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Twisted Tassles Presents: Revival

Twisted Tassles Presents: Revival

7:30pm - Friday, Sep 24, 2021

Burlesque is back, live and on stage! Performers are dusting off their rhinestones and breaking their pasties out from storage for one of the first live events since the pandemic hit. Time to put the sweatpants back in the drawer and get ready for ...[more]

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The Fast And The Furious

10:45pm - Friday, Sep 24, 2021

The Rio Theatre's Friday Late Night Movie series continues on September 24 with the first installment of one the biggest blockbuster movie franchises of all-time, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS. Dominic Toretto enjoys the adrenaline of street car ...[more]

Chungking Express (2020 Restoration) - Final Screening

2:00pm - Saturday, Sep 25, 2021

The whiplash, double-pronged CHUNGKING EXPRESS is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung), both jilted by ...[more]

VBC Presents: A Student Showcase

VBC Presents: A Student Showcase

9:00pm - Saturday, Sep 25, 2021

We're back! The Vancouver Burlesque Co. is through-the-roof excited to get back onstage in front of a real live audience and celebrate the recent graduates of our Act Development program. These soloists have been working for months, and have ...[more]

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The Hidden Life of Trees (Final Screening!)

1:45pm - Sunday, Sep 26, 2021

When Peter Wohlleben published his book "The Hidden Life of Trees" in 2015, he quickly entered bestseller lists. The forester wrote vividly about his experience that trees are able to communicate with each other, a thesis explored here. "'The ...[more]

Pig (Final Screening!)

4:15pm - Sunday, Sep 26, 2021

In Michael Sarnoski's revenge-thriller PIG, Nicolas Cage stars as a reclusive truffle hunter in Oregon whose prize hunting pig is kidnapped, forcing him to return to old stomping grounds in Portland and confront his past. With Adam Arkin, Alex ...[more]

Francis Ford Coppola Presents The Outsiders: The Complete Novel

6:30pm - Sunday, Sep 26, 2021

Early 1960s. Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is divided between teenagers who have grown up with wealth and privilege and the rough-edged "Greasers" from the wrong side of the tracks. The Greasers yearn for the life they see on the other side of town, ...[more]

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

9:30pm - Sunday, Sep 26, 2021

We're tipping our hat to one of our all-time favourite actors, Bill Murray (on his birthday... And with an encore on September 26) with a screening of writer-director Wes Anderson's 2004 comedy THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU. Renowned ...[more]

Best Sellers (Fina Screening)

6:30pm - Monday, Sep 27, 2021

NO ORDINARY MAN is an in-depth look at the life of musician and trans culture icon Billy Tipton. Complicated, beautiful and historically unrivaled, this groundbreaking film shows what is possible when a community collaborates to honor the legacy of ...[more]

The Birds (Final Screening!)

8:30pm - Monday, Sep 27, 2021

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]

Summertime

6:30pm - Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021

Director Carlos López Estrada (BLINDSPOTTING) is back with SUMMERTIME, an ensemble piece following the intersecting stories of 27 youth spoken word poets over a single day in Los Angeles. The director's ground-breaking vision began at a poetry ...[more]

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Final Screening)

8:45pm - Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021

We're tipping our hat to one of our all-time favourite actors, Bill Murray (on his birthday... And with an encore on September 26) with a screening of writer-director Wes Anderson's 2004 comedy THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU. Renowned ...[more]

Francis Ford Coppola Presents The Outsiders: The Complete Novel (Final Screening!)

6:30pm - Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021

Early 1960s. Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is divided between teenagers who have grown up with wealth and privilege and the rough-edged "Greasers" from the wrong side of the tracks. The Greasers yearn for the life they see on the other side of town, ...[more]

Crazy For Swayze: The Outsiders + Road House Double Feature

6:30pm - Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021

"The dancing's over. Now it gets dirty." Join us at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, September 29 for another lazy, hazy, Crazy-for-Swayze kinda night, featuring two classic titles starring the inimitable Patrick Swayze: Francis Ford Coppola's ...[more]

Road House

9:30pm - Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021

"The dancing's over. Now it gets dirty." Join us at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, September 29 for another lazy, hazy, Crazy-for-Swayze kinda night, featuring two classic titles starring the inimitable Patrick Swayze: Francis Ford Coppola's ...[more]

Beans (Featuring Filmmaker Q&A)

