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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

6:30pm - Thursday, May 23, 2019

As high-larious today as it was upon its release in 1975, this is Monty Python's comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages - as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the ...[more]

J.T. Leroy

8:45pm - Thursday, May 23, 2019

Based on the memoir, "Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy" by Savannah Knoop, writer-director Justin Long's J.T. LEROY (co-written by Knoop) tells the story of one of a genuinely bizarre, captivating tale, going beyond the headlines to tell the ...[more]

Grease Sing-a-Long

7:00pm - Friday, May 24, 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]

American History X

11:00pm - Friday, May 24, 2019

Living a life marked by violence and racism, neo-Nazi Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton, in an Oscar-nominated performance) finally goes to prison after killing two black youths who tried to steal his car. Upon his release, Derek vows to change his ...[more]

Amazing Grace

4:15pm - Sunday, May 26, 2019

The late director Sydney Pollack's behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of Aretha Franklin's best-selling album Amazing Grace finally sees the light of day more than four decades after the original footage was shot. "I felt wrung ...[more]

The Princess Bride

6:30pm - Sunday, May 26, 2019

My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. Based on Goldman's 1973 novel of the same name, Rob Reiner's THE PRINCESS BRIDE has taken on a life of its own as one of the most beloved (and infinitely quotable) fairy tales to ...[more]

Midnight Cowboy (50th Anniversary Screening!)

9:00pm - Sunday, May 26, 2019

"I'm walking here!" John Schlesinger's MIDNIGHT COWBOY in is a gritty, unrelentingly bleak look at the seedy underbelly of urban American life is undeniably disturbing, and features Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight in standout roles as a con man ...[more]

Hail Satan?

6:30pm - Monday, May 27, 2019

Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, HAIL SATAN? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (NUTS!, OUR NIXON). ...[more]

Shazam!

8:45pm - Monday, May 27, 2019

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word--SHAZAM!--this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient ...[more]

Amazing Grace

6:45pm - Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The late director Sydney Pollack's behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of Aretha Franklin's best-selling album Amazing Grace finally sees the light of day more than four decades after the original footage was shot. "I felt wrung ...[more]

High Life

9:00pm - Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system.The crew death-row inmates led by a doctor (Juliette Binoche) with sinister motives has vanished. As ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Improvised Epic Fantasy

8:00pm - Wednesday, May 29, 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]

Midnight Cowboy (50th Anniversary Screening!)

6:45pm - Thursday, May 30, 2019

"I'm walking here!" John Schlesinger's MIDNIGHT COWBOY in is a gritty, unrelentingly bleak look at the seedy underbelly of urban American life is undeniably disturbing, and features Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight in standout roles as a con man ...[more]

Jawbreaker (20th Anniversary Screening!)

9:30pm - Thursday, May 30, 2019

High school. A time of sweet innocence. Untainted youth. Goal-oriented teenagers. NOT! Life at Reagan High School involves moments of feeling, like, super awkward and discovering who you are while also trying to fit in with everyone else. ...[more]

Totally Tubular Tease: 80's Burlesque!

8:00pm - Friday, May 31, 2019

Get ready for a night of radical and righteous burlesque! Take a chill pill and get ready to party harty with April O’Peel Productions at TOTALLY TUBULAR TEASE: It's all 80's, all night long at the Rio Theatre on Friday, May 31. From E.T. to ...[more]

The Legend of Drunken Master

11:15pm - Friday, May 31, 2019

From a land where honor and tradition reign, comes the legend of a martial-arts hero unlike any other -- the "Drunken Master" -- who can turn just one drink into devastation and humiliation for his enemies. His technique is fast, furious... and ...[more]

The Started From the Bottom Variety Show

8:00pm - Saturday, Jun 1, 2019

Stephie Dub and Dub Productions Presents The Started From the Bottom Variety Show Whether it’s our sexy burlesque-xotic girls showing off their acrobatic skills (and bodies) on the pole, our circus performers elegantly moving through hoops, our ...[more]

Edge of the Knife

6:30pm - Sunday, Jun 2, 2019

Shot entirely on the remote, beautiful BC island of Haida Gwaii, EDGE OF THE KNIFE ("SGaawaay K'uuna"), is the first feature-length narrative film spoken entirely in the Haida language - one that is so endangered, with less than 20 fluent speakers, ...[more]

Shazam!

