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Tanna

Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30pm PDT

Based on a true story, TANNA is set in the South Pacific where Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a ...[more]

Spice World (With Live Drag Superstar Shadowcast!)

Tuesday, July 25 at 9:30pm PDT

Get your platform shoes, British accents, and Union Jack dresses ready because on Tuesday, July 25 everybody's favorite 90’s girl group (everyone else was such a wannabe, right?) comes alive onstage at the Rio Theatre when The Spice Girls' movie ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Experience

Wednesday, July 26 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 comedy on Wednesday, July ...[more]

The Little Hours

Thursday, July 27 at 9:15pm PDT

Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and Kate Micucci star as a trio of nuns (think MEAN GIRLS with a fetch habit) in Jeff Baena’s (LIFE AFTER BETH, I HEART HUCKABEES) THE LITTLE HOURS, a ribald romp about a young servant who flees from his master and takes ...[more]

Fou Fou Ha presents The 24 Carrot Show!

Friday, July 28 at 8pm PDT

Fou Fou Ha presents The 24 Carrot Show! Divine trixters, sexy activators, captivating performers, out of the ordinary show! A musical journey into the Fou Dimension filled with clown antics, delicious dance and Burlesque numbers, outrageous ...[more]

Drive

Friday, July 28 at 11:30pm PDT

"If I drive for you, you get your money. You tell me where we start, where we're going, where we're going afterwards. I give you five minutes when we get there. Anything happens in that five minutes and I'm yours. No matter what. Anything a minute ...[more]

Tanna

Saturday, July 29 at 1:15pm PDT

Based on a true story, TANNA is set in the South Pacific where Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a ...[more]

Fou Fou Ha presents The 24 Carrot Show!

Saturday, July 29 at 8pm PDT

Fou Fou Ha presents The 24 Carrot Show! Divine trixters, sexy activators, captivating performers, out of the ordinary show! A musical journey into the Fou Dimension filled with clown antics, delicious dance and Burlesque numbers, outrageous ...[more]

The Geekenders and Kitty Glitter Present: A Harry Potter Burlesque Birthday Bash

Monday, July 31 at 8pm PDT

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! Come celebrate the Chosen One's birthday (July 31!) in style and at the Rio Theatre with promises to be a silly, sexy evening filled with all your favourite Harry Potter characters (wearing less than appropriate ...[more]

Solaris (1972)

Tuesday, August 1 at 6pm PDT

Ground control has been receiving strange transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut Kris Kelvin (Donata Banionis), a widowed psychologist, is sent to investigate the death of a colleague and the ...[more]

The Little Hours

Tuesday, August 1 at 9:30pm PDT

Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and Kate Micucci star as a trio of nuns (think MEAN GIRLS with a fetch habit) in Jeff Baena’s (LIFE AFTER BETH, I HEART HUCKABEES) THE LITTLE HOURS, a ribald romp about a young servant who flees from his master and takes ...[more]

Rear Window

Wednesday, August 2 at 6:30pm PDT

The Rio Theatre's series of Summer Classics continues on Wednesday, August 2 with Alfred Hitchcock's voyeuristic mystery-thriller REAR WINDOW. Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries (James Stewart) breaks his leg while getting an action ...[more]

Spice World

Wednesday, August 2 at 9:15pm PDT

Spice up your motherfudging life! This screening is the movie only with no live drag show! Get your platform shoes, British accents, and Union Jack dresses ready because SPICE WORLD, starring everybody’s favorite 90’s girl group ...[more]

Beatriz at Dinner

Thursday, August 3 at 6:30pm PDT

Beatriz (Salma Hayek) is a Los Angeles massage therapist and holistic healer who drives to the seaside mansion of her client Cathy (Connie Britton). When her old Volkswagen breaks down, she receives a friendly invitation from Cathy to stay for a ...[more]

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Thursday, August 3 at 8:45pm PDT

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner." Have the time of your life (and maybe even carry a watermelon) to one of the 80s biggest and most enduring blockbusters, DIRTY DANCING, which is getting the big screen treatment it so richly deserves on Thursday, ...[more]

GAME OF THRONES LIVE: Hodor Rises!

