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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

5:00pm - Friday, Aug 17, 2018

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 FEET FROM STARDOM), WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and ...[more]

Andrew Schulz

8:00pm - Friday, Aug 17, 2018

A native New Yorker and internationally touring stand-up, Andrew Schulz is known for his hilarious and unapologetic comedy. Schulz challenges conventional wisdom with an NYC tone that is often idiotic, at times brilliant, but always hysterical. ...[more]

Half-Baked

11:00pm - Friday, Aug 17, 2018

We're tipping our hat to comedian Neal Brennan (who is performing two live shows at the Rio Theatre on Thursday, August 16) with a Friday Late Night Movie screening of the 1998 stoner classic HALF-BAKED, which he co-wrote with the film's star, Dave ...[more]

Yellow Submarine

3:00pm - Saturday, Aug 18, 2018

Celebrate 50 wondrous years of The Beatles' animated musical classic YELLOW SUBMARINE with a big-screen viewing of this icon of psychedelic pop culture - beautifully restored and remastered in 4K! This colourful musical spectacle is an ...[more]

Blindspotting

5:15pm - Saturday, Aug 18, 2018

Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers and are forced to watch their old neighborhood become ...[more]

Sorry To Bother You

7:30pm - Saturday, Aug 18, 2018

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of "powercalling" that leads to material glory. But the ...[more]

Stalker (Final Screening!)

10:00pm - Saturday, Aug 18, 2018

One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s STALKER embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a ...[more]

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

2:00pm - Sunday, Aug 19, 2018

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 FEET FROM STARDOM), WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and ...[more]

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

4:15pm - Sunday, Aug 19, 2018

SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD is the deliciously scandalous story of Scotty Bowers, a handsome ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after the Second World War and became confidante, aide de camp and lover to many of Hollywood's greatest ...[more]

Sorry To Bother You

6:30pm - Sunday, Aug 19, 2018

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of "powercalling" that leads to material glory. But the ...[more]

Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

9:00pm - Sunday, Aug 19, 2018

Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, and Lee Van Cleef star in Sergio Leone’s masterpiece, a “spaghetti Western” that is generally considered to be the most influential (if not thoroughly entertaining!) in the genre. Set in a mythologized "old West" during ...[more]

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

5:00pm - Monday, Aug 20, 2018

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 FEET FROM STARDOM), WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and ...[more]

Alfred Hitchcock's Rope

7:20pm - Monday, Aug 20, 2018

ROPE, Alfred Hitchcock's first color film, was adapted from Patrick Hamilton's stage play "Rope's End" by no less than Hume Cronyn. Loosely inspired by the Leopold-Loeb case, the plot concerns two implicitly homosexual college chums, played by ...[more]

Hereditary

9:30pm - Monday, Aug 20, 2018

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the ...[more]

Cat On a Hot Tin Roof

6:30pm - Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018

"Maggie the cat is alive. I'm alive!" Based on the iconic play by American playwright Tennessee Williams, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF is an intense, absorbing drama centered on a wealthy Southern family's idiosyncratic dynamics and features two of ...[more]

Blindspotting

9:15pm - Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018

Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers and are forced to watch their old neighborhood become ...[more]

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

6:30pm - Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018

SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD is the deliciously scandalous story of Scotty Bowers, a handsome ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after the Second World War and became confidante, aide de camp and lover to many of Hollywood's greatest ...[more]

Sorry to Bother You

8:45pm - Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of "powercalling" that leads to material glory. But the ...[more]

The Seven Year Itch

6:30pm - Thursday, Aug 23, 2018

"When it gets hot like this, you know what I do? I keep my undies in the icebox!" More summertime classics are hitting the Rio Theatre's screen in August, including this hilarious title from one of our all-time favourite movie partnerships - ...[more]

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

9:00pm - Thursday, Aug 23, 2018

John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) has a lust for life, a talent for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly ...[more]

The Geekenders Present: Not The Bees! A Burlesque Tribute to Nicolas Cage

8:00pm - Friday, Aug 24, 2018

Vancouver's favourite "nerdlesque" troupe the Geekenders return to the Rio Theatre on Friday, August 24 with their most requested, most zany, most off-the-wall variety show yet... He is not a demon. He is a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking ...[more]

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

11:00pm - Friday, Aug 24, 2018

The third film from visionary Australian director Baz Luhrmann, MOULIN ROUGE!, is a hyper-stylized dramatic romp that turns the conventions of the musical genre onto its (glittering) head by mixing a period romance with anachronistic dialogue and ...[more]

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

1:00pm - Saturday, Aug 25, 2018

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 FEET FROM STARDOM), WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and ...[more]

Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms

3:15pm - Saturday, Aug 25, 2018

Though only 15, Maquia knows she will live for centuries without aging past adolescence. She belongs to the Iorph, a clan of ageless beings just like her. Maquia's elders warn her not to fall in love with anyone outside their realm, lest she wish ...[more]

The Sandlot (25th Anniversary Screening!)

1:30pm - Sunday, Aug 26, 2018

"You’re killing me, Smalls!" Play ball! Unleash your inner-90s, coming-of-age self with a family-friendly, 25th Anniversary screening of one of our all-time favourite baseball movies - THE SANDLOT. It’s the early 1960’s and fifth-grader ...[more]

Nico, 1988

6:45pm - Sunday, Aug 26, 2018

The muse of Andy Warhol, Christa Päffgen, stage name Nico, singer with the band Velvet Underground and a woman of legendary beauty. She gained a new lease of life after the story everyone knows, when she launched her solo career. Sunday, August ...[more]

Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing

9:00pm - Sunday, Aug 26, 2018

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out ...[more]

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

6:30pm - Monday, Aug 27, 2018

John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) has a lust for life, a talent for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly ...[more]

Nico, 1988

6:45pm - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018

The muse of Andy Warhol, Christa Päffgen, stage name Nico, singer with the band Velvet Underground and a woman of legendary beauty. She gained a new lease of life after the story everyone knows, when she launched her solo career. Tuesday, August ...[more]

City of God

9:00pm - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018

Fernando Meirelles' CITY OF GOD is a sweeping tale of how crime affects the poor population of Rio de Janeiro. Though the narrative skips around in time, the main focus is on Cabeleira who formed a gang called the Tender Trio. He and his best ...[more]

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