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Cinema Paradiso

6:15pm - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

As part of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver and in celebration of Italian Day on the Drive (Sunday, June 10), the Rio Theatre is highlighting select Italian titles in June - including a screening of our annual tradition of the nostalgic and ...[more]

I Am Love

9:30pm - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

As part of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver and in celebration of Italian Day on the Drive (Sunday, June 10), the Rio Theatre is highlighting select Italian titles in June. Prior to making global cinematic waves with this year's Oscar-winning ...[more]

The Fictionals Present Improv Against Humanity: Maple Madness

8:00pm - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018

Oh, Canada! We stand on guard for HUMANITY! In honour of Canada 151, The Fictionals and friends are celebrating an early Canada Day on June 20 with Improv Against Humanity: Maple Madness! We're breaking out the Canadian CAH cards for the live ...[more]

Story Story Lie: Championships

7:00pm - Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

This is the Championships, featuring all the winners from this season. The trickiest of the trickiest on the same stage competing for the biggest trophy e-ver! It's also the final show of the season and the most anticipated to date, as seven ...[more]

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (40th Anniversary Remaster!)

9:30pm - Thursday, Jun 21, 2018

One of the greatest kung-fu films of all time is making its way back to the big screen... With the fury of 1,000 fists! After a deadly attack from anti-Ching patriots, San Te (the legendary Gordon Liu of KILL BILL) devotes himself to learning ...[more]

The Geekenders Present: A Star Trek Burlesque Show

8:00pm - Friday, Jun 22, 2018

"Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Star-strip Enterprise. Its 2 hour mission: to explore provocative new worlds. To seek out lustful life and seductive civilizations. To boldly strip where no man has stripped before!" Join ...[more]

Superbad

11:30pm - Friday, Jun 22, 2018

Two inseparable best friends navigate the last weeks of high school and are invited to a gigantic house party. Together with their nerdy friend, they spend a long day trying to score enough alcohol to supply the party and inebriate two girls in ...[more]

The Death of Stalin

1:45pm - Saturday, Jun 23, 2018

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from writer-director Armando Iannucci (VEEP, IN THE LOOP). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies ...[more]

Indian Horse

4:15pm - Saturday, Jun 23, 2018

Inspired by the late Richard Wagamese's best-selling 2012 novel 'Indian Horse,' (which won the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature in 2013), director Stephen Campanelli's faithful adaptation follows the story of Saul Indian ...[more]

The Geekenders Present: A Star Trek Burlesque Show

8:00pm - Saturday, Jun 23, 2018

"Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Star-strip Enterprise. Its 2 hour mission: to explore provocative new worlds. To seek out lustful life and seductive civilizations. To boldly strip where no man has stripped before!" Join ...[more]

Doug Benson Night! Doug Loves Movies + Movie Interruption #SavetheRio Fundraiser

4:20pm - Sunday, Jun 24, 2018

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a whole night of high-larious Doug Benson (Super High Me, Last Comic Standing, and the Doug Loves Movies podcast) goodness - with partial proceeds going directly towards the #SavetheRio fund! Help #SavetheRio with ...[more]

A Quiet Place

9:30pm - Sunday, Jun 24, 2018

If they hear you, they hunt you. John Krasinski (best known as Jim on TV's THE OFFICE) does triple duty here, as co-writer, director and actor of one of 2018's breakout sleeper hits, the white-knuckle thriller A QUIET PLACE. Set in a ...[more]

Freaks and Geeks Night! A #SavetheRio Fundraiser

6:30pm - Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a #SavetheRio fundraiser event that is gonna revel in and revisit one of the best single-season TV shows to ever hit the airwaves: FREAKS AND GEEKS. Premiering in 1999, the now iconic 80s coming-of-age high school ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Improvised Epic Fantasy

8:00pm - Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for more monstrous merriment (and snacks!) - it's THE CRITICAL HIT SHOW! Join Vancouver's best comedic performers at the Rio Theatre for your favorite #DNDLive comedy on the last Wednesday of every month. ...[more]

Grease Sing-a-long (40th Anniversary Screening!)

