Shadows of Paradise

Tuesday, May 23 at 6:30pm PDT

Since the death of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in February 2008, long-time practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and well-known film director David Lynch has been embraced as the movement’s chief international ambassador. Filmmaker Sebastian ...[more]

Colossal

Tuesday, May 23 at 8:45pm PDT

Soon to be cult-hit COLOSSAL is Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo at his visionary best in a genre defying mash-up that's equal parts sci-fi "kaiju" monster movie and metaphor-laden revenge-fueled romantic(?) drama. Anne Hathaway stars as Gloria, ...[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]

Kitsilano Theatre Company Presents: Focus Season 2

Thursday, May 25 at 7pm PDT

‘The lives of sixteen people continue to unfold in season two of Focus as the curtains are pulled back to reveal the bigger picture and higher stakes that are at play. All will define their fate but in this endless cycle, which choices will each of ...[more]

5-25-77

Thursday, May 25 at 9:30pm PDT

Toast the 40th Anniversary of STAR WARS on 5-25 with the ultimate fanboy love letter to moviedom’s greatest franchise! (And, yes… Audience costumes welcome, and encouraged! Like you needed another excuse to don your Chewbacca onesie….) Produced ...[more]

The Geekenders Present The Empire Strips Back: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure

Friday, May 26 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 26 Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 ...[more]

Bubba Ho-Tep

Friday, May 26 at 11:55pm PDT

Master auteur Don Coscarelli (PHANTASM, JOHN DIES AT THE END) takes a different turn with 2002's BUBBA HO-TEP, which may be the only horror comedy to successfully weave a tale involving Elvis Presley, JFK, and re-animated ancient Egyptian mummies. ...[more]

Kedi

Saturday, May 27 at 4:30pm 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]

The Geekenders Present The Empire Strips Back: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure

Saturday, May 27 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. Saturday, May 27 Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 ...[more]

Subscura Presents: Ripple Effect

Sunday, May 28 at 7pm PDT

Witness the impact of performance art, dance and music as it shifts emotions and thoughts. Bringing experiential knowledge to the extended community is a way we work to impact society and challenge the status quo. Questioning, challenging, ...[more]

Predator - 30th Anniversary Screening!

Monday, May 29 at 6:30pm PDT

Nothing like it has ever been on Earth before. It came for the thrill of the hunt. It picked the wrong man to hunt. Join us at the Rio Theatre for a 30th Anniversary screening of one of the 80s' biggest sci-fi action horror thrillers (it ...[more]

My Scientology Movie

Tuesday, May 30 at 6:30pm PDT

Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behavior, the beguilingly unassuming British documentarian Louis Theroux won't take no for an answer when his ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Experience

Wednesday, May 31 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 cosplay comedy on Wednesday, ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time: Third Annual Psychedelic Summer Trip

Thursday, June 1 at 8pm PDT

Paul Anthony's Talent Time returns to the Rio Theatre on Thursday, June 1 for the Third Annual Psychedlic Summer Trip. Join us as we head out on a journey through the cosmos for the last show of the season - and the last ever to be broadcast on ...[more]

Lord of the Schwings: A Tolkien Burlesque Night at the Rio!

Friday, June 2 at 8pm PDT

The Geekenders and Kitty Glitter are proud to bring "Lord of the Schwings: A Tolkien Burlesque Night" to The Rio Theatre stage this summer! A silly, sexy evening filled with all your favourite Hobbits, Elves, Wizards, and Creatures. The fires of ...[more]

Almost Famous

Friday, June 2 at 11:30pm PDT

"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool." Writer-director Cameron Crowe's (SAY ANYTHING..., SINGLES) turned his own story as a juvenile rock critic who hit the road with some of the ...[more]

Polish-Canadian 150 Year Celebration Concert

Saturday, June 3 at 9pm PDT

Polish-Canadian 150 Canada Birthday Celebration. Tomek Lawreszuk’s Black Powder Toys & quests will start the show. The feature performance will be GOORAL- ethno-electro duo from Poland with Serena Eades and Polish Folk Dance Group ...[more]

Silent Sinema Sunday! Nosferatu + Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Double Feature) with The Invincible Czars

Sunday, June 4 at 7pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre for one of the most exciting events we have planned for 2017 - Silent Sinema Sunday! Austin, Texas' own The Invincible Czars are coming to Vancouver for one night only, and they are gracing our stage with a silent cinema ...[more]

Silent Sinema Sunday! Nosferatu with The Invincible Czars

Sunday, June 4 at 7pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre for one of the most exciting events we have planned for 2017 - Silent Sinema Sunday! Austin, Texas' own The Invincible Czars are coming to Vancouver for one night only, and they are gracing our stage with a silent cinema ...[more]

Silent Sinema Sunday! Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde with The Invincible Czars

Sunday, June 4 at 9pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre for one of the most exciting events we have planned for 2017 - Silent Sinema Sunday! Austin, Texas' own The Invincible Czars are coming to Vancouver for one night only, and they are gracing our stage with a silent cinema ...[more]

Paint It Black (Director Amber Tamblyn Skyping in for Q&A!)

Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30pm PDT

In her feature film directorial debut, actress and author Amber Tamblyn's (THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS) PAINT IT BLACK is a searing look at two very different women struggling to cope with grief in the aftermath of an inexplicable ...[more]

Suspiria

Thursday, June 8 at 9:30pm PDT

We are excited to kick off our third annual cinematic celebration of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver with a special prime time screening of one of our most requested titles – and quite possibly, “the most terrifying movie ever made!” – director ...[more]

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

Friday, June 9 at 11:30pm PDT

The Rio Theatre is excited to head into our third annual cinematic celebration of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver with a Friday Late Night Movie screening of horror maestro Dario Argento's debut feature (and first foray into the stylish genre ...[more]

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Hackers (1995)

Wednesday, June 14 at 9:30pm PDT

Let The Gentlemen Hecklers (whose recent writing credits include the latest season of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 on Netflix!) provide you with their unique brand of live, hilarious commentary – for the best cheesy movies! Eric Fell, Patrick ...[more]

The Rio Theatre's Vinyl Cabaret: A Tribute to Stuart Mclean

Thursday, June 22 at 8pm PDT

A magical night of Story telling & Live Music, The Rio Theatre Vinyl Cabaret, is a Tribute to Stuart McLean, the host of CBC Radio's The Vinyl Café and award-winning humorist, who passed away on Feb 15th 2017. In honour of his legacy as a great ...[more]

Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest

Thursday, June 29 at 6:30pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre for the Canadian Premiere of the documentary LAST STAND: THE VANISHING CARIBOU RAINFOREST. Filmmakers in attendance; followed by panel discussion. Thursday, June 29 Doors 6:00 | Movie 6:30 Tickets $15 in advance | ...[more]