Elf (With or w/out Yuletide Double Bill option)

Tuesday, December 20 at 7pm PST

"I just like to smile! Smiling's my favorite."

Make merry-merry with a screening of the adorably hilarious and utterly charming modern Christmas classic, ELF. Will Ferrell stars as one of Santa's best helpers, a human named Buddy who heads home to New York City in search of his roots. Also starring James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, Mary Steenburgen and Zooey Deschanel.

"A disarmingly funny holiday comedy." (Entertainment Weekly)

"Families have discovered how funny and how well this little film tells its King-sized holiday message: the only size that counts is how big your heart is." (Good Morning America)

Tuesday, December 20
Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm

Single ELF tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

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Why not go make it a Yuletide Double Bill with Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS at 9:30 pm?

Yuletide Double Bill $13 advance | $15 at the door

*Please note: Online ticket sales for the double bill will end at 6:00 pm, but will also be available at the door.

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*Kids very welcome to both ELF and Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK to any single film! Please redeem at the door.

ELF (Jon Favreau, 2003 / 97 minutes) After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Tuesday, December 20 at 9:30pm PST

"Inside a snowflake like the one on your sleeve, there happened a story you must see to believe..."

Ron Howard's live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr. Seuss stars a perfectly cast Jim Carrey as literature's most reclusive (not to mention vengeful) green Grinch, who decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery (not to mention bizarrely coiffed) citizens of the magical land of Whoville. This strange town is home to the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people who all love Christmas. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos, who he is not fond of at all. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen), who tries befriending him. Also starring Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, and Molly Shannon.

Tuesday, December 20
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm

Single tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

*Kids very welcome to in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK to any single film! Please redeem at the door.

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (Ron Howard, 2000 / 104 mins / PG) On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town.

The Fictionals Comedy Co. Presents: Improv Against Humanity - Ho Ho Holiday Special

Wednesday, December 21 at 8pm PST

The Fictionals are celebrating the Christmas Season with a HO HO HOliday Special at the Rio Theatre!

We're helping Santa with his naughty list by giving out sweet Christmas gifts, performing hilarious comedy, and crowning the new Most Horrible Person in Vancouver!

Saddle up the reindeer, jump in the sleigh, and come on down!

The Rio Theatre
1660 East Broadway at Commercial Drive
Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm

Tickets: $10 + SC in Advance | $12 at the Door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted for this event.

Live & Unsanctioned! Official Hashtag: #IAHatRIO

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*****

"This high jinks-filled interactive improv series put on by The Fictionals troupe is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone... You can't have more politically incorrect fun." - Georgia Straight's Best of Vancouver

"Seriously laugh out loud.... (Improv Against Humanity) guarantees some great vetted fodder for laughs of the truly horrible kind." - Daily Hive Vancouver

"So wrong in all the right ways... One of the best events in Vancouver." - Vancouver Sun

"A wickedly fun concept... Don't bring the kids, folks." - Guy MacPherson, What's So Funny 100.5 FM

*****

Warning: may contain some strong language, sexual content and mature themes. Viewer discretion is advised.

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It's a Wonderful Life

Thursday, December 22 at 6:30pm PST

"What is it you want, Mary? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it you.”

Frank Capra's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE has earned its place as "the holiday classic to define all holiday classics." For movie-lovers around the world, this bittersweet yet optimistic sentimental comedy drama is as essential a holiday tradition as chestnuts roasting on an open fire. And we couldn't agree more! Beyond its own charming warmth, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE is one of the most influential fantasy films ever made and one of the most universally adored example of old-school Hollywood. Come on out to dance by the light of the moon and get put under the magic spell (again!) of this transcendent cinematic masterpiece - with the newly restored, big-screen viewing it so richly deserves.

Jimmy Stewart gives one of his all-time best performances as George Bailey, a good man with a big heart. Though George is the guiding force behind the modest local building and loan company he inherited from his own generous father, he is eternally in debt himself, and has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. George has always longed to travel beyond his idyllic small town and see the world, but he never has, lest the local rich despot Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore, in a role that provided the DNA for The Simpsons' Mr. Burns) take over - all that prevents him from doing so is George and his company. But on Christmas Eve 1946, George's Uncle Billy loses the business' entire $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. When Mr. Potter finds the misplaced money, he hides it. In a pivotal moment of sheer desperation, George wishes he was never born, at which point a bumbling angel named Clarence (he needs to get his wings!) is sent from beyond to show him what his life would look like - without him in it. Also starring Donna Reed and Henry Travers.

"IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE is about hunger. It's about greed. It's about the many ways a good man is stymied. Finally, it's about George Bailey, whose decency prevents him even from killing himself." (Salon)

"This is the all-time great, curl-up-on-the-sofa-with-a-cup-of-tea movie. Not only is it beautifully photographed, but it also contains enough emotional strength to hold your attention for all of its two-hour running time." (Total Film)

"IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE is a pretty wonderful movie." (TIME Magazine)

Thursday, December 22
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm

Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

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

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Frank Capra, 1946 / 130 mins / G) After George Bailey wishes he had never been born, an angel is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

Gremlins

Thursday, December 22 at 9:30pm PST

"First of all, keep him out of the light, he hates bright light, especially sunlight, it'll kill him. Second, don't give him any water, not even to drink. But the most important rule, the rule you can never forget, no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight..."

Joe Dante's GREMLINS (it’s a Christmas movie!) is one of the Rio Theat're most year-round requested titles, and it's returning to our silver screen on Thursday, December 22 at 9:30 pm. Written by Chris Columbus (THE GOONIES, HOME ALONE), GREMLINS is a hilarious holiday classic that appeals to kids of all ages (especially if they grew up in the 80s!).

When a gadget salesman is looking for that special Christmas gift for his son Billy, he happens upon something totally unusual at an old store in Chinatown. Though the shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the adorable "Mogwai," creature, he sells it to him anyway - with a few important caveats. Never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. When the instructions aren't followed, chaos ensues when a gang of mischevious, lizard-like gremlins appear, wreaking havoc and tearing up the Norman Rockwell-esque town on Christmas Eve. Starring Phoebe Cates, Zach Galligan, Corey Feldman, Polly Holliday, Keye Luke and… Gizmo.

"This postmodern, endlessly referential, utterly ruthless film is an ingenious, delightfully scary fairytale horror flick ..." (The Observer)

"Think of A Christmas Carol visited by The Birds. Think of The Muppet Movie run amok. Imagine a berserk film editor splicing It's a Wonderful Life to Invasion of the Body Snatchers, with quoting from Snow White and a nod to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." (Christian Science Monitor)

Thursday, December 22
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

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

GREMLINS (Joe Dante, 1984 / 106 mins / PG) | When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on his small town.

The Sound of Music

Friday, December 23 at 7pm PST

Nuns, lonely goat herds, Christopher Plummer, raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are just a few of the things that makes Robert Wise's classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC one of our favourite things!

Join us on Friday, December 23 for an all-ages-welcome showing of one of the most hand-down beloved big-screen musicals of all time - just in time for the holidays. Feel free to come dressed in your favourite lederhosen and get ready to sing, laugh, and get filled up on good cheer.

Based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that was inspired by the true story of the Trapp Family Singers, who fled Austria amid growing concerns over Nazi rule, THE SOUND OF MUSIC stars Julie Andrews as Maria, a young "problematic" nun (who needs solving) in a convent who regularly misses her morning prayers because she'd rather head into going to the lively hills to sing. Mother Superior feels that Maria needs to learn something more about the real world before she can take her vows, and sends her off to be the new governess to the many children of the widowed Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer). When Maria arrives at their home, she discovers the Captain to be a cold, aloof, and rather stern disciplinarian. When Father is around, the children are quick to fall in line, but left to their own devices are far more rambunctious and Maria has to come up with creative ways to earn their respect. The children soon become entranced with the playful and sweet governess, whose style is completely at odds with that of their father. As the natural tension between Maria and the Captain blossoms into a palpable chemistry, complicated by the fact that the he is already engaged...

Friday, December 23
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm

Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! (If there are minors in your party, please be sure to purchase the appropriate "balcony seating" ticket/s.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Robert Wise, 1965 / 174 mins / G) A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Die Hard

Friday, December 23 at 11:30pm PST

"Yippee ki yay, motherfudger!

