BLADE RUNNER: Ridley Scott’s ‘The Final Cut’

Thursday, April 9 at 9:15pm

In 2007 director Ridley Scott released BLADE RUNNER: The Final Cut, the “definitive” edition – the workprint feature version – which has now been remastered for theatrical release. It will be screened in all its director approved, futurtastic, sci-fi glory on Friday, April 10.

Thursday, April 9 & Friday, April 10
Movie 9:15
$10 advance / $12 door
Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service
(14A) *All ages welcome in the balcony

BLADE RUNNER: The Final Cut
(117 mins / DCP)”Deckard (Harrison Ford) is forced by the police Boss (M. Emmet Walsh) to continue his old job as Replicant Hunter. His assignment: eliminate four escaped Replicants from the colonies who have returned to Earth. Before starting the job, Deckard goes to the Tyrell Corporation and he meets Rachel (Sean Young), a Replicant girl he falls in love with.”

A Scanner Darkly

Friday, April 10 at 7pm

Visionary writer-director Richard Linklater (DAZED AND CONFUSED, BOYHOOD) dove head first into A SCANNER DARKLY’s visually stylized adaptation of author Philip K. Dick’s novel of the same name, which tells the story of identity and deception in a near-future dystopia constantly under intrusive high-technology police surveillance in the midst of a drug addiction epidemic. Linklater opted for the use of animation and interpolated rotoscope, a technique in which artists trace over the original footage frame by frame, to achieve a distinctive look to complement the novel’s thematic overtones. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr. and Woody Harrelson.

Friday, April 10
Doors 6:30 / Movie 7:00
Tickets $8 www.riotheatretickets.ca / $10 door
All ages welcome in the balcony.
Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service
www.riotheatre.ca

“In the near future, as America virtually loses the war on drugs, Robert Arctor (Keanu Reeves), a narcotics cop in Orange County, Calif., is undercover so deep that he has become an addict. He is wooing Donna (Winona Ryder), a dealer, to ferret out her supplier. At the same time, he receives orders to spy on his housemates (Robert Downey Jr.), (Woody Harrelson), (Rory Cochrane) ), one of whom is suspected of being Donna’s biggest customer.”

BLADE RUNNER: Ridley Scott’s ‘The Final Cut’

Friday, April 10 at 9:15pm

In 2007 director Ridley Scott released BLADE RUNNER: The Final Cut, the "definitive" edition - the workprint feature version - which has now been remastered for theatrical release. It will be screened in all its director approved, futurtastic, sci-fi glory on Friday, April 10.

BLADE RUNNER: The Final Cut
(117 mins / DCP)
Friday, April 10
Movie 9:15
$10 advance / $12 door
Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service
All ages welcome in the balcony

"Deckard (Harrison Ford) is forced by the police Boss (M. Emmet Walsh) to continue his old job as Replicant Hunter. His assignment: eliminate four escaped Replicants from the colonies who have returned to Earth. Before starting the job, Deckard goes to the Tyrell Corporation and he meets Rachel (Sean Young), a Replicant girl he falls in love with."

Tremors

Friday, April 10 at 11:59pm

Remember the time that Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire(!) and the Dad from FAMILY TIES were in a scary movie together about strange seismic activity and weirdo underground creatures that killed people in their small town…? Of course you do! Because that movie was TREMORS, it’s awesome, and it’s our Friday Late Night Movie on April 10. Also… even more Bacon!

TREMORS (1990)
Friday, April 10
Doors 11:30 / Movie 12:00
Tickets $6 advance at www.riotheatre.ca / $8 door
Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
www.riotheatre.ca

Hick handymen Val McKee and Earl Bassett can barely eke out a living in the Nevada hamlet of Perfection, so they decide to leave town — despite an admonition from a shapely seismology coed who’s picking up odd readings on her equipment. Before long, Val and Earl discover what’s responsible for those readings: 30-foot-long carnivorous worms with a proclivity for sucking their prey underground.

