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The Little Hours

Thursday, August 17 at 6:45pm PDT

Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and Kate Micucci star as a trio of nuns (think MEAN GIRLS with a fetch habit) in Jeff Baena’s (LIFE AFTER BETH, I HEART HUCKABEES) THE LITTLE HOURS, a ribald romp about a young servant who flees from his master and takes ...[more]

School of Rock

Thursday, August 17 at 9pm PDT

"God of Rock, thank you for this chance to kick ass. We are your humble servants. Please give us the power to blow people's minds with our high voltage rock. In your name we pray, Amen." In director Richard Linklater's hilarious SCHOOL OF ROCK, ...[more]

Lord of the Schwings: A Tolkien Burlesque Night at the Rio!

Friday, August 18 at 8pm PDT

The Geekenders and Kitty Glitter are proud to bring back "Lord of the Schwings: A Tolkien Burlesque Night" to The Rio Theatre stage this summer! A silly, sexy evening filled with all your favourite Hobbits, Elves, Wizards, and Creatures. The fires ...[more]

Hellboy

Friday, August 18 at 11:30pm PDT

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro - one of the most visionary directors working in so-called "genre film", or any genre for that matter - scored a massive hit with critics and fans of Mike Mignola's fantasy-fueled comic book superhero Hellboy ...[more]

Brigsby Bear

Saturday, August 19 at 5:30pm PDT

The TV show "Brigsby Bear Adventures" is a children's television program produced for an audience of one: James Pope ("Saturday Night Live's" Kyle Mooney, who also co-wrote the script). When the series abruptly ends, Pope's life changes forever as ...[more]

Alien (With or w/out Aliens Double Feature Option)

Saturday, August 19 at 8pm PDT

As one of – if not the – greatest action heroines to ever hit the silver screen, Sigourney Weaver’s unstoppable Ellen Ripley kicks all the asses and takes names throughout one of the most iconic film franchises ever, which got its start with Ridley ...[more]

Aliens

Saturday, August 19 at 10:20pm PDT

As one of – if not the – greatest action heroines to ever hit the silver screen, Sigourney Weaver’s unstoppable Ellen Ripley kicks all the asses and takes names throughout one of the most iconic film franchises ever, which got its start with Ridley ...[more]

The Beguiled

Sunday, August 20 at 4:15pm PDT

Director Sofia Coppola became only the second female director ever to win the coveted Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for her latest atmospheric drama-thriller THE BEGUILED, adapted from Thomas P. Cullinan's 1967 novel of the same ...[more]

Critters 2: The Main Course (With Director Mick Garris in Attendance for Q&A!)

Sunday, August 20 at 6:45pm PDT

"CRITTERS 1 Got your blood pumping... This time, they want more than a taste!" Join us at the Rio Theatre for a special screening of the totally 80s (not to mention totally fun!) horror comedy cult-classic CRITTERS 2: THE MAIN COURSE. As an ...[more]

A Ghost Story

Sunday, August 20 at 9:30pm PDT

With A GHOST STORY, acclaimed writer-director David Lowery (AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, PETE'S DRAGON) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ...[more]

The Beguiled

Monday, August 21 at 6:45pm PDT

Director Sofia Coppola became only the second female director ever to win the coveted Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for her latest atmospheric drama-thriller THE BEGUILED, adapted from Thomas P. Cullinan's 1967 novel of the same ...[more]

Clerks

Monday, August 21 at 9:15pm PDT

"This job would be great if it wasn't for the f***ing customers." In 1994, a young writer-director (and Vancouver Film School dropout) named Kevin Smith made a huge splash on the cinematic landscape with his feature debut CLERKS; an oddball, ...[more]

Brigsby Bear

Tuesday, August 22 at 7pm PDT

The TV show "Brigsby Bear Adventures" is a children's television program produced for an audience of one: James Pope ("Saturday Night Live's" Kyle Mooney, who also co-wrote the script). When the series abruptly ends, Pope's life changes forever as ...[more]

Open Mic Movie Night

Tuesday, August 22 at 9:30pm PDT

The Rio Theatre is pleased to present the sixth instalment of Open Mic Movie Nights on Tuesday, Aug 22nd! We’re officially closed for submissions. Make sure you come witness the madness Aug 22nd. OMMN is a great opportunity for anyone ...[more]