Send your movie-loving' self into Christmas overdrive with what is - hands down - one of the absolute biggest, baddest motherfudging edge-of-your-seat big screen thrill rides ever, DIE HARD. In (arguably) his signature performance, Bruce Willis shines as a streetsmart (and mostly barefoot!) cop tasked with outsmarting a group of terrorists who have taken over a building in downtown LA. Also starring the late, great Alan Rickman (Hans Gruber!) and Bonnie Bedelia.

"Its many imitators (and sequels) have never come close to matching the taut thrills of the definitive holiday action classic." (Rotten Tomatoes)

"DIE HARD is an action picture with a capital A. In fact, you might as well go ahead and capitalize the whole darn word." (Orlando Sentinel)

"For all its moments of almost overwhelming cheese, DIE HARD is still the definitive action thriller." (Total Film)

Friday, December 23
Doors 10:30 | Movie 11:30 pm

Tickets $8 advance | $10 at the door

*Minors permitted in balcony. (Please note that this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
***Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

DIE HARD (John McTiernan, 1988 / 131 mins / 18A)
New York City Detective John McClane has just arrived in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his wife. Unfortunately, it is not going to be a Merry Christmas for everyone. A group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber, is holding everyone in the Nakatomi Plaza building hostage – including Mrs. McClane! With no way of anyone getting in or out, it’s up to the street-smart (and barefoot) McClane to stop them all and save the day.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (With or w/out BAD SANTA double bill option)

Saturday, December 24 at 5pm PST

Make merry-merry with seriously fun Christmas Eve screening of two seriously hi-la-rious ho-ho-holiday classics - National Lampoon's CHRISTMAS VACATION and BAD SANTA.

It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

Saturday, December 24
Doors 4:30 pm | Movie 5:00 pm

Single CHRISTMAS VACATION tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

Why not go make it a Yuletide Double Bill with BAD SANTA at 7:30 pm?

Yuletide Double Bill tickets $13 advance | $15 at the door

*Please note: Online ticket sales for the double bill will end at 4:00 pm, but will also be available at the door.

*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note that BAD SANTA is rated 18A) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK to any single film! Please redeem at the door.

NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION (Jeremiah Chechik, 1989 / 97 minutes) The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Bad Santa

Saturday, December 24 at 7:30pm PST

"F**k me, Santa! F**k me, Santa! F**k me, Santa!"

Billy Bob Thornton has never been better than as the grumpy, alcoholic con-man mall Santa (who, underneath it all actually does have a heart of gold) in the wickedly dark seasonal favourite BAD SANTA. Directed by Terry Zwigoff (GHOST WORLD, CRUMB), the film also stars the late, great Bernie Mac and Lauren Graham.

Saturday, December 24
Doors 7:00 pm | Movie 7:30 pm

Single BAD SANTA tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note that BAD SANTA is rated 18A) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK to any single film! Please redeem at the door.

BAD SANTA (Terry Zwigoff, 2003 / 91 mins / 18A) | A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.

Rocky (ROCKY I and/or Boxing Day Marathon Ticket Option)

Monday, December 26 at 2:30pm PST

Yo, Adrian! Join us at the Rio Theatre for a Boxing Day movie marathon that is literally a day of boxing - we're talkng Sylvester Stallone's iconic Rocky Balboa, from the original Oscar-winner ROCKY (1976), to Mr. T, to Dolph Lundgren. See one, or see 'em all!

*Please note: Because this is a movie marathon, start times are subject to change. We will do our very best to keep start times as posted.

ROCKY (1976)
Doors 2:00 | Movie 2:30 pm

ROCKY II (1979)
Movie 5:00 pm

ROCKY III (1982)
Movie 7:30 pm

ROCKY IV (1985)
9:45 pm

Single movie tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door
See all four for $25 advance | $30 at the door
(*Please note that online sales to the marathon will end at 1:30 pm, but will be available for purchase at the door.)

*Minors permitted in the balcony for all films. Must be 19+ w/ID for alcohol and for main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.

ROCKY (John G. Avildson, 1976 / 120 mins / PG) Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

ROCKY II (Sylvester Stallone, 1979 / 120 mins / PG) Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.

