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Spirited Away (with or w/out Princess Mononoke Double Bill Option)

Monday, March 27 at 6:15pm PDT

Join us for another evening celebrating two of the absolute best from Japan's iconic Studio Ghibli co-founder, the legendary artist and director Hayao Miyazaki. On Monday, March 27 we will be double-billing two of Miyazaki's most beloved titles ...[more]

Princess Mononoke

Monday, March 27 at 8:50pm PDT

Twenty years after its release, PRINCESS MONONOKE - replete with epic story and breathtaking visuals - remains an undisputed animated triumph and one of the most thrilling adventures ever produced. Set in the late Muromachi period of Japan, the ...[more]

All You Need is Love: A Concert for Boden

Tuesday, March 28 at 7:15pm PDT

Dozens of amazing poets and musicians gather to raise money for Boden Lalonde, who is in Palliative home care and a beautiful positive soul. Artists include Beverley Elliot, Chelsea D.E. Johnson, Something About Reptiles, High Society, Kempton ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Experience

Wednesday, March 29 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]

Ice Guardians: Gino Odjick Foundation Fundraiser

Thursday, March 30 at 8pm PDT

Newsweek’s “Top 10 Documentary for 2016”, ICE GUARDIANS explores one of the most controversial and provocative positions in the history of sport. ICE GUARDIANS journeys into the lives of those who perform what is undoubtedly the toughest job within ...[more]

I Am Not Your Negro

Friday, March 31 at 6:30pm PDT

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, ...[more]

Split

Friday, March 31 at 8:45pm PDT

James McAvoy stars in master storyteller M. Night Shyamalan's latest, SPLIT, an edge-of-your seat nailbiter that follows the intense (and to-be-expected - always twisting) story of three girls who are kidnapped by a man diagnosed with 23 unique, ...[more]

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Friday, March 31 at 11:55pm PDT

"More human than human is our motto." In 2007 director Ridley Scott released BLADE RUNNER: The Final Cut, the “definitive” edition – the workprint feature version – which has since been remastered for theatrical release. Catch it in all its ...[more]

My Life as a Zucchini

Saturday, April 1 at 1:30pm PDT

After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile ...[more]

April Fool's Day Triple Header: River's Divide + Mojo Stars + The Ray Roper Project LIVE!

Saturday, April 1 at 9pm PDT

Are you looking for something fun to do on April Fool's Day? Join us at for a great evening featuring three solid bands - something for everyone! Featuring new rock (with a 70's flavour) from River's Divide, rock, blues and R&B from Mojo Stars, ...[more]

My Life as a Zucchini

Sunday, April 2 at 1:30pm PDT

After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile ...[more]

Eye of the Storm XII

Sunday, April 2 at 8pm PDT

The Eye of the Storm A/V Club returns to the Rio Theatre for their second show of 2017! This ongoing series - featuring an ever-revolving roster of some of Vancouver's most talented underground artists - is a unique hybrid experience, combining ...[more]

Personal Shopper

Monday, April 3 at 6:30pm PDT

Following a fantastic collaboration in 2014’s highly acclaimed (and sorely under seen) THE CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA, director Olivier Assayas re-teams with Kristen Stewart (delivering an equally nuanced, strong performance) in PERSONAL SHOPPER, a ...[more]

Split

Monday, April 3 at 9pm PDT

James McAvoy stars in master storyteller M. Night Shyamalan‘s latest, SPLIT, an edge-of-your seat nailbiter that follows the intense (and to-be-expected – always twisting) story of three girls who are kidnapped by a man diagnosed with 23 unique, ...[more]

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30pm PDT

"Beautiful thing, the destruction of words." The late, great, John Hurt stars in one of the most talked (not to mention timely) about movies of 2017... 1984. First published in 1949, English author George Orwell's chilling dystopian satire has ...[more]

Heel Kick!

Tuesday, April 4 at 9:40pm PDT

"Two backyard wrestlers decide to go pro. Unfortunately for them... they suck." Join us for the exclusive Vancouver screenings of HEEL KICK!, on Tuesday, April 4 and Saturday, April 8. Both shows will feature a Q&A with the producers and stars, ...[more]

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Wednesday, April 5 at 6:45pm PDT

Join us for a screening of one of the all-time must see anime films ever made, Mamoru Oshii’s original landmark GHOST IN THE SHELL, which has itself developed into a cultural phenomenon that has spawned sequels, remakes, and even a live action ...[more]

The Northlander (FIlmmakers in Attendance!)

Wednesday, April 5 at 9pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre for the BC Premiere of Raven Banner's THE NORTHLANDER, Benjamin Ross Hayden's Alberta-lensed, breakout dystopian sci-fi fantasy being lauded as one of, "indigineous cinema's most important films" (Vice Magazine). ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time: National Humour Month!

Thursday, April 6 at 8pm PDT

Like clockwork, Paul Anthony’s Talent Time returns to the Rio Theatre on Thursday, April 6 (the first Thursday of every month!) – just in time for National Humour Month! So you know that Paul and crew will be heaping on an extra helping of ...[more]

Blood Diner

Friday, April 7 at 11:55pm PDT

Join us for a very special Friday Late Night Movie screening of director Jackie Kong's BLOOD DINER, presented in partnership with the Northwest Horror Show. BLOOD DINER is a classic, very fun (and very 80s) throwback to HG Lewis' 'Bloodfeast' about ...[more]

Heel Kick!

Saturday, April 8 at 12:40pm PDT

"Two backyard wrestlers decide to go pro. Unfortunately for them... they suck." Join us for the exclusive Vancouver screenings of HEEL KICK!, on Tuesday, April 4 and Saturday, April 8. Both shows will feature a Q&A with the producers and stars, ...[more]

Kedi

Saturday, April 8 at 4pm 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 Lure

Saturday, April 8 at 6pm PDT

In this bold, genre-defying horror-musical mashup — the playful and confident debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska — a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate '80s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations ...[more]

The Void

Saturday, April 8 at 8:15pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre for THE VOID, the latest feature from the Executive Producer of 2016's breakout historical horror drama THE WITCH, and writer/director Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie - perhaps best known for their work as part of ...[more]

The Room

Saturday, April 8 at 10:30pm PDT

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll wonder, “What in the hell is going on here?!” Oh, hai! On Saturday, April 8 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 ...[more]

The Void

Wednesday, April 12 at 7pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre for THE VOID, the latest feature from the Executive Producer of 2016’s breakout historical horror drama THE WITCH, and writer/director Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie – perhaps best known for their work as part of ...[more]

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Footloose (1984)

Wednesday, April 12 at 9:30pm PDT

"You won't get any dancing here, it's illegal." The Gentlemen Hecklers return to the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, April 12 to cut loose (and kick off their Sunday shoes) when they present the ultimate game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon - the 1980s ...[more]

8 Mile

Friday, April 14 at 11:30pm PDT

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment You own it, you better never let it go You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a lifetime... Rap icon Eminem's feature film acting debut had him ...[more]

The Ten Commandments

Sunday, April 16 at 4pm PDT

Charlton Heston leads an all-star cast in one of Hollywood's greatest "golden age" biblical epics - and legendary director Cecil B. DeMille's final film - THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. A landmark title even upon release in 1956, it was the most expensive ...[more]

Monty Python's Life of Brian

Sunday, April 16 at 8:45pm PDT

Worship at the high, holy altar of comedy and look on the bright side of life with an Easter Sunday screening of Monty Python’s LIFE OF BRIAN. Set in 33 A.D. Judea where the exasperated Romans try to impose order, it is a time of chaos and ...[more]

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