Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 40th Anniversary Release

Monday, September 25 at 6:20pm PDT

In Steven Spielberg's classic sci-fi adventure film, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (now beautifully remastered for its 40th Anniversary!) Richard Dreyfuss stars as cable worker Roy Neary, who along with several other stunned bystanders ...[more]

Ingrid Goes West

Monday, September 25 at 9:30pm PDT

Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing "likes" for meaningful relationships. Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) is an Instagram-famous "influencer" whose perfectly curated, boho-chic lifestyle ...[more]

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Tuesday, September 26 at 6:15pm PDT

Filmmaker Catherine Bainbridge's award-winning music documentary RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD is about the role of Native Americans in popular music history, a little-known story built around the incredible lives and careers of the some ...[more]

Wonder Woman

Tuesday, September 26 at 8:45pm PDT

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Experience

Wednesday, September 27 at 8pm PDT

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 Drive: Season 2

Sunday, October 15 at 7pm PDT

East Van Entertainment is pleased to announce the premiere of THE DRIVE Season 2 on October 15th. The premiere will take place here at The Rio Theatre... the Heart of East Van. THE DRIVE is an online drama series showcasing Vancouver artists ...[more]

The Tragically Hip: Long Time Running

Monday, October 16 at 7pm PDT

The Tragically Hip documentary LONG TIME RUNNING chronicles the emotionally epic iconic Canadian band’s now-legendary 2016 tour - that captured the heart of the nation. Viewers will be given a unique and exclusive perspective into The ...[more]

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Ghost (1990)

Monday, October 16 at 9:30pm PDT

Molly, you in danger, gurl." Come see folks who wrote jokes for Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for one of the 90s biggest supernatural romantical thrillers, GHOST, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and ...[more]

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Friday, October 20 at 11:30pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre as we toast and honour the late, great director Tobe Hooper with a Friday Late Night Movie screening of what is undoubtedly his greatest cinematic legacy - 1974's iconinc slasher THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. Just as ...[more]

Pearl Jam: Let's Play Two

Monday, October 23 at 9:30pm PDT

LET'S PLAY TWO is a documentary film that chronicles alterna-icon Pearl Jam’s legendary performances at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs historic 2016 season. With Chicago being a hometown to frontman Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam has forged a ...[more]

This is Home

Tuesday, October 24 at 7:30pm PDT

FACTION INTRODUCES “THIS IS HOME” FEATURE LENGTH SKI FILM THIS IS HOME. A journey to find what makes us skiers. THIS IS HOME is the first full-length feature film from the Faction Collective. From Europe to the US and back ...[more]

An American Werewolf in London

Tuesday, October 24 at 9:30pm PDT

In John Landis' (ANIMAL HOUSE, THE BLUES BROTHERS) Oscar-winning 80's horror-comedy AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) star as American college students whose backpacking trip through Britain takes an ...[more]

Suspiria - 40th Anniversary Remaster!

Thursday, October 26 at 9:30pm PDT

There's no better way to get into the Halloween spirit than with a special prime time screening of one of the Rio Theatre's most popular and frequently requested titles - and quite possibly, "the most terrifying movie ever made!" - director Dario ...[more]

Kitty Night West Presents: A Theatrical Live Band Burlesque Journey into the Madness of ALICE COOPER

Saturday, October 28 at 8pm PDT

WELCOME TO THE NIGHTMARE! This Halloween, Kitty Nights Burlesque re-mounts their theatrical, live rock-burlesque journey into the mind and the madness of Alice Cooper at the fabulous Rio Theatre! Witness the mayhem as this Alice goes down a ...[more]

Fairytale Burlesque

Friday, November 3 at 8pm PDT

Once upon a time, ten of Vancouver’s most enchanted burlesque performers lived happily, ever re-enacting their favourite fairy tales. A fun and sexy twist on fairy godmothers, princes and princesses, pirates and magical animals. Break a curse, ...[more]

The Found Footage Festival

Monday, November 13 at 8pm PST

Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman) return to the Rio Theatre with one of our all-time favourite (and we mean that!) events - The Found Footage Festival! This all-new edition of the Fest features newly ...[more]

Coco Love: Live

Tuesday, November 21 at 8pm PST

On Nov 21 and 22, Coco Love Alcorn and her band are coming back to the Rio Theatre in Vancouver! They'll be joined on stage by 6 local choirs over the 2 nights. These concerts will be part of her "Wonderland: An Invitation To Sing” tour, which will ...[more]

Coco Love: Live

Wednesday, November 22 at 8pm PST

On Nov 21 and 22, Coco Love Alcorn and her band are coming back to the Rio Theatre in Vancouver! They'll be joined on stage by 6 local choirs over the 2 nights. These concerts will be part of her "Wonderland: An Invitation To Sing” tour, which will ...[more]

Warren Miller's Line of Descent

Friday, November 24 at 8pm PST

Volkswagen presents Warren Miller's "Line of Descent" Friday, November 24th, 2017 Doors @7pm, Show @8pm $15 advance, $20 at the door. 19+ / All Ages (minors on balcony) Groupons and passes are not accepted for this event ...[more]

13th Annual Storytelling Championship Finals

Tuesday, December 12 at 8pm PST

13th Annual Storytelling Championship Finals Tuesday, December 12 Doors 7pm/ Show 8pm Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door No Groupons or passes accepted for this event +19 only for entry The grande finale of a yearlong live ...[more]