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Evil Dead II

Sunday, April 23 at 7:20pm PDT

"Gimme some sugar, baby!" Join us at the Rio Theatre for one of our most all-time requested movie marathon events - Sam Raimi's glorious EVIL DEAD trilogy. Horror icon Bruce Campbell (so groovy, baby!) stars in this much loved franchise that ...[more]

Army of Darkness

Sunday, April 23 at 9:10pm PDT

“Gimme some sugar, baby!” Join us at the Rio Theatre for one of our most all-time requested movie marathon events – Sam Raimi‘s glorious EVIL DEAD trilogy. Horror icon Bruce Campbell (so groovy, baby!) stars in this much loved franchise that ...[more]

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Monday, April 24 at 6:30pm PDT

Beyond the actual onscreen chemistry (and legendary off screen fireworks) between icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in Robert Aldrich's WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? lies the film itself - a bona fide, highly creepy-campy, edge-of-your-set ...[more]

John Wick: Chapter 2

Monday, April 24 at 9:20pm PDT

Retired super-assassin John Wick's (Keanu Reeves, in a role that was clearly tailor-made for him) plans to resume a quiet civilian life are cut short when Italian gangster Santino D'Antonio shows up on his doorstep with a gold marker, compelling ...[more]

Castle in the Sky (With or w/out Howl's Moving Castle Double Bill Option)

Tuesday, April 25 at 6:15pm PDT

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages will adore this double-bill pairing of two beloved classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli founder and master storyteller Hayao ...[more]

Howl's Moving Castle

Tuesday, April 25 at 8:55pm PDT

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages adore animated classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli, and Hayao Miyazaki‘s HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (2004) is one of the famed ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Experience

Wednesday, April 26 at 8pm PDT

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for another round of monthly medieval merriment. It's THE CRITICAL HIT SHOW! Join Vancouver's best comedic performers at The Rio Theatre for the first installment of your favourite cosplay comedy of 2017 on ...[more]

Kedi

Thursday, April 27 at 6:30pm PDT

Hundreds of thousands of cats have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people's lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can. Cats and ...[more]

Song to Song

Thursday, April 27 at 8:45pm PDT

Legendary director Terrence Malick's latest film SONG TO SONG features a star-studded cast (including Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, and Rooney Mara) in a modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene. Dreamy and ...[more]

The Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow: Caravan of Creeps Tour

Friday, April 28 at 8pm PDT

The Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow: Caravan of Creeps tour The SQUIDLING BROTHERS are a collective of circus freakshow performers based out of Philadelphia, founded by JELLY BOY (clown of danger and science) & MATTERZ SQUIDLING (the ...[more]

Step Brothers

Friday, April 28 at 11:55pm PDT

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly star as Brennan Huff and Dale Doback, two kind loser-ish grown, unemployed man-children who have something in common: they live at home. When their respective parents meet and decide to get married, they are forced ...[more]

Kedi

Saturday, April 29 at 3:30pm PDT

Hundreds of thousands of cats have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people's lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can. Cats and ...[more]

I Am Not Your Negro

Sunday, April 30 at 3:45pm PDT

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, ...[more]

Film Fu Fight Fest

Sunday, April 30 at 6:30pm PDT

Film Fu is heading for the big screen! As part of Film Fu‘s continuing philanthropic initiative, created by award-winning feature film director, fight choreographer and stunt performer Kirk Caouette, we present to you Vancouver’s inaugural Film ...[more]

Song to Song

Sunday, April 30 at 9:30pm PDT

Legendary director Terrence Malick's latest feature SONG TO SONG features a star-studded cast (including Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, and Rooney Mara) in a modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene. Dreamy ...[more]

Your Name.

Monday, May 1 at 6:30pm PDT

Makoto Shinkai’s animated blockbuster and global pop culture hit YOUR NAME. (Kimi no Na wa.) is headed to the Rio Theatre - in Japanese with English subs! Written and directed by Shinkai (“5 Centimeters Per Second,” “The Garden of Words”), YOUR ...[more]

The Evil in Us (Filmmakers in attendance!)