9:00pm - Sunday, Jun 2, 2019

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word--SHAZAM!--this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient ...[more]

Police Story (1985)

7:00pm - Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in Jackie Chan’s breathtakingly inventive martial-arts comedy, a smash hit that made him a worldwide icon of daredevil action spectacle. The director/star/one-man stunt machine plays Ka-Kui, a Hong ...[more]

Police Story 1 & 2 (Double Bill)

7:00pm - Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in Jackie Chan’s breathtakingly inventive martial-arts comedy, a smash hit that made him a worldwide icon of daredevil action spectacle. The director/star/one-man stunt machine plays Ka-Kui, a Hong ...[more]

Police Story 2 (1988)

9:00pm - Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019

Jackie Chan followed up the massive success of POLICE STORY with an even bigger box-office hit. Having been demoted to a lowly traffic cop for his, ahem, unorthodox policing methods, Chan’s go-it-alone officer Ka-Kui quits the force in protest. But ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time

8:00pm - Thursday, Jun 6, 2019

Experience what the Vancouver Sun hailed as a, "phenomenon" and caused the Georgia Straight to proclaim, “There is no funner night out!” Paul Anthony’s Talent Time is a live comedy/variety/talk show and TV program that occurs live at the Rio ...[more]

Paul Anthony's Talent Time: Psychedelic Summer Trip!

8:00pm - Thursday, Jun 6, 2019

For the last episode of the season we are getting free... and freaky. Kicking over the sand castle we built this year and just feeling the graduals in between our butt cheeks. Let's open our bliss holes to infinite possibilities! The show will ...[more]

Deep Red (4K Remaster!)

11:30pm - Friday, Jun 7, 2019

From Dario Argento, the man behind some the greatest excursions in Italian horror (SUSPIRIA, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, THE CAT O’ NINE TAILS), comes DEEP RED: Arguably the ultimate “giallo.” Aided by a throbbing score from legendary ...[more]

The Geekenders Present: Disney Big Band Burlesque

8:00pm - Saturday, Jun 8, 2019

Forget about your worries and your cares down at the Rio Theatre, where Vancouver's favourite "nerdlesque" troupe the Geekenders will be performing shining, shimmering, and altogether splendid numbers from all favourite childhood Disney movies. ...[more]

Showgirl Shenanigans

7:30pm - Sunday, Jun 9, 2019

Join SHOWGIRL SHENANIGANS on Sunday, June 9 for an all new production "Cabaret Cirque", a sexy circus cabaret! It will be an evening of sultry entertainment with a variety show of shimmying glamorous dancers, contortion, unicycle and sexy acrobatic ...[more]

An Evening with Stormy Daniels

7:00pm - Monday, Jun 10, 2019

"Standing up to bullies is my kind of thing." - Stormy Daniels Best-selling author and adult film personality Stormy Daniels is headed to the Rio Theatre on Monday, June 10 for an up-close and personal evening of conversation and audience Q&A, ...[more]

La Strada

6:30pm - Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019

Iconic Italian auteur Federico Fellini drew on his own circus background for LA STRADA, which took home the Best Foreign Language Oscar in 1954. Set in a seedy traveling carnival, this symbolism-laden drama revolves around brutish strongman Zampano ...[more]

Story Story Lie Game Show: Championships

7:00pm - Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019

CAN YOU SPOT THE LIAR? Unreal stories. One Lie. We're bringing back all the winners from this season to compete for our biggest trophy yet! Each contestant will be bringing their most unbelievable story! CBC says, "This is going to be ...[more]

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