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Waves (Final Screening!)

1:45pm - Sunday, Jan 26, 2020

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, WAVES traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family--led by a well-intentioned but ...[more]

The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open (Final Screening!)

4:45pm - Sunday, Jan 26, 2020

When Áila encounters a young Indigenous woman, barefoot and crying in the rain on the side of a busy street in East Vancouver, she soon discovers that this young woman, Rosie, has just escaped a violent assault at the hands of her boyfriend. Áila ...[more]

Honey Boy

7:15pm - Sunday, Jan 26, 2020

From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to life a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. ...[more]

Color Out Of Space

9:30pm - Sunday, Jan 26, 2020

Written and directed by Richard Stanley (HARDWARE) and based on the short story "The Colour Out of Space" by H. P. Lovecraft, COLOR OUT OF SPACE premiered to rave reviews at TIFF 2019 - and is headed to the Rio Theatre's screen in January as part ...[more]

Honeyland

6:30pm - Monday, Jan 27, 2020

In this riveting documentary (now the first film ever to receive consecutive Oscar nominations for both Best Foreign Feature and Best Documentary!), the last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in HONEYLAND, ...[more]

The Lighthouse

8:45pm - Monday, Jan 27, 2020

From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece THE VVITCH, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. Robert Pattinson and Willem ...[more]

Fantastic Fungi

6:30pm - Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020

Directed by award-winning filmmaker and pioneer of time-lapse photography, Louie Schwartzberg (Moving Art, Wings of Life, Mysteries of the Unseen Worlds 3D Imax), Fantastic Fungi is an immersive experience that will inspire a shift in consciousness ...[more]

Midsommar (Director's Cut) FINAL SCREENING!

8:45pm - Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020

From the visionary mind of Ari Aster (Hereditary) comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale, where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight...MIDSOMMAR was one of our favourite arthouse horror films of the past year - this is the director's ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Improvised Epic Fantasy

8:00pm - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for more monstrous merriment (and snacks!) - it's The Critical Hit Show: A Live Improvised Epic Fantasy at The Rio Theatre! Join Vancouver's best comedic performers at the Rio Theatre for your favorite ...[more]

Color Out Of Space

10:00pm - Thursday, Jan 30, 2020

Written and directed by Richard Stanley (HARDWARE) and based on the short story "The Colour Out of Space" by H. P. Lovecraft, COLOR OUT OF SPACE premiered to rave reviews at TIFF 2019 - and is headed to the Rio Theatre's screen in January as part ...[more]

The Geekenders Present: Beatles Live Band Nerdlesque

8:00pm - Friday, Jan 31, 2020

"Come Together" and get your "Ticket To Ride" to "Twist and Shout" at Beatles Live Band Nerdlesque! Vancouver's pop culture burlesque troupe, 'The Geekenders' and Canada's Premiere Tribute to The Beatles, 'The Fab Fourever', are teaming up to ...[more]

David Cronenberg's Rabid (1977)

11:30pm - Friday, Jan 31, 2020

Picking up where his taboo-busting SHIVERS left off, RABID is the next-level iteration of legendary Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg’s obsession with sexual body horror as a late-nite creature feature. Former adult film star Marilyn Chambers ...[more]

Fantastic Fungi

2:25pm - Saturday, Feb 1, 2020

Directed by award-winning filmmaker and pioneer of time-lapse photography, Louie Schwartzberg (Moving Art, Wings of Life, Mysteries of the Unseen Worlds 3D Imax), Fantastic Fungi is an immersive experience that will inspire a shift in consciousness ...[more]

Spirited Away (Final Screening!)

1:30pm - Sunday, Feb 2, 2020

Almost twenty years (!) after its release, Hayao Miyazaki‘s SPIRITED AWAY still remains one of the most explosively original and enchanting animated films ever made – and it’s even better on the big screen! Enter a captivating world of witches, ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time: Game Show Night!

