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Pleasure

6:45pm - Monday, May 23, 2022

Ninja Thyberg’s debut feature film PLEASURE is a journey into the Los Angeles porn industry through the lens of newcomer Bella Cherry (Sofia Kappel). The film follows the young and ambitious woman, who leaves her small town in Sweden and heads to ...[more]

The Innocents

9:15pm - Monday, May 23, 2022

Acclaimed Norwegian filmmaker Eskil Volgt (who co-scripted the Oscar-nominated romantic comedy THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD alongside Joachim Trier) delves the depths of indie arthouse horror with his latest directorial effort, the gripping ...[more]

The C.R. Avery Orchestra & Victory On East Hastings

8:00pm - Tuesday, May 24, 2022

After the ghostly ushers from ancient Galway have lead you to your seat and the time-machine-lights of the legendary Rio Theatre have dimmed, you’ll know that you’re about to witness something special going down. From the historic Rio’s lower ...[more]

F3

11:59pm - Thursday, May 26, 2022

Thursday, May 26 Doors 11:45 pm | Movie 12:15 am *Start time subject to change Please arrive on time. *Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service. Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this event. F3 (Anil Ravipudi, 2022 / 163 mins / In ...[more]

Memoria

1:55pm - Friday, May 27, 2022

From the extraordinary mind of Palme D’or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES), and starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, comes a bewildering drama about a Scottish woman, who, after ...[more]

Predator

11:45pm - Friday, May 27, 2022

Nothing like it has ever been on Earth before. It came for the thrill of the hunt. It picked the wrong man to hunt. The Rio Theatre's Friday Late Night Movie series continues on May 27 with a screening of one of the 80s' biggest sci-fi ...[more]

F3

11:25am - Saturday, May 28, 2022

FUN AND FRUSTRATION is an upcoming Indian Telugu-language heist comedy film, it is a standalone sequel to the 2019 film F2, and the second film in the franchise. Saturday, May 28 Doors 11:00 am | Movie 11:25 am *Start time subject to change ...[more]

X (Final Screaming!)

11:45pm - Saturday, May 28, 2022

In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives. With Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, ...[more]

F3

12:25pm - Sunday, May 29, 2022

FUN AND FRUSTRATION is an upcoming Indian Telugu-language heist comedy film, it is a standalone sequel to the 2019 film F2, and the second film in the franchise. Sunday, May 29 Doors 12:00 pm | Movie 12:25 pm *Start time subject to change ...[more]

Vortex

3:30pm - Sunday, May 29, 2022

Acclaimed filmmaker Gaspar Noé has made a name for himself with highly stylized, at times brutally assaultive films affecting a "cinema of the body" aesthetic, like IRREVERSIBLE, ENTER THE VOID, and CLIMAX. On the surface, his latest work VORTEX ...[more]

Memoria

6:30pm - Sunday, May 29, 2022

From the extraordinary mind of Palme D’or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES), and starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, comes a bewildering drama about a Scottish woman, who, after ...[more]

Memoria

6:15pm - Monday, May 30, 2022

From the extraordinary mind of Palme D’or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES), and starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, comes a bewildering drama about a Scottish woman, who, after ...[more]

Freakscene: The Story of Dinosaur Jr.

6:45pm - Tuesday, May 31, 2022

FREAKSCENE: THE STORY OF DINOSAUR JR. is a homage of one of the most influential bands on the American East Coast, which inspired the rock scene -- including Nirvana and Sonic Youth -- in the 1990s. Their style and unmistakable sound, later ...[more]

Memoria

9:00pm - Tuesday, May 31, 2022

From the extraordinary mind of Palme D’or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES), and starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, comes a bewildering drama about a Scottish woman, who, after ...[more]

Vortex

6:15pm - Wednesday, Jun 1, 2022

Acclaimed filmmaker Gaspar Noé has made a name for himself with highly stylized, at times brutally assaultive films affecting a "cinema of the body" aesthetic, like IRREVERSIBLE, ENTER THE VOID, and CLIMAX. On the surface, his latest work VORTEX ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time: Summer Trial!

