The Boy and the Beast

Saturday, May 28 at 4:45pm PDT

The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (SUMMER WARS, WOLF CHILDREN): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who's been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely family will be put to ultimate test-a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.

Saturday, May 28
Doors 3:15 | Movie 4:45pm

$10 advance / $12 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

THE BOY AND THE BEAST "Bakemono no ko" (Mamoru Hosoda, 2015 / 120 mins / Japanese with English subtitles) | When a young orphaned boy living on the streets of Shibuya stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by a gruff warrior beast looking for an apprentice.

Sing Street

Saturday, May 28 at 7:30pm PDT

From director John Carney (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN), SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, SING STREET shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.

“A heart-melting adolescent romance that gives teenage garage bands everywhere a better name.” (Variety)

“The film captures the earnestness and the silliness of the boys’ efforts, but also how little that matters when you’re discovering what it feels like to create something.” (Buzzfeed)

“The music-minded filmmaker is on surer ground in Sing Street, with his own Irish upbringing viewed through wish-fulfillment goggles.” (The Georgia Straight)

“Just as with ONICE and BEGIN AGAIN, SiNG STREETwill make you laugh, cry and leave you humming its songs for days.” (Empire Magazine)

Doors open half hour before the movie begins

Tickets $10 advance/ $12 at the door

*Kids OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

SING STREET (John Carney, 2016 / 106 mins / 14A) | A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Radiohead's: Meeting People Is Easy

Saturday, May 28 at 10pm PDT

"This is what you get when you mess with us."

Released in 1998, director Grant Gee's MEETING PEOPLE IS EASY takes a decidedly unromantic look at the touring life of English rock group Radiohead as they finish recording their third album, the massive "OK Computer," before traveling to Asia, Europe and North America to promote it. The film follows the band as they plays a series of large concerts and hold extended press conferences, all of which take a physical and mental toll on the group (including frontman Thom Yorke - a notorious introvert - who has a particularly difficult time dealing with stardom).

Saturday, May 28
Doors 9:30 | Movie 10:00

(Screens with Paul Thomas Anderson's "DAYDREAMING")

Tickets $10 advance / $12 at the door

*Minors OK in balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for drinks.
*Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

MEETING PEOPLE IS EASY (Grant Gee, 1998 / 100 mins)

Sing Street

Sunday, May 29 at 4pm PDT

From director John Carney (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN), SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, SING STREET shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.

“A heart-melting adolescent romance that gives teenage garage bands everywhere a better name.” (Variety)

“The film captures the earnestness and the silliness of the boys’ efforts, but also how little that matters when you’re discovering what it feels like to create something.” (Buzzfeed)

“The music-minded filmmaker is on surer ground in Sing Street, with his own Irish upbringing viewed through wish-fulfillment goggles.” (The Georgia Straight)

“Just as with ONICE and BEGIN AGAIN, SiNG STREETwill make you laugh, cry and leave you humming its songs for days.” (Empire Magazine)

Doors open half hour before the movie begins

Tickets $10 advance/ $12 at the door

*Kids OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

SING STREET (John Carney, 2016 / 106 mins / 14A) | A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Borealis (Skype Q&A with Kevin Pollak and Joey King!)

Sunday, May 29 at 6:30pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a very special presentation of the indie Canadian family drama BOREALIS (Winner, Special Jury Mention VIFF 2015). The film follows Jonah (Jonas Chernick), an unemployed gambler who takes his estranged pot-smoking teen-aged daughter Aurora (Joey King) on a dangerous road trip to Churchill, Manitoba to show her the magnificent Northern Lights - before her vision disorder renders her completely blind. Following the screening, writer and star Jonas Chernick (MY AWKWARD SEXUAL ADVENTURE) will join us as part of a Q&A that will also feature co-stars including legendary character actor and comedian Kevin Pollak (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, CASINO) and Joey King (TV's 'Fargo,' RAMONA AND BEEZUS) joining in via Skype.

Thanks to our friends at Vancouver's Chutzpah Festival for their support in the promotion of this event.

