Boy & the World

Saturday, April 30 at 1pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a fun, family-friendly afternoon screening of BOY AND THE WORLD presented in association with Vancouver'sLatinRunners. Director Alê Abreu's Oscar-nominated (Brazil; Best Animated Feature) and "wildly imagined" animated musical BOY AND THE WORLD is entirely hand-drawn by Abreu himself. Devoid of any dialogue, this jaw-dropping, kaleidoscopic fable relies on delightfully inventive and sophisticated imagery and a wild, lush soundscape to weave a profound story about a little boy who goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father. Unravelling from the young boy's own perspective, the allegorical fantasy exposes a deeply moving subtext to convey issues of the modern world; at its heart BOY AND THE WORLD is a cautionary tale of globalization and the dangers of the massification of the economy, of the mind, and of the soul.

BOY AND THE WORLD

Saturday, April 30

Doors 12:30 | Movie 1:00 pm
Tickets $6 advance and at the door

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

THE BOY AND THE WORLD 'O Menino e o Mundo' (Alê Abreu, 2013 / 80 mins / G) | Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity as his small world expands. Entering civilization, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, with barrios of decoupage streets and shop windows, and flashing neon advertisements that illuminate the night. The story depicts a clash between village and city, hand crafted and mechanized, rich and poor – and throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song. The film’s music is on equal footing with the stunning visuals, a soundscape of pan-flute, samba, and Brazilian hip-hop mixing with the whirling carnival colors and exploding fireworks.

Embrace of the Serpent

Sunday, May 1 at 3:45pm PDT

Director Ciro Guerra's masterful and highly acclaimed (it is the first Colombian film to be nominated for a Best Foreign Picture Oscar), "El Abrazo De La Serpiente" has been described as both "blisteringly poetic" and a "soulful, strange, and rare discovery." Visually stunning and thematically rich, the film is inspired by the actual diaries of two early 20th century explorers hunting for a rare Amazonian plant. Shot on location in the Colombian Amazon, the film takes place in 1909 and 1940 and tells two stories; Karamakate is an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his tribe who travels with two scientists, German Theodor Koch-Grunberg and American Richard Evans Schultes, to look for the rare yakruna, a sacred plant.

Doors open half hour before showtime
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Tickets $10 advance/ $12 at the door

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

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT "El Abrazo De La Serpiente" (Ciro Guerra / 2015 / 125 mins / Spanish with English subtitles) | The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Goodwin’s Way: World Premiere

Sunday, May 1 at 7pm PDT

Join us on International Workers' Day for the World Premiere of GOODWIN'S WAY, a feature documentary that explores a British Columbia town's resistance to a coal-powered future 100 years after the killing of controversial local labour activist Ginger Goodwin. Co-presented by the BC Federation of Labour & the Vancouver District Labour Council, GOODWIN'S WAY is a celebration of BC's long history of working class activism. Q & A with Director Neil Vokey will follow the screening.

Ticket proceeds will be donated to the BC Labour Heritage Centre.

Tickets — $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Doors @ 6:30, Show at 7:00pm

+19 with 2 pieces of ID for admission
No Groupons or passes accepted for this event

Deadpool

Sunday, May 1 at 9:30pm PDT

Ryan Reynolds stars in one of the year's biggest comedies as the snarkiest of Marvel's comic book superheros. Also starring Ed Skrein and Morena Baccharin.

DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego 'Deadpool.' Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Sunday, May 1
Doors 9:00 | Movie 9:30

Tuesday, May 2
Doors 9:00 | Movie 9:30

Sunday, May 8
Doors 8:30 | Movie 9:00

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.

DEADPOOL (Tim Miller, 2016 / 108 mins / 14A) | A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.

Midnight Special

Monday, May 2 at 7pm PDT

Actor Michael Shannon reteams with writer/director Jeff Nichols (TAKE SHELTER) in MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, a sci-fi drama about a father and his eight-year-old son who go on the lam, on the run from the government and a certain doomsday cult, upon discovering that the young boy possesses mysterious powers... Also starring Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Sam Shepard, Adam Driver.

"... Masterful in its control." (Indiewire)

"Next time someone asks you why there's no more magic at the movies, point them towards Midnight Special, the rare piece of faith-concerned filmmaking that's inquisitive, insightful and exhilarating." (Student Edge)

"This is CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND with a southern drawl, STARMAN with a lived-in sensibility, and, most of all, it is one of the most stunning original and humane genre films to arrive in a long time." (/Film)

Monday, May 2nd
Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7pm

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

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (Jeff Nicols, 2016 / 112 minutes / PG) | A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.

