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The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Improvised Epic Fantasy

8:00pm - Thursday, Feb 27, 2020

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for more monstrous merriment (and snacks!) - it's THE CRITICAL HIT SHOW! Join Vancouver's best comedic performers at the Rio Theatre for your favorite #DNDLive comedy on the last Wednesday of every month ...[more]

Fantastic Fungi

4:00pm - Friday, Feb 28, 2020

Directed by award-winning filmmaker and pioneer of time-lapse photography, Louie Schwartzberg (Moving Art, Wings of Life, Mysteries of the Unseen Worlds 3D Imax), Fantastic Fungi is an immersive experience that will inspire a shift in consciousness ...[more]

The Jesus Rolls

11:30pm - Friday, Feb 28, 2020

He is risen. Fresh out of prison, smooth-talking petty thief Jesus Quintana (John Turturro, reprising his iconic THE BIG LEBOWSKI) is ready to roll with his best friend Petey (Bobby Cannavale) riding shotgun. But first they need some wheels. A ...[more]

Fantastic Fungi

1:15pm - Saturday, Feb 29, 2020

Directed by award-winning filmmaker and pioneer of time-lapse photography, Louie Schwartzberg (Moving Art, Wings of Life, Mysteries of the Unseen Worlds 3D Imax), Fantastic Fungi is an immersive experience that will inspire a shift in consciousness ...[more]

Jojo Rabbit

3:30pm - Saturday, Feb 29, 2020

Writer-director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE) brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down ...[more]

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Hosted by the Geekenders!)

11:15pm - Saturday, Feb 29, 2020

Let’s do the Time Warp… Again! Join us for one of the most notorious cult-movie experiences you can possibly have in a darkened theatre! For over four decades, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has been giving absolute pleasure to adoring audiences ...[more]

First Person Plural (Director in Attendance for Q&A)

12:00pm - Sunday, Mar 1, 2020

FIRST PERSON PLURAL Special Preview Screening Followed by Q&A with director Eric Tretbar On Thanksgiving Day, two Minneapolis filmmakers—the son of a Somali imam and daughter of a white Baptist preacher—fall in love through their lenses and ...[more]

Les Miserables

3:30pm - Sunday, Mar 1, 2020

Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris, Stéphane (Damien Bonnard, STAYING VERTICAL), a recent transplant to the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil, joins the local anti-crime squad. Working alongside his unscrupulous colleagues Chris (Alexis Manenti) ...[more]

Fantastic Fungi

6:30pm - Monday, Mar 2, 2020

Directed by award-winning filmmaker and pioneer of time-lapse photography, Louie Schwartzberg (Moving Art, Wings of Life, Mysteries of the Unseen Worlds 3D Imax), Fantastic Fungi is an immersive experience that will inspire a shift in consciousness ...[more]

Jojo Rabbit

8:45pm - Monday, Mar 2, 2020

Writer-director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE) brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down ...[more]

The Big Lebowski (Single Film or Double Feature)

6:30pm - Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020

“I’m the Dude, so that’s what you call me. That or, uh His Dudeness, or uh Duder, or El Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.” We're excited to be screening writer-director John Turturro's (aka Jesus Quintana in THE BIG LEBOWSKI) ...[more]

The Jesus Rolls

9:00pm - Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020

He is risen. Fresh out of prison, smooth-talking petty thief Jesus Quintana (John Turturro, reprising his iconic THE BIG LEBOWSKI) is ready to roll with his best friend Petey (Bobby Cannavale) riding shotgun. But first they need some wheels. A ...[more]

Jojo Rabbit

6:45pm - Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020

Writer-director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE) brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down ...[more]

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: A View To A Kill

9:30pm - Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020

"I'll fill you in later, Moneypenny." The Gentlemen Hecklers (aka comedians Harris Anderson, Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha and Rachel Schaefer) provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad, cheesy, or so bad-they're-good in a cheesy-kinda-way ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time

8:00pm - Thursday, Mar 5, 2020

Paul Anthony's Talent Time presents THE TRUTH CONVENTION. The government is lying to you about everything but we have uncovered the TRUTH and we're ready to share it with you! It won't be easy to hear but deep down you know something doesn't feel ...[more]

The Geekenders present A Marvel-ous Comic Strip!