“Sure to win over audiences looking for a gentle story with solid performances.” - Exclaim

“Gently lovely. Sean Garrity directs with real heart and King aces her role right down to the final, illuminating scene.” Globe & Mail

Sunday, May 29
Doors 6:00 | Movie 6:30

Tickets $10 advance / $12 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

BOREALIS (Sean Garrity, 2015 / 95 mins) | Jonah Finn plays poker at a seedy back-room overseen by Tubby Finkleman, who reluctantly grants Jonah one-hundred grand in credit, which Jonah promptly loses. The volatile Tubby takes Marvin – Jonah's family dog- as collateral, and warns Jonah that if he doesn't pay up by first thing in the morning, he and his daughter- Aurora - are going to get hurt. When Jonah appeals to his girlfriend Kyla for a loan, she dumps him, tired of his lies and his negligent parenting. Oblivious to her family's danger, Aurora undergoes another eye exam at the Winnipeg Optometry Center. Her doctor delivers the prognosis to Jonah in private: she's going completely blind. But Jonah's unable to tell Aurora the truth. Instead, he urges her to come on a road trip to Churchill, Manitoba. There, Jonah once witnessed the most beautiful sight he's ever seen- the Northern Lights. His motivation is two-fold: flee from danger, and assuage his guilt by showing her the amazing Aurora Borealis- before she loses her vision completely. Along the way, with Tubby hot on their trail, Jonah and Aurora finally confront their tragic pasts and their individual vices, in un-anticipation and often comical ways. And when Jonah finally reveals the truth to Aurora about her failing vision, she shares a profound (and controversial) all-night encounter with the mysterious small town hipster- an experience that changes her forever. The next morning, Aurora reunites with Jonah for the final leg of the journey, culminating in an impossibly high-stakes game of blackjack, and a climatic final showdown with Tubby in the dangerously cold waters of Churchill's Hudson Bay.

Green Room

Sunday, May 29 at 9:30pm PDT

"Green Room means business, the nastiest kind. You've been warned." (Rolling Stone)

Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (a quietly terrifying Patrick Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise. But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown. Also starring Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat, and Imogen Poots.

Doors open half hour before the movie starts

Tickets $10 advance / $12 at the door

*Minors OK in balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

"Patrick Stewart is impressive as a white supremacist in a genuinely shocking horror-thriller about a punk band’s battle with neo-Nazis." (Guardian)

"A riotous, rough-hewn and rousing punk reinvention of ’70s-style grindhouse exploitation-with-a-brain-cinema." (Empire)

GREEN ROOM (Jeremy Saulnier, 2016 / 94 mins / 18A) | Members of a punk-rock band and a tough young woman battle murderous white supremacists at a remote Oregon roadhouse.

Sing Street

Monday, May 30 at 6:45pm PDT

From director John Carney (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN), SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, SING STREET shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.

“A heart-melting adolescent romance that gives teenage garage bands everywhere a better name.” (Variety)

“The film captures the earnestness and the silliness of the boys’ efforts, but also how little that matters when you’re discovering what it feels like to create something.” (Buzzfeed)

“The music-minded filmmaker is on surer ground in Sing Street, with his own Irish upbringing viewed through wish-fulfillment goggles.” (The Georgia Straight)

“Just as with ONICE and BEGIN AGAIN, SiNG STREETwill make you laugh, cry and leave you humming its songs for days.” (Empire Magazine)

Doors open half hour before the movie begins

Tickets $10 advance/ $12 at the door

*Kids OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

SING STREET (John Carney, 2016 / 106 mins / 14A) | A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

The Boy and the Beast

Monday, May 30 at 9:15pm PDT

The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (SUMMER WARS, WOLF CHILDREN): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who's been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely family will be put to ultimate test-a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.

Monday, May 30
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm

$10 advance / $12 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

THE BOY AND THE BEAST "Bakemono no ko" (Mamoru Hosoda, 2015 / 120 mins / Japanese with English subtitles) | When a young orphaned boy living on the streets of Shibuya stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by a gruff warrior beast looking for an apprentice.

Sing Street

Tuesday, May 31 at 6:45pm PDT

From director John Carney (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN), SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, SING STREET shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.

“A heart-melting adolescent romance that gives teenage garage bands everywhere a better name.” (Variety)

“The film captures the earnestness and the silliness of the boys’ efforts, but also how little that matters when you’re discovering what it feels like to create something.” (Buzzfeed)

“The music-minded filmmaker is on surer ground in Sing Street, with his own Irish upbringing viewed through wish-fulfillment goggles.” (The Georgia Straight)

“Just as with ONICE and BEGIN AGAIN, SiNG STREETwill make you laugh, cry and leave you humming its songs for days.” (Empire Magazine)

Doors open half hour before the movie begins

Tickets $10 advance/ $12 at the door

*Kids OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

SING STREET (John Carney, 2016 / 106 mins / 14A) | A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Green Room

Tuesday, May 31 at 9:15pm PDT

"Green Room means business, the nastiest kind. You've been warned." (Rolling Stone)

Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (a quietly terrifying Patrick Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise. But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown. Also starring Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat, and Imogen Poots.