Deadpool

Monday, May 2 at 9:30pm PDT

Ryan Reynolds stars in one of the year's biggest comedies as the snarkiest of Marvel's comic book superheros. Also starring Ed Skrein and Morena Baccharin.

DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego 'Deadpool.' Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Sunday, May 1
Doors 9:00 | Movie 9:30

Tuesday, May 2
Doors 9:00 | Movie 9:30

Sunday, May 8
Doors 8:30 | Movie 9:00

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.

DEADPOOL (Tim Miller, 2016 / 108 mins / 14A) | A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.

Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

Tuesday, May 3 at 7pm PDT

Because music lives forever.

Can you kick it? Yes, you can. Join us on Tuesday, May 3 for a double bill to toast, honour, and celebrate two of our absolute, hands down, no questions asked and don’t think twice about it all-time favourite bands – A Tribe Called Quest and The Beastie Boys.

Director Michael Rappaport’s BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST documents both the incredible backstory and interpersonal drama of one of hip-hop’s most influential and innovative bands, and features interviews with members including Phife Dawg, Q-Tip, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad as well as commentary from The Beastie Boys, De La Soul, the Jungle Brothers, Questlove, Mos Def, Pharrell, and others.

BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
Doors 6:30 | Movie 7:00pm

AWESOME; I FUCKIN’ SHOT THAT!
Movie 9:00pm

Tickets to each film:
$8 advance / $10 at the door

Why not make it a double bill and see BOTH movies!
$13 advance / $15 at the door

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

BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST (Michael Rappaport, 2011 / 97 mins) | Actor Michael Rapaport examines the music of the 1990s hip-hop A Tribe Called Quest as well as the conflicts that drove the band members apart.

AWESOME; I FUCKIN' SHOT THAT (Adam Yauch, 2006 / 90 mins) | The Beastie Boys let their fans do the shooting in a concert film that truly puts the viewer right in the middle of all the action. With a mix of fifty DV and Hi-8 cameras distributed to shutter-bug fans, director Nathaniel Hornblower and supervising editor Neal Usatin skillfully edit the resulting amateur footage into a kaleidoscopic, rough-edged take on the typically slick, professionally shot concert video.

Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! (Beastie Boys' Concert Film)

Tuesday, May 3 at 9pm PDT

Music lives forever.

Shake your rump with us on Tuesday, May 3 for a double bill to toast, honour, and celebrate two of our absolute, hands down, no questions asked and don't think twice about it all-time favourite bands - A Tribe Called Quest and The Beastie Boys.

On October 9, 2004, The Beastie Boys gave out 50 camcorders to a lucky group of audience members at the final, sold out night of their "Challah at Your Boy" tour in New York City's Madison Square Garden, with one one simple instruction: Keep the cameras rollin' at all times. The result? Director "Nathaniel Hornblower's" (hint: he's got a beard like a billy goat) crafty concert film AWESOME; I FUCKIN' SHOT THAT!

AWESOME; I FUCKIN' SHOT THAT!
Movie 9:00

Tickets to each film:
$8 advance / $10 at the door

Why not make it a double bill and see BOTH movies!
$13 advance / $15 at the door ---> ticket link <>

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

AWESOME; I FUCKIN' SHOT THAT (Adam Yauch, 2006 / 90 mins) | The Beastie Boys let their fans do the shooting in a concert film that truly puts the viewer right in the middle of all the action. With a mix of fifty DV and Hi-8 cameras distributed to shutter-bug fans, director Nathaniel Hornblower and supervising editor Neal Usatin skillfully edit the resulting amateur footage into a kaleidoscopic, rough-edged take on the typically slick, professionally shot concert video.

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

Wednesday, May 4 at 8pm PDT

Geekenders presents:

The Force is Shakin’
A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure

A brand-new Geekenders Theatricals production!

DOORS AT 7:00PM. SHOW PROMPTLY AT 8PM.

19+ only with ID

20 dollars in advance, 25 dollars at the door.

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

Talent Time: Old Timey-Time! (Last show)

Thursday, May 5 at 8pm PDT

It’s our last (*regular season) show of our 8th season and we are going old-timey!! Plus we hope we are coming back for another season, but nothing is for sure yet. Perhaps the last (regular season) Talent Time? At least the last for a while. Join us!

