LA DOLCE VITA + THE NIGHT PORTER: Italian Nights

Friday, June 12 at 7:30pm

We couldn't think of a better way to mark Italian Day on The Drive 2015 than with a film festival showcasing some of our favourite Italian films! Join us at the Rio for four nights dedicated to a fantastic selection of classics, including Federico Fellini's LA DOLCE VITA (1960) and Liliana Cavani's THE NIGHT PORTER ("Il portiere di notte", 1974).

LA DOLCE VITA
Doors 7:00 / Movie 7:30

Tickets $10 in advance / $12 at the door

THE NIGHT PORTER (Friday Late Night Movie!)
Movie: 11:00

Tickets $6 in advance / $8 at the door

*See both for $12 advance / $14 at the door
*Groupons and passes OK for any single screening. Please redeem at the door.
*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

LA DOLCE VITA (Federico Fellini, 1960 / DCP, 174 mins, 18A) Marcello Marstroianni and Anita Ekberg star in LA DOLCE VITA - one of the best from one of the best, Federico Fellini. A dazzling film that weaves elements of the surreal and magical to humbly expose honest elements of the human condition via a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist (Mastroianni, in one of his most memorable performances), living in Rome.

THE NIGHT PORTER "Il portiere di notte" (Lilliana Cavani, 1974 / Blu Ray, 118 mins, 18A) | After a chance meeting at a hotel in 1957, a Holocaust survivor (the exquisite Charlotte Rampling) and the Nazi officer (Dirk Bogarde) who tortured her resume their sadomasochistic relationship, which threatens them both. Liliana Cavani's THE NIGHT PORTER continues to divide audiences over its controversial themes and moral ambiguity; the far-reaching impact of its fetishistic aesthetic as influential today as it was upon its release in 1974.

8 1/2 (Fellini) + LAST TANGO IN PARIS (Bertolucci): Italian Night

Saturday, June 13 at 7pm

We couldn’t think of a better way to mark Italian Day on the Drive (Sunday, June 14) than with a film festival showcasing some of our favourite Italian films. Join us at the Rio for four nights dedicated to a fantastic selection of classic films spanning decades and genres, including Federico Fellini’s iconic 8 1/2 and Bernardo Bertolucci’s masterful LAST TANGO IN PARIS. Special thanks to our partners, Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre and Italian Day on The Drive 2015

Saturday, June 13
8 1/2 – Doors 6:30 / Movie 7:00

LAST TANGO IN PARIS: Movie: 9:45

*Single ticket price $10 in advance / $12 at the door.

See both features for $12 in advance / $14 at the door!

*Buy an Italian Nights at the Rio film pass – good for every film in the series – for just $50 at www.riotheatretickets.ca.
*Groupons and passes OK for any single screening. Please redeem at the door.
**Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963 / Blu-Ray, 138 mins / 18A) | A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Barbara Steele. Guido is a film director, trying to relax after his last big hit. He can’t get a moment’s peace, however, with the people who have worked with him in the past constantly looking for more work. He wrestles with his conscience, but is unable to come up with a new idea. While thinking, he starts to recall major happenings in his life, and all the women he has loved and left. An autobiographical film of Fellini, about the trials and tribulations of film making. Often cited by Federico Fellini himself as one of his favorite films ever, even considering other directors’ works.

LAST TANGO IN PARIS “Ultimo tango a Parigi” (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1974 / Blu Ray, 128 mins, 18A) | Passionate, sexual, and entirely unforgettable, Bernardo Bertolucci’s LAST TANGO IN PARIS is an exotic, erotic masterpiece about an engaged Parisian woman (Maria Schneider) and her clandestine affair with a recently widowed, middle-aged American businessman (Marlon Brando). Upon its release in 1974, the film received worldwide attention for its unflinching sex scenes (it originally received an “X” rating and was banned in many countries) as well as its raw, naturalistic portrayal of a very adult relationship*

Live From New York! (SNL)

Monday, June 15 at 6:45pm

American Institution. Cultural Phenomenon. Perfectly Absurd. 40 Years And Counting...

'Saturday Night Live' has been reflecting and influencing the American Story for 40 years. LIVE FROM NEW YORK! explores the show's early years, an experiment from a young Lorne Michaels and his cast of unknowns, and follows its evolution into a comedy institution. The film looks at SNL as a living time capsule, encompassing decades of American politics, media, tragedy, and popular culture with an irreverent edge.

