that's equal parts sci-fi "kaiju" monster movie and metaphor-laden revenge-fueled romantic(?) drama. Anne Hathaway stars as Gloria, ...[more]

Paint It Black (Director Amber Tamblyn Skyping in for Q&A!)

Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30pm PDT

In her feature film directorial debut, actress and author Amber Tamblyn's (THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS) PAINT IT BLACK is a searing look at two very different women struggling to cope with grief in the aftermath of an inexplicable ...[more]

Suspiria

Thursday, June 8 at 9:30pm PDT

We are excited to kick off our third annual cinematic celebration of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver with a special prime time screening of one of our most requested titles – and quite possibly, “the most terrifying movie ever made!” – director ...[more]

Singles

Friday, June 9 at 9pm PDT

"I just happened to be nowhere near your neighborhood." In the wake of Chris Cornell's untimely passing, everyone here at the Rio Theatre has been left reminiscing about the fabled, plaid flannel- coated soundtrack to the "Dream of the 90s," and ...[more]

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

Friday, June 9 at 11:30pm PDT

The Rio Theatre is excited to head into our third annual cinematic celebration of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver with a Friday Late Night Movie screening of horror maestro Dario Argento's debut feature (and first foray into the stylish genre ...[more]

Brotherhood: A Life With St. Francis (Il sogno di Francesco)

Saturday, June 10 at 1:30pm PDT

Italy, 1209, surrounded by convinced and devoted friends, Francis of Assisi seeks purity and innocence among the poor. The Church and Pope Innocent III don’t trust him and become very suspicious. The intrusion of the high authority will create ...[more]

Amarcord

Monday, June 12 at 6:30pm PDT

We are excited to present our third annual cinematic celebration of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver with a another great selection of Italian films - from Dario Argento‘s giallo-infused “candy-coloured,” phantasmagoric nightmare of a horror ...[more]

Cinema Paradiso

Tuesday, June 13 at 6:15pm PDT

As part of our celebration of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver, we are bringing the nostalgic and wistful (not to mention beloved!) CINEMA PARADISO back to our screen on Tuesday, June 13. Young Salvatore Di Vita (Salvatore Cascio) discovers ...[more]

Santa Sangre

Tuesday, June 13 at 9:30pm PDT

Fifteen years after EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN unlocked moviegoers' collective third-eye, legendary provocateur Alejandro Jodorowsky made his late-'80s comeback with the SANTA SANGRE, a film whose staggering odyssey of ecstasy, anguish, belief, ...[more]

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30pm PDT

Iconic director Vittorio De Sica's (THE BICYCLE THIEVES) beloved, Oscar-winning YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW ("Ieri, oggi, domani") is an anthology that's equal parts wit, charm, sweet hilarity; a trilogy of romantic comedies set in different ...[more]

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Hackers (1995)

Wednesday, June 14 at 9:30pm PDT

Let The Gentlemen Hecklers (whose recent writing credits include the latest season of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 on Netflix!) provide you with their unique brand of live, hilarious commentary – for the best cheesy movies! Eric Fell, Patrick ...[more]

At War with Love ('In guerra per amore')

Friday, June 16 at 6:30pm PDT

Italian writer and television personality Pierfrancesco Diliberto (better known to his fans as Pif, whose previous effort includes THE MAFIA ONLY KILLS IN SUMMER) directs and stars in AT WAR FOR LOVE, a dramatic comedy set at the end of the Second ...[more]

Italian Race ('Veloce come il vento')

Friday, June 16 at 9pm PDT

Written and directed by Matteo Rovere and inspired by the true story of story of rally racing driver Carlo Capone, ITALIAN RACE ('Veloce come il vento') tells the story of the De Martino family, who have been putting together racing cars for ...[more]

Hard Boiled

Friday, June 16 at 11:55pm PDT

Legendary Hong Kong director John Woo's extravaganza HARD BOILED thrilled critics and audiences around the world with its over-the-top, highly stylized action sequences and choreographed gunplay when it was released in 1992, and it is no less ...[more]

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