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The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

6:30pm - Monday, Dec 18, 2017

For the third straight year, The Rio Theatre is excited to welcome the return of one of our favourite annual movie events - the 19th edition of Ron Diamond's wonderfully curated ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS, an eclectic mix featuring 16 exceptional and ...[more]

My Friend Dahmer

8:45pm - Monday, Dec 18, 2017

Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America's most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story. Jeff Dahmer (Ross ...[more]

Howling in the Holidays! WolfCop + Another WolfCop Double Feature Hosted by GOWAN

7:00pm - Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017

This one's for all the "strange animals" out there! Join us at the Rio Theatre for a screening event that will leave all your "moonlight desires" completely satisfied this holiday season - a night of movies, music and holiday cheer featuring a ...[more]

Improv Against Humanity: Cards Against Vancouver Launch at Rio Theatre!

8:00pm - Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017

The Fictionals are launching the long-awaited Cards Against Vancouver tribute deck at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, December 20, and you're all invited to see the new cards brought to life onstage! Thanks to the hilarious submissions from Improv ...[more]

Loving Vincent

6:20pm - Thursday, Dec 21, 2017

This feature-length painted animation -- the first film of its kind -- explores the life and unusual death of celebrated painter Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks, bringing the paintings to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one ...[more]

Love Actually

8:45pm - Thursday, Dec 21, 2017

"To me you are perfect." Rom-com master Richard Curtis (who also wrote FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, NOTTING HILL, and BRIDGET JONES' DIARY) directs a star-studded cast in LOVE ACTUALLY, a holiday staple that's achieved a kind of cult-status in ...[more]

Jane

6:00pm - Friday, Dec 22, 2017

Drawing from never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over five decades, acclaimed director Brett Morgen (THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE, COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK) offers one of 2017's most compelling ...[more]

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

8:15pm - Friday, Dec 22, 2017

Following 2015's breathtakingly original and Oscar-nominated romance THE LOBSTER, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (DOGTOOTH) and actor Colin Farrell re-team for another unusual offering, with the psychological revenge- thriller THE KILLING OF A ...[more]

Die Hard

11:00pm - Friday, Dec 22, 2017

"Yippee ki yay, motherfudger! Send your movie-loving' self into Christmas overdrive with what is - hands down - one of the absolute biggest, baddest motherfudging edge-of-your-seat big screen thrill rides ever, DIE HARD. In (arguably) his ...[more]

Loving Vincent

3:40pm - Saturday, Dec 23, 2017

This feature-length painted animation -- the first film of its kind -- explores the life and unusual death of celebrated painter Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks, bringing the paintings to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one ...[more]

Jane

5:50pm - Saturday, Dec 23, 2017

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over five decades, acclaimed director Brett Morgen (THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE, COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK) offers one of ...[more]

White Christmas (With or w/out Black Christmas Double Bill)

8:00pm - Saturday, Dec 23, 2017

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, December 23 for a night of Christmas cheer.... and fear! Our marquee is going full-tilt merry-merry with beloved Christmas classics this season, and we're presenting a night of movie awesome with a WHITE ...[more]

Black Christmas

10:30pm - Saturday, Dec 23, 2017

"If this movie doesn't make your skin crawl... It's on TOO TIGHT!" Join us at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, December 23 for a night of Christmas cheer.... and fear! Our marquee is going full-tilt merry-merry with beloved Christmas classics this ...[more]

Elf

4:00pm - Sunday, Dec 24, 2017

"I just like to smile! Smiling's my favorite." Make merry-merry with a screening of the adorably hilarious and utterly charming modern Christmas classic, ELF. Will Ferrell stars as one of Santa's best helpers, a human named Buddy who heads home ...[more]

It's a Wonderful Life

6:30pm - Sunday, Dec 24, 2017

"What is it you want, Mary? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it you.” Hot Dog! We have been inundated with audience requests for the "holiday classic to define all holiday classics," Frank Capra's ...[more]

