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Easy Rider (50th Anniversary Remaster!)

6:45pm - Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019

It's EASY RIDER's 50th birthday, and the Rio Theatre will be celebrating with screenings of the newly remastered icon of cinema starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson which Time Magazine hails as, "one of the ten most important ...[more]

The Wicker Man (1973)

9:00pm - Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019

Robin Hardy's 1973 THE WICKER MAN is an icon of British horror cinema, an endlessly unsettling folkloric cult-classic that we have fielded endless requests for following the recent success of Ari Aster's (HEREDITARY) indie arthouse thriller ...[more]

Midsommar

9:30pm - Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

From the visionary mind of Ari Aster (HEREDITARY) comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale, where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight. Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. ...[more]

Maiden

6:20pm - Friday, Aug 23, 2019

MAIDEN is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy's inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male ...[more]

The Art of Self-Defense (Final Screening!)

8:30pm - Friday, Aug 23, 2019

After he's attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg ZOMBIELAND, THE SOCIAL NETWORK) joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a ...[more]

The Terminator (1984)

11:00pm - Friday, Aug 23, 2019

(Yes, it's back!) The Rio Theatre's Friday Late Night Movie series continues on August 23 with one of our all-time summer favourites: James Cameron's original 1984 dystopian masterpiece THE TERMINATOR - on the silver screen (big and loud), where ...[more]

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

1:15pm - Saturday, Aug 24, 2019

Join us at the The Rio Theatre as we raise a glass and toast the late, great, Toni Morrison with a screening of the 2019 documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am on Saturday, August 17 and Saturday, August 24. TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM ...[more]

Sonny Landreth Band

7:30pm - Saturday, Aug 24, 2019

"The King Of Slydeco" SONNY LANDRETH BAND with guests ROBERT CONNELY FARR GROUP Saturday, August 24 Doors 6:30 pm | Show 7:30 pm Advance tickets $35 | $40 at the door Tickets also available at HighLife, Zulu, Red Cat, Neptoon & Beat ...[more]

Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love

2:30pm - Sunday, Aug 25, 2019

MARIANNE AND LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE is renowned filmmaker Nick Broomfield's (WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME, KURT & COURTNEY) most personal and romantic film of his storied career. The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard ...[more]

Maiden

5:00pm - Sunday, Aug 25, 2019

MAIDEN is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy's inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male ...[more]

The Warriors

7:15pm - Sunday, Aug 25, 2019

"Can you dig it?" Come out and play with us for one seriously bad-ass (not to mention frequently requested) 1970s action thriller - Walter Hill's phenomenally stylish, pop-art fantasy sensation The Warriors. Beyond its well-deserved status as a ...[more]

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Final Screening!)

6:30pm - Monday, Aug 26, 2019

Join us at the Rio Theatre as we raise a glass and toast the late, great, Toni Morrison, with a screening of the 2019 documentary TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM on Saturday, August 17. TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM offers an artful and intimate ...[more]

The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Final Screening!)

9:15pm - Monday, Aug 26, 2019

As a result of the critical and commercial acclaim of THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, triple threat Joe Talbot - who directed, wrote and stars in the breakout indie hit - has emerged as a talent to watch in 2019. Talbot stars as Jimmie Fails, ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Improvised Epic Fantasy

8:00pm - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

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]

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

8:15pm - Friday, Aug 30, 2019

“The horror … The horror…” Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s visionary Vietnam War epic at the Rio Theatre when the newly restored APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT screens on August 30 and September 2. It is the height of the ...[more]

Wayne's World

11:55pm - Friday, Aug 30, 2019

"We're not worthy!" The Rio Theatre's Friday Late Night Movie series continues on August 30 with the final title of the summer - and we're toasting our favourite cable access duo with WAYNE'S WORLD! Mike Myers and Dana Carvey star as Aurora, ...[more]

BoylesqueTO Presents Oh Manada!

