The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Halloween Edition!)

Monday, October 31 at 11:30pm PDT

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... and on Halloween night! (Seriously, this is what dreams are made of.)

For over four decades, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has been giving absolute pleasure to adoring audiences spaced out on sensations like they’re under sedation. In this, the undisputed Queen of Cult Classics, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."

See THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW the way it was meant to be seen – on the big screen, in the dark, and with a raucous Rio Theatre audience who are just as into it as you are. Whether you’re a Virgin or a veteran, you’ll have a blast! (Sweet Transvestites of all ages welcome in the balcony are welcome for this Halloween screening!) As always, costumes and audience participation are highly encouraged and maybe even essential - it is Halloween, after all! Prop bags included in this event. (You're definitely welcome to bring your own prop bags, too, but - whatever you do - PLEASE, NO RICE!)

Monday, October 31
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm

All ages/balcony tickets = $15 advance | $18 at the door

*Minors permitted (no alcohol allowed) in the balcony! (If you are a minor, or there are minors in your party, please purchase the correct ticket to ensure your balcony seating. Please note that this film is rated 18A.)

Must be 19+ w/ID for main floor seating / bar service
**Main Floor tickets = $15 advance | $18 at the door

**Sorry, no Groupons or passes are accepted for this screening.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Jim Sharman, 1975 | (100 mins, PG) | A newly engaged couple (Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick) have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry).

Paul Anthony's Talent Time LIVE! at the Rio Theatre

Thursday, November 3 at 8pm PDT

Now in its 9th Season!

Paul Anthony's Talent Time returns to the Rio Theatre on Thursday, November 3 with another edition of Vancouver's favourite monthly chat show.

Stay tuned for more details about November's theme, guests, and (of course!) talent.

Thursday, November 3

Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Sorry, Groupons and passes not accepted at this event.

"There's no funner night out than the monthly Talent Time." - - The Georgia Straight

"Talent Time is the most innovative, raucus, totally silly and inspired show I have seen in years. Watching it is like freebasing sheer fun!"
- - Matthew Hays, Globe & Mail/CBC Arts Online

"A cult phenomenon that’s been flying under the radar...since 2008. A true comedy original. Talent Time defies genre. You have to experience it to truly appreciate it." - Guy MacPherson, The Georgia Straight

Uncaped Crusaders: A 'Batlesque' Tribute to Batman

Friday, November 25 at 8pm PST

Geekenders is back with a wacky Batlesque variety show celebrating everyone's favourite 'stark' knight and his rogues gallery... with a playfully sensual twist!

Doors at 7; Show at 8

Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door

Strictly 19+!

Called a "cult sensation" by Vancity Buzz, Geekenders theatrical nerdlesque has taken the Canadian burlesque scene by storm. Since their debut in 2012, Geekenders nerdlesque has been in high demand, performing to packed audiences in Vancouver's most fabulous venues, wowing over 17,000 people in British Columbia with their tightly-choreographed Vegas-style nerdlesque spectaculars.

Today, Geekenders Nerdlesque is well-known for seamlessly integrating the worlds of burlesque, geekery, drag, queerlesque, dance, and theatre into their productions, incorporating well-known burlesque stars with passionate newcomers to create shows full of good humour, love for their source material, and a unique, whimsical style all their own.

Featuring some of Vancouver's biggest nerdlesque names!





PLUS, for some numbers, a spectacular LIVE BAND!!!!

Here's what the media has to say about Geekenders productions:

"...Absolutely hilarious. The Geekenders did a fabulous job with lovingly skewering the source material."

"...local impresarios Geekenders, who spare no imagination with their programming. A geek and queer-friendly collective that turns the nerdiest of fantasies into realities..."
-Vancity Buzz on Geekenders

"...Geekenders are taking the ropes and giving opportunities for females to be cast in non-traditional, male-dominated spaces. In doing so, they’re changing the fandom for the better while remaining true to its roots."
-Cecilia Lu in Living Myth Magazine

Like Geekenders on Facebook for more information on their variety shows, dances, theatrical endeavours and burlesque tributes!

The Glove

Sunday, November 27 at 6:35pm PST

Vancouver film maker and animator Gord Stanfield premieres his third filmed feature film, The GLOVE.

The GLOVE 2016. 90 mins - Brian’s search for his missing Grandfather turns into a supernatural event for his Grandmother.

The film was shot in the lower mainland this summer and stars Kerry James of ‘Heartland’ (TV series)Braleigh James of ‘Sinsters’ (Feature), Dayleigh Nelson, Sue Sparlin and Aiden Cumming Teicher winner of the 2016 Young Entertainers Award (Best young actor under age 10 - Short Film) and Aiden Cumming Teicher winner of the 2015 Young Performers’ Award under age 10.

Brian starts his summer vacation by setting out to find his missing Grandfather. Brian quickly finds his Grandfather Captain Swan in a small river town plotting his next overseas voyage. At first Brian is ignored by Swan, but Brian’s persistence results in Swan and his crew telling Brian secrets they have carried with them for hundreds and even thousands of years. While Swan awaits his next cargo to ship out, Brian figures out how Swan was cheated out of a parcel of land... but not before his Grandmother gets a second chance meeting with the immortal captain Swan.

Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:35 pm

Tickets $12

Minors OK in balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
Groupons and passes not accepted for this screening.

The film will play at 6:35pm � 8:05 followed by autographs with Kerry James and the cast.