8:00pm - Thursday, Jun 2, 2022

Paul Anthony’s Talent Time is an innovative comedy/variety/talk show that the Vancouver Sun called, “a phenomenon," returns to the Rio Theatre on Thursday, June 2. Details coming soon. Thursday, June 2 Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00pm *Start time ...[more]

Memoria (Final Screening)

8:15pm - Friday, Jun 3, 2022

From the extraordinary mind of Palme D’or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES), and starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, comes a bewildering drama about a Scottish woman, who, after ...[more]

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (40th Anniversary Screening)

11:30pm - Friday, Jun 3, 2022

“At the end of the Earth lies the beginning of vengeance…” Logically, there’s probably no better time for us to plug in a Friday Late Night Movie screening of what is, arguably, the best STAR TREK movie than its anniversary, is there? Join us on ...[more]

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

8:30pm - Saturday, Jun 4, 2022

"Silly Caucasian girl likes to play with Samurai swords." There is no better way to appreciate the Hattori Honzo level of precision greatness in Quentin Tarantino's KILL BILL 1 & 2 than seeing them back-to-back, and on our big screen. The films ...[more]

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

10:35pm - Saturday, Jun 4, 2022

"Silly Caucasian girl likes to play with Samurai swords." There is no better way to appreciate the Hattori Honzo level of precision greatness in Quentin Tarantino's KILL BILL 1 & 2 than seeing them back-to-back, and on our big screen. The films ...[more]

Dancing Through

6:30pm - Thursday, Jun 9, 2022

At 33 years old, Cree/Métis powwow dancer and jigger Madelaine has had a cancerous lump removed from her breast. A year later, Madelaine discovers the lump has not only returned, but grown exponentially. Follow Madelaine’s journey as an ...[more]

East Van Laugh Riot: Live Comedy Fridays at the Rio Theatre

7:30pm - Friday, Jun 10, 2022

East Van Laugh RIOT Presented by Charlie Demers and Friends The Rio Theatre's monthly comedy night featuring Vancouver’s top stand-up comedians from CBC, Netflix, Just For Laughs and more returns on Friday, June10. (Because we could all use ...[more]

Saw

10:30pm - Friday, Jun 10, 2022

The Rio Theatre's Friday Late Night Movie series continues on June 17 with the first installment in the massive horror franchise that is SAW. Photographer Adam Stanheight (Leigh Whannell) and oncologist Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes) regain ...[more]

Ziggy Stardust: 50th Anniversary Show

8:00pm - Thursday, Jun 16, 2022

VALENTINE FOX PRODUCTIONS Presents Ziggy Stardust: 50th Anniversary Show 50 years ago, on June 16 1972, David Bowie's iconic album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars" landed on earth, and rock n' roll has never ...[more]

Animal Attraction: A Wild Night of Burlesque

9:00pm - Saturday, Jun 18, 2022

Welcome to the jungle! Get ready to howl for April O’Peel Productions' ANIMAL ATTRACTION: A Wild Night of Burlesque on Saturday, June 18. This wild night showcases the beast of Vancouver burlesque in an uncaged experience full of free-range ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Improvised Epic Fantasy

8:00pm - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2022

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for more monstrous merriment (and snacks!) – it’s THE CRITICAL HIT SHOW! Join Vancouver’s best improv performers at the Rio Theatre for a night of intrepid cosplay, questing for comedy glory (and snacks) in a ...[more]

The Geekenders Present: A MARVEL-ous Comic Strip!

8:00pm - Friday, Jun 24, 2022

Nerds, Assemble! The Geekenders are excited to bring one of their most popular past productions back to the Rio Theatre on Friday, June 24. 'A MARVEL-OUS COMIC STRIP!' is a burlesque show that celebrates the Marvel characters you know and love ...[more]

Seinfeld Burlesque

9:00pm - Saturday, Jun 25, 2022

The cat –mrrreeeooowww– is out of the bag! Worlds collide in the best way, with Clare Voyeur Presents - Seinfeld Burlesque! This hit show is back for another run and it’s better than ever! Enjoy a hilarious, bizarro night of dance performances (and ...[more]

Nimesh Patel: LIVE!

7:00pm - Thursday, Jun 30, 2022

Following an incredible run of four (!) sold out shows at the Rio Theatre in January, the incomparable Nimesh Patel is headed back to Vancouver for another engagement on Thursday, June 30. Thursday, June 30 Doors 6:00 pm | Show 7:00 pm *Start ...[more]

The Geekenders Present: Kill The Ripper

8:00pm - Thursday, Jul 7, 2022

While history’s most infamous killer stalks the streets of Whitechapel, a remarkable trio of women must take matters into their own hands and learn to find, fight, and destroy a murderer. Featuring over-the-top fight sequences, acrobatics, ...[more]

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