The NeverEnding Story

4:00pm - Monday, Aug 3, 2020

"Having a luck dragon with you is the only way to go on a quest." It's 2020... Who doesn't need a little luck? Or maybe... a luck dragon! Prepare to revisit your childhood with this fantastical movie about an 80's kid whose day off school ...[more]

The Thing (82) *Final screening!

6:45pm - Monday, Aug 3, 2020

Nothing says "hot summer nights" more than a solid dose of winter-y horror, right? And there's nothing more winter-y (and horrifying) than a prime time screening of John Carpenter's 1982 sci-fi classic THE THING. John Carpenter's remake of ...[more]

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (10th Anniversary Screening!)

9:30pm - Monday, Aug 3, 2020

"We are Sex Bob-Omb and we are here to make you think about death and get sad and stuff." Produced, directed, and co-written by Edgar Wright (SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ, THE WORLD'S END) and based on the cult graphic novel series 'Scott ...[more]

Amélie

6:30pm - Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020

“Amelie has a strange feeling of absolute harmony. It’s a perfect moment. A soft light, a scent in the air, the quiet murmur of the city. A surge of love, an urge to help mankind overcomes her.” Beyond director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s delightfully ...[more]

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

9:30pm - Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020

"More human than human is our motto." In 2007 director Ridley Scott released BLADE RUNNER: The Final Cut, the “definitive” edition – the workprint feature version – which has since been remastered for theatrical release. Catch it in all its ...[more]

Alfred Hitchcock's North By Northwest

6:15pm - Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020

At one point (jokingly) titled The Man in Lincoln's Nose, iconic auteur Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest represents something of a late-period departure for a filmmaker known primarily for horror; it's a tightly-wound, intensely thrilling, and ...[more]

No Country For Old Men

9:30pm - Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020

In 2007, the Coen Brothers (aka Joel and Ethan) took home a veritable booty of Oscar gold for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, an adaptation that had them spinning Cormac McCarthy's grim, darkly funny novel into an often unbearably tense, blood-soaked, ...[more]

The Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense

6:30pm - Thursday, Aug 6, 2020

The Rio Theatre is pleased to present one of the best – from one the best: Jonathan Demme’s groundbreaking concert documentary STOP MAKING SENSE, featuring New Wave pioneers The Talking Heads (David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry ...[more]

Pee Wee's Big Adventure (35th Anniversary Screening)

9:00pm - Thursday, Aug 6, 2020

"I know you are, but what am I?" Tell 'em, "Large Marge sent ya" to the Rio Theatre this July, as we tip our hat to one of the ultimate touchstones for 80's kids, Pee Wee Herman, with a special 35th Anniversary screening of PEE WEE'S BIG ...[more]

Eraserhead

7:30pm - Friday, Aug 7, 2020

David Lynch's debut feature, ERASERHEAD is one of the "classic" late night titles; a strange, surreal examination of male paranoia with a serious underlying "creep" factor. Our hero and title character, Henry, faces a number of horrifying ...[more]

Fight Club

10:30pm - Friday, Aug 7, 2020

Mischief. Mayhem. Soap. Toxic masculinity never looked so good! Chuck Palahniuk's blockbuster novel about a bored office worker and his soap-making friend, FIGHT CLUB, was turned into an equally blockbuster film thanks to standout direction from ...[more]

Alfred Hitchcock's North By Northwest

4:45pm - Saturday, Aug 8, 2020

At one point (jokingly) titled The Man in Lincoln's Nose, iconic auteur Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest represents something of a late-period departure for a filmmaker known primarily for horror; it's a tightly-wound, intensely thrilling, and ...[more]

Godzilla (1954)

8:00pm - Saturday, Aug 8, 2020

Director Ishirō Honda's original 1954 Kaiju classic GODZILLA (a.k.a. "Gojira") is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear ...[more]

True Romance

10:30pm - Saturday, Aug 8, 2020

You're so cool. Before becoming one of contemporary cinema's most acclaimed and culturally relevant directors, Quentin Tarantino had a little luck penning some scripts that would eventually be made into cult-classics, including one that would be ...[more]

Enter The Dragon

6:15pm - Sunday, Aug 9, 2020

descriptionWe're tipping our hat to the prolific late, great John Saxon - a stoic yet charismatic character actor who starred in many iconic horror, western and genre films = with a screening of his memorable performance in what may arguably be the ...[more]

Fight Club

9:00pm - Sunday, Aug 9, 2020

Mischief. Mayhem. Soap. Toxic masculinity never looked so good! Chuck Palahniuk's blockbuster novel about a bored office worker and his soap-making friend, FIGHT CLUB, was turned into an equally blockbuster film thanks to standout direction from ...[more]

Pee Wee's Big Adventure (35th Anniversary Screening)

7:00pm - Monday, Aug 10, 2020

"I know you are, but what am I?" Tell 'em, "Large Marge sent ya" to the Rio Theatre this July, as we tip our hat to one of the ultimate touchstones for 80's kids, Pee Wee Herman, with a special 35th Anniversary screening of PEE WEE'S BIG ...[more]

Come And See (Final Screening)

9:30pm - Monday, Aug 10, 2020

COME AND SEE - the widely acclaimed film from Soviet director Elem Klimov - is a stunning, senses-shattering plunge into the dehumanizing horrors of war. As Nazi forces encroach on his small village in present-day Belarus, teenage Flyora (Aleksei ...[more]

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

6:30pm - Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

"Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try." Listen up, all you... Stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf-herders of East Vancouver! The theatrical cut (97) of STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is currently navigating its way ...[more]

Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds

6:30pm - Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020

Caw, caw. Join us for the ornithological film of your dreams (and nightmares), courtesy of the Master of Horror, Alfred Hitchcock. Tippi Hedren stars in her career-defining role as Melanie Daniels, a wealthy San Francisco socialite who pursues a ...[more]

They Live

9:30pm - Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020

As relevant today as it was upon its release in 1988, director John Carpenter's highly subversive (not to mention under-rated) 80s classic THEY LIVE - starring one of that decade's most beloved WWF wrestling stars, the late "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (a ...[more]

The NeverEnding Story

6:30pm - Thursday, Aug 13, 2020

"Having a luck dragon with you is the only way to go on a quest." It's 2020... Who doesn't need a little luck? Or maybe... a luck dragon! Prepare to revisit your childhood with this fantastical movie about an 80's kid whose day off school ...[more]

David Lynch's Dune

9:15pm - Thursday, Aug 13, 2020

The Rio Theatre's series of summer classics continues with a notoriously polarizing title from the brilliant auteur David Lynch: DUNE. Based on Frank Herbert's epic novel, the story was famously deemed "unadaptable" for years before Lynch's ...[more]

Grease

7:30pm - Friday, Aug 14, 2020

"I got chills... They're mul-ti-ply-in'..." It's summer, which means we're down for a little Summer Lovin', Grease-style. And there's no better way to experience your all-time favourite movie musical - which has been rockin' and rollin' and ...[more]

Mandy

10:30pm - Saturday, Aug 15, 2020

Destined for life on the midnight movie circuit, Panos Cosmatos' MANDY is one of the most punishing, blood-soaked, hallucinogenic revenge odysseys to hit screens in some time - and perfect for a late night summer screening at the Rio Theatre this ...[more]

Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

9:00pm - Sunday, Aug 16, 2020

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]

Postponed: Brad Williams LIVE!

7:00pm - Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020

Pound for pound, Brad Williams is the funniest comedian in the country right now, and has become one of the most in-demand comedians working today. A California native, Williams started doing stand-up comedy as a teenager and has been touring ...[more]