Whiplash

Wednesday, March 18 at 9:15pm

Back by popular demand, Oscar nominated WHIPLASH

FAME meets FULL METAL JACKET in WHIPLASH, director Damien Chazelle's remarkably intense and musically electrifying film about a drummer (Miles Teller, THE SPECTACULAR NOW) looking for glory, and his brutish, borderline sociopathic teacher (JK Simmons, in a career-high performance).

Wednesday, March 18 at 9:15
Friday, March 20 at 7:00
Tickets $8 advance/$10 door
Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service/All ages balcony

GAME OF THRONES LIVE: Hodor's Revenge! Friday Night!

Friday, March 27 at 8pm

GAME OF THRONES LIVE: Hodor's Revenge!

It's the return of last years sold out show with all new acts in the Game of Thrones universe! Live, Dirty and Dangerous! A wild night of fire and blood, Interactive Vaudeville, sizzling burlesque, outlandish comedy and live music!

Straight from Oakland, after playing to Sold Out crowds in the Bay area, the award winning troupe Tourettes Without Regrets is coming to Vancouver to perform Game of Thrones LIVE for three nights only!

March 27, 28th, 29th 2015!
Doors at 7pm show at 8pm
19+ Adults only with bar service!
tickets $20 advance/ $25 door
www.riotheatretickets.ca

Everything we love about Game of Thrones but MORE Dirty, MORE Danger, MORE Sexy! Plus GOT Favorites like, Joffrey court poisoning, Joffrey Court Tongue removal, Stark Vs Lannister Audience contest, Tyrion Standup Comedy, Sansa Seducing, Mensandre Fire Dance, Theon Torturing, Arya Howling, Crown fighting, Baby stabbing, Dragon egg burning, Hodor Gawking, White Walker Rampage, Red Wedding Gusets.....EVERYONE DIES!

Featuring all your favorite characters in explosive states of undress! Daenerys! Jon Snow! Tyrion! Cersei and Jamie! Littlefinger! Arya and The Hound! White Walkers! The Bastard of Bolton! and MANY MANY MORE!

Plus one side of the audience versus each other in a war to change the ending of the show itself!

Hosted by Jamie DeWolf with superstar performers from the award winning Tourettes Without Regrets crew All the way from San Fran Bay area, Oakland! Collaborating with local super star performers from Vancouver!

https://www.facebook.com/gameofthronesliveshow/timeline

REALITY BITES

Friday, March 27 at 11:59pm

"Évian is 'naïve' spelled backward."

Director Ben Stiller's REALITY BITES has taken on a life of its own and become a beloved cult-classic touchstone for anyone who came of age (or didn't) during the 1990s. Starring Ethan Hawke, Winona Ryder, Janeane Garofalo, Ben Stiller, and Steve Zahn.

Friday, March 27
Doors 11:30pm / Show 12:00 midnight
Tickets $6 advance www.riotheatretickets.ca / $8 door
All tickets 19+ w/ two pieces of ID.
www.riotheatre.ca

After college, Lelaina (Winona Ryder) films a documentary about herself and friends as they flounder in their attempts to forge relationships and begin careers. Vickie (Janeane Garofalo) works retail, has an endless string of one-night stands and awaits the results of her HIV test. Sammy (Steve Zahn) tries to come out to his parents. Lelaina gets involved with yuppie Michael (Ben Stiller) while maintaining a love-hate relationship with Troy (Ethan Hawke), who's undergoing an existential crisis.

GAME OF THRONES LIVE: Hodor's Revenge! Saturday Night!

Saturday, March 28 at 8pm

GAME OF THRONES LIVE: Hodor's Revenge!

It's the return of last years sold out show with all new acts in the Game of Thrones universe! Live, Dirty and Dangerous! A wild night of fire and blood, Interactive Vaudeville, sizzling burlesque, outlandish comedy and live music!

Straight from Oakland, after playing to Sold Out crowds in the Bay area, the award winning troupe Tourettes Without Regrets is coming to Vancouver to perform Game of Thrones LIVE for three nights only!

