Fantastic Fungi

9:30pm - Friday, Feb 21, 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]

Guns Akimbo

11:30pm - Friday, Feb 21, 2020

Get loaded! Daniel Radcliffe continues exploring the depths of the unexpectedly weird and wonderful in writer-director Jason Lei Howden's (DEATHGASM) latest, GUNS AKIMBO. This high-energy, super stylish genre trip is getting the big screen ...[more]

Weathering With You

1:15pm - Saturday, Feb 22, 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]

Ghost In The Shell (95)

11:30pm - Saturday, Feb 22, 2020

Join us for a screening of one of the all-time must see anime films ever made, Mamoru Oshii’s original landmark GHOST IN THE SHELL, which has itself developed into a cultural phenomenon that has spawned sequels, remakes, and even a live action ...[more]

Fantastic Fungi

1:45pm - Sunday, Feb 23, 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]

Dosed (Filmmakers in Attendance for Q&A!)

4:30pm - Sunday, Feb 23, 2020

After many years of prescription medications failed her, a suicidal woman turns to underground healers to try and overcome her depression, anxiety, and opioid addiction with illegal psychedelic medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga. Adrianne’s ...[more]

National Theatre Live: Fleabag

7:15pm - Sunday, Feb 23, 2020

See the hilarious one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning TV series FLEABAG, captured live for cinemas from London’s West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (FLEABAG, KILLING EVE) and ...[more]

Guns Akimbo (Final Screening!)

9:30pm - Sunday, Feb 23, 2020

Get loaded! Daniel Radcliffe continues exploring the depths of the unexpectedly weird and wonderful in writer-director Jason Lei Howden's (DEATHGASM) latest, GUNS AKIMBO. This high-energy, super stylish genre trip is getting the big screen ...[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 Jesus Rolls

11:30pm - Friday, Feb 28, 2020

He is risen. Fresh out of prison, smooth-talking petty thief Jesus Quintana (John Turturro, reprising his iconic THE BIG LEBOWSKI) is ready to roll with his best friend Petey (Bobby Cannavale) riding shotgun. But first they need some wheels. A ...[more]

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Hosted by the Geekenders!)

11:15pm - Saturday, Feb 29, 2020

Let’s do the Time Warp… Again! Join us for one of the most notorious cult-movie experiences you can possibly have in a darkened theatre! For over four decades, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has been giving absolute pleasure to adoring audiences ...[more]

First Person Plural (Director in Attendance for Q&A)

12:00pm - Sunday, Mar 1, 2020

FIRST PERSON PLURAL Special Preview Screening Followed by Q&A with director Eric Tretbar On Thanksgiving Day, two Minneapolis filmmakers—the son of a Somali imam and daughter of a white Baptist preacher—fall in love through their lenses and ...[more]

The Big Lebowski (Single Film or Double Feature)

6:30pm - Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020

“I’m the Dude, so that’s what you call me. That or, uh His Dudeness, or uh Duder, or El Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.” We're excited to be screening writer-director John Turturro's (aka Jesus Quintana in THE BIG LEBOWSKI) ...[more]

The Jesus Rolls

9:00pm - Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020

He is risen. Fresh out of prison, smooth-talking petty thief Jesus Quintana (John Turturro, reprising his iconic THE BIG LEBOWSKI) is ready to roll with his best friend Petey (Bobby Cannavale) riding shotgun. But first they need some wheels. A ...[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]

The Geekenders present A Marvel-ous Comic Strip!

8:00pm - Friday, Mar 6, 2020

Nerds, Assemble! The Geekenders are excited to bring their newest, nerdy production to the Rio Theatre on Friday, March 6. A MARVEL-OUS COMIC STRIP! is a burlesque show that celebrates the Marvel characters you know and love (and secretly Google ...[more]

Hardware

11:30pm - Friday, Mar 6, 2020

Director Richard Stanley (COLOR OUT OF SPACE) made a name for himself in 1990 thanks to HARDWARE, a cyberpunk thriller that has evolved into something of a cult-classic in the ensuing years - perfect for a Friday Late Night Movie revisit on March ...[more]

Vancouver Burlesque Co.'s Student Showcase

9:00pm - Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

The Vancouver Burlesque Co. is ready to usher in spring with our next sparkly Student Showcase! Come see all the hard work and dedication put into the last few months of the VBC by our amazing students and instructors. Experience some stage ...[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]

The Fictionals Comedy Co. Presents: Ladies Against Humanity

8:00pm - Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020

Improv Against Humanity: Comedy for Horrible People at the Rio! The Fictionals Comedy Co. present the annual Ladies Against Humanity special at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, March 18. Some of the funniest women in Vancouver will celebrate ...[more]

Ass-trology: A Zodiac Burlesque Show of Heavenly Bodies

9:00pm - Saturday, Mar 21, 2020

The stars have aligned! On Saturday, March 21 (the traditional first day of the astrological year, DTFVan and April O’Peel Productions will combine forces at the Rio Theatre to present Ass-trology: A Zodiac Burlesque Show of Heavenly Bodies. An ...[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]

Story Story Lie: Regrets

7:00pm - Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020

Can You Spot the Liar...? Story Story Lie has one simple premise: Vancouver’s best storytellers and comedians share high-stakes, near-impossible, unique stories that seem too tall to be true. The catch? Only ONE of the SIX stories is a lie. ...[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]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time

8:00pm - Thursday, Jun 4, 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]