Wiener-Dog

Monday, August 8 at 9:15pm PDT

Billed as the “spiritual successor” of director Todd Solondz’ (HAPPINESS) much-loved coming-of-age satire WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE, WIENER-DOG is in keeping with darkly comic yet deeply vulnerable tone for which he is best known. This latest film is an anthology featuring people who find their lives inspired or changed by one particularly cute dachshund who seems to be spreading a certain kind of comfort and joy. Man’s best friend starts out teaching a young boy some contorted life lessons before being taken in by a compassionate vet tech named Dawn Wiener (the character played by Heather Matarazzo in WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE is played here by Greta Gerwig). Dawn reunites with someone from her past and sets off on a road trip picking up some depressed mariachis along the way. Wiener-Dog then encounters a floundering film professor (Danny DeVito), as well as an embittered elderly woman (Ellen Burstyn) and her needy granddaughter—all longing for something else. Also starring Kieran Culkin and Julie Delpy.

“If anything binds the tales together, in fact, it is not the central beast but the persistence of the director’s misanthropy and the disarming elegance with which he lends it dramatic form.” (The New Yorker)

“Students of the filmmaker’s exactingly composed mise-en-thropy will revel in the new pic’s freezing wit, jaundiced societal observation and inventive star casting.” (Variety)

Monday, August 9
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 door
*Minors OK; please note this film is rated 18A. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

WIENER-DOG (Todd Solondz, 2016 / 90 mins / ) A cute dachshund puppy finds itself shuffled from one oddball owner to the next, including two couples, a veterinary nurse a screenwriter and a bitter woman whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch.

El Topo

Tuesday, August 9 at 7pm PDT

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Tuesday, August 9 for a double bill celebrating two great films from celebrated Chilean auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky: EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN.

A bizarre, ultra-violent, allegorical Western, EL TOPO (1970) is set in two halves that have widely been compared to the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. In the first half, writer-director Jodorowsky performs a hat trick ins role as a violent, black-clad gunfighter - the eponymous El Topo. Accompanied by his naked son, El Topo off on a murderous mission to challenge four Zen masters of gunfighting before learning from each of them a "Great Lesson" before they die. In the second half, El Topo sets out to find personal redemption, secluding himself in a subterranean community to learn the ways of peace, but unfortunately death is never far away.

EL TOPO
Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 door

THE HOLY MOUNTAIN
Doors 9:10 pm | Movie 9:30 pm
Tickets to $10 advance | $12 door


Why not make it a double? See both films for $14 advance | $16 door

*Minors permitted in the balcony. (Please note: These films are rated 18A.)
*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film! Please redeem at the door.

EL TOPO (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1970 / 125 mins / 18A) El Topo decides to confront warrior Masters on a trans-formative desert journey he begins with his 6 year old son, who must bury his childhood totems to become a man. El Topo (the mole) claims to be God, while dressed as a gunfighter in black, riding a horse through a spiritual, mystical landscape strewn with old Western movie, and ancient Eastern religious symbols. Bandits slaughtered a village on his path, so El Topo avenges the massacred, then forcibly takes their leader's woman Mara as his. El Topo's surreal way is bloody, sexual and self-reflective, musing of his own demons, as he tries to vanquish those he encounters.

THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973 / 114 mins) In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.

The Holy Mountain

Tuesday, August 9 at 9:30pm PDT

A Mexican master (Alexandro Jodorowsky) leads a Christ figure (Horacio Salinas) and other disciples to a mountain of immortal wise men.

Tuesday, August 9
Doors 9:10 pm | Movie 9:30 pm

Tickets $10 advance| $12 at the door

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

THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973 / 114 mins / 18A) In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.

Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

Wednesday, August 10 at 7:15pm PDT

In 1982, three 11 year-olds in Mississippi set out to remake their favorite film: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. It took seven turbulent years that tested the limits of their friendship and nearly burned down their mother's house. By the end, they had completed every scene except one... The explosive airplane scene.

30 years later, they attempt to finally realize their childhood dream by building a replica of the 75 foot "Flying Wing" plane from RAIDERS in a mud pit in the backwoods of Mississippi... and then blow it up! This is the true story behind the making of what is known as "the greatest fan film ever made."

