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The Florida Project

8:45pm - Monday, Jan 22, 2018

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s (TANGERINE) THE FLORIDA PROJECT is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, THE FLORIDA PROJECT ...[more]

Reign City Cabaret

8:00pm - Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018

Join Reign City Cabaret for their debut at the Rio Theatre, featuring an evening of endless entertainment that celebrates YOU! Enjoy three thrilling sets of belly dancers, drag performers, comedy, thrilling live stunts, contortionists, burlesque, ...[more]

Loving Vincent

6:30pm - Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018

This feature-length painted animation -- the first film of its kind -- explores the life and unusual death of celebrated painter Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks, bringing the paintings to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one ...[more]

Thelma & Louise

8:45pm - Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018

"I don't ever remember feeling this awake..." Meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) joins her friend Louise (Susan Sarandon), an independent waitress, on a short fishing trip. However, their trip becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots ...[more]

Crazy 8s DGC-BC 19 Year Anniversary Screening & Fundraiser

7:00pm - Thursday, Jan 25, 2018

Crazy8s DGC-BC 19 Year Anniversary Screening: Fundraiser in support of #Crazy8sFilms18 Featuring a selection of classic Crazy8s films along with more recent ones! Rub elbows with Crazy8s alumni, our community of friends and sponsors, and this ...[more]

The Final Year

6:30pm - Friday, Jan 26, 2018

"A compelling and well-made documentary about statesmanship at the highest level, enriched with an element of horror due to the rise of Trump occurring in the background." (Birth.Movies.Death.) "Barker takes a simple premise and, through nothing ...[more]

The Florida Project

8:45pm - Friday, Jan 26, 2018

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s (TANGERINE) THE FLORIDA PROJECT is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, THE FLORIDA PROJECT ...[more]

Get Out

11:30pm - Friday, Jan 26, 2018

Writer-director Jordan Peele's GET OUT topped both critics and audience lists as one of the best horror films of 2017 - including Golden Globe nominations as Best Film and for lead actor Daniel Kaluuya's breakout performance. We thought it was a ...[more]

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

1:30pm - Saturday, Jan 27, 2018

There is light and beauty, even in the darkest of worlds. Winner of Spain's Goya Award for Best Animated Feature (where the director separately won Best Animated Short Film in the same year), Alberto Vázquez's debut feature is a darkly comic, ...[more]

Play Your Gender

1:00pm - Sunday, Jan 28, 2018

Reel 2 Real Film Festival Presents this screening of Play Your Gender Juno Award-winning musician Kinnie Starr is on a quest to find out why only 5% of music producers are women even though many of the most bankable pop stars are female. What ...[more]

The Final Year

3:45pm - Sunday, Jan 28, 2018

"A compelling and well-made documentary about statesmanship at the highest level, enriched with an element of horror due to the rise of Trump occurring in the background." (Birth.Movies.Death.) "Barker takes a simple premise and, through nothing ...[more]

Blade Runner (With or w/out Blade Runner 2049 Double Bill Option)

6:00pm - Sunday, Jan 28, 2018

"More human than human is our motto." This is the one you've been begging us for, Vancouver! Join us for back-to-back screenings of Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER: The Final Cut followed by Denis Villeneuve's BLADE RUNNER 2049 on Sunday, January ...[more]

Blade Runner 2049

8:30pm - Sunday, Jan 28, 2018

In 2017 Canadian director Denis Villeneuve unleashed one of the most anticipated sequels of all time, BLADE RUNNER 2049. Set thirty years after the events of Ridley Scott’s original BLADE RUNNER, the sequel follows a new blade runner, LAPD Officer ...[more]

The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

6:30pm - Monday, Jan 29, 2018

For the third straight year, The Rio Theatre is excited to welcome the return of one of our favourite annual movie events - the 19th edition of Ron Diamond's wonderfully curated ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS, an eclectic mix featuring 16 exceptional and ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Experience

8:00pm - Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Experience Edit Entry 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 ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time: 10 Year Polka Party!