9:00pm - Saturday, Aug 31, 2019

BoylesqueTO, Canada’s premiere all-male burlesque troupe, will perform its signature show OH MANADA! in Vancouver at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, August 31. In this cheeky (pun intended) cabaret revue that has been thrilling North American ...[more]

The Tease at the End of the Strip: An Evening Inspired by the Works of Neil Gaiman

9:00pm - Sunday, Sep 1, 2019

She was the storm, she was the lightning, she was the adult world with all its power and all its secrets and all its sexy casual ecdysiasm.” There’s a storm coming. Old Gran Hempstock, who is older than the moon, said it would come to the ...[more]

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

8:45pm - Monday, Sep 2, 2019

“The horror … The horror…” Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s visionary Vietnam War epic at the Rio Theatre when the newly restored APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT screens on August 30 and September 2. It is the height of the ...[more]

Patrick Maliha's Big Birthday Bash!

8:00pm - Friday, Sep 6, 2019

Patrick Maliha's Big Birthday Bash! Hosted by Patrick Maliha Vancouver comedian Patrick Maliha is one of the Rio Theatre's all-time, hands-down favourite people, so it only seems right to mark his birthday on Friday, September 6 with a night of ...[more]

Dysfunctional Disney Cabaret

9:00pm - Saturday, Sep 7, 2019

Hakuna Matata! Welcome to the wild side... Dysfunctional Disney Cabaret is a fun and sexy homage to our favorite princesses, villains and enchanted animals featuring a talented cast that truly is the only wish your heart needs to make. Watch the ...[more]

Freaks (Advance Screening with Filmmaker Q&A!)

6:30pm - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

Directors Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein's FREAKS portrays the story of 7-year-old Chloe, (Lexy Kolker), who lives in both fear under her father's (Emile Hirsch) protective and paranoid control, and fascination of the outside world, where Abnormals" ...[more]

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Predator (87)

9:30pm - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

The Gentlemen Hecklers are celebrating seven high-larious years of riffing cinema's best, worst, and string-cheesiest titles on Wednesday, September 11 with a special anniversary show featuring one of the 80s biggest and baddest (in a good way) ...[more]

An Evening with Bret "The Hitman" Hart

7:30pm - Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

Got Pop? Concerts & Gee Dan Productions presents: An Evening with WWE Hall of Fame Legend BRET "THE HITMAN" HART Thursday, September 12 Doors 6:30 pm | Event 7:30 pm VIP Seating (Rows A-E) SOLD OUT General Admission $35 General ...[more]

The Happiest Disney Big Band on Earth!

8:00pm - Friday, Sep 13, 2019

Forget about your worries and your cares down at the Rio Theatre on Friday, September 13, when The Happiest Big Band on Earth - a 17-piece (!) jazz orchestra led by the wonderfully talented Matt Grinke - takes to the stage, playing all your ...[more]

Wizards Undress: A Harry Potter Burlesque Fantasy

9:00pm - Saturday, Sep 14, 2019

Grab your Portkeys and be transported to the world of witches, wizards, and fantastic beasts! WIZARDS UNDRESS re-imagines your favorite things from J.K. Rowling's works and strips them down - literally! Featuring cast members from Seattle's ...[more]

Tom Green's Stand Up Comedy Tour

7:00pm - Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

The Rio Theatre is beyond excited to welcome Canadian comedy pioneer Tom Green to the stage for a night of stand-up on Tuesday, September 17. Tom Green exploded on MTV with the groundbreaking comedy show “The Tom Green Show.” Before reality TV, ...[more]

The Fictionals Present Improv Against Humanity: Back to Class Special

8:00pm - Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Time-traveling goats, sweet and sticky maple trees, and teaching robots how to love. Anything can happen when The Fictionals present Improv Against Humanity every month this fall at the Rio Theatre. Come on down for a live CAH tournament, special ...[more]

PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd

7:30pm - Sunday, Sep 22, 2019

Ghostfinger Productions and Rock 101 present PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd In The Flesh Tour 2019 “A MUST-SEE FOR FLOYD FANS!!” Sunday, September 22 Doors 6:30 pm | Show 7:30 pm Early Bird Tickets $45 (June 25, 10:00 am - June 28, 10:00 ...[more]

Let Them Eat Dirt

7:00pm - Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019

Allergies, obesity, asthma, intestinal disorders, auto-immune diseases, and diabetes are all on the rise, with some even doubling every ten years. New research points to changes in the complex ecosystem of microbes that live on and inside every one ...[more]

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