Doors open half hour before the movie starts

Tickets $10 advance / $12 at the door

*Minors OK in balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

"Patrick Stewart is impressive as a white supremacist in a genuinely shocking horror-thriller about a punk band’s battle with neo-Nazis." (Guardian)

"A riotous, rough-hewn and rousing punk reinvention of ’70s-style grindhouse exploitation-with-a-brain-cinema." (Empire)

GREEN ROOM (Jeremy Saulnier, 2016 / 94 mins / 18A) | Members of a punk-rock band and a tough young woman battle murderous white supremacists at a remote Oregon roadhouse.

Sing Street

Wednesday, June 1 at 6:45pm PDT

From director John Carney (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN), SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, SING STREET shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.

“A heart-melting adolescent romance that gives teenage garage bands everywhere a better name.” (Variety)

“The film captures the earnestness and the silliness of the boys’ efforts, but also how little that matters when you’re discovering what it feels like to create something.” (Buzzfeed)

“The music-minded filmmaker is on surer ground in Sing Street, with his own Irish upbringing viewed through wish-fulfillment goggles.” (The Georgia Straight)

“Just as with ONICE and BEGIN AGAIN, SiNG STREETwill make you laugh, cry and leave you humming its songs for days.” (Empire Magazine)

Doors open half hour before the movie begins

Tickets $10 advance/ $12 at the door

*Kids OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

SING STREET (John Carney, 2016 / 106 mins / 14A) | A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Green Room

Wednesday, June 1 at 9:15pm PDT

"Green Room means business, the nastiest kind. You've been warned." (Rolling Stone)

Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (a quietly terrifying Patrick Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise. But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown. Also starring Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat, and Imogen Poots.

Doors open half hour before the movie starts

Tickets $10 advance / $12 at the door

*Minors OK in balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

"Patrick Stewart is impressive as a white supremacist in a genuinely shocking horror-thriller about a punk band’s battle with neo-Nazis." (Guardian)

"A riotous, rough-hewn and rousing punk reinvention of ’70s-style grindhouse exploitation-with-a-brain-cinema." (Empire)

GREEN ROOM (Jeremy Saulnier, 2016 / 94 mins / 18A) | Members of a punk-rock band and a tough young woman battle murderous white supremacists at a remote Oregon roadhouse.

Talent Time: Summer Trip 2 (bonus)!

Thursday, June 2 at 8pm PDT

Our season is technically over. Thursday June 2nd we present an experimental bonus episode under the guidance of psychedelic entheogens. We don't really know what is going to happen. This is not for everyone.

I think it's helpful, every once in a while to shake the etch-a-sketch and just see what bubbles up. We tried a psychodelic trip last year and it worked really well. This time...WHO KNOWS. It might be super awkward? For it to feel like a blank canvas we have to throw away what happend last year too.

But what happened last year? Um...THIS. This aired on Television and it was my favourite show of 2015...

SUMMER TRIP PT1
https://youtu.be/QV4J_5BBI58

SUMMER TRIP PT2
https://youtu.be/NRv0BPPAYrY

Read Paige J Mader’s review w/pics: http://vancouverisawesome.com/2015/06/11/paul-anthonys-talent-time-opens-hearts-minds/

⚑ ⚑ Thursday, June 2 2016⚑ ⚑

$10 in advance ✉
$12 at the door ✉

7pm Doors / 8pm Show

+19 ONLY * No minors at this one*
(No groupons or passes accepted)

SAVE THE DATE: Information on the acts will be added soon.

The Force Is Shakin’: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure!

Friday, June 3 at 8pm PDT

Geekenders presents:

The Force is Shakin’
A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure

A brand-new Geekenders Theatricals production!

DOORS AT 7PM. SHOW PROMPTLY AT 8PM.

19+ only with ID

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 glittering, playfully sensual two-act reboot of a NEW sci-fi classic!

