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Living on Soul

6:30pm - Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

LIVING ON SOUL is a hybrid docu-concert film featuring the late Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley and the rest of the Grammy-nominated Daptone Records family. Filmed largely during Daptone’s December 2014 three-night, sold-out residency at the historic ...[more]

Reign City Cabaret

9:00pm - Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

Join Reign City Cabaret for their monthly party at the Rio Theatre, featuring an evening of endless entertainment that celebrates YOU! Enjoy three thrilling sets of belly dancers, drag performers, comedy, thrilling live stunts, contortionists, ...[more]

The Fictionals Comedy Co. Presents Improv Against Humanity: Cupid's Revenge!

8:00pm - Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

Looking for love in a Horrible place? Join The Fictionals on Wednesday, February 21 for Improv Against Humanity: Cupid's Revenge at the Rio Theatre! Our first #IAHatRIO of 2018 will feature Rambo-style romance, give away chocolaty prizes, and crown ...[more]

Story Story Lie: Smooth Criminal

7:00pm - Thursday, Feb 22, 2018

★★★★★ Vancouver’s biggest storytelling show! Where the cities best and brightest will be charing extra devious stories of running from the law, theft and betrayal. Two truths and a lie with a twist. Story Story Lie’s a Game Show that's full ...[more]

Get Out

9:30pm - Thursday, Feb 22, 2018

Writer-director Jordan Peele's GET OUT topped both critics and audience lists as one of the best horror films of 2017 - including Golden Globe nominations as Best Film and for lead actor Daniel Kaluuya's breakout performance. We thought it was a ...[more]

Dread Central Presents: The Lodgers

6:30pm - Friday, Feb 23, 2018

Following its World Premiere at TIFF and its European Premiere as Sitges Film Festival's closing night film, director Brian O'Malley's (2015's criminally under-seen LET US PREY) exquisite, sensual and chilling work of pure gothic horror, THE ...[more]

Mom and Dad

8:45pm - Friday, Feb 23, 2018

A strange disorder suddenly causes parents to violently turn against their own children, forcing a suburban teen (Anne Winters) and her younger brother (Zackary Arthur) to evade the clutches of their now-deranged mom (Selma Blair) and dad (Nicolas ...[more]

Raising Arizona

11:30pm - Friday, Feb 23, 2018

The Coen Brothers tell the story of an absurd yet likable family with an unproductive couple as the focal point. The couple has gotten themselves into some trouble while kidnapping a baby and give Hollywood one of the most memorable chase scenes to ...[more]

Loving Vincent

1:30pm - Saturday, Feb 24, 2018

This feature-length painted animation -- the first film of its kind, and currently nominated for a Best Animated Feature Academy Award -- explores the life and unusual death of celebrated painter Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks, ...[more]

Badass IV: Canadian Shorts & She Who Must Burn

4:00pm - Saturday, Feb 24, 2018

The Fourth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival is coming February 23-25, with events and screenings at The Rio Theatre on February 24th and 25th. Sat, Feb 24 Doors 3:30pm 4pm: Canadian Badass Short Film Block 5:15pm: She ...[more]

Badass Film Festival Rio Weekend Pass

4:00pm - Saturday, Feb 24, 2018

The Fourth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival at the Rio Theatre February 24th & 25th features the best in new extreme cinema from Vancouver and around the world, interactive sessions with filmmakers, and exciting live ...[more]

Badass IV: International Shorts & The Three Don'ts (Ireland)

7:00pm - Saturday, Feb 24, 2018

The Fourth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival is coming February 23-25, with events and screenings at The Rio Theatre on February 24th and 25th. Saturday, Feb 24 Doors 6:30pm 7pm: International Badass Short Film Block ...[more]

Badass IV: Badsville

10:00pm - Saturday, Feb 24, 2018

The Fourth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival is coming February 23-25, with events and screenings at The Rio Theatre on February 24th and 25th. Saturday, Feb 24 Doors 9:30pm 10pm: Badsville (April Mullen) Premiere ...[more]