March 27, 28th, 29th 2015!
Doors at 7pm show at 8pm
19+ Adults only with bar service!
tickets $20 advance/ $25 door
www.riotheatretickets.ca

Everything we love about Game of Thrones but MORE Dirty, MORE Danger, MORE Sexy! Plus GOT Favorites like, Joffrey court poisoning, Joffrey Court Tongue removal, Stark Vs Lannister Audience contest, Tyrion Standup Comedy, Sansa Seducing, Mensandre Fire Dance, Theon Torturing, Arya Howling, Crown fighting, Baby stabbing, Dragon egg burning, Hodor Gawking, White Walker Rampage, Red Wedding Gusets.....EVERYONE DIES!

Featuring all your favorite characters in explosive states of undress! Daenerys! Jon Snow! Tyrion! Cersei and Jamie! Littlefinger! Arya and The Hound! White Walkers! The Bastard of Bolton! and MANY MANY MORE!

Plus one side of the audience versus each other in a war to change the ending of the show itself!

Hosted by Jamie DeWolf with superstar performers from the award winning Tourettes Without Regrets crew All the way from San Fran Bay area, Oakland! Collaborating with local super star performers from Vancouver!

https://www.facebook.com/gameofthronesliveshow/timeline

Kids Culture Film Series Presents: Wadjda

Sunday, March 29 at 2pm

SUNDAY MARCH 29TH 2:00PM
Doors open at 1:15
Rated G
Ages 8+
IN ARABIC w/ English Subtitles

Please join us in exploring a new world through cinema.

WADJDA is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighbourhood boy she shouldn’t be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so she can beat Abdullah in a race but Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. Wadjda is determined to raise the money herself, so much so, she enters a Koran recital competition just for the prize money.
Director, Haifa Al-Mansour's, portrayal of her country is shown without heavy judgement, although the bitter-sweetness of being female is not concealed.
Nominated for 48 awards! And WON 19 OF THEM! Including:
EDA Film Focus Award- Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Best Foreign Language Film – Boston Society of Film Critics
Best Feature Film & Best Actress – Dubai International Film Festival
Best Feature Film – Durban International Film Festival
Audience Award – Fribourg International Film Festival
Best Feature Film – Gotebourg Film Festival
Best International Feature – Los Angeles Film Festival
Norwegian Peace Film Award – Tromso International Film Festival
Most Popular International First Feature – VIFF
CinemaAvvenire Award, C.I.C.A.E Award, Interfilm Award – Venice Film Festival
Best Foreign Film by or about Women – Women Film Critics Circle Awards

Net proceeds go to Queen Victoria Annex and Laura Secord Elementary Parent Advisory Council.

SPECIAL THANKS to our Presenting Sponsor
VANCITY CREDIT UNION
SPECIAL THANKS to our Partner
r2rfestival.org
Reel 2 Real International Film Festival For Youth
PECIAL THANKS to our Media/Publicity Sponsors
The Georgia Straight
Gramma Publications

GAME OF THRONES LIVE: Hodor's Revenge! Sunday Night!

Sunday, March 29 at 8pm

GAME OF THRONES LIVE: Hodor's Revenge!

It's the return of last years sold out show with all new acts in the Game of Thrones universe! Live, Dirty and Dangerous! A wild night of fire and blood, Interactive Vaudeville, sizzling burlesque, outlandish comedy and live music!

Straight from Oakland, after playing to Sold Out crowds in the Bay area, the award winning troupe Tourettes Without Regrets is coming to Vancouver to perform Game of Thrones LIVE for three nights only!

March 27, 28th, 29th 2015!
Doors at 7pm show at 8pm
19+ Adults only with bar service!
tickets $20 advance/ $25 door
www.riotheatretickets.ca

Everything we love about Game of Thrones but MORE Dirty, MORE Danger, MORE Sexy! Plus GOT Favorites like, Joffrey court poisoning, Joffrey Court Tongue removal, Stark Vs Lannister Audience contest, Tyrion Standup Comedy, Sansa Seducing, Mensandre Fire Dance, Theon Torturing, Arya Howling, Crown fighting, Baby stabbing, Dragon egg burning, Hodor Gawking, White Walker Rampage, Red Wedding Gusets.....EVERYONE DIES!