Featuring….
✔- BC’S #1 SENIORS ENTERTAINMENT TROOP: THE VAUDEVILLIANS!!
One of our favourite acts returns to sing, dance, tell jokes in the old-timey style of vaudeville. Ranging in age from 71 to 85 they are very proud to support several students every year with their bursary fund that is now over a hundred thousand dollars! They will perform a Charleston tap number, a duet song and dance routine that has placed 1st in the Surrey Festival of the Dance for the past 3 years, a comedic “Memories” number and more! www.thevaudevillians.com

✔- COMEDY FROM THE WONDERFUL ALICIA TOBIN!!
She's the charming and hilarious co-ghost of the Retail Nightmares podcast and runs a really fun live event: Come Draw With Me at Hot Art Wet City. She's one on our favs and it's been too many years since her last appreaance. Happy to have her back. So great!

✔- PUTTING THE “AWWW” BACK IN AWKWARD: THE MYRTLE FAMILY BAND!!
The Myrtle Family Band engage and delight audiences of all ages with their porch stompin’, wash-tub bass bouncing jug-time traditional jazz, their twinkling-tap numbers and their on-stage family dynamic-antics! Must see!

✔- TORONTO COMEDIAN: CAMIEL PELL!!
Ex-Vancouveritte now making her home out East, will share some of her absurd comedic characters to keep you all in stitches. Funny!

✔- MARTIN REISLE'S SHARES SOME OF HIS RARE 78's ON VINTAGE GRAMOPHONE!

✔- CO-HOST RYAN BEIL! ✔- LIVE HOUSEBAND ✔- MORE TBA SOON!

(*We are doing a bonus psychedelic episode June 2nd, where we do the show under the guidance of psychedelic entheogens. But only if yer cool. No narcs!)

⚑ ⚑ Thursday, May 5 ⚑ ⚑

$10 in advance ✉
$12 at the door ✉
7pm Doors / 8pm Show

19+ floor / All ages balcony *Language warning for 2nd half *
(No groupons or passes accepted)

"There's no funner night out than the monthly Talent Time." - - The Georgia Straight

"Talent Time is the most innovative, raucus, totally silly and inspired show I have seen in years. Watching it is like freebasing sheer fun!"
- - Matthew Hays, Globe & Mail/CBC Arts Online

"A cult phenomenon that’s been flying under the radar...since 2008. A true comedy original. Talent Time defies genre. You have to experience it to truly appreciate it." - Guy MacPherson, The Georgia Straight

Only Yesterday (Omohide poro poro)

Friday, May 6 at 5:30pm PDT

From the creators of SPIRITED AWAY, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO and THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA comes a long-awaited masterpiece never before released in North America, Isao Takahata's ONLY YESTERDAY. As part of the film's 25th Anniversary celebrations, the film has been digitally restored and remastered by Studio Ghibli, one of the world's foremost animation studios. ONLY YESTERDAY ("Omohide poro poro") manages to be all at once romantic, nostalgic and sentimental; it's a touching coming-of-age drama that is rich with humor and stirring emotion. *Please note: This film screens in Japanese with English subtitles.

It's 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her relatives in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of puberty, and the frustrations of math and boys. At the station she is met by young farmer Toshio, and the encounters with him begin to reconnect her to forgotten longings. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko contemplates the arc of her life, and wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self.

"Stunningly beautiful." - Empire Magazine
"A touching, melancholy meditation on life." - Roger Ebert

Friday May 6th
Doors 5pm/ Movie 5:30pm

Tickets $10 online/ $12 at the box office

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

ONLY YESTERDAY "Omohide poro poro" (Isao Takahata, 118 minutes / PG / In Japanese with English subtitles) | A 27-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tôkyô.

Drive

Friday, May 6 at 11:55pm PDT

"If I drive for you, you get your money.
You tell me where we start, where we're going, where we're going afterwards. I give you five minutes when we get there. Anything happens in that five minutes and I'm yours. No matter what. Anything a minute on either side of that and you're on your own. I don't sit in while you're running it down.
I don't carry a gun.
I drive."

In Nicholas Winding Refn's hyper-stylized and gloriously violent neo-noir action thriller DRIVE, Ryan Gosling stars as a mysterious loner whose dayjob has him working as a mechanic and movie stuntcar driver while quietly moonlighting his talents on the other side of the law at night. After he unexpectedly falls in love with his single-mother neigbor (Carey Mulligan), he finds himself unwittingly sucked into the dangerously chaotic life of her ex (Oscar Isaac), an ex-convict whose shady underworld drama puts her and her young son in serious danger. Refn's seamless and visionary blend of arthouse-inspired cinematography, a crazy-cool soundtrack and knockout performances from a seriously stellar cast caught people's attention when it bowed at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, winning him the award for Best Director. Also starring Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks, and Ron Perlman.