8:00pm - Thursday, Feb 6, 2020

Paul Anthony's Talent Time happens at the Rio Theatre on the first Thursday of every month. It's Vancouver's favourite and longest running variety show - now in its 12th season! On Thursday, February 6, Talent time presents "What's the Price of ...[more]

Kurtis Conner

Kurtis Conner

8:00pm - Friday, Feb 7, 2020

KURTIS CONNER Live Friday, February 7 Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm Advance tickets $35 SOLD OUT! *Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. **All seating is General Admission. ***Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this ...[more]

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Come To Daddy

10:45pm - Friday, Feb 7, 2020

The Rio Theatre's Friday Late Night Movie series continues on Friday, February 7 with Ant Timpson's (TURBO KID, THE GREASY STRANGLER) feature directing debut, the BC-lensed horror thriller COME TO DADDY, starring Elijah Wood. Norval’s (Wood) ...[more]

The Oscars! The Rio's Annual Oscar Screening & Party

3:30pm - Sunday, Feb 9, 2020

The Rio Theatre's annual Oscar party returns, featuring the live televised broadcast of the 92nd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 9. Get ready for the best buttery popcorn Vancouver has to offer, as well as trivia, our own Oscar ...[more]

Valentine's Day: Burlesque Duos!

8:00pm - Friday, Feb 14, 2020

It takes two to tango this Valentine's Day at the Rio Theatre! Following last year’s sold out show, the highly-anticipated Burlesque Duos returns to the Rio's stage on Friday, February 14. This beloved (not to mention popular!) annual East ...[more]

The Notebook

11:00pm - Friday, Feb 14, 2020

"Stop thinking about what everyone wants, stop thinking about what I want, what your parents want! What do you want Allie?" Hey girl... We tried to think of the most romantical Friday Late Night Movie we could think of for Valentine's Day, 2020, ...[more]

Weathering With You

2:30pm - Saturday, Feb 15, 2020

GKIDS proudly presents the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit YOUR NAME. The story is set during the summer of Hodaka's high ...[more]

Natural Born Killers

11:30pm - Saturday, Feb 15, 2020

"You know, the only thing that kills the demon... is love." Before becoming one of contemporary cinema's most acclaimed and culturally relevant directors, Quentin Tarantino had a little luck penning some scripts and stories that would eventually ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Improvised Epic Fantasy

8:00pm - Thursday, Feb 27, 2020

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 Gentlemen Hecklers Present: A View To A Kill

9:30pm - Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020

"I'll fill you in later, Moneypenny." The Gentlemen Hecklers (aka comedians Harris Anderson, Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha and Rachel Schaefer) provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad, cheesy, or so bad-they're-good in a cheesy-kinda-way ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time

8:00pm - Thursday, Mar 5, 2020

Gotta get to the show.... Paul Anthony's Talent Time happens at the Rio Theatre on the first Thursday of every month. It's Vancouver's favourite and longest running variety show - now in its 12th season! Show details coming soon! Thursday, ...[more]

Titmouse 5 Second Animation Night

8:00pm - Friday, Mar 13, 2020

Join us for a crazed, cartoon cornucopia featuring a curated collection of Titmouse animators' own short-short-short animated films. Friday, March 13 Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm Advance tickets $8 | $8 door *Must be 19+ w/ID for entry ...[more]

Brad Williams: Fun Size

7:00pm - Thursday, Mar 26, 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]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time

8:00pm - Thursday, Apr 2, 2020

Gotta get to the show.... Paul Anthony's Talent Time happens at the Rio Theatre on the first Thursday of every month. It's Vancouver's favourite and longest running variety show - now in its 12th season! Show details coming soon! Thursday, ...[more]

Found Footage Festival: Volume 9

7:00pm - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020

Found Footage Festival: Volume 9 Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (The Colbert Report) return to the Rio Theatre with a live, guided tour through their latest VHS finds - including the 1988 Miss Junior America Wisconsin pageant, a ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time

8:00pm - Thursday, May 7, 2020

Gotta get to the show.... Paul Anthony's Talent Time happens at the Rio Theatre on the first Thursday of every month. It's Vancouver's favourite and longest running variety show - now in its 12th season! Show details coming soon! Thursday, ...[more]

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