John Carpenter's The Thing (Encore Screening)

8:45pm - Monday, Jan 24, 2022

There's nothing quite like watching a solid dose of winter-y, sci-fi horror in the middle of winter, is there? And there's nothing more winter-y (and horrifying) than a prime time, big screen viewing of John Carpenter's masterpiece THE THING. ...[more]

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

7:30pm - Tuesday, Jan 25, 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]

Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show: The Director's Cut

6:20pm - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022

Join us at the Rio Theatre as we toast the late filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich with the film that truly cemented his status among the "New Hollywood" filmmaker generation in the 70s, the seminal coming-of-age drama THE LAST PICTURE SHOW. Released ...[more]

The French Dispatch

9:15pm - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022

Writer-director Wes Anderson's (THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU) latest, THE FRENCH DISPATCH, brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French ...[more]

Casablanca (80th Anniversary Screening!)

6:30pm - Thursday, Jan 27, 2022

"Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine." Can there be anything said about CASABLANCA that hasn't already been said? Sitting comfortably at the #1 spot on the American Film Institute's '100 Greatest Love ...[more]

Drive My Car

8:45pm - Thursday, Jan 27, 2022

Two years after his wife's unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari (Toko ...[more]

Beyond The Infinite Two Minutes

6:15pm - Friday, Jan 28, 2022

Kato is a middle-aged shop owner in Kyoto, Japan who lives above his cafe. He spends his free time playing in a local band and sometimes thinking about Megumi, the woman in the barbershop next door with whom Kato is infatuated. One evening, after ...[more]

Harold and Maude

8:15pm - Friday, Jan 28, 2022

"They were meant to be. But exactly what they were meant to be is not quite clear." Hal Ashby's HAROLD AND MAUDE has got to be one of the most unconventional love stories ever, which is one of the main reasons that is has remained a ...[more]

Princess Mononoke (25th Anniversary Screening!)

1:00pm - Saturday, Jan 29, 2022

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a special 25th Anniversary screening of master filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s violent, beautiful tale of war between man and nature, PRINCESS MONONOKE. A landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty, ...[more]

Belfast

1:00pm - Sunday, Jan 30, 2022

Embraced by audiences and critics alike, BELFAST is a movie straight from writer-director Kenneth Branagh's (winner, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay) own experience. This poignant coming-of-age film is centred on Buddy, a nine-year-old boy ...[more]

The Souvenir: Part II

3:10pm - Sunday, Jan 30, 2022

In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man, Julie begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film, sorting fact from his elaborately constructed fiction. Filmmaker ...[more]

Nimesh Patel LIVE! (Early Show)

Nimesh Patel LIVE!

6:30pm - Sunday, Jan 30, 2022

Comedian Nimesh Patel is headed to the Rio's Stage on Sunday, January 30. Early Show Doors 5:30 pm | Show 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time. Tickets (General Admission) $35 (+s/c) | $40 at the door *Must be 19+ ...[more]

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Nimesh Patel LIVE! (Early Show)

Nimesh Patel LIVE! (Early Show)

7:00pm - Monday, Jan 31, 2022

Comedian Nimesh Patel is headed to the Rio's Stage on Monday, January 31. Nimesh Patel and Guests Monday, January 31 Doors 6:00 pm | Show 7:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time. Tickets (General Admission) $35 (+s/c) | ...[more]

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Nimesh Patel LIVE!

9:15pm - Monday, Jan 31, 2022

Comedian Nimesh Patel is headed to the Rio's Stage for a fourth (!) show on Monday, January 31. Nimesh Patel and Guests Monday, January 31 Doors 8:45 pm | Show 9:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time. Tickets (General ...[more]

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

6:20pm - Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022

"We need to keep an eye on the other human experiences to give ourselves the fullness and the breadth of our own humanity... Our humanity is served back to us through the eyes of those who have diminished us. And they serve back to us a view of ...[more]

Groundhog Day

6:30pm - Wednesday, Feb 2, 2022

“I wake up every day, right here, right in Punxsutawney, and it’s always February second. And there’s nothing I can do about it.” Is there anything else we’d be playing on Groundhog Day, 2022 (aka February 2, aka 02/02/2022) than, uh, GROUNDHOG ...[more]

The Mane Event: A Showpony Studio Fundraiser

9:00pm - Saturday, Feb 5, 2022

THE MANE EVENT: A Showpony Studio Fundraiser Presented by Geekenders, Virago Nation, & Diasporic Dynasty Saturday, February 5 Doors 8:00 pm | Show 9:00 pm Advance tickets $25 | $30 at the door *Must be 19+ w/ID for entry. Sorry, Rio Theatre ...[more]

Super Bowl LVI: Live & Free!

3:30pm - Sunday, Feb 13, 2022

Because our screen is bigger. Waaaaaaaay bigger. That???s why. Enjoy the ultimate game day experience on Sunday, February 13 at our annual (not to mention FREE!) Super Bowl screening and party at the Rio Theatre. Super Bowl 56 will take place ...[more]

Valentine's Day: Burlesque Duos!

8:00pm - Monday, Feb 14, 2022

It takes two to tango this Valentine's Day at the Rio Theatre! The highly-anticipated Burlesque Duos (which sells out in advance - every year! returns to the Rio's stage on Monday, February 14. This beloved annual East Vancouver Valentine's Day ...[more]

Gift Certificate: Single Movie Pass

Share the love! Support the Rio Theatre in 2022 with a Gift Certificate

This Rio Theatre gift certificate is good for entry to any single regular film ...[more]

Gift Certificate: Movie Pass For Two & Concession

Share the love! Support the Rio Theatre in 2021 with a Gift Certificate

This Rio Theatre gift certificate is good for entry for two people to any single, regular screening and includes two medium popcorn bags, two medium fountain beverages, and two small ...[more]

Gift Certificate: Single Movie Pass & Concession

Share the love! Support the Rio Theatre in 2022 with a Gift Certificate

This Rio Theatre gift certificate is good for entry to any single regular screening and includes one medium popcorn, one medium fountain beverage, and one small ...[more]

Sue Foley: Pinky's Blues

7:30pm - Friday, Mar 11, 2022

The Rio Theatre is pleased to present blues guitar legend Sue Foley to the stage on Friday, March 11 for an intimate and electric night. “This country’s finest blues guitarist” (Globe and Mail) "The Queen is on fire!" (The Austin ...[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]

The Geekenders Present: Kill The Ripper

8:00pm - Friday, Jul 8, 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]

The Geekenders Present: Kill The Ripper

8:00pm - Saturday, Jul 9, 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]

The Geekenders Present: Kill The Ripper

8:00pm - Thursday, Jul 14, 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]

The Geekenders Present: Kill The Ripper

8:00pm - Friday, Jul 15, 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]

The Geekenders Present: Kill The Ripper

8:00pm - Saturday, Jul 16, 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]