8:00pm - Thursday, Feb 1, 2018

Come celebrate the monumental 10 year anniversary with Vancouver's favourite (and only) televised variety show! Featuring... ✰ POLKA: THE RHEINLANDER OOMPAH PAH BAND!! Fantastic party band, with infectious good vibes. You will polka your face ...[more]

Uh Oh! A YTV Burlesque Show Ft. Scott Yaphe (aka Wink Yahoo)

8:00pm - Friday, Feb 2, 2018

What do you say when Geekenders puts on a YTV tribute show? "UH OH!" There’s no doubt about it, 90s YTV was totally formative. Reboot, Freaky Stories, Goosebumps, house hippos, PJ Phresh Phil (and Snit), and more graced our television sets ...[more]

Groundhog Day - 25th Anniversary Screening!

11:30pm - Friday, Feb 2, 2018

"I wake up every day, right here, right in Punxsutawney, and it's always February 2nd, and there's nothing I can do about it." Is there anything else we'd be playing as a Friday Late Night Movie on Groundhog Day (February 2) than... a 25th ...[more]

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: The Happening (2008)

9:30pm - Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018

Come see folks who wrote jokes for Netflix's latest season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for modern-day auteur M. Night Shyamalan's (whose work is always appreciated by The Gentlemen Hecklers) criminally ...[more]

Burlesque Duos

8:00pm - Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

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]

Tinsley Ellis Band with Guests

7:00pm - Sunday, Feb 18, 2018

Atlanta based blues-rocker returns to Vancouver. TINSLEY ELLIS BAND with guests ROCKY MILINO Jr. & The C4D Band. Sunday, February 18th 2018 Doors 6.00 PM Show 7.00 PM Advance $30.00 Door $35.00 +19 with ID for bar ...[more]

The Fictionals Comedy Co. Presents Improv Against Humanity: Cupid's Revenge!

8:00pm - Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

Looking for love in a Horrible place? Join The Fictionals on Wednesday, February 21 for Improv Against Humanity: Cupid's Revenge at the Rio Theatre! Our first #IAHatRIO of 2018 will feature Rambo-style romance, give away chocolaty prizes, and crown ...[more]

Badass IV: Canadian Shorts & She Who Must Burn

4:00pm - Saturday, Feb 24, 2018

The Fourth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival is coming February 23-25, with events and screenings at The Rio Theatre on February 24th and 25th. Sat, Feb 24 Doors 3:30pm 4pm: Canadian Badass Short Film Block 5:15pm: She ...[more]

Badass Film Festival Rio Weekend Pass

4:00pm - Saturday, Feb 24, 2018

The Fourth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival at the Rio Theatre February 24th & 25th features the best in new extreme cinema from Vancouver and around the world, interactive sessions with filmmakers, and exciting live ...[more]

Badass IV: International Shorts & The Three Don'ts (Ireland)

7:00pm - Saturday, Feb 24, 2018

The Fourth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival is coming February 23-25, with events and screenings at The Rio Theatre on February 24th and 25th. Saturday, Feb 24 Doors 6:30pm 7pm: International Badass Short Film Block ...[more]

Badass IV: Badsville

10:00pm - Saturday, Feb 24, 2018

The Fourth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival is coming February 23-25, with events and screenings at The Rio Theatre on February 24th and 25th. Saturday, Feb 24 Doors 9:30pm 10pm: Badsville (April Mullen) Premiere ...[more]

Badass IV: Local Shorts & Awards w/ Caravan of Creeps

6:00pm - Sunday, Feb 25, 2018

The Fourth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival is coming February 23-25, with events and screenings at The Rio Theatre on February 24th and 25th. Sunday, Feb 25 Doors 5:30pm 6pm: Local Badass Short Film Block 7:15pm: Caravan ...[more]

Badass IV: Ayla (Tristan Risk)

10:00pm - Sunday, Feb 25, 2018

The Fourth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival is coming February 23-25, with events and screenings at The Rio Theatre on February 24th and 25th. Sunday, Feb 25 Doors 9:30pm 10pm: Ayla (Tristan Risk) Tickets $12 ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Experience

8:00pm - Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Experience Edit Entry 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 ...[more]

The Geekenders Presents A Nude Hope: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure

8:00pm - Friday, Mar 23, 2018

“Been looking for love in Alderaan places?” We invite you to join us a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away with acclaimed fandom theatre troupe Geekenders, who are concentrating their usual pop culture theatre, comedy and burlesque into a ...[more]

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