Wednesday, March 12 at 7pm
March 9th-11th 9:00pm daily
March 12th 7:00pm
Tickets $10 Adult, $8 Student / $6 Cheap Date Mon & Tues (Only available at the door) www.riotheatretickets.ca
19+ only with bar service; 2 pieces of ID required.
Cheap Thrills follows Craig (Pat Healy, Compliance), a struggling family man who loses his low-wage job and is threatened with eviction. In an effort to delay facing the music at home, he heads to a local bar and encounters an old friend (Ethan Embry, Empire Records). The two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic and obscenely wealthy stranger (David Koechner, Anchorman 2) along with his mysterious wife (Sara Paxton, The Inkeepers). The couple engages the two friends in a series of innocent dares in exchange for money over the course of the evening, with each challenge upping the ante in both reward and boundaries. It seems like easy and much needed money, but the couple's twisted sense of humor pushes just how far Craig and his friend are willing to go for money and cheap thrills. (c) Drafthouse
The Gentlemen Hecklers present KING KONG ESCAPES
Wednesday, March 12 at 9:30pm
The Gentlemen Hecklers return to The Rio Theatre to provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies!
Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart are Vancouver's masters of movie riffing, making so-bad-they're-good movies even better by talking you through them.
Doors 9:00pm / Show 9:30pm
Tickets $6 advance / $9 door
19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.
Join us March 12th for the 1967 masterpiece KING KONG ESCAPES! An evil scientist plans to kidnap Kong to use him to dig for gems in the arctic. As it is a Japanese movie, Kong himself is wonderfully portrayed by a man in a gorilla suit and goes up against the robotic MECHANI-KONG! It's already twice as entertaining as the Peter Jackson version at only half the length!
Grey Gardens + Mean Girls - Vancouver Pride Society Fundraiser
Thursday, March 13 at 7pm
The Rio Theatre is pleased to host another fantastic fundraiser for the Vancouver Pride Society, featuring two cult-classics just in time for Women's History Month. Join us for Albert and David Maysles iconic documentary starring the unforgettable mother-daughter dup of Big and Little Edie Beale, GREY GARDENS, followed by MEAN GIRLS, written by Tina Fey. Costumes and prizes galore! Hosted by Christopher Hunte.
Thursday, March 13th
GREY GARDENS 7:00pm
MEAN GIRLS 9:30pm
Each movie $6 advance or in costume/$8 door
Double Bill $10 advance/$12 door
100% of the door proceeds to Vancouver Pride Society!
All tickets 19+ w/ bar service. Please Bring 2 pieces of ID.
Rocky Horror Picture Show *All Ages*
Friday, March 14 at 8pm
Let's do the Time Warp... Again.
The Rio Theatre is pleased to present an all ages AND prime time screening of one of the most beloved of all cult-classic movies, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. And yes... there will be a shadow cast so get ready to sing-along (and all the other fun stuff... TOAST!) with all the rest of the Sweet Transvestites.
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00 pm
Tickets $8 advance or in costume/$10 door
*This is an all ages event.
**Bar service limited to 19+ and strictly enforced. Please bring 2 pieces of ID as required.
Friday, March 14 at 11:30pm
The Rio Theatre and Black Dog Video are pleased to present ROBOCOP (1987).
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. Directed by Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Starship Troopers). Starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy
Saturday, March 15 at 7:30pm
Time to get re-acquainted with the original Pussy Wagon.
The Rio Theatre is pleased to present the best high school musical about kids in the 1950s made in the 1970s starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John *ever*, GREASE. We invite all you Pink Ladies, greasers, and beauty school dropouts to dress up, sing-along, and more in this all-ages (and prime time!) screening.
Doors at 7:00 pm / Show at 7:30pm
Tickets $6 advance or in costume/$8 at the door
*This is an ALL-AGES show! Young people welcome.
**Alcohol restrictions apply and strictly enforced. Please bring 2 pieces of ID for bar service.
GREASE (Randal Kleiser, 1978) | Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? Also starring Stockard Channing, Jeff Connaway, Frankie Avalon.
YACHT ROCK screening and Sexy-smooth 70s Dance Party
Saturday, March 15 at 10pm
Time to break out the deck shoes, captain's hat, and your go-to Members Only jacket, kids.
The Rio Theatre, Michael McDonald, Hollywood Steve, and the Ghost of Koko are pleased to present the ultimate antidote to your winter blahs... The entire series of the phenomenon that is YACHT ROCK, followed by a sexy-smooth 70s dance party.
Hosted by Talent Time's Paul Anthony.