"As fascinating as it is affecting, Raiders! offers an insightful look at fan culture while presenting a poignant portrait of friendship over the passage of time." (Rotten Tomatoes)

"If you see only one movie this summer, see the movie about the movie it took seven summers to make." (The Globe and Mail)

"In a day where middle-aged fans rant on Twitter that BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN, GHOSTBUSTERS or some other piece of pop culture "ruined their childhood," we see how loving RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK not only saved these boys' childhoods. It saved their adulthoods, too." (Capital Times)

Wednesday, August 10
Doors 6:45 pm | Movie 7:15 pm

Tickets $10 advance | $12 door
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

RAIDERS! THE STORY OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE (Jeremy Coon and Tim Skousen, 2015 / 93 mins / PG) After Steven Spielberg's classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action adventure film. They finished every scene...except one; the film's explosive airplane set piece. Over two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to complete their masterpiece. Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies, Eli Roth and more, Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is just that: the story of this long-gestating project's culmination, chronicling the friends' dedication to their artistic vision-mixed in with some movie magic-to create a personal, epic love letter to a true modern classic.

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Wednesday, August 10 at 9:30pm PDT

"I've got a bad feeling about this. "

Remember the first time a Hollywood movie reboot "ruined childhood?" So do we... Sigh.

It was Spring, 2008, and for the fourth time, Harrison Ford strapped on his world-weary fedora as archaeolgist Dr. Indiana Jones. Though he no longer had to contend with pesky Nazis (all their faces got melted off by 1945), Cold War Indy does get to go up against a Communist Cate Blanchett, have some romantical nostalgic moments with the ever-lovely Karen Allen (cue the violins!), share some awkward scenes (is there any other kind?) with Shia La Boeuf, and of course... Ants.

And that's just the tip of the cinematic iceberg! Let The Gentlemen Hecklers provide you with their unique brand of live, hilarious commentary - for the best bad movies! Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart are Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing, making so-bad-they’re-good movies even better by talking you through them.

Wednesday, August 10
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm

Advance tickets $10 online | $12 at the door

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

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (Steven Spielberg, 2008 / 222 mins) It's the height of the Cold War, and famous archaeologist Indiana Jones, returning from his latest adventure, finds out his job at Marshall College is in jeopardy. He meets Mutt, a young man who wants Indy to help him find the legendary Crystal Skull of Akator, and the pair set out for Peru. However, deadly agent Irina Spalko is searching for the powerful artifact, too, because the Soviets believe it can help them conquer the world.

Elvis: That's The Way It Is

Thursday, August 11 at 7pm PDT

Viva, Las Vegas!

The King of Rock n' Roll, Elvis Presley, shines in the recently restored concert film ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS, which is getting the big screen treatment at the Rio Theatre on Thursday, August 11 at 7:00 pm.

ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS a healthy mix of candid rehearsal and backstage footage and live performance that chronicles the legendary performer as he prepares for his big opening night in Las Vegas in 1970. Songs performed in the film include'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling,' 'How the Web was Woven,' and 'Bridge Over Troubled Water.'

ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS

Thursday, August 11

Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm

Tickets $10 advance| $12 at the door

Why not make it a "Vegas, Baby!" double feature with SWINGERS at 9:00pm? (So money!)
See *both* films for $13 advance | $15 door

*All ages OK to both films! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK to any single film. Please redeem at the door.

ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS (Denis Sanders, 1970 / 97 mins) Recently restored concert film documentary chronicling Elvis Presley as he prepares for his opening night in Las Vegas in 1970. Featuring rehearsal, backstage, and live performance footage.

Swingers

Thursday, August 11 at 9pm PDT

"You're so money and you don't even know it!"

Listen up, beautiful babies: Back in the mid-90s, the dating scene was different, you dig? There was no internet, there were no cellphones (*unless you were Gordon Gecko, maybe?), and there was definitely no swiping left or right if you wanted to hook up. What there definitely was, though, was agonizing over whether or not you could get (or give) your phone number to another human, your friends Glen Garry and Glen Livet, the idea that maybe swing dancing and a 60s-inspired lounge scene might actually make a legitimate comeback and be cool again, and dreams of makin' it all the way to Vegas, baby.... And the movie that captured it all in a carefree moment of pretty perfect cinema was director Doug Liman's bromantic comedy SWINGERS, starring Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau (who also wrote the script), Ron Livingston, and Heather Graham.