Blue Morris' Tarantino Burlesque

Saturday, April 11 at 9pm

Back by popular demand, and back at the Rio Theatre!

'Tarantino Burlesque' is a unique, live-music burlesque show pairing music from Quentin Tarantino's acclaimed and familiar movie soundtracks with burlesque inspired by them -- from PULP FICTION to DEATH PROOF.

Saturday, April 11th
Doors at 8pm/ SHOW at 9pm
Advance tix $15 www.riotheatretickets.ca / $20 at the door
Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service

This a gritty, fun, and high-energy production featuring some of Vancouver's best burlesque performers, and will be hosted by Fairlith Harvey of Geekenders' fame. The incredible live music accompaniment will be performed by The Rockwells, led by guitarist Blue Morris and featuring Red Heartbreaker on vocals.

Performers include:
* Voodoo Pixie
* Sparkle Plenty
* Mama Fortuna
* Ariel Helvetica
* Shameless Lee

Burlesque choreography by macabre starlet Voodoo Pixie. Musical director for 'Tarantino Burlesque' is resident drummer and Tarantino aficionado, Eric “Skins” Rasmusson.

Produced by the people who brought you Beatles Burlesque, Dirty Dancing Burlesque, and Rock and Roll Burlesque -- Blue Morris Productions. More details at http://www.bluemorris.com/

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The BombEdit Entry

Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30pm

Join us for a Black & White Wednesday, featuring director Stanley Kubrick’s cold war classic DR. STRANGELOVE on April 15.

Wednesday, April 15
Doors 6:00 / Movie 6:30
Tickets $8 advance at www.riotheatretickets.ca / $10 door
All ages welcome in the balcony!
Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service

DR STRANGELOVE (Stanley Kubrick, 1964 / 94 mins, DCP) | Master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s satirical black comedy about cold war fears surrounding nuclear conflict between the USA and the USSR stars Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, and features James Earl Jones, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, and Slim Pickens.

Loosely based on Peter George’s thriller novel ‘Red Alert,’
DR. STRANGELOVE concerns an unhinged United States Air Force general who orders a first strike nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. It follows the President of the United States, his advisers, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a Royal Air Force (RAF) officer as they try to recall the bombers to prevent a nuclear apocalypse. It separately follows the crew of one B-52 bomber as they try to deliver their payload.

ROAR: The Most Dangerous Movie Ever Made

Friday, April 17 at 9pm

“There’s never been a film like ROAR – and there never will be again!”

In the 1970s, Noel Marshall (producer on THE EXORCIST) and his wife (THE BIRDS’ Tippi Hedren) had a passion for very large cats; in fact, they famously shared their home with over 150 of them. It wasn’t a huge leap to make a movie about it. Marshall made it a family affair, enlisted Hedren, her daughter (Melanie Griifth) and others to star in ROAR, which has achieved a cult-status in the years since its initial release in 1981. Hedren once said of ROAR, “This was probably one of the most dangerous films that Hollywood has ever seen. It’s amazing no one was killed.”

Friday, April 17 at 9:00 (*Additional dates TBD)
Tickets $10 advance www.riotheatretickets.ca $12/door
Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service

ROAR (1981, Noel Marshall / 102 mins ) | Jungle beasts assemble in flocks to invade an otherwise quiet home where they chase humans up and down stairways and from one room to another.

“Tippi Hedren, and her Academy Award Nominated daughter and co-star, Melanie Griffith star in the most amazing film with big cats ever made! Born Free had very few lions interacting with people. The real life Marshall family (Tippi, Melanie, Noel and sons John and Jerry) had to live with the 150 lions, tigers, leopards, etc. in order to make this film. That was not the plan in the beginning. Originally, Tippi and Noel came up with the idea of making a movie with lions after a trip to Africa. They wanted to simply “rent” Hollywood trained lions. They interviewed many and their trainers. They were told the only way to make a film like they wanted to was to get a few of their own.