4:00pm - Thursday, Sep 30, 2021

Inspired by true events, Tracey Deer's (TV's 'Mohawk Girls') BEANS is about a Mohawk girl on the cusp of adolescence who must grow up fast and become her own kind of warrior during the armed stand-off known as the 1990 Oka Crisis. With Kiawentiio, ...[more]

Don't Say Its Name (BC Premiere! With Director Q&A)

7:00pm - Thursday, Sep 30, 2021

This small, snow-covered Indigenous community is about to see an upturn. Mining company WEC has just made an agreement for drilling on this tribal land, and it’s looking like everyone will benefit – except the land itself. Local activist Kharis ...[more]

VBAFF 2021: Girls With Guts

3:00pm - Monday, Oct 11, 2021

The new Vancouver women in horror documentary GIRLS WITH GUTS (formerly working title "Vancouver Video Vixens") by emerging Vancouver filmmaker Becca Kozak (2021, 68 minutes) will introduced by the director, screened and followed by a Gigi Saul ...[more]

VBAFF 2021: Day Pass

3:00pm - Monday, Oct 11, 2021

Join us - all day! - at the Rio Theatre for Vancouver Badass Film Festival. The Day Pass admits to events at 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, and 8:00 pm. *Must be 19+ w/valid ID for entry. Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this ...[more]

VBAFF 2021: Funhouse

5:00pm - Monday, Oct 11, 2021

Canadian premiere of Vancouver writer/director Jason William Lee'a new epic star studded action-packed horror feature FUNHOUSE (2020, 106 minutes) starring Skarsgard, Guerrero, Benefield, Retamal, and many more with appearances by most of the ...[more]

VBAFF 2021: Short Films & Awards Ceremony

8:00pm - Monday, Oct 11, 2021

Badass 7 Shorts & Awards Show Hosted by Gidget Gravedigger & Aleister Crane Featuring Caravan of Creeps Two blocks of newer badass genre shorts with an intermission, memorable performances, and awards. Monday, October 11 Doors 7:30 pm | ...[more]

Brad Williams LIVE!

7:00pm - Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021

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]

Brad Williams LIVE!

9:15pm - Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021

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]

David Lynch's Dune

9:30pm - Thursday, Oct 14, 2021

"He who controls the Spice, controls the universe!" In advance of Denis Villeneuve's hotly anticipated DUNE dropping on October 22, we thought the time was right for our beloved community of film nerd completists (we see you!) to refresh their ...[more]

The Room

11:55pm - Friday, Oct 15, 2021

"Oh, hai Mark!" The Rio Theatre's Friday Late Night Movie series continues on October 15 with Tommy Wiseau's epic, pop-culture masterpiece, THE ROOM. This legendary stinker is easily the Rio Theatre audiences' all-time, hands-down forever ...[more]

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (40th Anniversary Restoration)

11:55pm - Saturday, Oct 16, 2021

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, October 16 as we kick off one of the best times of year - that would be Halloween Movie Season - withone of our all-time favourite late-night, scary cinematic offerings: Tobe Hooper's iconic 1974 slasher ...[more]

David Lynch's Dune

6:00pm - Sunday, Oct 17, 2021

"He who controls the Spice, controls the universe!" In advance of Denis Villeneuve's hotly anticipated DUNE dropping on October 22, we thought the time was right for our beloved community of film nerd completists (we see you!) to refresh their ...[more]

Teton Gravity Research Presents: Stoke The Fire

6:00pm - Thursday, Oct 21, 2021

Get ready Vancouver, Teton Gravity Research is heading back to the Rio for TWO nights of hype, with their new ski and snowboard film Stoke the Fire on the big screen. Whether you are coming to the family friendly early show, or to party at the ...[more]

Teton Gravity Research Presents: Stoke The Fire

8:30pm - Thursday, Oct 21, 2021

Get ready Vancouver, Teton Gravity Research is heading back to the Rio for TWO nights of hype, with their new ski and snowboard film Stoke the Fire on the big screen. Whether you are coming to the family friendly early show, or to party at the ...[more]

Teton Gravity Research Presents: Stoke The Fire

6:00pm - Friday, Oct 22, 2021

Get ready Vancouver, Teton Gravity Research is heading back to the Rio for TWO nights of hype, with their new ski and snowboard film Stoke the Fire on the big screen. Whether you are coming to the family friendly early show, or to party at the ...[more]

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