Featuring a cast of TWENTY FIVE of Geekenders all-star nerdlesque performers, the event and theatre troupe is pulling out all the stops to ensure a memorable, sexy, nerd-herding night for geeks of all types. Geekenders brings you the fourth instalment of their epic burlesque adventure saga, as seen on Chris Hardwick’s @midnight, with a Vegas-style spectacular that combines striptease, comedy, dance, showgirls, vaudeville, nostalgia, and space.

Han Solo – Stephen Blakley
Chewbacca – Trixie Hobbitses
General Leia Organa – Effie Alexandra
Luke Skywalker – Draco Muff-Boi
Rey – Fiona Ample
Finn – Florence Sassingale
Poe Dameron – Jesse Alvarez on April 15/16
Vincenzo Vamp, May 4th
Kylo Ren – Rael Linford
BB-8 – E.T. The Extra-Majestical
General Hux – Graeme Thompson
C-3PO – Andrew Lynch
R2-D2 – Roe Butts
Maz Kanata – Lyssa Strata
Captain Phasma – Fanny Oakley

The Storm Troopers

Rainbowglitz
Jayne Fondue
Miss Bacon N. Legs
Rainbow Rhodes

AND THE GEEKENDERS SOLID GOLD DANCERS!!!!|

Here’s what the media has had to say about other Geekenders spectaculars:

“With the use of huge puppets, beautiful human x-wings and tie fighters, and explosions of confetti, this was both mind-blowing and epic. I am waiting impatiently for the return of fabulous dancing and singing, more (and better than our) puns, and tons of nostalgia and fandom with a cast that includes sexy appearances from Chewbacca, Darth, Han, R2D2, Luke, and many more, all crafting an impressive two-act adaptation of this classic cinematic masterpiece.”
-Living Myth Magazine on A Nude Hope

Good Burger

Friday, June 3 at 11:55pm PDT

"Welome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger. Can I take your order?"

Listen up, 90s kids! One of your all-time faaaaaaaavourites (Top 5, right?) is finally getting the Friday Late Night Movie treatment at the Rio Theatre. Babyfaced Nickelodeon stars (ALL THAT) Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell star in GOOD BURGER, a cult-comedy about two not-so-sharp teens who must save the fast food restaurant they work at from going out of business when competition moves into the hood. Co-written by HEAD OF THE CLASS alumni Brian Robbins (who also directed) and Dan Schneider (who also stars), the surprisigngly stellar cast features performances and cameos from Sinbad, Shar Jackson, Shaquille O'Neal, George Clinton, Linda Cardellini and the late, great Abe Vigoda.

Friday, June 3rd

Doors 11:30 pm | Movie 11:55 pm

Tickets $8 advance / $10 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

GOOD BURGER (Brian Robbins, 1997 / 103 mins) | Two dim-witted teenagers are forced to save the fast food restaurant they work at from going out of business, despite a new-and-improved burger joint opening across the street that want to be the "Top Dog" in the fast food industry.

The Boy and the Beast

Saturday, June 4 at 3pm PDT

The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (SUMMER WARS, WOLF CHILDREN): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who's been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely family will be put to ultimate test-a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.

Saturday, June 4
Doors 2:30 pm | Movie 3:00 pm

$10 advance / $12 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

THE BOY AND THE BEAST "Bakemono no ko" (Mamoru Hosoda, 2015 / 120 mins / Japanese with English subtitles) | When a young orphaned boy living on the streets of Shibuya stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by a gruff warrior beast looking for an apprentice.

The Force Is Shakin’: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure!

Saturday, June 4 at 8pm PDT

Geekenders presents:

The Force is Shakin’
A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure

A brand-new Geekenders Theatricals production!

DOORS AT 7PM. SHOW PROMPTLY AT 8PM.

19+ only with ID

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 glittering, playfully sensual two-act reboot of a NEW sci-fi classic!

Featuring a cast of TWENTY FIVE of Geekenders all-star nerdlesque performers, the event and theatre troupe is pulling out all the stops to ensure a memorable, sexy, nerd-herding night for geeks of all types. Geekenders brings you the fourth instalment of their epic burlesque adventure saga, as seen on Chris Hardwick’s @midnight, with a Vegas-style spectacular that combines striptease, comedy, dance, showgirls, vaudeville, nostalgia, and space.