Featuring all your favorite characters in explosive states of undress! Daenerys! Jon Snow! Tyrion! Cersei and Jamie! Littlefinger! Arya and The Hound! White Walkers! The Bastard of Bolton! and MANY MANY MORE!

Plus one side of the audience versus each other in a war to change the ending of the show itself!

Hosted by Jamie DeWolf with superstar performers from the award winning Tourettes Without Regrets crew All the way from San Fran Bay area, Oakland! Collaborating with local super star performers from Vancouver!

https://www.facebook.com/gameofthronesliveshow/timeline

Special Q&A with Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas

Monday, March 30 at 7pm

HELP SAVE ORANGUTANS!
Transport yourself to the rain-forests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Galdikas in support of Orangutan Conservation

Doors at 6:30pm
Q&A and Movie at 7:00pm
** 19+ Event

Tickets $10 in at advance /Tickets available to purchase at the door also

All proceeds go directly to Orangutan Foundation International Canada
www.orangutancanada.ca
Born to Be Wild observes various orphaned jungle animals and their day-to-day behavioural interactions with the individuals who rescue them and raise them to adulthood. The film unfurls in two separate geographic spheres. Half of it takes place in the rain forests of Borneo, where celebrated primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas assists baby orangutans; the other half takes place on the arid savannahs of Kenya, where zoologist Dame Daphne Sheldrick works with baby elephant calves.

**Please note, this is not an imax presentation, bug a high quality digital projection

The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

Monday, March 30 at 9:30pm

Due to popular demand, additional dates for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya were added

Monday, March 30
Doors 9:00 / Movie 9:30

Tickets $8 advance /$10 at the door
All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ for bar service.

THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA (Isao Takahata, 2013 | 137 minutes | DCP, Subtitled) | Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30pm

Due to popular demand, additional dates for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya were added

Tuesday, March 31
Doors 6:00 / Movie 6:30
Tickets $8 advance www.riotheatretickets.ca $10/door
All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ for bar service.

THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA (Isao Takahata, 2013 | 137 minutes | DCP, Subtitled) | Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Song of The Sea

Tuesday, March 31 at 9:15pm

Join us at the Rio Theatre for director Tomm Moore's (THE SECRET OF KELLS) Oscar-nominated animated feature SONG OF THE SEA on Tuesday, March 31 (following THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA). Additional dates coming soon!

Tuesday, March 31
Doors 8:45 / Movie 9:15
Sunday, April 5
Doors 2:30 / Movie 3:00
$8 advance www.riotheatretickets.ca / $10 door
All ages welcome
Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service & seated only in the balcony
www.riotheatre.ca

SONG OF THE SEA (Tomm Moore, 2014 / 93 mins) From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated 'The Secret of Kells' comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, 'Song of the Sea' tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch Macha and a host of ancient and mythical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as it is for children young and old, Song of the Sea is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.

A Very Rocky Horror April Fool's Day! ALL AGES!

Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm

Geekenders present: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Celebrate your April Fool’s the RIGHT WAY with The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Featuring comedy, Virgin Sacrifices, out of this world costuming and performances, a live shadow cast…

AND AN EXCLUSIVE APRIL FOOL’S CUT OF THE MOVIE!

Featuring your favourite Geekenders performers.

Do the Time Warp with us, we guarantee to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you.

All ages screening: Doors 6pm / Movie 7pm

19+ Adults ONLY screening: Doors 9pm /Movie 9:45pm

Tickets $8 in advance or in costume / $10 at the door

It’s the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the ‘Time Warp’, Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.

A Very Rocky Horror April Fool's Day! Adults ONLY!

