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The Fictionals Present Improv Against Humanity: Maple Magic

8:00pm - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

Oh Canada! We stand on guard for HUMANITY! In honour of the upcoming Canada Day, The Fictionals and friends are celebrating everything hilarious and horrible about the great white north with Improv Against Humanity: Maple Magic! We'll preview ...[more]

Cinema Paradiso

6:15pm - Thursday, Jun 20, 2019

As part of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver and in celebration of Italian Day on the Drive (Sunday, June 9), the Rio Theatre is highlighting select Italian titles in June - including our annual tradition of screening director Giuseppe ...[more]

Giuseppe Tornatore Double Feature! Cinema Paradiso & Malena

6:15pm - Thursday, Jun 20, 2019

We're toasting Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver with a double feature celebrating the writer-director of one of our favourite annual traditions - screening Giuseppe Tornatore's CINEMA PARADISO! On Thursday, June 20, join us for back-to-back ...[more]

Malena

9:15pm - Thursday, Jun 20, 2019

On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her husband, ...[more]

Ladies of the 80s Live Band Burlesque

8:00pm - Friday, Jun 21, 2019

Rebel Valentine and Sterling Fox present Ladies of the 80s Live Band Burlesque Head to the Rio Theatre Friday June 21st to see Vancouver's favourite burlesque artists not only dance, but SING FOR YOU as they celebrate some of the most ...[more]

The Dark Crystal (4K Remaster!)

11:30pm - Friday, Jun 21, 2019

"Hold her to you, for she is part of you, as we all are part of each other." From the genius minds of directors Jim Henson and Frank Oz comes one of the most popular puppet-filled fantasy films ever, not to mention one of our most requested ...[more]

The Biggest Little Farm

1:45pm - Saturday, Jun 22, 2019

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from ...[more]

Booksmart

4:00pm - Saturday, Jun 22, 2019

Actress Olivia Wilde's feature directorial debut follows two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of ...[more]

Grease Sing-a-Long

7:00pm - Saturday, Jun 22, 2019

"I got chills... They're mul-ti-ply-in'..." It may not quite be summer (yet!), but we are always down for a little Summer Lovin', Grease-style. And there's no better way to experience your all-time favourite movie musical - which has been ...[more]

Akira

11:00pm - Saturday, Jun 22, 2019

Based on director Katsuhiro Otomo's landmark dystopian manga of the same name, this enduringly popular work of Japanime is a visual feast, featuring epic, hand-drawn cityscapes as a backdrop for a sexy, violent cyberpunk adventure that takes place ...[more]

The Biggest Little Farm

3:30pm - Sunday, Jun 23, 2019

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from ...[more]

Echo In The Canyon

5:45pm - Sunday, Jun 23, 2019

ECHO IN THE CANYON revisits the most influential music of the mid-60's - from The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas - and how these iconic bands that were all influenced by the Beatles then went on... To ...[more]

The Last Emperor

8:00pm - Sunday, Jun 23, 2019

We are tipping our hat to an undisputed icon of Italian cinema, the controversial late auteur Bernardo Bertolucci, with a screening of his lush, challenging, multilayered epic period drama THE LAST EMPEROR - a film that won nine Academy Awards, ...[more]

Booksmart

6:30pm - Monday, Jun 24, 2019

Actress Olivia Wilde's feature directorial debut follows two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of ...[more]

Long Shot

9:00pm - Monday, Jun 24, 2019

Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she's a powerhouse ...[more]

Purple Rain 35th Anniversary Screening

6:45pm - Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019

Dearly beloved We are gathered here today To get through this thing called “life” Electric word, life It means forever and that’s a mighty long time But I’m here to tell you There’s something else The afterworld… Join us at the Rio ...[more]

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

9:30pm - Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019

In a role that seems totally tailored to him, a pitch-perfect Keanu Reeves (never been better, seriously!) returns to the role of retired hitman John Wick, in this third film in the hit action franchise. After gunning down a member of the High ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Improvised Epic Fantasy

8:00pm - Wednesday, Jun 26, 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]

Reality Bites (25th Anniversary Screening!)

6:45pm - Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

"Évian is 'naïve' spelled backward." In the 25 years (!) since its release, director Ben Stiller's Gen-X-flavoured romantic comedy REALITY BITES has taken on a life of its own and become a beloved cult-classic touchstone/time capsule for anyone ...[more]

The Shinng (40th Anniversary 4K Remaster)

9:15pm - Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Straight from this year's Cannes Film Festival! The Rio Theatre is pleased to present (for one night only) Warner Brothers' new 40th Anniversary 4K remastering of Stanley Kubrick's iconic horror ...[more]

Shaun of the Dead

11:30pm - Friday, Jun 28, 2019

"You've got red on you." We're kicking off the Canada Day long weekend with the ultimate rom-com-zom Friday Late Night Movie: SHAUN OF THE DEAD! Since the release of his breakout hit in 2004, British writer-director Edgar Wright has cemented ...[more]

Echo In The Canyon

4:00pm - Saturday, Jun 29, 2019

ECHO IN THE CANYON revisits the most influential music of the mid-60's - from The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas - and how these iconic bands that were all influenced by the Beatles then went on... To ...[more]

Burlesque Long Form

9:00pm - Saturday, Jun 29, 2019

Celebrating its SEVENTH Anniversary! Five of Vancouver’s most celebrated burlesque performers and one very special guest from Seattle return to the Rio Theatre‘s stage on Saturday June 29th for Burlesque Long Form. In an artistic challenge set ...[more]

The Shinng (40th Anniversary 4K Remaster)

9:30pm - Sunday, Jun 30, 2019

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Straight from this year's Cannes Film Festival! The Rio Theatre is pleased to present (for one night only) Warner Brothers' new 40th Anniversary 4K remastering of Stanley Kubrick's iconic horror ...[more]

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

9:15pm - Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019

In a role that seems totally tailored to him, a pitch-perfect Keanu Reeves (never been better, seriously!) returns to the role of retired hitman John Wick, in this third film in the hit action franchise. After gunning down a member of the High ...[more]

JAWS

6:45pm - Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019

We’re gonna need a bigger screen. Steven Spielberg’s original summer blockbuster, JAWS, has been terrorizing ocean (and movie) lovers for over 40 years. Based on Peter Benchley’s novel of the same name, Spielberg’s JAWS forever changed the ...[more]

Vancouver Burlesque Co. Presents: A Student Showcase

9:00pm - Thursday, Jul 4, 2019

The Vancouver Burlesque Co's end of season Student Showcase returns to the Rio Theatre on Thursday, July 4, featuring large group performances and solos by burlesque students, as well as instructor performances. Even better? Special guests ...[more]

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

6:15pm - Friday, Jul 5, 2019

The documentary features interviews from many notable voices in the music industry including Lightfoot's peers Ian and Sylvia Tyson, Randy Bachman, and Steve Earle; famous fans Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee (Rush), Alec Baldwin, Anne Murray and Sarah ...[more]

Dazed and Confused

8:30pm - Friday, Jul 5, 2019

Alright, alright, alright! Why go cruising the strip or climbing the water tower on a Friday night when you could spend it at your favourite indie movie theatre instead? Join us at the Rio Theatre for a slice of cult-classic nostalgia that ...[more]

Pulp Fiction

11:00pm - Friday, Jul 5, 2019

"Zed's Dead." We're kicking off July's Friday Late Night Movie series in July with one of our most requested titles - Quentin Tarantino's endlessly stylish, non-linear and infinitely quotable PULP FICTION! PULP FICTION is a modern ...[more]

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