Han Solo – Stephen Blakley
Chewbacca – Trixie Hobbitses
General Leia Organa – Effie Alexandra
Luke Skywalker – Draco Muff-Boi
Rey – Fiona Ample
Finn – Florence Sassingale
Poe Dameron – Jesse Alvarez on April 15/16
Vincenzo Vamp, May 4th
Kylo Ren – Rael Linford
BB-8 – E.T. The Extra-Majestical
General Hux – Graeme Thompson
C-3PO – Andrew Lynch
R2-D2 – Roe Butts
Maz Kanata – Lyssa Strata
Captain Phasma – Fanny Oakley

The Storm Troopers

Rainbowglitz
Jayne Fondue
Miss Bacon N. Legs
Rainbow Rhodes

AND THE GEEKENDERS SOLID GOLD DANCERS!!!!|

Here’s what the media has had to say about other Geekenders spectaculars:

“With the use of huge puppets, beautiful human x-wings and tie fighters, and explosions of confetti, this was both mind-blowing and epic. I am waiting impatiently for the return of fabulous dancing and singing, more (and better than our) puns, and tons of nostalgia and fandom with a cast that includes sexy appearances from Chewbacca, Darth, Han, R2D2, Luke, and many more, all crafting an impressive two-act adaptation of this classic cinematic masterpiece.”
-Living Myth Magazine on A Nude Hope

The Lobster

Sunday, June 5 at 9:30pm PDT

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (perhaps best known for his astounding, indelible arthouse hit DOGTOOTH) took home the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize for THE LOBSTER, an equally odd and wildly entertaining follow-up set In a similarly off-kilter dystopian society where single people (including Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, and John C. Reilly) must find mates within 45 days or risk being transformed into animals. Also starring Léa Seydoux and Ben Whishaw.

Sunday, June 5th

Doors 9:00 | Movie 9:30pm

Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

"A wickedly funny protest against societal preference for nuclear coupledom that escalates, by its own sly logic, into a love story of profound tenderness and originality." - Variety

THE LOBSTER (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015 / 118 mins) | In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

Slow Food Story: Wine + Film Night

Monday, June 6 at 6pm PDT

**Online sales end at 5pm on the day of the event but tickets will be sold at the door

The Rio Theatre is pleased to present another night featuring a truly fine pairing: Wine + Film! As part of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver, we're highlighting several films of Italian origin including director Stefano Sardo's acclaimed documentary SLOW FOOD STORY, which is based on the best-selling book (not to mention cultural movement) of the same name.

"In 1986, Carlo Petrini founded the ArciGola Gastronomic Association in Italy and three years later in Paris, launched Slow Food, an international anti-fast-food resistance movement. An ebullient presence, Carlìn, as he is affectionately known around the globe, has become an ambassador for thinking about food differently. From the tiny town of Bra, home to some 27,000 inhabitants, the Slow Food movement has grown to become a revolution, that now has roots in more than 150 countries. Cheese-makers, vintners, and artisanal food folk, toast Slow Food for bringing about a change in consciousness that shook the very foundation of gastronomy. "

Special thanks to our wine and spirit vendors as well as Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre and Italian Day for their support in this screening.

VIP Wine Tasting 6:00 – 8:00

SLOW FOOD STORY Film Screening 8:30

VIP Wine Tasting + Film $30 advance or $35 door

Film Only $13 advance or $15 door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry.
**Sorry, Groupons and passes are not accepted for this event.

SLOW FOOD STORY (Stefano sardo, 2013 / 74 minuts) A movement active in 150 countries espouses the benefits of locally grown food.

A Legacy of Whining

Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Tuesday, June 7 for a screening of director Ross Munro's Vancouver-lensed indie feature A LEGACY OF WHINING. Meet 'n mingle with members of the cast and crew beforehand and stick around for Q&A to follow.

A LEGACY OF WHINING not only throws gasoline on the familiar cinematic trope of male mid-life crisis but watches gleefully as it sits back and throws a lighted match onto the proceedings. Inspired by its love of early 1970’s American buddy films, this shaggy dog comedy (played out in one desperation-soaked dreamlike evening) tells the tale of two former high school friends, Mitch and Dunc, who reunite thirty years later in an attempt to resurrect the faded corpse of their "glory years" only to find, perhaps, that the past ain’t all it’s cracked up to be…

Tuesday, June 7
Doors 6:00 | Movie 6:30pm

Tickets $10 in advance / $12 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

A LEGACY OF WHINING (Ross Munro, 2016 / 73 mins) | The past ain't all it's cracked up to be when two former high school friends reunite thirty years later in a painfully comedic and bittersweet rollercoaster of an evening.

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