ROCKY III (Sylvester Stallone, 1982 / 100 mins / PG) After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.

ROCKY IV (Sylvester Stallone, 1985 / 91 mins / PG) After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.

Rocky II

Monday, December 26 at 5pm PST

Yo, Adrian!

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a Boxing Day movie marathon that is literally a day of boxing - we're talkng Sylvester Stallone's iconic Rocky Balboa, from the original Oscar-winner ROCKY (1976), to Mr. T, to Dolph Lundgren. See one, or see 'em all!

*Please note: Because this is a movie marathon, start times are subject to change. We will do our very best to keep start times as posted.

ROCKY (1976)
Doors 2:00 | Movie 2:30 pm

ROCKY II (1979)
Movie 5:00 pm

ROCKY III (1982)
Movie 7:30 pm

ROCKY IV (1985)
9:45 pm

Single movie tickets to ROCKY 2 $10 advance | $12 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony for all films. Must be 19+ w/ID for alcohol and for main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.

ROCKY II (Sylvester Stallone, 1979 / 120 mins / PG) Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.

The Shining

Friday, December 30 at 7:30pm PST

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."

We all need a dose of winter-y horror, don't we? And there's nothing more winter-y (and horrifying) than Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, which is getting the prime time treatment it so richly deserves on Friday, December 30.

Based on Stephen King's 1977 novel 'The Shining,' Kubrick's film is widely regarded as a work of true cinematic genius (although King himself, famously, does not). Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall star as a husband and wife (Jack and Wendy Torrance) who ditch the city for a gig as winter caretakers at an isolated hotel. While Jack hopes to get his creative juices flowing so that he can write a book, the family (which also includes their young son Danny) instead encounters an eerie and foreboding spiritual presence. Commence cinema's most nightmarishly creepy twins, a mesmerizing carpet, the memorable view from Room 237, a messy elevator, REDRUM, psychic visions, a Big Wheel that keeps on turnin', and a chaotic descent into a spiraling maze of violence. Fully restored with beautiful digital projection, THE SHINING is a classic that is always best enjoyed on the big screen (and with bigger sound!). Also starring Danny Lloyd and Scatman Crothers. Come play with us!

"Ostensibly a haunted house story, it manages to traverse a complex world of incipient madness, spectral murder and supernatural visions... and also makes you jump." (Empire Magazine)

THE SHINING
Doors 7:00 pm | Movie 7:30 pm

Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

THE SHINING (Stanley Kubrick, 1980 / 144 mins / 18A) Jack Torrance becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy, and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

Pulp Fiction

Friday, December 30 at 11pm PST

"Zed's Dead."

Ring out 2016 right...With PULP FICTION, our final Friday Late Night Movie of the year!

Quentin Tarantino's endlessly stylishly, non-linear and infinitely quotable PULP FICTION is a modern masterpiece, featuring a killer soundtrack and an all-star cast whose characters have become practically ingrained into contemporary culture. I mean, who doesn’t love a Big Kahuna Burger or a $5 milkshake? The film is one of, if not the, definitive movie of the 1990s. Starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Walken, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Ving Rhames, Maria de Medeiros, Eric Stoltz, and Harvey Keitel. Oh, and Kathy Griffin. (As herself.)

"One of the most influential films of the 1990s, Pulp Fiction is a delirious post-modern mix of neo-noir thrills, pitch-black humor, and pop-culture touchstones." (Rotten Tomatoes)

"Unmissable." (The Guardian)

"The talk is dirty and funny, the violence always waiting just around the corner." (The New Yorker)

Friday, December 30
Doors 10:15 pm | Movie 11:00 pm

Tickets $8 advance or in costume | $10 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

PULP FICTION (Quentin Tarantino, 1994 / 154 mins / 18A) | Prizefighter Butch Coolidge has decided to stop payment on a deal he's made with the devil; Honey Bunny and Pumpkin are young lovers and small time thieves who decide they need a change of venue; two career criminals, Vincent Vega and Jules, go about their daily business of shooting up other crooks that are late on payments to their boss while one is asked to baby sit their boss' dangerously pretty young wife, the other suddenly realizes that he must give up his life of crime.

