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Mischief Managed: Harry Potter Burlesque

Thursday, February 23 at 8pm PST

Back by popular demand! The Geekenders and Kitty Glitter are proud to bring "Mischief Managed: Harry Potter Burlesque" back to the Rio stage, following it's 100% sold out performance in January. A silly, sexy evening filled with all your ...[more]

Silence

Saturday, February 25 at 2pm PST

SILENCE tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their ...[more]

Toni Erdmann

Monday, February 27 at 6:15pm PST

Germany's Best Foreign Picture nominee in this year's Oscar race, TONI ERDMANN, is a one-of-a-kind father-daughter story that hits all the right notes - raw, painful, awkward, and laugh-out-loud funny - and is one of 2016's the most memorable ...[more]

La La Land

Monday, February 27 at 9:30pm PST

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in what is now one of the most Osar-nominated films (including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Best Song) of all time, Damien Chazelle's (WHIPLASH) enchanting nod to Hollywood's musical heyday, LA LA ...[more]

Titmouse 5 Second Animation Night

Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30pm PST

Join us for this crazed cartoon cornucopia on Tuesday February 28th at 7:30pm Tickets are only $5!! Doors 7pm/ Show 7:30pm 19+ ; 2 pieces of ID required. No passes or Groupons accepted for this show Animation studio Titmouse ...[more]

Elle

Wednesday, March 1 at 6:15pm PST

Michèle (Best Actress Oscar-nominee Isabelle Huppert) seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes ...[more]

La La Land

Wednesday, March 1 at 9:15pm PST

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in what is now one of the most Osar-nominated films (including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Best Song) of all time, Damien Chazelle's (WHIPLASH) enchanting nod to Hollywood's musical heyday, LA LA ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time: Live Call-in Special

Thursday, March 2 at 8pm PST

Paul Anthony's Talent Time returns to the Rio Theatre on Thursday, March 2! Says host Paul Anthony, "We plan to live stream this one and open up the phone lines to take your calls from within the theatre and around the world!" Full guest ...[more]

The Dark Crystal

Friday, March 3 at 11:45pm PST

"Hold her to you, for she is part of you, as we all are part of each other." From the genius minds of directors Jim Henson and Frank Oz comes one of the most popular puppet-filled fantasy films ever, not to mention one of our most requested ...[more]

The Red Turtle

Saturday, March 4 at 1:30pm PST

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, Oscar-winning Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit's gorgeously animated, transcendent parable THE RED TURTLE recounts the milestones, loneliness, and ...[more]

The Red Turtle

Sunday, March 5 at 4:30pm PST

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, Oscar-winning Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit's gorgeously animated, transcendent parable THE RED TURTLE recounts the milestones, loneliness, and ...[more]

Toni Erdmann

Sunday, March 5 at 6:15pm PST

Germany's Best Foreign Language nominee in this year's Oscar race, TONI ERDMANN, is a one-of-a-kind father-daughter story that hits all the right notes - raw, painful, awkward, and laugh-out-loud funny - and is one of 2016's the most memorable ...[more]

La La Land

Sunday, March 5 at 9:30pm PST

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in what is now one of the most Osar-nominated films (including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Best Song) of all time, Damien Chazelle's (WHIPLASH) enchanting nod to Hollywood's musical heyday, LA LA ...[more]

The Handmaid's Tale

Wednesday, March 8 at 9:30pm PST

To mark International Women's Day on Wednesday, March 8, the Rio Theatre will be screening director Volker Schlöndorff's (THE TIN DRUM) adaptation of Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood's chilling of dystopian thriller THE HANDMAID'S TALE. In a ...[more]

Tampopo

Thursday, March 9 at 6:30pm PST

Sluuuuuuuuuuurp. Juzo Itami’s rapturous (not to mention oh-so-sensual) “noodle western” returns to Canadian screens for the first time in decades, in a new 4K restoration. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a ...[more]

Ms. 45

Friday, March 10 at 11:55pm PST

Abel Ferrara’s (BAD LIEUTENANT, KING OF NEW YORK) 1981 revenge thriller classic MS. 45 was remastered in HD from the original negatives in 2014, and she is (finally) blowing up the Rio's screen as part of our Friday Late Night Movie series on March ...[more]