Wednesday, April 1 at 9:45pm

Geekenders present: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Celebrate your April Fool’s the RIGHT WAY with The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Featuring comedy, Virgin Sacrifices, out of this world costuming and performances, a live shadow cast…

AND AN EXCLUSIVE APRIL FOOL’S CUT OF THE MOVIE!

Featuring your favourite Geekenders performers.

Do the Time Warp with us, we guarantee to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you.

TWO Shows!

All ages screening: Doors 6pm / Movie 7pm

19+ Adults only screening: Doors 9pm /Movie 9:45pm

Tickets $8 in advance or in costume / $10 at the door

It’s the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the ‘Time Warp’, Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.

Paul Anthony's TALENT TIME

Thursday, April 2 at 8pm

Paul Anthony’s TALENT TIME returns to the Rio Theatre on Thursday, April 2 for the second last show of the season.More details to follow but what we have so far is incredible….

Thursday April 2nd
$10 in advance
$12 at the door
7:00 doors / 8:00 show
♥ 19+ w/ID for bar service. All ages Balcony
⚑ The 1st Thursday of every month ⚑
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★ PERRY EHRLICH’S SHOWSTOPPERS!!
Vancouver’s most popular Glee Club is a dynamic group of young performers who love to sing, dance and entertain. These kids are extremely energetic and passionate. If you aren’t careful you may just catch their enthusiasm. It’s known to be infectious.
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★ COMEDIAN IVAN DECKER!!
A 10 year stand up comedy veteran at 29, Ivan reveals the humour hiding in the everyday trials of today’s young adult with careful dissection, brilliant timing, and intelligent observation. “ one of the funniest and most likeable young comics in the country” – The Georgia Straight
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★ LANGLEY UKULELE ENSEMBLE!!
The return of one of your favourite beautiful & thrilling acts from 2012. Led by veteran ukulele enthusiast Paul Luongo. The group is composed of 20 musicians, aged 12–21, and perform 50-80 concerts a year. They are the KISS of the ukelele (without the ugly merch)!
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★ 2 MORE ACTS TBA!With..
✔- Co-host RYAN BEIL!
✔- HOUSE BAND!
✔- Your chance to win $100!
✔- Prises & more!
↓ ☻ AUDIENCE EXPERIENCE↓ ☻
Comfy seats with drink holders without a bad view in the house. The Rio have wait staff walking through the aisle so you won’t have to miss a moment of the show to order another drink or buy some twizzlers. We are also going to try a few shows where we keep the balcony open for minors (no alcohol allowed obviously) while making the main floor 19 +. If we only have a handful of under 19’s attending then this won’t last so we urge anyone under the legal age wanting to experience the show live to do so now before it’s too late.

“There’s no funner night out than the monthly Talent Time.” – Georgia Straight

“Something of a phenomenon” – Vancouver Sun

“The single best live event in Vancouver…an unforgettable – epic even – night of entertainment” – Bob Kronbauer, VancouverIsAwesome.com

“A cult phenomenon that’s been flying under the radar…since 2008. A true comedy original. Talent Time defies genre. You have to experience it to truly appreciate it.” – The Georgia Straight

Extra special thanks to our supporters……
☆ Print Sponsor: Fritzworks Printing Services
☆ Food Sponsor: Nuba
☆ Hair Sponsor: Remple & Ky at CRAFT Academy Salon
☆ Photo sponsor: lindsaysdiet.com

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

Friday, April 3 at 11:59am

What would Brian Boitano do?

The creators of SOUTH PARK (Matt Stone, Trey Parker) scored a surprising hat-trick with the feature-length version of their hugely popular animated TV series: It was a box office hit, the critics loved it, and they scored much-deserved Best Original Song Oscar nod for ‘Blame Canada.’ The film also features the voices of Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes, George Clooney, James Hetfield, Brent Spiner, Minnie Driver, Dave Foley, Eric Idle, Nick Rhodes, Mike Judge, and others.

