Cherry OnTop & Portia Favro Present Lust 2.0

8:00pm - Friday, Jan 18, 2019

More Scandalous. More Salacious. More Lust! We welcome you back into our world of indulgence, passion, freedom, revelry, decadence, and of course…lust. See the show that rocked the Rio Theatre and left Vancouver breathless one last time ...[more]

Eighth Grade

8:50pm - Monday, Jan 21, 2019

In writer-director Bo Burnham's startlingly realistic feature film debut, the painful awkwardness (social and otherwise) of modern teen-dom is pitch-perfectly captured via a thirteen-year-old protagonist named Kayla (Golden Globe nominee Elsie ...[more]

The Wife

7:00pm - Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019

After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Golden Globe winner Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public ...[more]

Widows

6:30pm - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

From Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen (12 YEARS A SLAVE) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (GONE GIRL) comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. "Widows" is the ...[more]

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

9:20pm - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

In CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, Melissa McCarthy (in a Golden Globe-nominated performance) stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, ...[more]

Crazy8s DGCBC 20th Anniversary Fundraiser Screening

8:00pm - Thursday, Jan 24, 2019

Join us on Thursday, January 24 for the Crazy8s DGCBC 20th Anniversary Fundraiser Screening featuring a selection of classic Crazy8s films from the past 20 years! Network with Crazy8s alumni, our community of friends and sponsors, and this ...[more]

Cartoon Cabaret

8:00pm - Friday, Jan 25, 2019

Your favourite cartoon characters come to life - like you’ve never seen before! Destroy your childhood with some of Vancouver’s top burlesque and cabaret performers at Cartoon Cabaret, where fantasies come alive with fun and raunchy tributes to ...[more]

John Carpenter's The Thing

11:00pm - Friday, Jan 25, 2019

We all need a good dose of winter-y horror, don't we? And there's nothing more winter-y (and horrifying) than a Friday Late Night Movie screening of John Carpenter's THE THING on January 25. John Carpenter's remake of Howard Hawke's 1951 classic ...[more]

The Geekenders Present: Naughty Python's Flying Burlesque Circus

8:00pm - Saturday, Jan 26, 2019

And now for something completely different. It’s... Naughty Python’s Flying Burlesque Circus! The Geekenders invite you to please enjoy 25 of Vancouver’s silliest "nerdlesque" superstars as they return to the Rio Theatre's stage to flaunt ...[more]

Free Solo

12:30pm - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi ("MERU") and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film's FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free ...[more]

Minding the Gap

3:00pm - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019

Winner of a Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking at last year's Sundance Film Festival and now shortlisted in the Best Documentary category at this year's Oscars, MINDING THE GAP is a vital and heartrending story about young men growing ...[more]

The Wife

5:15pm - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019

After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Golden Globe winner Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public ...[more]

The Shining

8:00pm - Sunday, Jan 27, 2019

"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 Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece THE SHINING... Based on Stephen King's 1977 novel The ...[more]

Beyond the Black Rainbow + Mandy (Double Feature)

6:30pm - Monday, Jan 28, 2019

Manic Monday Double Bill! We're toasting writer-director Panos Cosmatos with a double double bill bill featuring both his feature debut, 2010's hyper-stylish midnighter BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW, and one of the year's most buzzed about titles, ...[more]

Beyond the Black Rainbow

6:30pm - Monday, Jan 28, 2019

We're toasting writer-director Panos Cosmatos with a double double bill bill featuring both his feature debut, 2012's hyper-stylish midnighter BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW, and one of 2018's most buzzed about titles, the punishing, blood-soaked ...[more]

Minding the Gap

6:30pm - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Winner of a Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking at last year's Sundance Film Festival and now shortlisted in the Best Documentary category at this year's Oscars, MINDING THE GAP is a vital and heartrending story about young men growing ...[more]

Free Solo

8:45pm - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi ("MERU") and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film's FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Improvised Epic Fantasy

8:00pm - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for more monstrous merriment (and snacks!) - it's The Critical Hit Show: A Live Improvised Epic Fantasy at The Rio Theatre! Join Vancouver's best comedic performers at the Rio Theatre for your favorite ...[more]

Puck Talks Presents: The Power Hour Live!

8:00pm - Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Puck Talks Presents: The Power Hour Live! Come out to the Rio Theatre for a night of comedy and hockey talk with The Athletic & TSN Radio’s Mike Halford, Jason Brough and Jason Botchford. Plus special guests JD Burke, Ryan Biech, and Israel ...[more]

Perfectly Petty Starring Dave D. as Tom Petty

8:00pm - Saturday, Feb 2, 2019

Join us at the Rio Theatre on for an evening of hits by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and prepare to be transported into the world of Tom Petty - one of the greatest songwriter/performers of our time. Performed by top tribute artist Dave D ...[more]

Walt Dismal Presents

8:00pm - Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019

WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR... YOU'RE PROBABLY OUT OF OTHER OPTIONS Welcome to a cozy evening of scenes from beloved Walt Dismal animated classics - each a parody of an animated classic from a kinder, gentler Walt! Join us as 'Impossible Things ...[more]

The Fictionals Present Improv Against Humanity: Game of Love

8:00pm - Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019

Looking for love in a Horrible place? Join The Fictionals on Wednesday, February 6 for Improv Against Humanity: Valentine Hangover at the Rio Theatre! Our first #IAHatRIO of 2019 will feature steamy comedy, chocolatey prizes, and crown the next ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time: 11th Anniversary Special!

8:00pm - Thursday, Feb 7, 2019

We have a lot to celebrate, and celebrate we will! Still working on confirming the specific acts but rest assumed you will receive a pleasant mix between the hilarious and the heartfelt - with a little bit of "hmmmmmm," that is always present. ...[more]

Story Story Lie: Fool For Love

7:00pm - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019

Two truths and a lie: With a twist. Story Story Lie is a game show that's full of it! Valentine's Day Special! Love stories too funny and foolish to believe. The trick is, one of these romantic contestants is telling a lie... Spot the liar ...[more]

Valentine's Day: Burlesque Duos

8:00pm - Thursday, Feb 14, 2019

It takes two to tango this Valentine's Day at the Rio Theatre! Following last year’s sold out show, the highly-anticipated Burlesque Duos returns to the Rio's stage on Wednesday, February 14. This beloved (not to mention popular!) annual East ...[more]

The Geekenders Present Uncaped Crusaders: A Batlesque Tribute to the Dark Knight

8:00pm - Saturday, Feb 16, 2019

Geekenders is back again with their oft-requested and always sold-out wacky "Batlesque" variety show celebrating everyone's favourite 'stark' knight and his rogues gallery... With a playfully sensual twist! Called a "cult sensation" by Vancity ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Improvised Epic Fantasy

8:00pm - Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for more monstrous merriment (and snacks!) - it's The Critical Hit Show: A Live Improvised Epic Fantasy at The Rio Theatre! Join Vancouver's best comedic performers at the Rio Theatre for your favorite ...[more]

Titmouse 5 Second Animation Night

8:00pm - Friday, Mar 8, 2019

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

The Fictionals Present Improv Against Humanity: Ladies Against Humanity

8:00pm - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

Time traveling goats, weed elementals, and swapping bodies with mom for a day. Anything can happen when The Fictionals present Improv Against Humanity every month at the Rio Theatre. Join us for a live CAH tournament, special guests and themes, ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Improvised Epic Fantasy

8:00pm - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019

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]