"This is pop art of the highest degree." (Deadspin)

Friday, May 6

Doors 11:30 pm | Movie 11:55 pm

$6 advance or in costume | $8 door

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

DRIVE (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011 / 100 mins) A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself trouble when he helps out his neighbor.

Hadwin’s Judgement

Saturday, May 7 at 2:30pm PDT

HADWIN'S JUDGEMENT is a spellbinding and visually stunning account of environmentalism, obsession, and myth set in the Pacific Northwest. It chronicles one man’s resolute struggle to reconcile what he regarded as an intolerable and conspiratorial affront – not just to the land, but to humanity as well. Based on John Vaillant’s award-winning book 'The Golden Spruce,' the film covers the events that led up to the infamous destruction of an extraordinary 300-year-old tree held sacred by the indigenous Haida nation of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.

Grant Hadwin, a logging engineer and formidable survivalist, lived and worked happily for many years in BC’s remote and ancient forests. But witnessing the devastation wrought by clear-cutting finally drove him to commit what some would say was an extraordinary and perverse act, one that ran contrary to all he had come to value.

A compelling hybrid of drama and documentary, HADWIN'S JUDGEMENT interweaves speculation, myth and reality to explore the possible motives for Hadwin’s unprecedented crime and the consequences of his actions. The film charts his emotional crusade against the destruction of the world’s last great temperate rainforest, a crusade that ends tragically with a mystery – and a prophetic warning – that seal Hadwin’s fate as both madman an visionary.

Saturday, May 7
Doors 2:00 pm | Movie 2:30 pm

Tickets $10 advance / $12 at the door

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

"Gorgeously photographed, compulsively watchable, and deeply sympathetic." (The Globe & Mail)

"A visual wonder, creating a mythic power for the forest and the man alike." (On-Line Film Critics Society)

VIMFF (Winner; Best Canadian Film)
Canadian Screen Award (Nominated; Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Cinematography)

HADWIN'S JUDGEMENT (Sasha Snow, 2015 / 87 mins) | Environmental documentary based on John Vaillant’s 'The Golden Spruce,' covering events that led up to the infamous destruction of a 300-year-old tree held sacred by the indigenous Haida nation of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.

The Matrix Trilogy

Saturday, May 7 at 5pm PDT

PLEASE NOTE, ONLINE TICKET SALES END AT 4PM MAY 7TH

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, May 7 for a marathon screening of the Wachowski's mind-bending MATRIX trilogy. Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano and more star in one of the biggest, most influential martial-arts fueled futuristic fantasy franchises ever! Catch them the way they were meant to be seen - back-to-back, on the big screen. Costumes welcome and encouraged!

**Please note: The scheduled start time of the first film is at 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 7. Due to the nature of a trilogy marathon, start times on Parts 2 & 3 are "approximate." We will do our best to keep break and start times consistent with the posted times throughout the day.

THE MATRIX
Doors 4:30 pm | Movie 5:00 pm
(Break)
THE MATRIX RELOADED
7:45
(Break)
THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS
10:30

THE MATRIX Trilogy Ticket Prices

See all three films for $18 advance / $20 at the door

Single movie tickets are $8 advance / $10 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single screening.

THE MATRIX (Lana & Lilly Wachowski, 1999 / 136 minutes) | A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

THE MATRIX RELOADED (Lana & Lilly Wachowski, 2003 / 138 mins) | Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.

THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS (Lana & Lilly Wachowski, 2003 / 129 mins) | The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

Ernest & Celestine ("Ernest et Célestine")

Sunday, May 8 at 1:45pm PDT

Join us for a family-friendly Mother's Day screening of the very sweet and thoroughly charming modern French animated classic ERNEST & CELESTINE ("Ernest et Célestine"). Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, ERNEST & CELESTINE won France's Cesar Award for Best Animated Feature (2012), and was also nominated for an Oscar in the same category that year. Perfect for animation lovers of all ages, this lovely film joyfully leaps across genres and influences to capture the kinetic, limitless possibilities of animated storytelling, like a gorgeous watercolor painting brought to life with constantly shifting pastel color palette bursts and drips across the screen. Wonderful storytelling and brilliant comic timing evoke influences as varied as Buster Keaton, Bugs Bunny and the outlaw romanticism of Bonnie and Clyde. Bringing it all together is the on-screen chemistry between the two lead characters - a flowing, tender and playful rapport that will put a smile on your face and make your heart glow.