Friday, April 3
Doors 11:30 / Movie 11:59
Tickets $6 advance here/ $8 door
Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service.
www.riotheatre.ca

When Stan, Kenny, Kyle and Eric see an R-rated movie featuring the Canadian duo of Terrance & Phillip, they are pronounced “corrupted,” resulting in their parents’ pressuring the United States to wage war against their friendly neighbours to the North.

SIXTEEN CANDLES (John Hughes Double Bill)

Friday, April 3 at 7:30pm

John Hughes' iconic masterpiece THE BREAKFAST CLUB is celebrating 30 years in movie-lover detention, and to mark the occasion we're screening both it and SIXTEEN CANDLES on Friday, April 3. In addition to this newly restored 4K print of THE BREAKFAST CLUB, we'll also be screening a short film produced especially for the anniversary about both its production and influence, featuring members of the cast and others including directors Diablo Cody (JUNO) and Amy Heckerling (CLUELESS, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH).

SIXTEEN CANDLES
Doors 7:00 / Movie 7:30

THE BREAKFAST CLUB
Doors 9:15
Anniversary Short Film 9:30

Movie 9:50
Single $10 advanced / $12 door
Double(Both) $12 advanced / $14 door

SIXTEEN CANDLES (John Hughes, DCP, 93 mins) | A young girl's "sweet sixteenth" birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

THE BREAKFAST CLUB (John Hughes, DCP, 97 mins) |
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

The Breakfast Club (John Hughes Double Bill)

Friday, April 3 at 9:30pm

John Hughes' iconic masterpiece THE BREAKFAST CLUB is celebrating 30 years in movie-lover detention, and to mark the occasion we're screening both it and SIXTEEN CANDLES on Friday, April 3. In addition to this newly restored 4K print of THE BREAKFAST CLUB, we'll also be screening a short film produced especially for the anniversary about both its production and influence, featuring members of the cast and others including directors Diablo Cody (JUNO) and Amy Heckerling (CLUELESS, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH).

THE BREAKFAST CLUB
Doors 9:15
Anniversary Short Film 9:30
Movie 9:50
Single $10 advanced / $12 door
Both $12 advanced / $14 door

For Double Bill Tickets see the Sixteen Candles ticket link!

THE BREAKFAST CLUB (John Hughes, DCP, 97 mins) |
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Documentary BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE + NAKED LUNCH William S. Burroughs Double Bill

Saturday, April 4 at 7:30pm

Join us for an evening celebrating influential beat generation author Wliiam S. Burroughs, featuring the recently remastered re-release of Howard Brookner's seminal, gritty documentary BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE (1983) and David Cronenberg's adaptation of Burroughs' own NAKED LUNCH (1991).

Saturday, April 4
BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE (90 mins)
Doors 7:00 / Movie 7:30

NAKED LUNCH (115 mins)
Doors 9:00 / Movie 9:15
Single Movie $10 advance / $12 door
Double Bill $12 advance / $14 door
www.riotheatre.ca

BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE (Howard Brookner, 1983) | Remastered and re-released in 2014, Howard Brookner's 'Burroughs: The Movie' explores the life and times of controversial beat generation author William S. Burroughs. As a filmmaker, Brookner was granted an unprecedented level of access that allowed for a unique degree of intimacy. The film charts the development of Burroughs' unique literary style and his wildly unconventional life, including his travels from the American Midwest to North Africa and several personal tragedies. 'Burroughs: The Movie' is the first and only feature length documentary to be made with and about Burroughs. Brookner began making in 1978 as his senior thesis at NYU film school, and then expanded it into a feature which was completed five years later in 1983. Sound was recorded by Jim Jarmusch and the film was shot by Tom DiCillo, fellow NYU classmates and both very close friends of Brookner's.

NAKED LUNCH (David Cronenberg, 1991) | David Cronenberg's adaptation of William S. Burroughs’ hallucinatory, once-thought-unfilmable novel 'Naked Lunch' follows the story of a part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict named Bill Lee (Peter Weller) who is plunged into the nightmarish Interzone, a netherworld of sinister cabals and giant talking bugs. Alternately humorous and grotesque—and always surreal—the film mingles aspects of the novel with incidents from the writer’s own tangled life, resulting in an evocative paranoid fantasy and a self-reflexive investigation into the mysteries of the creative process. Also starring Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands and Roy Scheider.