The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

3:15pm - Sunday, Feb 25, 2018

For the third straight year, The Rio Theatre is excited to welcome the return of one of our favourite annual movie events - the 19th edition of Ron Diamond's wonderfully curated ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS, an eclectic mix featuring 16 exceptional and ...[more]

Badass IV: Local Shorts & Awards w/ Caravan of Creeps

6:00pm - Sunday, Feb 25, 2018

The Fourth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival is coming February 23-25, with events and screenings at The Rio Theatre on February 24th and 25th. Sunday, Feb 25 Doors 5:30pm 6pm: Local Badass Short Film Block 7:15pm: Caravan ...[more]

Badass IV: Ayla (Tristan Risk)

10:00pm - Sunday, Feb 25, 2018

The Fourth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival is coming February 23-25, with events and screenings at The Rio Theatre on February 24th and 25th. Sunday, Feb 25 Doors 9:30pm 10pm: Ayla (Tristan Risk) Tickets $12 ...[more]

Call Me by Your Name

9:30pm - Monday, Feb 26, 2018

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. Currently nominated for four Oscars - including Best Picture, Best Actor for Timothée Chalamet, ...[more]

Faces Places

6:30pm - Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018

Currently nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary category, FACES PLACES is a quirky, soulful road trip exploration featuring legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda and her friend JR, who have a few things in common: A passion for ...[more]

Call Me by Your Name

8:45pm - Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. Currently nominated for four Oscars - including Best Picture, Best Actor for Timothée Chalamet, ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Experience

8:00pm - Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Experience Edit Entry The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for another round of monthly medieval merriment (and snacks!) – it’s THE CRITICAL HIT SHOW! Join Vancouver’s best comedic performers at The ...[more]

Call Me By Your Name

9:30pm - Thursday, Mar 1, 2018

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. Currently nominated for four Oscars - including Best Picture, Best Actor for Timothée Chalamet, ...[more]

The Square

2:00pm - Friday, Mar 2, 2018

Director Ruben Östlund's follow-up to 2014's "avalanche comedy" FORCE MAJEURE, THE SQUARE, rivals its predecessor in its ambitious, challenging and utterly absurdist employ of dark humour as biting social commentary. Despite dividing critics and ...[more]

Ichi the Killer (Restored in 4k!)

11:55pm - Friday, Mar 2, 2018

Takashi Miike’s ICHI THE KILLER has endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades, and now it returns in a stunning all-new 4k restoration - approved by Miike himself. This visceral, bloody, and often ...[more]

The Gentlemen Hecklers present Twilight

9:30pm - Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018

Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival presents: The Gentlemen Hecklers at The Rio Theatre Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Doors 9pm/ Show 9:30pm. Tickets are on-sale NOW! jflnorthwest.com/2018-film-festival-lineup/gentlemen-hecklers/ +19 ...[more]

Perfect Blue

11:55pm - Friday, Mar 9, 2018

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a Friday Late Night screening of one of our most-frequently requested titles, director Satoshi Kon's gorgeous anime, PERFECT BLUE. The film will be screened in its Japanese with English subtitles. "Mima was a pop ...[more]

Titmouse 5 Second Animation Night

8:00pm - Thursday, Mar 15, 2018

Join us for this crazed cartoon cornucopia on Thursday March 15th 8:00pm Tickets are only $5!! Doors 7:00pm/ Show 8:00pm 19+ ONLY ; 2 pieces of ID required. No passes or Groupons accepted for this show, sorry. Titmouse is a ...[more]

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

11:30pm - Friday, Mar 16, 2018

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]

VanMusic Burlesque

9:00pm - Saturday, Mar 17, 2018

Get ready to rock and roll! This show is all about the bass- No treble! It is not a secret that Vancouver is home to outstanding music and burlesque scenes. On March 17th, these genres combine at VanMusic Burlesque at The Rio Theatre! Ten top ...[more]

The Geekenders Presents A Nude Hope: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure

8:00pm - Friday, Mar 23, 2018

“Been looking for love in Alderaan places?” 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 ...[more]

The Geekenders Presents A Nude Hope: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure

8:00pm - Saturday, Mar 24, 2018

“Been looking for love in Alderaan places?” 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 ...[more]

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