Archival footage is interwoven with stolen moments and exclusive commentary from SNL legends, journalists, hosts, musical guests, crew and others influenced by the comedy giant. The documentary features pretty much everyone from the SNL roster you'd expect, including Dan Akroyd, Alec Baldwin, James Belushi, Candice Bergen, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Jimmy Fallon, and many more.

Monday, June 15 Doors 6:15 / Movie 6:45 pm
Tuesday, June 16 Doors 6:15 / Movie 6:45 pm
Wednesday, June 17 Doors 6:15 / Movie 6:45 pm

Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

LIVE FROM NEW YORK! (Bao Nguyen, 2015 / 90 mins / PG) | Feature documentary chronicling the 40-year-history of “Saturday Night Live." The film combines archival footage with interviews of “SNL” cast members, crew, hosts and journalists and traces the evolution and influence of the show over nearly 800 episodes.

Soaked In Bleach

Monday, June 15 at 9pm

Benjamin Statler’s SOAKED IN BLEACH unravels the events behind Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s death. as The film is seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Cobain’s wife Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband days before his body was found at their Seattle home. Though Cobain’s death was ruled a suicide by the police, decades of lingering doubt continue to swirl around the legitimacy of this ruling. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff’s detective, did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could have occurred. SOAKED IN BLEACH develops as a narrative mystery using cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses, and the examination of artifacts from the 1994 case.

Monday, June 15
Doors 8:30 / Movie 9:00

Tickets $10 in advance / $12 door

*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.

SOAKED IN BLEACH (Benjamin Statler, 2015 / 100 mins) | Private investigator Tom Grant tries to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

Live From New York! (SNL)

Tuesday, June 16 at 6:45pm

American Institution. Cultural Phenomenon. Perfectly Absurd. 40 Years And Counting...

'Saturday Night Live' has been reflecting and influencing the American Story for 40 years. LIVE FROM NEW YORK! explores the show's early years, an experiment from a young Lorne Michaels and his cast of unknowns, and follows its evolution into a comedy institution. The film looks at SNL as a living time capsule, encompassing decades of American politics, media, tragedy, and popular culture with an irreverent edge.

Archival footage is interwoven with stolen moments and exclusive commentary from SNL legends, journalists, hosts, musical guests, crew and others influenced by the comedy giant. The documentary features pretty much everyone from the SNL roster you'd expect, including Dan Akroyd, Alec Baldwin, James Belushi, Candice Bergen, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Jimmy Fallon, and many more.

Monday, June 15 Doors 6:15 / Movie 6:45 pm
Tuesday, June 16 Doors 6:15 / Movie 6:45 pm
Wednesday, June 17 Doors 6:15 / Movie 6:45 pm

Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

LIVE FROM NEW YORK! (Bao Nguyen, 2015 / 90 mins / PG) | Feature documentary chronicling the 40-year-history of “Saturday Night Live." The film combines archival footage with interviews of “SNL” cast members, crew, hosts and journalists and traces the evolution and influence of the show over nearly 800 episodes.

Soaked in Bleach

Tuesday, June 16 at 9pm

Benjamin Statler’s SOAKED IN BLEACH unravels the events behind Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s death. as The film is seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Cobain’s wife Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband days before his body was found at their Seattle home. Though Cobain’s death was ruled a suicide by the police, decades of lingering doubt continue to swirl around the legitimacy of this ruling. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff’s detective, did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could have occurred. SOAKED IN BLEACH develops as a narrative mystery using cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses, and the examination of artifacts from the 1994 case.

Tuesday, June 16
Doors 8:30 / Movie 9:00
Tickets $10 in advance / $12 door
Advance tickets available at www.riotheatretickets.ca
*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.

SOAKED IN BLEACH (Benjamin Statler, 2015 / 100 mins) | Private investigator Tom Grant tries to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

WAYNE'S WORLD Wednesday (1&2! Party On!)

Wednesday, June 17 at 7pm

To mark our run of the new documentary LIVE FROM NEW YORK (June 15-18), it seemed like an excellent idea to give some screen time to one of the most loved films to come out of a 'Saturday Night Live' sketch, WAYNE'S WORLD. Party on! And then we thought, "let's live in the now," and double bill it with WAYNE' S WORLD 2. (A film that's a lot like 'Star Trek: The Next Generation.' In many ways it's superior, but will never be as recognized as the original.)

Wednesday, June 17
WAYNE'S WORLD - Doors 6:30 / Movie 7:00

WAYNE'S WORLD 2 - Movie 8:45

Single ticket $8 advance / $10 door
See both for $12 advance / $14 door
Advance tickets end at 5pm on June 17th

*All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Groupons and passes OK for any single screening. Please redeem at the door.