Shaun of the Dead (With or w/out Holiday Hangover Triple Bill Option)

Sunday, January 1 at 4pm PST

"You've got red on you."

Ring in the New Year (and nurse your hangover) with our Holiday Hangover Triple Bill! We're kicking things off on New Year's Day with the zombie-filled romantic horror comedy SHAUN OF THE DEAD, the first "flavour" in Edgar Wright's so-called Cornetto Trilogy (which also includes HOT FUZZ and THE WORLD'S END), at 4:00 pm. Stick around and abide in your favourite Cowichan sweater (or a comfy old bathrobe) and enjoy all the White Russians (a hair of the dog drink special!) you can possibly handle with THE BIG LEBOWSKI at 6:30 pm. After that we're gonna scalp some Nazis and go down speaking the King's before we burn down the cinema with Quentin Tarantino's INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS. See one, or see 'em all. Now, that's a bingo!

Since the breakout hit SHAUN OF THE DEAD in 2004, British writer-director Edgar Wright has cemented himself in the pop-culture landscape with several films that have all become instant pop-culture classics (SCOTT PILGRIM vs. THE WORLD) in their own right. In this cult rom-zom-com, Simon Pegg stars as Shaun, a 30-something loser with a dull, easy existence. When he's not working at the electronics store, he lives with his slovenly best friend, Ed (Nick Frost), in a small flat on the outskirts of London. The only unpredictable element in his life is his girlfriend, Liz, who wishes desperately for Shaun to grow up and be a man. When the town is inexplicably overrun with zombies, Shaun must rise to the occasion and protect both Liz and his mother from being eaten.

SHAUN OF THE DEAD
Doors 3:30 pm | Movie 4:00 pm

Single tickets $10 advance or in costume | $12 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A). Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.

Why not roll with the whole Holiday Hangover Triple Bill enchilada? Catch SHAUN OF THE DEAD at 4:00 pm, THE BIG LEBOWSKI at 6:30 pm, and INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS at 9:15 pm for the sweet n’ low price of $20?! See one, or see 'em all!!

Hangover Triple Bill Tickets $20 | $24 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ ID to purchase a Holiday Hangover Triple Bill ticket.
*Please note that the cutoff time for online sales of the Holiday Hangover Triple Bill is at 3:00 pm. Hangover Triple Bill tickets will still be available for purchase at the door on January 1.

SHAUN OF THE DEAD (Edgar Wright, 2004 / 99 mins / 18A) A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

The Big Lebowski

Sunday, January 1 at 6:30pm PST

Hey, man.

Ring in the New Year (and nurse your hangover) with The Dude, your favourite Cowichan sweater, some nihilists, that comfy old bathrobe you love, a green toe, and all the White Russians (a hair of the dog drink special!) you can possibly handle. Join us for the ultimate cult-movie crowd-pleasing phenomenon, Joel & Ethan Coen’s THE BIG LEBOWSKI on Friday, January 1.

Since its release in 1998, the Coen’s THE BIG LEBOWSKI has really grown into its status as a true cult classic. A quirky, quasi-neo-noir story, truly glorious visual sequences, some hilarious dialogue and standout performances from an A-list cast really tie the whole thing together, man. Jeff Bridges abides as unemployed stoner Jeff Lebowski (aka, “The Dude”), a laid-back, easygoing burnout who just happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife Bunny owes a lot of dangerous people (nihilists?) a whole bunch of money. When some bad guys break into The Dude’s house and pee on his rug, he seeks out the other Lebowski, which sends him spiraling into a weird trip through Los Angeles’ even weirder underworld. Also starring John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman, David Huddleston, John Turturro, Tara Reid, and Flea.

“A typical Coen brothers film is like no film you’ve ever seen.” (The Globe & Mail)

THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Doors 6:00 | Movie 6:30

Single tickets $10 advance or in costume | $12 at the door

*All ages OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A). Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.

THE BIG LEBOWSKI (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998 / 117 minutes) | The Coen brothers and their agreeable cast (including Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Teve Buscemi) make more fun than sense with this scattered farce about a pothead bowler who is mistaken for a deadbeat philanthropist and drawn into a cluster of kidnapers, nihilists, porn mobsters and Busby Berkeley beauties.