Friday, August 4 at 8pm PDT

GAME OF THRONES LIVE: Hodor Rises! It’s the return of our annual sold out show with ALL NEW ACTS keeping instep with the current Game of Thrones universe! Live, Dirty and Dangerous! A wild night of fire and blood, Interactive Vaudeville, ...[more]

GAME OF THRONES LIVE: Hodor Rises!

Saturday, August 5 at 8pm PDT

GAME OF THRONES LIVE: Hodor Rises! It’s the return of our annual sold out show with ALL NEW ACTS keeping instep with the current Game of Thrones universe! Live, Dirty and Dangerous! A wild night of fire and blood, Interactive Vaudeville, ...[more]

Ran

Sunday, August 6 at 9pm PDT

When one of the greatest filmmakers of all time adapts one of the greatest literary works of all time, the result can only be described as epic. In 1985, iconic director Akira Kurosawa adapted William Shakespeare‘s ‘King Lear’ and crafted one of – ...[more]

Tokyo Story

Monday, August 7 at 6pm PDT

"One of cinema's greatest masterpieces." (Film Comment) Loosely based it on the relatively obscure 1937 American film MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW, director Yasujirō Ozu's TOKYO STORY was initially released in Japan in 1953, to little attention. It was ...[more]

Monterey Pop - 50th Anniversary Remaster!

Monday, August 7 at 9pm PDT

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would launch the ...[more]

Sunset Boulevard

Tuesday, August 8 at 6:30pm PDT

The Rio Theatre's series of Summer Classics continues on Tuesday, August 8 with one of our favourite genres - movies about movies (and, by extension, Hollywood). One of the greatest commentaries on 'the biz' comes from master filmmaker Billy ...[more]

Battle Royale

Tuesday, August 8 at 9:15pm PDT

The highly stylized and über-violent BATTLE ROYALE was a fitting swan song for director Kinji Fukasaku, whose mastery of the exploitation genre is on full display in this hugely influential cult-classic. Adapted from novel 'Battle Royale' by ...[more]

Overboard (WIth or w/out 'Big Trouble in Little China' Double Bill Option)

Thursday, August 10 at 6:45pm PDT

Since summer is the absolute perfect time to make time for a movie-filled double bill date night kinda night, we thought it made perfect sense to pair two classic titles featuring films from one of favourite real-life romantic couples - Kurt ...[more]

Big Trouble in Little China

Thursday, August 10 at 9pm PDT

"It’s all in the reflexes…" Since summer is the absolute perfect time to make time for a movie-filled double bill date night kind of night, we thought it made perfect sense to pair two classic titles featuring films from one of favourite ...[more]

The Geekenders Present: A Bawdy Night of Bardlesque Revelry

Friday, August 11 at 8pm PDT

Vancouver's “cult sensation” nerdlesque troupe the Geekenders return to the Rio Theatre with an all-new production on Friday, August 11. Join us as we "burlesque the Bard" and invite you on a highly-artistic literary journey through the world ...[more]

House ('Hausu,' 1977)

Friday, August 11 at 11pm PDT

Some movies can't be explained; they need to be experienced. HAUSU is one of those movies. (Trust.) How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movie HOUSE (Hausu)? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? ...[more]

2001: A Space Odyssey

Saturday, August 12 at 9pm PDT

"Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?" Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is a a visionary, cold war-era sci-fi look into a future that is yet to be written. Widely regarded as one of the most influential films ever made, 2001: A ...[more]

Heavy Metal

Monday, August 14 at 9pm PDT

"Earth women who experience sexual ecstasy with mechanical assistance always tend to feel guilty!" OK, here we go... it's the Canadian (John Candy, Al Waxman, Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty et all) bit of sci-fi animation you've been waiting to see ...[more]

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

Friday, August 18 at 8pm PDT

The Geekenders and Kitty Glitter are proud to bring back "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 ...[more]

Alien (With or w/out Aliens Double Feature Option)

Saturday, August 19 at 8pm PDT

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 names throughout one of the most iconic film franchises ever, which got its start with Ridley ...[more]

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