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The Wild Bunch

Sunday, June 25 at 6pm PDT

"We all dream of being a child again, even the worst of us. Perhaps the worst most of all." In director Sam Peckinpah's endlessly gritty (if not controversial, and certainly "revisionist") Western classic, an aging group of outlaws look for one ...[more]

The Bad Batch

Sunday, June 25 at 9pm PDT

Filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour's sophomore effort takes a sharp detour from her breakthrough, self-described "Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western," A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, with a highly-stylized love story with undertones of social commentary ...[more]

Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic

Monday, June 26 at 6:30pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre for the latest anime release from FUNIMATION, Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (in Japanese with English subs!). Set in 1889, this story (based on the popular Japanese manga by Yana Toboso) follows a young lord and and ...[more]

Endless Poetry

Monday, June 26 at 9pm PDT

Through renowned "father of the midnight movies" Alejandro Jodorowsky's intensely personal lens, ENDLESS POETRY tells the story of his years spent as an aspiring poet in Chile in the 1940's. Against the wishes of his authoritarian father, the 20 ...[more]

The Outsiders

Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30pm PDT

"Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold" S.E. Hinton's landmark novel 'The Outsiders' celebrated 50 years of staying gold in 2017; we thought it seemed fitting to revisit this classic story - and Francis Ford Coppola's timeless film - with a prime time ...[more]

The Bad Batch

Tuesday, June 27 at 8:45pm PDT

Filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour's sophomore effort takes a sharp detour from her breakthrough, self-described "Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western," A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, with a highly-stylized love story with undertones of social commentary ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Experience

Wednesday, June 28 at 8pm PDT

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for another round of monthly medieval merriment. It's THE CRITICAL HIT SHOW! Join Vancouver's best comedic performers at The Rio Theatre for the first installment of your favourite cosplay comedy of 2017 on ...[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]

Shooting: The Musical

Thursday, June 29 at 9:30pm PDT

This is a hilarious mockumentary about the travails facing film school graduates as they try to find money to mount their first features. A rather talentless would-be hack substitutes his own script for the work of a deceased roommate who actually ...[more]

The Dark Crystal

Friday, June 30 at 6:30pm PDT

"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]

Logan: Noir

Friday, June 30 at 8:45pm PDT

"It makes the new feel old again." In LOGAN: NOIR, director James Mangold provides Hugh Jackman and his now iconic, 17-year long portrayal of superhero Wolverine a fitting swan song - in glorious black and white. Inspired by both the tone of ...[more]

Mad Max Fury Road: Black & Chrome

Friday, June 30 at 11:45pm PDT

Australian director George Miller managed to reboot his own iconic MAD MAX franchise with the triumphant 2015 release of the universally acclaimed FURY ROAD, a commercial and critical hit that went on to win numerous accolades, including six ...[more]

The Room

Saturday, July 1 at 7:30pm PDT

You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll wonder, "What in the hell is going on here?!" Oh, hai! On Saturday, July 1 the cult-movie phenomenon that is THE ROOM returns to the Rio Theatre's screen. A marvel of modern cinema, THE ROOM is so powerful that ...[more]

The Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense

Saturday, July 1 at 10:30pm PDT

Stop Making Sense ... on Canada Day! Same as it ever was…The Rio Theatre is pleased to present one of the best - from one the best: Jonathan Demme’s groundbreaking concert documentary STOP MAKING SENSE, featuring New Wave pioneers The Talking ...[more]

Manifesto

Sunday, July 2 at 6pm PDT

From acclaimed visual artist Julian Rosefeldt, MANIFESTO features two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett in 13 distinct, must-see vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements. From anchorwoman to homeless ...[more]

It Comes At Night

Sunday, July 2 at 8:15pm PDT

Imagine the end of the world. Now, imagine something worse. Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his incredible debut feature KRISHA with IT COMES AT NIGHT, a horror film following a man (Joel Edgerton) as he learns that the evil ...[more]

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sunday, July 2 at 11pm 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]

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Monday, July 3 at 4pm PDT

Legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder and master storyteller Isao Takahata (GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, POM POKO) revisits Japan's most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo ...[more]

Manifesto

Monday, July 3 at 7pm PDT

From acclaimed visual artist Julian Rosefeldt, MANIFESTO features two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett in 13 distinct, must-see vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements. From anchorwoman to homeless ...[more]

The Dark Crystal

Monday, July 3 at 9:30pm PDT

"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]

JAWS

Tuesday, July 4 at 6:30pm PDT

We’re gonna need a bigger screen... Steven Spielberg’s original summer blockbuster, JAWS, has been terrorizing ocean (and movie) lovers for over 40 years. Based on Peter Benchley’s novel of the same name, Spielberg’s JAWS forever changed the ...[more]

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to Consciousness

Wednesday, July 5 at 6:30pm PDT

Baba Brinkman's new hip-hop theatre show "Rap Guide to Consciousness" is all about the neuroscience of consciousness. See it in Vancouver at the Rio Theatre before it goes to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. This event also features a ...[more]

Grease Sing-a-Long

Friday, July 7 at 7:30pm PDT

"I got chills... They're mul-ti-ply-in'..." Summer isn't summer without a little Summer Lovin', Grease-style. And there's no better way to experience your all-time favourite movie musical than at the Rio Theatre, with a big screen Grease ...[more]

The Warriors

Friday, July 7 at 11pm PDT

"Can you dig it?" Ome out and play with us for one seriously bad-ass (not to mention frequently requested) 1970s action thriller - a perfect Friday Late Night Movie - Walter Hill's phenomenally stylish, pop-art fantasy sensation The Warriors. ...[more]

The Wizard of Oz

Saturday, July 8 at 5:30pm PDT

"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more..." As a young farm girl caught in one of the most candy-coated, kaleidoscopic whirlwind fantasy fables ever, Judy Garland delivers one of the most iconic performances of all time in one of the ...[more]

Trainspotting (with or w/out T2 Trainspotting Double Bill Option)

Saturday, July 8 at 8pm PDT

Not only did Danny Boyle manage to put Irvine Welsh's "unadaptable" novel 'Trainspotting' on celluloid, but he did it with such kinetic, frenetic and phenomenally stylish aplomb that he also managed to craft one of the 90s most singularly definiing ...[more]

T2 Trainspotting

Saturday, July 8 at 10pm PDT

Not only did Danny Boyle manage to put Irvine Welsh's "unadaptable" novel 'Trainspotting' on celluloid, but he did it with such kinetic, frenetic and phenomenally stylish aplomb that he also managed to craft one of the 90s most singularly defining ...[more]

Residue (Filmmakers in attendance!)

Sunday, July 9 at 3:45pm PDT

A private investigator reads a book of sinister origins and unknowingly puts his daughter and himself in a fight for their lives...and their eternal souls. Filmmakers in attendance for meet and greet and Q&A following the screening! Sunday, ...[more]

Batman: The Movie (1966)

Sunday, July 9 at 6:30pm PDT

Kaaapowie! Holy feature film, Batman ... This one based on the tongue-in-cheek, campy 1960's television series which helped form the basis of so many of the modern super hero films that are such a staple in pop-culture and movideom. The late, ...[more]

Bloodsport

Sunday, July 9 at 9pm PDT

In what is quite likely his "breakthrough" role (PREDATOR probably doesn't count), Jean-Claude van Damme stars as U.S. soldier and martial arts champ Frank Dux (pronounced "Dukes") in this extremely violent, low-budget, 80s action drama cheeesefest ...[more]

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