Inglourious Basterds

Sunday, January 1 at 9:15pm PST

"Now, that's a bingo!"

Ring in the New Year (and nurse your hangover) with our Holiday Hangover Triple Bill! We're gonna scalp us some Nazis and go down speaking the King's before burning down the cinema with writer-director Quentin Tarantino's INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.

Set in a fantasy universe that can only ever really exist in the films of Tarantino, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS begins in German-occupied France, where young Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the brutal execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz, in his Oscar-winning performance). Shosanna (Mélanie Laurent) narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as "The Basterds," Raine's squad (including Eli Roth, B.J. Novak, and Samm Levine) joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own. Like a WW2-era "spaghetti western," the film manages to be equal parts violent, fun and smart, with endlessly entertaining dialogue to punctuate the kind of non-linear story we've come to expect from one of cinema's most renowned filmmakers. As per usual, QT assembled an all-star cast that also includes Michael Fassbender, Mike Myers, Julie Dreyfus, and many others.

"Tarantino's tight script is playfully sharp in all languages." (The Georgia Straight)

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm

Single tickets $10 advance or in costume | $12 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A). Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (Quentin Tarantino, 2009 / 153 mins / 18A) In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine, soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

The Geekenders Present 'Portal 2: The Musical

Friday, January 27 at 8pm PST

In the distant future, in a far off laboratory standing silent and long abandoned, we meet Chell. She has been asleep for a long time.

When she's awoken by a chatty, British, blue-eyed robot, she finds herself in a facility that is overgrown and falling apart. Together, the two attempt an escape, inadvertently stirring.... something.

Aperture is back.
For science.
You monster!

Two years after the original smash-hit production, Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical returns with revamped sets, scripts, costumes, and music! This show is sure to sell out, so make sure you buy your tickets early so you don't miss out.

Friday, January 27
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

Saturday, January 28
Doors 1:00 | Show 2:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*All-ages permitted in the balcony on Saturday, January 28 matinee ONLY. Suitable for ages 14+. (If there are minors in your party, please ensure you purchase the correct "balcony seating" option.)
*Must be 19+ w/ID for main floor seating and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

Saturday, January 28
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

Sunday, January 29
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted

CAST

Chell - Erin Mudry/Cate Richardson
Wheatley - J.D. Dueckman
GLaDOS/Caroline - Fairlith Harvey
Cave Johnson - Matt Randolph
Adventure Core - Stephen Blakley
Fact Core - Andrew Lynch
Space Core - Chris Nyarady

FEATURING

Ensemble - Erin Walker, Cecilly Day, Chloe Mullington, Nick Drake, Tim Howe, Ian Backstrom

Director - Fairlith Harvey
Choreography - Jesse Alvarez
Music/Vocal Director - Patrick Courtin
Vocal Arrangements - Patrick Courtin
Set Design - Carolyn Rapanos
Costume Design - Shayan Naziripour
Lighting Design - Ciara O'Donnell
Stage Manager - Ryan Caron

The Geekenders Present 'Portal 2: The Musical

Saturday, January 28 at 2pm PST

In the distant future, in a far off laboratory standing silent and long abandoned, we meet Chell. She has been asleep for a long time.

When she's awoken by a chatty, British, blue-eyed robot, she finds herself in a facility that is overgrown and falling apart. Together, the two attempt an escape, inadvertently stirring.... something.

Aperture is back.
For science.
You monster!

Two years after the original smash-hit production, Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical returns with revamped sets, scripts, costumes, and music! This show is sure to sell out, so make sure you buy your tickets early so you don't miss out.

Friday, January 27
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

Saturday, January 28
Doors 1:00 | Show 2:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*All-ages permitted in the balcony on Saturday, January 28 matinee ONLY. Suitable for ages 14+. (If there are minors in your party, please ensure you purchase the correct "balcony seating" option.)
*Must be 19+ w/ID for main floor seating and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

Saturday, January 28
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

Sunday, January 29
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted

CAST

Chell - Erin Mudry/Cate Richardson
Wheatley - J.D. Dueckman
GLaDOS/Caroline - Fairlith Harvey
Cave Johnson - Matt Randolph
Adventure Core - Stephen Blakley
Fact Core - Andrew Lynch
Space Core - Chris Nyarady