Thursday, August 11
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm

Tickets $10 advance www.riotheatretickets.ca | $12 door
*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

SWINGERS (Doug Liman, 1996 / 96 mins / 18A) This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It’s been six months since his girlfriend left him and he’s not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the social scene and forget about his 6 year relationship.

The Goonies

Friday, August 12 at 11:55pm PDT

“Hey you guu-uuys!

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a Friday Late Night Movie screening of what is – hands down – one of the all time most-requested titles we get, director Richard Donner‘s THE GOONIES. Written by Chris Columbus from a story by the film’s producer Steven Spielberg, this beloved 80s childhood classic follows a group of kids from Astoria, Washington (including Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman and Martha Plimpton), who embark on a treasure-hunting journey after finding a mysterious map pointing them towards the long lost, legendary pirate booty of a certain One-Eyed Willy. Can the kids find the rich stuff, avoid Willy’s booby traps, outrun the Fratellis, make it home all in one piece and save their neighborhood from being turned into a golf course? Well, they can try. After all, “Goonies never say die!”

“THE GOONIES is a smooth mixture of the usual ingredients from Steven Spielberg action movies, made special because of the high-energy performances of the kids who have the adventures.” (Roger Ebert)


Friday, August 12
Doors 11:30 pm | Movie 11:59 pm

Tickets $8 advance HERE | $10 at the door
*All ages OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

THE GOONIES (Richard Donner, 1985 / 114 mins) A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father’s attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of Pirate One-Eyed Willie.

Kurt 'n Carpenter Triple Feature: The Thing (1982) + Escape From New York + Big Trouble in Little China

Saturday, August 13 at 6:15pm PDT

All Kurt.
All Carpenter.
All. Night. Long.

Join us for a whole evening dedicated to one of our all-time favourite cinematic couplings, director John Carpenter and his leading man "muse," Kurt Russell. Our "Kurt n' Carpenter Triple Feature" includes THE THING (1982), ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, and BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. See one, or see 'em all. (But no matter what you do on Saturday, August 13 - See one of these classics on our big screen!)

We’re kicking off our “Kurt n’ Carpenter Triple Feature” with a perfect summer slice of wintry horror that may leave you feeling… A little cold. Kurt Russell delivers a career-high performance in THE THING, a truly frightening story about scientists in the Antarctic who are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills. Carpenter’s remake of Howard Hawke‘s 1951 classic is, perhaps, a more bleak, tense and frightening sci-fi thriller that delivers some truly memorable practical and makeup effects along the way. A definite big screen must-see!

“The Thing is a peerless masterpiece of relentless suspense, retina-wrecking visual excess and outright, nihilistic terror.” (Empire Magazine)

“The Thing is one of [Carpenter’s] greatest moments, creating a terrifying atmosphere of claustrophobia, suspense and paranoia. And Kurt Russell is as good as he’s ever been, wearing one of the best beards in movie history.” – Total Film

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK is their epic 1981 action film collaboration that sees director John Carpenter‘s “muse” Kurt Russell as the iconic, eye-patch-wearing Snake Plissken. Set in a dystopic 1997 in which a major war between the United States and the Soviet Union is concluding, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a giant maximum security prison. When Air Force One is hijacked and crashes into the island, the president (Donald Pleasence) is taken hostage by a group of inmates where Snake Plissken, a former Special Forces soldier turned criminal, is recruited to retrieve him in exchange for his own freedom. Also starring Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, and Adrienne Barbeau.

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It’s all in the reflexes…

Our "Kurt n’ Carpenter Triple Feature" wouldn't be complete without a 30th Anniversary screening of the insanely fun and totally 80s martial arts action classic BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Carpenter “muse” Kurt Russell stars as all-American trucker Jack Burton, who agrees to take his friend Wang Chi on a trip to the airport to pick up his beautiful, green-eyed fiancee – but along the way finds himself involved in a crazy, supernatural ancient Chinese battle that pits the forces of good against evil. Russell really shines here as an (almost) over-the-top, lovably macho leading man with a penchant for cartoonish dialogue; between his scene-stealing performance and the glorious levels of movie craziness on screen, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA still feels like a cross between a B-movie and a comic book – in the best way possible. Also starring Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun and James Hong.