The Fictionals Comedy Co. Present: Ladies Against Humanity

Wednesday, March 15 at 8pm PDT

Who run the world? Girls! Join Vancouver's Fictionals. Comedy Co. on March 15th for one of our favourite annual comedy events - Ladies Against Humanity! Some of the funniest women from around Vancouver will bring Cards Against Humanity to life, ...[more]

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Running Man (1987)

Thursday, March 16 at 9:30pm PDT

The Gentlemen Hecklers return to the Rio Theatre on Thursday, March 16 with another fine offering from the inimitable Arnold Schwarzenegger canon, THE RUNNING MAN. Schwarzenegger is reunited with his PREDATOR costar Jesse Ventura in this adaptation ...[more]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Friday, March 17 at 11:55pm PDT

Kowabunga, dude! Join us for some Friday Late Night turtle action with TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1990) on March 17. The original live-action feature film adaptation of the cult comic book and the popular animated television show is a ...[more]

Canadian Pacific Blues Society Presents Steve Kozak Band

Sunday, March 19 at 7pm PDT

STEVE KOZAK BAND and special guests Sunday, March 19th 2017 Doors 6pm Show 7pm Advance tickets $20 Door $25. +19 for admission Also available at Red Cat, Zulu, Highlife and Beat Merchant record stores The Canadian ...[more]

The Lure

Monday, March 20 at 6:45pm PDT

In this bold, genre-defying horror-musical mashup — the playful and confident debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska — a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate '80s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations ...[more]

Peelers (Filmmakers in Attendance for Q&A!)

Monday, March 20 at 9pm PDT

Joins us at the Rio Theatre on Monday, March 20 for the Canadian Theatrical Premiere of PEELERS, a killer new horror feature film from Vancouver-based director Sevé Schelenz (SKEW). Filmmakers in attendance for a Q&A session following the ...[more]

The Lure

Tuesday, March 21 at 9:30pm PDT

In this bold, genre-defying horror-musical mashup — the playful and confident debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska — a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate '80s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations ...[more]

Rammstein: Paris

Thursday, March 23 at 9pm PDT

"A subtle musical documentary glorifying the Teutonic band, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, author of the "Lady Dior" advertising, with Marion Cotillard. What else?"" Iconic German 'Neue Deutsche Härte' outfit Rammstein has long been in an ...[more]

The Shawshank Redemption

Friday, March 24 at 6:15pm PDT

Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman turn in career-high performances as two men who forge a profound, lifelong bond while searching for humanity and moral decency against the backdrop of an American prison in director Frank Darabont's THE SHAWSHANK ...[more]

The Lure

Friday, March 24 at 9:20pm PDT

In this bold, genre-defying horror-musical mashup — the playful and confident debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska — a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate '80s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations ...[more]

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Friday, March 24 at 11:55pm PDT

Let’s do the Time Warp… Again! Join us for one of the most notorious cult-movie experiences you can possibly have in a darkened theatre! For over four decades, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has been giving absolute pleasure to adoring audiences ...[more]

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

Saturday, March 25 at 8pm PDT

Geekenders is back with their weirdest... and creepiest... show yet! Don't be a "Misery", take a "Stand", get "Carrie"d away, get with "It" and "Jaunt" down to The Rio Theatre for a "Shining" example of...(we refuse to make a Tommyknockers pun)... ...[more]

Spirited Away (with or w/out Princess Mononoke Double Bill Option)

Monday, March 27 at 6:15pm PDT

Join us for another evening celebrating two of the absolute best from Japan's iconic Studio Ghibli co-founder, the legendary artist and director Hayao Miyazaki. On Monday, March 27 we will be double-billing two of Miyazaki's most beloved titles ...[more]

Princess Mononoke

Monday, March 27 at 8:50pm PDT

Twenty years after its release, PRINCESS MONONOKE - replete with epic story and breathtaking visuals - remains an undisputed animated triumph and one of the most thrilling adventures ever produced. Set in the late Muromachi period of Japan, the ...[more]

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