NAKED LUNCH William S. Burroughs

Saturday, April 4 at 9:15pm

Join us for an evening celebrating influential beat generation author Wliiam S. Burroughs, featuring the recently remastered re-release of Howard Brookner's seminal, gritty documentary BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE (1983) and David Cronenberg's adaptation of Burroughs' own NAKED LUNCH (1991).

Saturday, April 4
BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE (90 mins)
Doors 7:00 / Movie 7:30
NAKED LUNCH (115 mins)
Doors 9:00 / Movie 9:15
Single Movie $10 advance / $12 door
Double Bill $12 advance / $14 door
www.riotheatre.ca

BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE (Howard Brookner, 1983) | Remastered and re-released in 2014, Howard Brookner's 'Burroughs: The Movie' explores the life and times of controversial beat generation author William S. Burroughs. As a filmmaker, Brookner was granted an unprecedented level of access that allowed for a unique degree of intimacy. The film charts the development of Burroughs' unique literary style and his wildly unconventional life, including his travels from the American Midwest to North Africa and several personal tragedies. 'Burroughs: The Movie' is the first and only feature length documentary to be made with and about Burroughs. Brookner began making in 1978 as his senior thesis at NYU film school, and then expanded it into a feature which was completed five years later in 1983. Sound was recorded by Jim Jarmusch and the film was shot by Tom DiCillo, fellow NYU classmates and both very close friends of Brookner's.

NAKED LUNCH (David Cronenberg, 1991) | David Cronenberg's adaptation of William S. Burroughs’ hallucinatory, once-thought-unfilmable novel 'Naked Lunch' follows the story of a part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict named Bill Lee (Peter Weller) who is plunged into the nightmarish Interzone, a netherworld of sinister cabals and giant talking bugs. Alternately humorous and grotesque—and always surreal—the film mingles aspects of the novel with incidents from the writer’s own tangled life, resulting in an evocative paranoid fantasy and a self-reflexive investigation into the mysteries of the creative process. Also starring Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands and Roy Scheider.

Song of the Sea

Sunday, April 5 at 3pm

Join us at the Rio Theatre for director Tomm Moore's (THE SECRET OF KELLS) Oscar-nominated animated feature SONG OF THE SEA on Tuesday, March 31 (following THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA). Additional dates coming soon!

Tuesday, March 31
Doors 8:45 / Movie 9:15
Sunday, April 5
Doors 2:30 / Movie 3:00
$8 advance www.riotheatretickets.ca / $10 door
All ages welcome
Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service & seated only in the balcony
www.riotheatre.ca

SONG OF THE SEA (Tomm Moore, 2014 / 93 mins) From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated 'The Secret of Kells' comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, 'Song of the Sea' tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch Macha and a host of ancient and mythical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as it is for children young and old, Song of the Sea is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.

The Holy Trinity: MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, LIFE OF BRIAN & THE MEANING OF LIFE

Sunday, April 5 at 5:30pm

Worship at the high holy altar of comedy with an Easter Sunday trifecta of Monty Python! Join us for MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, LIFE OF BRIAN, and THE MEANING OF LIFE on Sunday, April 5.

MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
Doors 5:00 / Movie 5:30
LIFE OF BRIAN
Doors 7:00 / Movie 7:15
THE MEANING OF LIFE
Doors 8:45 / Movie 9:00
All ages welcome in the balcony!
Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service
$8 advanced www.riotheattretickets.ca $10 /door (Each)
See all three for $13 advanced / $15 door
www.riotheatretickets.ca

MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (Terry Jones & Terry GILLIAM, 1975 / 91 mins) | King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.

LIFE OF BRIAN (Terry Jones, 1979 / 94 mins) | Brian is born on the original Christmas... in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

THE MEANING OF LIFE (Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam, 1983 / 107 mins) | The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

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