“Brimming with energy and packed with humor, Big Trouble in Little China distills kung fu B-movies as affectionately as it subverts them.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

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THE THING
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 door
(Break)

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
Movie 8:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 door
(Break)

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA
Movie 10:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 door

Why not make it a true “Kurt n’ Carpenter Triple Feature?” See all three films for $15 | $18 door

*All ages OK to all screenings! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening. Please redeem at the door.
***Please note that online triple feature tickets sales end at 5:15 pm (can still be purchased at the door).

THE THING (John Carpenter, 1982 / 109 mins / PG) It’s the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It’s up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (John Carpenter, 1986 / 99 mins / PG) An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (John Carpenter, 1981 / 99 mins / PG) In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country’s worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict, Snake Plissken, to rescue him.

Zoom

Monday, August 15 at 7pm PDT

Gael Garcia Bernal, Alison Pill, Don McKellar, Tyler Labine, Michael Eklund and Jason Priestley star in this uniquely multi-dimensional story that takes place on multiple levels and interfaces between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others.

Monday, August 15
Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm

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

Tuesday, August 16
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm

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

ZOOM (Pedro Morelli, 2016 / 96 mins / 18A) A multi-dimensional interface between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others.

Zoom

Tuesday, August 16 at 9pm PDT

Gael Garcia Bernal, Alison Pill, Don McKellar, Tyler Labine, Michael Eklund and Jason Priestley star in this uniquely multi-dimensional story that takes place on multiple levels and interfaces between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others.

Monday, August 15
Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm

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

Tuesday, August 16
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm

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

ZOOM (Pedro Morelli, 2016 / 96 mins / 18A) A multi-dimensional interface between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others.

Mi Alma Mexicana

Friday, August 19 at 8pm PDT

Katie Miller and Mariachi Los Dorados present: Mi Alma Mexicana

Katie Miller and Mariachi Los Dorados present “Mi alma mexicana” (My Mexican soul), a fusion of arts, cultures and traditions. Mezzo-soprano, Katie Miller, is being introduced as the first female Canadian to sing Mariachi. Birthed from a passion for classical music and Mexican culture, this concert is a collaboration between local artists to unite a diverse spectrum of sound and emotion. Enjoy the Mexican ambiance as you walk through the entrance doors, welcomed by Frida Kahlo and the Catrinas. Come early to enjoy drinks and a DJ, and take pictures with the costumed hostesses. The concert will begin with a classical touch; the first sounds drawn from the piano will invite the melodies of favourite operatic arias and art song. Just when your appetite has been whetted by the sweet sounds of lyrical singing, enter the coulourful tones of violin, trumpet, and guitars to serenade you with memories of old Mexico.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/katiemillermezzo

Website: katiemiller520.wix.com/opera

Date: August 19th

Doors: 7 pm

Concert: 8 pm

19+ Event
Tickets: $20

Opening Show:

Allyson Hop, soprano
Gustavo Herrera, tenor
Katie Miller, mezzo-soprano
Derek Stanyer, pianist

The Tragically Hip: Farewell Concert (Reserved Seating)

The Tragically Hip: Farewell Concert (Reserved Seating)

Saturday, August 20 at 5:30pm PDT

Reserved tickets now sold out, hope line for entry will be forming at 4pm Saturday August 20th. Those with tickets get down early for good seats

"First thing we'd climb a tree and maybe then we'd talk
Or sit silently and listen to our thoughts.
With illusions of someday casting a golden light

No dress rehearsal, this is our life..."

Is there anywhere else you'd rather be on Saturday, August 20 at 5:30 pm than at the Rio Theatre, watching Canada's band The Tragically Hip performing what is sure to be the most epic, memorable, important concert of the year?

We didn't think so, either.

We'll be screening the Hip's final concert via the CBC, starting at 5:30 pm on Saturday, August 20 on our big, beautiful screen and with our bigger, even more beautiful sound. Please note that this is a FREE event, and seat availability is first come, first served.

Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.

All proceeds from this event will be donated in kind to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research.

https://donate.sunnybrook.ca/braincancerresearch

Sold Out

Dead On Film 5th Annual Short Horror Film Competition

Thursday, August 25 at 8pm PDT

The RIO THEATRE presents the 5th Annual DEAD ON FILM Short Horror Film Competition!!!