That’s where it got out of control. And when it became a true labor of love. The whole family fell in love with all the cats they started raising. They did this in their house in Sherman Oaks, Calif. In the beginning until they got caught. Then they bought a ranch in Acton, Calif. Where it is legal, if you get all the permits, to raise these animals. Then they got tigers. Not needed for the film, but very amazing. Then elephants. Cougars. Cheetahs. You get the idea!

The making of ROAR spanned a period of more than 10 years, including 5 years of photography. It involved the remarkable talents of a crew of more than 100 dedicated men and women as well as the participation of more than 150 untrained lions, tigers, leopards and cheetahs. Add to that two elephants, twelve flamingos and eight ostriches… and the end product is nothing less than amazing.

Needless to say, a production of this sort places special demands on both cast and crew. Use the links on this page to learn about this incredible film and about the amazing people who made ROAR possible. Learn about the extraordinary talents of actress Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith and about award-winning cinematographer Jan De Bont, whose career in the United States began right here, on the set of ROAR.

No animals were hurt during the filming, but over 70 people were injured, including all cast members except Mativo. Not the animals fault, but the fault of the project. We’ve now learned that these are wild animals. If you do what the family did in the film, it’s not “if” you’ll get bitten, it’s “when”!”

Event Horizon

Friday, April 17 at 11:59pm

Join us for Friday Late Night Movie EVENT HORIZON, director Paul Anderson's (MORTAL KOMBAT, RESIDENT EVIL) a sci-fi horror story about a rescue crew investigating a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole that's now returned...with someone or something new on-board on April 17. Starring Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne, Kathleen Quinlan and Joely Richardson.

Friday, April 17
Doors 11:30 / Movie 11:59
Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service
Tickets $6 advance $8/door
www.riotheatre.ca

COWBOY BEBOP Best Episodes! Anime Marathon

Thursday, April 23 at 7pm

Six of the best episodes of Shinichirō Watanabe's epic neo-noir space Western anime series COWBOY BEBOP are getting the big screen, marathon treatment at the Rio Theatre on Thursday, April 23.

Thursday, April 23
Doors 6:30 / Marathon starts at 7:00
*Scheduled break after every two episodes
Tickets $10 advance /$12 door
Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
www.riotheatre.ca

"'Cowboy Bebop' is the story of Spike Spiegel and Jet Black, two hard-luck bounty hunters who can't seem to catch their prey alive, which is the only way to collect the bounty. They travel through the near solar system in their converted fishing ship, the Bebop, with Faye Valentine, the brilliant hacker Ed, and their dog Ein."

Asteroid Blues (Episode 1)
Ballad of Fallen Angels (Episode 5)
-Break-
Waltz of Venus (Episode 8)
Mushroom Samba (Episode 17)
-Break-
Wild Horses (Episode 19)
Hard Luck Woman (Episode 24)

**These six episodes were chosen as "the best" by series director Shinichirō Watanabe and in a public vote by the serries' loyal fans, and comprised the DVD release known as 'The Best Sessions' (2002).
**We will be screening episodes from the newly-released Blu (FUNIMATION).

Clue

Friday, April 24 at 11:59pm

It was Colonel Mustard in the billiard room with a candlestick.

Based on the popular board game CLUE, this comedy received mixed reviews upon release but has taken on a life of its own and has grown into a total cult movie – perfect for midnight screenings! Starring Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Martin Mull, Madeline Khan, Christopher Lloyd, Leslie Ann Warren, and Michael McKean.

Friday, April 24
Doors 11:30 / Movie 11:59
Tickets $6 advance or in costume at www,riotheatretickets.ca / $8 door
Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service

CLUE (Jonathan Lynn, 1985) | Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.

Clue finds six colorful dinner guests gathered at the mansion of their host, Mr. Boddy — who turns up dead after his secret is exposed: He was blackmailing all of them. With the killer among them, the guests and Boddy’s chatty butler must suss out the culprit before the body count rises.

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