FEATURING

Ensemble - Erin Walker, Cecilly Day, Chloe Mullington, Nick Drake, Tim Howe, Ian Backstrom

Director - Fairlith Harvey
Choreography - Jesse Alvarez
Music/Vocal Director - Patrick Courtin
Vocal Arrangements - Patrick Courtin
Set Design - Carolyn Rapanos
Costume Design - Shayan Naziripour
Lighting Design - Ciara O'Donnell
Stage Manager - Ryan Caron

The Geekenders Present 'Portal 2: The Musical

Saturday, January 28 at 8pm PST

In the distant future, in a far off laboratory standing silent and long abandoned, we meet Chell. She has been asleep for a long time.

When she's awoken by a chatty, British, blue-eyed robot, she finds herself in a facility that is overgrown and falling apart. Together, the two attempt an escape, inadvertently stirring.... something.

Aperture is back.
For science.
You monster!

Two years after the original smash-hit production, Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical returns with revamped sets, scripts, costumes, and music! This show is sure to sell out, so make sure you buy your tickets early so you don't miss out.

Friday, January 27
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

Saturday, January 28
Doors 1:00 | Show 2:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*All-ages permitted in the balcony on Saturday, January 28 matinee ONLY. Suitable for ages 14+. (If there are minors in your party, please ensure you purchase the correct "balcony seating" option.)
*Must be 19+ w/ID for main floor seating and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

Saturday, January 28
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

Sunday, January 29
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted

CAST

Chell - Erin Mudry/Cate Richardson
Wheatley - J.D. Dueckman
GLaDOS/Caroline - Fairlith Harvey
Cave Johnson - Matt Randolph
Adventure Core - Stephen Blakley
Fact Core - Andrew Lynch
Space Core - Chris Nyarady

FEATURING

Ensemble - Erin Walker, Cecilly Day, Chloe Mullington, Nick Drake, Tim Howe, Ian Backstrom

Director - Fairlith Harvey
Choreography - Jesse Alvarez
Music/Vocal Director - Patrick Courtin
Vocal Arrangements - Patrick Courtin
Set Design - Carolyn Rapanos
Costume Design - Shayan Naziripour
Lighting Design - Ciara O'Donnell
Stage Manager - Ryan Caron

The Geekenders Present 'Portal 2: The Musical

Sunday, January 29 at 8pm PST

In the distant future, in a far off laboratory standing silent and long abandoned, we meet Chell. She has been asleep for a long time.

When she's awoken by a chatty, British, blue-eyed robot, she finds herself in a facility that is overgrown and falling apart. Together, the two attempt an escape, inadvertently stirring.... something.

Aperture is back.
For science.
You monster!

Two years after the original smash-hit production, Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical returns with revamped sets, scripts, costumes, and music! This show is sure to sell out, so make sure you buy your tickets early so you don't miss out.

Friday, January 27
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

Saturday, January 28
Doors 1:00 | Show 2:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*All-ages permitted in the balcony on Saturday, January 28 matinee ONLY. Suitable for ages 14+. (If there are minors in your party, please ensure you purchase the correct "balcony seating" option.)
*Must be 19+ w/ID for main floor seating and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

Saturday, January 28
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted.

Sunday, January 29
Doors 7:00 | Show 8:00

Tickets $22 in advance HERE | $25 door
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Sorry, no Groupons or passes accepted

CAST

Chell - Erin Mudry/Cate Richardson
Wheatley - J.D. Dueckman
GLaDOS/Caroline - Fairlith Harvey
Cave Johnson - Matt Randolph
Adventure Core - Stephen Blakley
Fact Core - Andrew Lynch
Space Core - Chris Nyarady

FEATURING

Ensemble - Erin Walker, Cecilly Day, Chloe Mullington, Nick Drake, Tim Howe, Ian Backstrom

Director - Fairlith Harvey
Choreography - Jesse Alvarez
Music/Vocal Director - Patrick Courtin
Vocal Arrangements - Patrick Courtin
Set Design - Carolyn Rapanos
Costume Design - Shayan Naziripour
Lighting Design - Ciara O'Donnell
Stage Manager - Ryan Caron

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