8:00pm - Friday, Mar 6, 2020

Nerds, Assemble! The Geekenders are excited to bring their newest, nerdy production to the Rio Theatre on Friday, March 6. A MARVEL-OUS COMIC STRIP! is a burlesque show that celebrates the Marvel characters you know and love (and secretly Google ...[more]

Hardware

11:30pm - Friday, Mar 6, 2020

Director Richard Stanley (COLOR OUT OF SPACE) made a name for himself in 1990 thanks to HARDWARE, a cyberpunk thriller that has evolved into something of a cult-classic in the ensuing years - perfect for a Friday Late Night Movie revisit on March ...[more]

The Lodge

8:30pm - Saturday, Mar 7, 2020

The Austrian writer-director super duo of Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala are back, following up their sublime, terrifying 2014 arthouse horror hit GOODNIGHT MOMMY with THE LODGE, a bone-chilling nightmare that dominated the film fest circuit in ...[more]

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

11:15pm - Saturday, Mar 7, 2020

Join us for an encore screening of one of the all-time must see anime films ever made, Mamoru Oshii’s original landmark GHOST IN THE SHELL, which has itself developed into a cultural phenomenon that has spawned sequels, remakes, and even a live ...[more]

The Lodge

7:00pm - Sunday, Mar 8, 2020

The Austrian writer-director super duo of Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala are back, following up their sublime, terrifying 2014 arthouse horror hit GOODNIGHT MOMMY with THE LODGE, a bone-chilling nightmare that dominated the film fest circuit in ...[more]

Rabid (Directors in Attendance for Q&A!)

9:30pm - Sunday, Mar 8, 2020

Vancouver's own Twisted Twins - aka filmmakers Jen and Sylvia Soska - are headed to the Rio Theatre on Sunday, March 8, for a screening of their latest, RABID, inspired by David Cronenberg's seminal 1977 body-horror classic. Even better? They're ...[more]

Vancouver Burlesque Co.'s Student Showcase

9:00pm - Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

The Vancouver Burlesque Co. is ready to usher in spring with our next sparkly Student Showcase! Come see all the hard work and dedication put into the last few months of the VBC by our amazing students and instructors. Experience some stage ...[more]

Titmouse 5 Second Animation Night

Titmouse 5 Second Animation Night

8:00pm - Friday, Mar 13, 2020

Join us for a crazed, cartoon cornucopia featuring a curated collection of Titmouse animators' own short-short-short animated films. Friday, March 13 Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm Advance tickets $8 | $8 door *Must be 19+ w/ID for entry ...[more]

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The Fictionals Comedy Co. Presents: Ladies Against Humanity

8:00pm - Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020

Improv Against Humanity: Comedy for Horrible People at the Rio! The Fictionals Comedy Co. present the annual Ladies Against Humanity special at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, March 18. Some of the funniest women in Vancouver will celebrate ...[more]

Ass-trology: A Zodiac Burlesque Show of Heavenly Bodies

9:00pm - Saturday, Mar 21, 2020

The stars have aligned! On Saturday, March 21 (the traditional first day of the astrological year, DTFVan and April O’Peel Productions will combine forces at the Rio Theatre to present Ass-trology: A Zodiac Burlesque Show of Heavenly Bodies. An ...[more]

Brad Williams: Fun Size

7:00pm - Thursday, Mar 26, 2020

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]

Story Story Lie: Regrets

7:00pm - Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020

Can You Spot the Liar...? Story Story Lie has one simple premise: Vancouver’s best storytellers and comedians share high-stakes, near-impossible, unique stories that seem too tall to be true. The catch? Only ONE of the SIX stories is a lie. ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time

8:00pm - Thursday, Apr 2, 2020

Gotta get to the show.... Paul Anthony's Talent Time happens at the Rio Theatre on the first Thursday of every month. It's Vancouver's favourite and longest running variety show - now in its 12th season! Show details coming soon! Thursday, ...[more]

Kitty Nights presents: Think Floyd Live Band Burlesque

8:00pm - Friday, Apr 10, 2020

On Good Friday, 2020 - get ready for a resurrection of fantastic proportions as Kitty Nights Productions returns to The Rio Theatre with an epic new show... THINK FLOYD - the timeless music of Pink Floyd played LIVE and accompanied by ...[more]

Let's Make a Date - The Rio Theatre Dating Game

8:00pm - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020

Tired of swiping left on the dating apps? Join us for the Rio Theatre Dating Game! A hilarious LIVE game show hosted by Patrick Maliha. Online dating got you down? Want to get out and have some fun meeting other singles, live and in ...[more]

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