7:30pm - Friday, Jun 29, 2018

"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 - which is celebrating 40 years of rockin' and rollin' ...[more]

Blade Runner (1982)

11:00pm - Friday, Jun 29, 2018

"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]

Grease Sing-a-long (40th Anniversary Screening!)

7:30pm - Saturday, Jun 30, 2018

"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 - which is celebrating 40 years of rockin' and rollin' ...[more]

Akira

11:00pm - Saturday, Jun 30, 2018

Hands down, one of the most frequent requests we get at the Rio Theatre is for the enduringly popular 1988 Japanese sci-fi anime AKIRA. Based on director Katsuhiro Otomo's popular manga of the same name, the landmark film is a visual feast ...[more]

Stop Making Sense

8:30pm - Sunday, Jul 1, 2018

Stop Making Sense … on Canada Day! Same as it ever was…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 ...[more]

The Room

11:00pm - Sunday, Jul 1, 2018

A marvel of modern cinema, THE ROOM is so powerful that it will, literally, “tear you apart.” (Or, maybe just your brain. And occasionally your eyeballs.) I mean, in the pantheon of you-gotta-see-it-to-believe-it best-worst movies, it’s quite ...[more]

Jaws

9:00pm - Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018

We’re gonna need a bigger screen. Steven Spielberg’s original summer blockbuster, JAWS, has been terrorizing ocean (and movie) lovers for over 40 years. Based on Peter Benchley’s novel of the same name, Spielberg’s JAWS forever changed the ...[more]

Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?

6:45pm - Thursday, Jul 5, 2018

Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit YOUR NAME with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a sci-fi fantasy twist. Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke, are goo-goo-eyed over the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, ...[more]

Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation (A #SavetheRio Fundraiser!)

9:00pm - Thursday, Jul 5, 2018

Our friends Spike & Mike are creating a specially curated night of animated goodness - just for the Rio Theatre! All proceeds to directly benefit the #SavetheRio fund. Thursday, July 5 Doors 8:30 pm | Show 9:00 pm Advance tickets $15 ...[more]

Napoleon Dynamite

11:30pm - Friday, Jul 6, 2018

"Vote for me, and all your wildest dreams will come true." Jared Hess' sweeeeet feature debut (which he co-wrote) was one of 2004's sleeper-est comedy hits - following its breakthrough at the Sundance Film Festival, this indie darling went on ...[more]

Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?

1:30pm - Sunday, Jul 8, 2018

Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit YOUR NAME with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a sci-fi fantasy twist. Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke, are goo-goo-eyed over the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, ...[more]

Shakespeare After Dark Turns Two!

8:00pm - Friday, Jul 13, 2018

Shakespeare After Dark is celebrating two full years of debaucherous comedy madness! Join us for what promises to be our biggest, baddest, and wildest night of Shakespearean theatre gone wrong. Featuring a full band, live sword fighting, burlesque, ...[more]

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

11:00pm - Friday, Jul 13, 2018

Yes... It's FRIDAY THE 13th on Friday the 13th! After the Crystal Lake Massacres, Jason is pronounced dead and taken to the hospital morgue, where he is mysteriously revived, allowing his diabolical killing spree to continue at the camp where ...[more]

Five Deadly Venoms (40th Anniversary Remaster!)

11:00pm - Friday, Jul 20, 2018

The film that launched generations of kung fu acolytes, a popular film series and a few thousand rap songs, this iconic film will also have KILL BILL fans experiencing serious déjà vu. Known as one of the greatest kung-fu movies ever made, FIVE ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Improvised Epic Fantasy

8:00pm - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for more monstrous merriment (and snacks!) - it's THE CRITICAL HIT SHOW! Join Vancouver's best comedic performers at the Rio Theatre for your favorite #DNDLive comedy on the last Wednesday of every month. ...[more]

The Geekenders Present: Harry Potter's Burlesque Birthday Party!

8:00pm - Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018

Come celebrate the Chosen One's birthday (July 31!) in style and at the Rio Theatre! This promises to be a silly, sexy evening filled with all your favourite Harry Potter characters (wearing less than appropriate school uniforms). As always, ...[more]

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