Monday, May 1 at 9pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre for the premiere of writer-director Jason William Lee's THE EVIL IN US, a stylish and blood-soaked work of sci-fi horror that's a bit CABIN FEVER meets EVIL DEAD. Filmmakers including Lee, producer Dalj Brar, editor ...[more]

Your Name.

Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30pm PDT

Makoto Shinkai’s animated blockbuster and global pop culture hit YOUR NAME. (Kimi no Na wa.) is headed to the Rio Theatre - in both Japanese with English subs (May 1) and in its remastered English dub (May 3). Written and directed by Shinkai (“5 ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time: The Star Wars Show

Thursday, May 4 at 8pm PDT

A long time ago (sometime in the mid-aughties?), in a galaxy far, far away... Intrepid 'Talent Time' creator and host Paul Anthony used his serious mind skills to lay the foundation for what would eventually become 'Paul Anthony's Talent Time: The ...[more]

The Empire Strips Back: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure

Friday, May 5 at 8pm PDT

Vancouver's favourite 'nerdlesque' troupe, the Geekenders, return to East Van's Rio Theatre with a revamped version of their smash hit production The Empire Strips Back: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure. Friday, May 5th Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 ...[more]

The Fifth Element

Friday, May 5 at 11:55pm PDT

In the 23rd century, a New York City cabbie, Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), finds the fate of the world in his hands when Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) falls into his cab. As the embodiment of the fifth element, Leeloo needs to combine with the other four ...[more]

Mr. Gaga

Saturday, May 6 at 1pm PDT

Tomer Heymann's MR. GAGA is a unique documentary experience that tells the story of the internationally acclaimed choreographer Ohad Naharin, who created the daring form of dance and "movement language" Gaga. When he was 22, he was invited to ...[more]

Burlesque Long Form

Saturday, May 6 at 9pm PDT

Celebrating its Fifth Anniversary! Six of Vancouver’s most celebrated burlesque performers return to the Rio Theatre's stage on Saturday, May 6 for Burlesque Long Form. In an artistic challenge set by producer and noted performer April O’Peel, ...[more]

The Descent (Director in Attendance!)

Sunday, May 7 at 6:30pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a modern masterpiece of British horror that also manages to pass the Bechdel Test: THE DESCENT. Making this prime time viewing of a claustrophobic feminist cave-diving trip gone (horribly) awry even better will be the ...[more]

Ponyo + Pom Poko (Double Feature!)

Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30pm PDT

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages will adore this double-bill pairing of two beloved classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli's master storytellers Hayao Miyazaki and ...[more]

Ponyo

Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30pm PDT

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages will adore this double-bill pairing of two beloved classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli's master storytellers Hayao Miyazaki and ...[more]

Pom Poko

Tuesday, May 9 at 8:45pm PDT

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages will adore this double-bill pairing of two beloved classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli's master storytellers Hayao Miyazaki and ...[more]

We All Float Down Here: A Burlesque Tribute to Stephen King

Friday, May 12 at 8pm PDT

Following a sold out performance at the Rio theatre in March, Vancouver's favourite 'nerdlesque' troupe the Geekenders return for an encore performance of their weirdest... and creepiest... show yet. Don't be a "Misery", take a "Stand", get ...[more]

Affordable Concert Series: Rocket To The Rio

Saturday, May 20 at 8pm PDT

Hey You!!! Yeah, we're talking to you!!! All you lovers of music, party, and dance! This is an East Van extravaganza, that you won't want to miss! Party on the Drive, People!! 4 bands, all of which offer up the best they have, just to make your ...[more]

The Fictionals Comedy Co. Presents: Improv Against Humanity

Wednesday, May 24 at 8pm PDT

The Fictionals are back at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, May 24 for more horrible hilarity in Improv Against Humanity! We're adding fresh cards to the official #IAHatRIO deck, handing out sweet swag, and crowning the next Most Horrible Person in ...[more]

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