WAYNE'S WORLD (Penelope Spheeris, 1992 / DCP, 94 mins / PG) | When Aurora, Illinois' cable access stars Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey) get the chance to take their show to the next level, their sleazeball producer (Rob Lowe) moves in on Wayne's girlfriend (Tia Carrere). Also starring Ed O'Neill, Lara Flynn Boyle, Alice Cooper, Chris Farley, Meat Loaf.

WAYNE'S WORLD 2 (Stephen Surjik, 1993 / 95 mins / PG) | Aurora, Illinois' favourite late night TV hosts Wayne and Garth (Mike Myers, Dana Carvey) try to organize a rock concert while Wayne must fend off the sleazeball music manager (Christopher Walken) who is trying to steal his girlfriend (Tia Carrere). Also starring Chris Farley, Steven Tyler, Kim Basinger.

Live From New York! (SNL)

Thursday, June 18 at 6:45pm

American Institution. Cultural Phenomenon. Perfectly Absurd. 40 Years And Counting...

'Saturday Night Live' has been reflecting and influencing the American Story for 40 years. LIVE FROM NEW YORK! explores the show's early years, an experiment from a young Lorne Michaels and his cast of unknowns, and follows its evolution into a comedy institution. The film looks at SNL as a living time capsule, encompassing decades of American politics, media, tragedy, and popular culture with an irreverent edge.

Archival footage is interwoven with stolen moments and exclusive commentary from SNL legends, journalists, hosts, musical guests, crew and others influenced by the comedy giant. The documentary features pretty much everyone from the SNL roster you'd expect, including Dan Akroyd, Alec Baldwin, James Belushi, Candice Bergen, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Jimmy Fallon, and many more.

Monday, June 15 Doors 6:15 / Movie 6:45 pm
Tuesday, June 16 Doors 6:15 / Movie 6:45 pm
Thursday, June 18 Doors 6:15 / Movie 6:45 pm

Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

LIVE FROM NEW YORK! (Bao Nguyen, 2015 / 90 mins / PG) | Feature documentary chronicling the 40-year-history of “Saturday Night Live." The film combines archival footage with interviews of “SNL” cast members, crew, hosts and journalists and traces the evolution and influence of the show over nearly 800 episodes.

The Blues Brothers

Thursday, June 18 at 9pm

“They’ll never get caught. They’re on a mission from God.”

To mark our run of the new documentary LIVE FROM NY! (opening June 15), we thought the time was right to give a little big screen love to one of our favourite (if not the first!) SNL-inspired movies, THE BLUES BROTHERS. Scripted by Dan Aykroyd and John Landis (who also directed the film), THE BLUES BROTHERS is a comedic and musical giant that features memorable performances, dance numbers, nuns, and an insane who’s-who cast that includes John Belushi, James Brown, Carrie Fischer, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg, John Candy, Frank Oz, and more. (Also: Best car chase sequence in a mall. Ever.)

Thursday, June 18
Doors 8:30 / Movie 9:00
Tickets $8 in advance / $10 at the door
Buy in advance at www.riotheatretickets.ca
All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19 w/ID for bar service.
*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

THE BLUES BROTHERS (John Landis, 1980 / DCP / 133 mins, PG) | Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.

Indiana Jones Trilogy

Friday, June 19 at 7pm

oin us at the Rio Theatre for the ultimate big screen movie adventure marathon: Steven Spielberg's monumentally awesome INDIANA JONES series. Think Harrison Ford, snakes, whips, numerous Nazis, monkey brains and more... all night long. (And yes, you read that right: "trilogy." We're pretending that fourth installment never happened.)

Friday, June 19
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK Doors 6:00 / Movie 7:00 pm SHARP (Please arrive early!)
TEMPLE OF DOOM 9:15 pm
Single ticket $10 advance / $12 door

THE LAST CRUSADE* 11:30 pm
*Single ticket $6 advance / $8 door

**See all three for $13 advance / $15 door!

----ADVANCE SALES END JUNE 19TH @ 5PM----

*All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/proper ID for bar service.
*Groupons and passes OK for any single screening. Please redeem at the door.

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (Steven Spielberg, 1981 / DCP, 115 mins / PG) | Professional archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis get their hands on it. Also starring Karen Allen, John Rhys-Davies, Alfred Molina, Denholm Elliott.

INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (Steven Spielberg, 1984 / DCP, 118 mins / PG) | After arriving in India, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is tasked with finding a mystical stone by the residents of a desperate village. Also starring Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan.

