Kedi

Saturday, April 29 at 3:30pm 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]

I Am Not Your Negro

Sunday, April 30 at 3:45pm 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]

Film Fu Fight Fest

Sunday, April 30 at 6:30pm PDT

Film Fu is heading for the big screen! As part of Film Fu‘s continuing philanthropic initiative, created by award-winning feature film director, fight choreographer and stunt performer Kirk Caouette, we present to you Vancouver’s inaugural Film ...[more]

Song to Song

Sunday, April 30 at 9:30pm PDT

Legendary director Terrence Malick's latest feature SONG TO SONG features a star-studded cast (including Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, and Rooney Mara) in a modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene. Dreamy ...[more]

Your Name.

Monday, May 1 at 6:30pm PDT

Makoto Shinkai’s animated blockbuster and global pop culture hit YOUR NAME. (Kimi no Na wa.) is headed to the Rio Theatre - in Japanese with English subs! Written and directed by Shinkai (“5 Centimeters Per Second,” “The Garden of Words”), YOUR ...[more]

The Evil in Us (Filmmakers in attendance!)

Monday, May 1 at 9pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre for the premiere of writer-director Jason William Lee's THE EVIL IN US, a stylish and blood-soaked work of sci-fi horror that's a bit CABIN FEVER meets EVIL DEAD. Filmmakers including Lee, producer Dalj Brar, editor ...[more]

Your Name.

Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30pm PDT

Makoto Shinkai’s animated blockbuster and global pop culture hit YOUR NAME. (Kimi no Na wa.) is headed to the Rio Theatre - in both Japanese with English subs (May 1) and in its remastered English dub (May 3). Written and directed by Shinkai (“5 ...[more]

Song to Song

Wednesday, May 3 at 9pm PDT

Legendary director Terrence Malick's latest feature SONG TO SONG features a star-studded cast (including Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, and Rooney Mara) in a modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene. Dreamy ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time: The Star Wars Show

Thursday, May 4 at 8pm PDT

Tickets $10 in advance | $12 at the door Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm (*Come early for a great seat!) *All ages are welcome to attend! (Mild language warning.) Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes are not accepted for this event. Must be ...[more]

The Empire Strips Back: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure

Friday, May 5 at 8pm PDT

Vancouver's favourite 'nerdlesque' troupe, the Geekenders, return to East Van's Rio Theatre with a revamped version of their smash hit production The Empire Strips Back: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure. Friday, May 5th Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 ...[more]

The Fifth Element

Friday, May 5 at 11:55pm PDT

In the 23rd century, a New York City cabbie, Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), finds the fate of the world in his hands when Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) falls into his cab. As the embodiment of the fifth element, Leeloo needs to combine with the other four ...[more]

Mr. Gaga

Saturday, May 6 at 1pm PDT

Tomer Heymann's MR. GAGA is a unique documentary experience that tells the story of the internationally acclaimed choreographer Ohad Naharin, who created the daring form of dance and "movement language" Gaga. When he was 22, he was invited to ...[more]

Burlesque Long Form

Saturday, May 6 at 9pm PDT

Celebrating its Fifth Anniversary! Six of Vancouver’s most celebrated burlesque performers return to the Rio Theatre's stage on Saturday, May 6 for Burlesque Long Form. In an artistic challenge set by producer and noted performer April O’Peel, ...[more]

Kedi

Sunday, May 7 at 3:45pm 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 Descent (Director in Attendance!)

Sunday, May 7 at 6:30pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a modern masterpiece of British horror that also manages to pass the Bechdel Test: THE DESCENT. Making this prime time viewing of a claustrophobic feminist cave-diving trip gone (horribly) awry even better will be the ...[more]

Heat

Monday, May 8 at 6pm PDT

Michael Mann's star-studded crime drama HEAT packs as much of a punch today as it did upon its release in 1995 (and it will continue to enthrall movie-lovers with the "Definitive Director's Edition" Blu-Ray is released on May 9). As such, we ...[more]

Ponyo + Pom Poko (Double Feature!)

Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30pm PDT

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages will adore this double-bill pairing of two beloved classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli's master storytellers Hayao Miyazaki and ...[more]

Ponyo

Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30pm PDT

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages will adore this double-bill pairing of two beloved classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli's master storytellers Hayao Miyazaki and ...[more]

Pom Poko

Tuesday, May 9 at 8:45pm PDT

There is no better way to appreciate the magic of Studio Ghibli than on the big screen! Movie-lovers of all ages will adore this double-bill pairing of two beloved classics from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli's master storytellers Hayao Miyazaki and ...[more]

The Gentlemen Hekclers Present: The Wizard (1989)

Wednesday, May 10 at 9:30pm PDT

Dust your Power Glove off and fire up Double Dragon, because The Gentleman Hecklers are bringing the Nintendo-lovin' 80s kids movie THE WIZARD to the big screen on Wednesday, May 10. Fred Savage stars as Corey (it was the 80s... of course he was ...[more]

We All Float Down Here: A Burlesque Tribute to Stephen King

Friday, May 12 at 8pm PDT

Following a sold out performance at the Rio theatre in March, Vancouver's favourite 'nerdlesque' troupe the Geekenders return for an encore performance of their weirdest... and creepiest... show yet. Don't be a "Misery", take a "Stand", get ...[more]

The Silence of the Lambs

Friday, May 12 at 11pm PDT

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jonathan Demme, an extraordinarily talented and visionary director who gifted movie-loving audiences with an incredibly varied, eclectic collection of work - from Spalding Gray's singular Swimming ...[more]

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Friday, May 19 at 11:55pm PDT

"You know, this is — excuse me — a damn fine cup of coffee!" Despite David Lynch's critically acclaimed cult-classic TWIN PEAKS only running on television for two seasons (1990-1991), the show managed to make an enormous impact upon both its ...[more]

Affordable Concert Series: Rocket To The Rio

Saturday, May 20 at 8pm PDT

Hey You!!! Yeah, we're talking to you!!! All you lovers of music, party, and dance! This is an East Van extravaganza, that you won't want to miss! Party on the Drive, People!! 4 bands, all of which offer up the best they have, just to make your ...[more]

The Fictionals Comedy Co. Presents: Improv Against Humanity

Wednesday, May 24 at 8pm PDT

The Fictionals are back at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, May 24 for more horrible hilarity in Improv Against Humanity! We're adding fresh cards to the official #IAHatRIO deck, handing out sweet swag, and crowning the next Most Horrible Person in ...[more]

The Geekenders Present The Empire Strips Back: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure

Friday, May 26 at 8pm PDT

Vancouver's favourite 'nerdlesque' troupe, the Geekenders, return to East Van's Rio Theatre with a revamped version of their smash hit production The Empire Strips Back: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure. Friday, May 26 Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 ...[more]

The Geekenders Present The Empire Strips Back: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure

Saturday, May 27 at 8pm PDT

Vancouver’s favourite ‘nerdlesque’ troupe, the Geekenders, return to East Van’s Rio Theatre with a revamped version of their smash hit production The Empire Strips Back: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure. Saturday, May 27 Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Experience

Wednesday, May 31 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 Vancouver's best comedic performers at The Rio Theatre for your favourite #DNDLive cosplay comedy on Wednesday, ...[more]

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

Friday, June 2 at 8pm PDT

The Geekenders and Kitty Glitter are proud to bring "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 of ...[more]

The Rio Theatre's Vinyl Cafe: A Tribute to Stuart Mclean

Thursday, June 22 at 8pm PDT

A magical night of Story telling & Live Music, The Rio Theatre Vinyl Cafe is a Tribute to Stuart McLean, the host of CBC Radio's The Vinyl Café and an award-winning humorist, who passed away on Feb 15th 2017. In honour of his legacy as a great ...[more]