Set deep below snowy, cobblestone streets and tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer - and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn't long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities.

*Please note that this screening of ERNEST & CELESTINE is the English dub.

Sunday, May 8

Doors 12:30 | Movie 1:45 pm

Tickets $8 advance / $10 door

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

ERNEST & CELESTINE ""Ernest et Célestine" (Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner / 2012 / 80 mins / PG / English dub) | The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.

April and the Extraordinary World

Sunday, May 8 at 4pm PDT

Join us for family-friendly screenings of APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD ("Avril et le monde truqué") on Sunday, May 8 (Mother's Day!) and on Friday, May 13. From the producers of the Academy Award-nominated PERSEPOLIS and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate, steampunk world. In Paris, 1941, a family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April (voiced by Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard) lives alone with her cat, Darwin, and carries on her family's research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far- reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies.

"APRIL AND THE EXTRARODINARY WORLD is a visual delight, an animated French steampunk adventure that is smart, exciting and wonderfully weird." (Arizona Republic)

"While the film tells a rollicking, sometimes barbed story about oppressive governments, secret labs, selfishness, and the point where science meets ethics, it's the world-building that really delights." (Buzzfeed)

Doors open a half hour before show start

Tickets $10 advance / $12 at the door

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

APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD "Avril et le monde truqué" ( Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci / 2016 / 105 mins / PG / In French with English subtitles) | 1941. France asleep in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon V, where scientists vanish mysteriously. Avril (Marion Cotillard), a teenage girl, goes in search of her missing scientist parents.

10 Cloverfield Lane

Sunday, May 8 at 6:30pm PDT

"Smart, solidly crafted, and palpably tense, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE makes the most of its confined setting and outstanding cast -- and suggests a new frontier for franchise filmmaking." (Rotten Tomaotes)

A young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up after a terrible accident to find that she's locked in a cellar with a doomsday prepper, who insists that he saved her life and that the world outside is uninhabitable following an apocalyptic catastrophe. Uncertain what to believe, the woman soon determines that she must escape at any cost. Als starring John Goodman, John Galagher Jr.., Bradley Cooper.

"Like an extended episode of 'The Twilight Zone'." (Cinema Crazed)

Doors open half hour before movie starts

Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

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

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (Dan Trachtenberg, 2016 / 103 mins / PG) | After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Deadpool

Sunday, May 8 at 9pm PDT

Ryan Reynolds stars in one of the year's biggest comedies as the snarkiest of Marvel's comic book superheros. Also starring Ed Skrein and Morena Baccharin.

DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego 'Deadpool.' Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Sunday, May 1
Doors 9:00 | Movie 9:30

Tuesday, May 2
Doors 9:00 | Movie 9:30

Sunday, May 8
Doors 8:30 | Movie 9:00

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.

DEADPOOL (Tim Miller, 2016 / 108 mins / 14A) | A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.

10 Cloverfield Lane

Monday, May 9 at 9:30pm PDT

"Smart, solidly crafted, and palpably tense, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE makes the most of its confined setting and outstanding cast -- and suggests a new frontier for franchise filmmaking." (Rotten Tomaotes)

A young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up after a terrible accident to find that she's locked in a cellar with a doomsday prepper, who insists that he saved her life and that the world outside is uninhabitable following an apocalyptic catastrophe. Uncertain what to believe, the woman soon determines that she must escape at any cost. Als starring John Goodman, John Galagher Jr.., Bradley Cooper.

"Like an extended episode of 'The Twilight Zone'." (Cinema Crazed)

Doors open half hour before movie starts

Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

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

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (Dan Trachtenberg, 2016 / 103 mins / PG) | After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Don Burnstick: Live 7:30pm

Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30pm PDT

THE 7:30PM Show, more online tickets just added! LIMITED TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR FROM 6PM MAY 10TH!!!!

DON BURNSTICK returns to Vancouver, FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, to perform his hilarious comedy show.

Rio Theatre
MAY 10, 2016

$20 - Tickets available online and at the door.

THIS IS AN ALCOHOL-FREE EVENT!

Adult content: Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

"CUZZIN" merchandise will be available at the show.
(Cash only)

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