THE FINAL MEMBER
Sunday, March 16 at 7pm
The Rio Theatre and Films We Like are pleased to present THE FINAL MEMBER (Canada, 2012) for an exclusive Vancouver engagement. Produced and directed by Jonah Bekhor & Zach Math, this critically acclaimed (not to mention hilarious) documentary chronicles the world's only penis museum's quest for one last... endowment.
Sunday, March 16 - 7pm
Monday, March 17 - 7pm
Tuesday, March 18 - 9:15pm
Thursday, March 20 - 9:15pm
Paris has the Louvre, London has the Tate Modern, and New York the Metropolitan Museum. But Husavik, Iceland-a diminutive village on the fringe of the Arctic Circle-boasts the world's only museum devoted exclusively to painstakingly preserved male genitalia. Founded and curated by Sigurður "Siggi" Hjartarson, the Icelandic Phallological Museum houses four decades worth of mammalian members, from a petite field mouse to the colossal sperm whale, and every "thing" in between. Lamentably, Siggi's collection lacks the holy grail of phallic phantasmagoria: a human specimen. Siggi's world changes dramatically when he receives generous offers from an elderly Icelandic Casanova and an eccentric American. However, as the competition for eternal penile preservation heats up between the two men, Siggi soon discovers that this process is more complicated than it initially appeared.
Admirably focused and side-splittingly funny. The result underscores, once again, the motto behind the most unique and resonant documentaries: You can’t make this stuff up. - Eddie Cockrell, Variety
Official Film Trailer http://youtu.be/sZMaheZ_Iy0
Ladies Against Humanity
Wednesday, March 19 at 8pm
On Wednesday, March 19th at the Rio Theatre, The Fictionals Comedy Co. are proud to celebrate a belated International Women's Day with a special edition of the smash-hit Improv Against Humanity. Some of Vancouver's funniest women are teaming up for LADIES AGAINST HUMANITY!
Come see The Fictionals and special guests Denise Jones, Margret Nyfors and Elizabeth Bowen bring Cards Against Humanity to life, win amazing prizes and take part in the live comedy phenomenon that has taken Vancouver by storm!
Plus who will be crowned Vancouver's most horrible person? Will it be YOU?
Praise for Improv Against Humanity:
BEST IMPROV SHOW FOR HORRIBLE PEOPLE
"This high jinks-filled interactive improv series put on by The Fictionals troupe is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone... You can't have more politically incorrect fun." - Georgia Straight's Best of Vancouver 2013
"(Improv Against Humanity) guarantees some great vetted fodder for laughs of the truly horrible kind... It’s great water cooler talk: go with friends and you’ll be debating over the best and worst skit, and your favourite comic of the motley crew. Every so often, a really great concept comes together and makes you seriously laugh out loud." - Vancity Buzz
"@TheFictionals put on one of the greatest improv shows I've ever seen tonight! #IAHatRIO ****in' rocked! Can't wait for more." - @brianrussell50 via Twitter Wall of Doom
Warning: may contain some strong language, sexual content and mature themes. Viewer discretion is advised.
Wednesday, March 19th
Doors @ 7pm, show @ 8pm.
Tickets: $6 in advance, $9 at the door
Advance tickets: www.riotheatretickets.ca
Thanks to our amazing prize sponsors:
~ Gamedeals Video Games: https://www.facebook.com/gamedealsvideogames
~ EXP Bar: https://www.facebook.com/expbar
~ Arcana Comics: https://www.facebook.com/ArcanaStudios?fref=ts
~ Toy Traders: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Toy-Traders/102086346525214?fref=ts
~ StormCrow Tavern: https://www.facebook.com/stormcrowtavern
~ Moksha Yoga East Vancouver: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moksha-Yoga-East-Vancouver/128029913889547?ref=ts&fref=ts
~ C&C Cakery: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CC-Cakery/56108447492?ref=ts&fref=ts
~ Big Pete's Collectibles: https://www.facebook.com/bigpetes.collectibles?ref=ts&fref=ts
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OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON
Thursday, March 20 at 9pm
The Rio Theatre is please to present the documentary OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON: THIS IS STONES THROW RECORDS on March 20 and 23 at 9:00 pm.
Thursday, March 20 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 23 at 9:00 pm
Tickets are $8 in advance or with valid student ID/$10 door
19+ with bar service. Please bring two pieces of ID.
OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON: THIS IS STONES THROW RECORDS is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records. The film weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-see archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the artists who put Stones Throw Records on the map. OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON gives an exclusive look into the label's left-of-center artists, history, culture, and global following. The film features exclusive interviews with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D (The Beastie Boys), Tyler the Creator, and many more.
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