The Florida Project

6:30pm - Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s (TANGERINE) THE FLORIDA PROJECT is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, THE FLORIDA PROJECT ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Experience

8:00pm - Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017

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, ...[more]

The Florida Project

6:30pm - Thursday, Dec 28, 2017

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s (TANGERINE) THE FLORIDA PROJECT is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, THE FLORIDA PROJECT ...[more]

Dunkirk

9:15pm - Thursday, Dec 28, 2017

Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller - now nominated for multiple Golden Globes, including Best Drama, Best Director, and Best Original Score - about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk ...[more]

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

6:00pm - Friday, Dec 29, 2017

The world's most beautiful woman was also the secret inventor of secure wifi, bluetooth and GPS communications, but her arresting looks stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved... until now. Hollywood wild-child, Hedy Lamarr, ...[more]

My Friend Dahmer

8:15pm - Friday, Dec 29, 2017

Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America's most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story. Jeff Dahmer (Ross ...[more]

American Psycho

11:00pm - Friday, Dec 29, 2017

"Do you like Huey Lewis and The News?" Author Bret Easton Ellis' highly controversial AMERICAN PSYCHO was, for years, considered too outrageous and gratuitous to make the bloody leap to the big screen. But in 2000, it did, courtesy of visionary ...[more]

The Square

4:15pm - Saturday, Dec 30, 2017

Director Ruben Östlund's follow-up to 2014's "avalanche comedy" FORCE MAJEURE, THE SQUARE, rivals its predecessor in its ambitious, challenging and utterly absurdist employ of dark humour as biting social commentary. Despite dividing critics and ...[more]

The Shining (With or w/out The Thing Double Bill)

7:30pm - Saturday, Dec 30, 2017

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." We all need a good dose of winter-y horror, don't we? And there's nothing more winter-y (and horrifying) than a double bill (because baby when it's cold out - you need layers!) featuring Stanley ...[more]

The Thing

10:30pm - Saturday, Dec 30, 2017

John Carpenter's remake of Howard Hawke's 1951 classic THE THING is a bleak, tense and frightening sci-fi thriller that delivers some truly memorable practical and makeup effects, in addition to Kurt Russell's truly memorable performance. THE THING ...[more]

Patrick Maliha's 5th Annual Naughty Little New Year's Eve!

9:00pm - Sunday, Dec 31, 2017

Patrick Maliha's 5th Annual Naughty Little New Year's Eve! Sunday, December 31 Door 8:00 pm | Show 9:00 pm $30 in Advance | $45 at The Door (Includes party favours and bubbly for midnight toast ) *Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar ...[more]

House (With or w/out THE BIG LEBOWSKI & FURY ROAD New Year's Day Movie Marathon Options)

5:00pm - Monday, Jan 1, 2018

Hey, man. The Rio Theatre's got the cure for what ails you on New Year's Day with one of our most essential annual traditions - the New Year's Day Hangover Movie Marathon! Every January 1, we kick things off with audience favourites; the kind ...[more]

The Big Lebowski

7:15pm - Monday, Jan 1, 2018

Hey, man. The Rio Theatre's got the cure for what ails you on New Year's Day with one of our most essential annual traditions - the New Year's Day Hangover Movie Marathon! Every January 1, we kick things off with audience favourites; the kind ...[more]

Mad Max: Fury Road

10:00pm - Monday, Jan 1, 2018

The Rio Theatre's got the cure for what ails you on New Year's Day with one of our most essential traditions - our annual Hangover Movie Marathon! Every January 1, we kick things off with audience favourites; the kind that are best enjoyed with ...[more]

Blade Runner (With or w/out Blade Runner 2049 Double Bill Option)

6:15pm - Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018

"More human than human is our motto." This is the one you've been begging us for, Vancouver! Join us for back-to-back screenings of Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER: The Final Cut followed by Denis Villeneuve's BLADE RUNNER 2049 on Wednesday, January ...[more]

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