A Ghost Story

Wednesday, August 23 at 7pm PDT

With A GHOST STORY, acclaimed writer-director David Lowery (AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, PETE'S DRAGON) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ...[more]

The Little Hours

Wednesday, August 23 at 9:15pm PDT

Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and Kate Micucci star as a trio of nuns (think MEAN GIRLS with a fetch habit) in Jeff Baena’s (LIFE AFTER BETH, I HEART HUCKABEES) THE LITTLE HOURS, a ribald romp about a young servant who flees from his master and takes ...[more]

Brigsby Bear

Thursday, August 24 at 7pm PDT

The TV show "Brigsby Bear Adventures" is a children's television program produced for an audience of one: James Pope ("Saturday Night Live's" Kyle Mooney, who also co-wrote the script). When the series abruptly ends, Pope's life changes forever as ...[more]

Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny

Thursday, August 24 at 9:30pm PDT

In this musical comedy-adventure starring self-proclaimed "greatest band in the world" Tenacious D, a pair of aspiring rock superstars attempt to convince the world of their true talents as they embark on a daring quest to acquire the ...[more]

The Beguiled

Friday, August 25 at 6:45pm PDT

Director Sofia Coppola became only the second female director ever to win the coveted Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for her latest atmospheric drama-thriller THE BEGUILED, adapted from Thomas P. Cullinan's 1967 novel of the same ...[more]

Dirty Dancing

Friday, August 25 at 9pm PDT

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner." Have the time of your life (and maybe even carry a watermelon) to one of the 80s biggest and most enduring blockbusters, DIRTY DANCING, which is getting the big screen treatment it so richly deserves on Friday, ...[more]

Night of the Living Dead

Friday, August 25 at 11:30pm PDT

"They're coming to get you... Barbara, there's one of them now!" Raise a glass and tip your hat while we dim the lights and fire up the projector in honour of the late, great George Romero with a Friday Late Night Movie viewing of his landmark ...[more]

Grease Sing-a-Long

Saturday, August 26 at 7:30pm PDT

"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 than at the Rio Theatre, with a big screen Grease ...[more]

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Saturday, August 26 at 11pm PDT

"If ya don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding! How can ya have any pudding if ya don't eat ya meat?" Join us Saturday night screening of Pink Floyd's seminal rock opera THE WALL, director Sir Alan Parker's acid-infused visual riff on the ...[more]

Lady Macbeth

Sunday, August 27 at 3:45pm PDT

In 19th century rural England, a young bride (newcomer Florence Pugh, in a star-making turn) who is sold into and then trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man, discovers an unstoppable desire within herself and enters into a passionate, ...[more]

The Hidden Fortress

Sunday, August 27 at 6pm PDT

The Rio Theatre's series of classic films continues on Sunday, August 27 at 6:00 pm with another monumental masterpiece from iconic director Akira Kurosawa, THE HIDDEN FORTRESS. (If you're a fan of George Lucas' STAR WARS series - and really, who ...[more]

Landline

Monday, August 28 at 6:30pm PDT

When two sisters suspect their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family façade. For the first time, older sister Dana (Jenny Slate), recently engaged and struggling with her own ...[more]

Lady Macbeth

Monday, August 28 at 8:45pm PDT

Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth Edit Entry In 19th century rural England, a young bride (newcomer Florence Pugh, in a star-making turn) who is sold into and then trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man, discovers an unstoppable desire ...[more]

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Tuesday, August 29 at 6:30pm PDT

Filmmaker Catherine Bainbridge's award-winning music documentary RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD is about the role of Native Americans in popular music history, a little-known story built around the incredible lives and careers of the some ...[more]

Landline

Tuesday, August 29 at 9pm PDT

When two sisters suspect their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family façade. For the first time, older sister Dana (Jenny Slate), recently engaged and struggling with her own ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Comedy Experience

Wednesday, August 30 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 some of Vancouver's best comedic performers at The Rio Theatre for your favourite #DNDLive comedy on Wednesday, ...[more]

The Geekenders and Kitty Glitter Present: The Tenacious D Burlesque Tribute

Friday, September 1 at 8pm PDT

"Holy F*ckaluckadingdong!" It is with both great brain power and elbow grease that The Geekenders and Kitty Glitter are destined to return to grace the Rio Theatre's magnificent stage, presenting an extravaganza that will blow your freaking mind ...[more]

The Breakfast Club

Friday, September 1 at 11:30pm PDT

"And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds; are immune to your consultations, they are quite aware of what they are going through..." It’s time to raid Barry Manilow’s wardrobe y'all, because John Hughes’ iconic 80s ...[more]

Dysfunctional Disney Cabaret

Saturday, September 2 at 9pm PDT

"The past can hurt but the way I see it, you can either run from it, or create sexy and fun burlesque routines about it." - The Lion King Hakuna Matata! Welcome to the wild side... Dysfunctional Disney Cabaret is a fun and sexy homage to our ...[more]

Rashomon

Sunday, September 3 at 7:15pm PDT

Long before Quentin Tarantino was filing away endless VHS tapes as a video store clerk while dreaming up his signature approach to unconventional cinematic story logic that twists narrative structure and messes with an audience's response to time - ...[more]

Heathers

Sunday, September 3 at 9:30pm PDT

"What is your damage, Heather?" Dear Diary, Long before MEAN GIRLS... There was HEATHERS. Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty shine in one of the 1980s most infinitely quotable films, a viciously funny yet insightful black ...[more]

The Room

Monday, September 4 at 9:30pm PDT

You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll wonder, "What in the hell is going on here?!" Oh, hai! On Monday, September 4 the cult-movie phenomenon that is THE ROOM returns to the Rio Theatre's screen as a kind of, "good-bye, crazy summer!" event. A ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time: Season 10 Launch

Thursday, September 7 at 8pm PDT

Paul Anthony's TALENT TIME returns to the Rio Theatre on Thursday, September 7 to launch straight into its 10th season! Get ready for a brand new set (and the same ol' whimsical spirit.) Guests TBD. More info soon! Paul Anthony's Talent ...[more]

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Anaconda

Tuesday, September 12 at 9:30pm PDT

Come see folks who wrote jokes for Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live commentary for the 1997 classic ANACONDA. Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Eric Stoltz, Jonathan Hyde and Owen Wilson star as a documentary film crew who have been taken ...[more]

The Fictionals Comedy Co. Presents: Improv Against Humanity September Edition!

Wednesday, September 20 at 8pm PDT

Time flies when you're being horrible! Improv Against Humanity returns from summer vacation for a sizzling show on Wednesday, September 20 at the Rio Theatre! Join The Fictionals Comedy Co. for an action-packed look back at Summer, sweet prizes ...[more]

Story Story Lie

Thursday, September 21 at 8pm PDT

A Game Show That's Full of it! Vancouver's best share stories - and one of them is a liar. Spot the liar, win a prize. Full line-up will be announced shortly! Mark Story Story Lie on your calendar now so you don't miss out. Thursday, ...[more]

13th Annual Storytelling Championship Finals

Tuesday, December 12 at 8pm PST

13th Annual Storytelling Championship Finals Tuesday, December 12 Doors 7pm/ Show 8pm Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door No Groupons or passes accepted for this event +19 only for entry The grande finale of a yearlong live ...[more]