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (Steven Spielberg, 1989 / DCP, 127 mins / PG) | When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. (Sean Connery) suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, his adventurous son Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) must follow in his father's footsteps to rescue him, and stop the Nazis. Also staring Allison Doody, River Phoenix, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott.

ACTING PROCESS AND IMPROV WORKSHOP with Gabriel Carter and Chilton Crane

Saturday, June 20 at 10am

ACTING PROCESS AND IMPROV WORKSHOP with Gabriel Carter and Chilton Crane

In this workshop we shall be exploring, navigating, and investigating the acting process in a incremental fashion, coupled with free form, imaginative improvisational work to compliment. This workshop has been structured to meet the needs of both beginning and intermediate students of acting.

June 19th 2hr meet and greet at Van Arts 7pm - 9pm
June 20th 10am - 4pm Rio Theatre
June 21st 1pm - 5pm Rio Theatre

Workshop fee $250 plus gst
www.riotheatretickets.ca

Chilton has been a professional actor for 25+ years, most recently co-starring in the feature film Cut Bank with Liam Hemsworth, John Malkovich and Billy Bob Thornton ; recurring roles on 4400,Cold Squad and The L Word and Guest Star and Supporting Roles on Supernatural, Smallville, Final Destination2, X Files, Outer Limits, Twilight Zone, Poltergeist and many more. With over a hundred Film and TV credits and Stage work as well, she has also managed to teach consecutively for the past 18 years and currently is the Head of the Acting Dept. at VanArts (William Davis Centre for Actors Study at Vanarts). Chilton recently studied at the acclaimed Uta Hagen School - HB Studio in New York -Instructors Program. She is passionate about acting and the exploration of story telling through self.

Gabriel Carter is from San Francisco, California. He graduated from the American Conservatory Theatre masters program. In NYC, he was a voice over director for Don Buchwald and associates where he coached such luminaries as Ally Sheedy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Billy Crudup and Lisa Bonet amongst others. He was a instructor at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York. In Vancouver he was a core faculty member of Schoolcreative for five years. Gabriel believes acting is not a mimicry of life, and that fine acting is a potent blend of craft and pathos.

The Critical Hit Show: A Live D&D Comedy Experience

Wednesday, June 24 at 8pm

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for more medieval merriment on Wednesday, June 24 …

Join Vancouver’s best comedic performers at The Rio Theatre as they quest for glory and snacks in this live, improvised spectacular inspired by the world’s most popular role playing game! For two years, The Critical Hit Show has been playing to massive audiences month after month, and the epic adventure continues! And remember, you don’t need to know anything about gaming to have a great time. All you need is to know how to have fun!

Wednesday, June 24
Doors 7:00 / Show 8:00
Advance Tickets $8 / $10 at the door
19+ only with bar service; 2 pieces of ID required.

THE ADVENTURERS
Eric Fell as The Dungeon Master
Ian Boothby as Benoit the Anointed, the Half-Elf Cleric
Joanna Gaskell as Edda, the Elf Barbarian
Barbara Beall as Ingrid, the Halfling Fighter
Allen Morrison as Spitz Luben, the Human Wizard
Shaun Stewart as Brask Hellbeard, the Dwarf Bard

More monsters! More Magic! More Mayhem! More Off-Brand soda!

@critshow
http://www.criticalhitshow.com/
http://www.facebook.com/dndlive

AMERICAN GRAFFITI + DAZED AND CONFUSED

Friday, June 26 at 7pm

Why go cruising the strip or climbing the watertower on a Friday night when you could spend it at your favourite indie movie theatre instead?

Alright, alright, alright! Join us at the Rio Theatre for a prime time double bill featuring two nostalgic coming-of-age films that celebrate the best day of high school you never had: George Lucas' AMERICAN GRAFFITI and Richard Linklater's DAZED AND CONFUSED.

AMERICAN GRAFFITI Doors 6:15 / Movie 7:00
DAZED AND CONFUSED Movie 9:15
Each film $10 advance / $12 door
See both for $12 advance / $14 door

Advance Ticket Sales End at 5pm on June 26th

*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

AMERICAN GRAFFITI (George Lucas, 1973 / DCP, 110 mins, PG) | On the last day of summer vacation in 1962, friends cruise the streets of small-town California while a mysterious disc jockey spins classic rock'n'roll tunes. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Charles Martin Smith, Paul Le Mat, Wolfman Jack, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, and Harrison Ford.

DAZED AND CONFUSED (Richard Linklater, 1993 / DCP, 102 mins, 14A) | The adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school in a small Texan town in May, 1976. Starring Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Joey Lauren Adams, Milla Jovovovovich, and Ben Affleck.

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