A Ghost Story

Wednesday, August 23 at 7pm PDT

With A GHOST STORY, acclaimed writer-director David Lowery (AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, PETE'S DRAGON) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ...[more]

The Little Hours

Wednesday, August 23 at 9:15pm PDT

Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and Kate Micucci star as a trio of nuns (think MEAN GIRLS with a fetch habit) in Jeff Baena’s (LIFE AFTER BETH, I HEART HUCKABEES) THE LITTLE HOURS, a ribald romp about a young servant who flees from his master and takes ...[more]

Brigsby Bear

Thursday, August 24 at 7pm PDT

The TV show "Brigsby Bear Adventures" is a children's television program produced for an audience of one: James Pope ("Saturday Night Live's" Kyle Mooney, who also co-wrote the script). When the series abruptly ends, Pope's life changes forever as ...[more]

Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny

Thursday, August 24 at 9:30pm PDT

In this musical comedy-adventure starring self-proclaimed "greatest band in the world" Tenacious D, a pair of aspiring rock superstars attempt to convince the world of their true talents as they embark on a daring quest to acquire the ...[more]

Dirty Dancing

Friday, August 25 at 9pm PDT

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner." Have the time of your life (and maybe even carry a watermelon) to one of the 80s biggest and most enduring blockbusters, DIRTY DANCING, which is getting the big screen treatment it so richly deserves on Friday, ...[more]

Night of the Living Dead

Friday, August 25 at 11:30pm PDT

"They're coming to get you... Barbara, there's one of them now!" Raise a glass and tip your hat while we dim the lights and fire up the projector in honour of the late, great George Romero with a Friday Late Night Movie viewing of his landmark ...[more]

Grease Sing-a-Long

Saturday, August 26 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]

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Saturday, August 26 at 11pm PDT

"If ya don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding! How can ya have any pudding if ya don't eat ya meat?" Join us Saturday night screening of Pink Floyd's seminal rock opera THE WALL, director Sir Alan Parker's acid-infused visual riff on the ...[more]

The Hidden Fortress

Sunday, August 27 at 6pm PDT

The Rio Theatre's series of classic films continues on Sunday, August 27 at 6:00 pm with another monumental masterpiece from iconic director Akira Kurosawa, THE HIDDEN FORTRESS. (If you're a fan of George Lucas' STAR WARS series - and really, who ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Experience

Wednesday, August 30 at 8pm PDT

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for another round of monthly medieval merriment (and snacks!) - it's THE CRITICAL HIT SHOW! Join some of Vancouver's best comedic performers at The Rio Theatre for your favourite #DNDLive comedy on Wednesday, ...[more]

The Geekenders and Kitty Glitter Present: The Tenacious D Burlesque Tribute

Friday, September 1 at 8pm PDT

"Holy F*ckaluckadingdong!" It is with both great brain power and elbow grease that The Geekenders and Kitty Glitter are destined to return to grace the Rio Theatre's magnificent stage, presenting an extravaganza that will blow your freaking mind ...[more]

The Breakfast Club

Friday, September 1 at 11:30pm PDT

"And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds; are immune to your consultations, they are quite aware of what they are going through..." It’s time to raid Barry Manilow’s wardrobe y'all, because John Hughes’ iconic 80s ...[more]

Dysfunctional Disney Cabaret

Saturday, September 2 at 9pm PDT

"The past can hurt but the way I see it, you can either run from it, or create sexy and fun burlesque routines about it." - The Lion King Hakuna Matata! Welcome to the wild side... Dysfunctional Disney Cabaret is a fun and sexy homage to our ...[more]

Rashomon

Sunday, September 3 at 7:15pm PDT

Long before Quentin Tarantino was filing away endless VHS tapes as a video store clerk while dreaming up his signature approach to unconventional cinematic story logic that twists narrative structure and messes with an audience's response to time - ...[more]

Heathers

Sunday, September 3 at 9:30pm PDT

"What is your damage, Heather?" Dear Diary, Long before MEAN GIRLS... There was HEATHERS. Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty shine in one of the 1980s most infinitely quotable films, a viciously funny yet insightful black ...[more]

The Room

Monday, September 4 at 9:30pm PDT

You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll wonder, "What in the hell is going on here?!" Oh, hai! On Monday, September 4 the cult-movie phenomenon that is THE ROOM returns to the Rio Theatre's screen as a kind of, "good-bye, crazy summer!" event. A ...[more]

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