Thursday August 25th doors 7pm show at 8pm

Tickets $10 advance/ $12 at the door

19+ only 2 pieces of ID required
No Groupons or passes for this event

Contestants who have submitted their best 5 minute HORROR Short Film could be chosed to be one of The TOP 10 shorts will be screened on Thursday Aug 25th - the winner will be decided by audience & special guest judges vote. The winner will receive the coveted ZOSCAR Trophy, a CASH PRIZE of $1,000 and other unspeakable delights!!! Our Top 3 winners will also be shown in the fall at the RIO GRIND FESTIVAL 2017.

The first 3 years of Dead on Film were devoted strictly to Zombies - THIS year we are looking for short horror films of ALL types! Zombies are still welcome, as are ALL monsters, maniacs & evil spirits...only one criteria - someone's gotta die!

Prizes: $1,000 CASH!
Plus other Great Prizes TBA!!!

Our previous years' competitors screened in front of sold out audiences of 420!!!

Submission DEADline is Wednesday August 15th at MIDNIGHT. Submission fee is $30.

Criteira: no more than 5min long and someones gotta die!

Deliver submissions: send us a link to info@riotheatre.ca
Email Here.

subject line "Dead On Film" (with contact info)

Submission fee can be dropped off in person or by mail to the RIO Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver BC V5N 1W1 RIO Theatre drop off hours Monday - Thursday 6pm-10pm, Friday (6pm-Midnight), Saturdays & Sundays (5-10pm).

Grease Sing-a-Long

Friday, August 26 at 8pm PDT

"I got chills... They're mul-ti-ply-in'..."

Summer isn't summer without a little Summer Lovin', GREASE-style. And there's no better way to experience your all time favourite movie musical than at the Rio Theatre, with a big screen GREASE sing-a-long. (YES! Complete with lyrics on the screen, the bouncing ball, treat bags, a costume contest and more!). All ages are very welcome, costumes are highly encouraged, and audience participation is absolutely essential!

Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease," the most successful movie musical of all time. A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad Danny (John Travolta) have a summer romance, but will it cross clique lines?

Please note: A hickey from Kinickie is like a Hallmark card.

Friday, August 26
Doors 7:30 pm | Movie 8:00 pm
*Please note: This event includes a brief intermission.

Tickets $15 advance | $18 door
*All ages OK! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Sorry, Groupons and passes are not accepted for this event.

GREASE (Randal Kleiser, 1978 / 180 mins) Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Geekenders Present 'The Rocky Horror Show' by Richard O'Brien

Thursday, October 27 at 8pm PDT

On June 16, 1973, director Jim Sharman debuted a musical that would warp time, space, and sweet transvestites for ever... THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Written for the stage by Richard O'Brien (who would later play Riff Raff in the sensational cult-movie adapatation, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW), the original live stage version of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is getting the Geekenders' treatment at the Rio Theatre on Thursday, October 27 - Saturday, October 29.

As always, audience participation is encouraged - feel free to dress in costume and yes, prop bags will be available for purchase in the lobby. This deliberately kitschy, rock 'n' roll, gothic sci-fi parody will be more fun than you've ever seen it when it's performed live, on stage, by Vancouver's favourite nerdlesque troupe.

Doors open an hour before show

Tickets $20 in advance / $25 at the door

*All-ages permitted in the balcony on Thursday, October 27 ONLY. Suitable for ages 14+.
*Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

CAST

Frank - Seth Little
Janet - Patrice Bowler
Brad - Tyler Richardson
Riff Raff - Graeme Thompson
Magenta - Kyrst Hogan
Columbia - Erin Walker
Rocky - Zac Beardsley
Eddie/Dr. Scott - Ross Foster
Narrator - Doug Thoms
Usherette - Cass King
Phantoms - Lauren Trotzuk, Jesse Alvarez, Lucia Forward, Stephen Blakley, Lisa Ricketts, Levi Schneider

Director/Choreography - Fairlith Harvey
Assistant Choreographer - Taegan Mohle
Music/Vocal Director - Patrick Courtin
Costume Design - Shayan Naziripour
Lighting Design - Ciara O'Donnell
Stage Manager - Arity Dickerson-Monk
ASM - Taegan Mohle

'The Rocky Horror Show' is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Geekenders Present 'The Rocky Horror Show' by Richard O'Brien

Friday, October 28 at 8pm PDT

On June 16, 1973, director Jim Sharman debuted a musical that would warp time, space, and sweet transvestites for ever... THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Written for the stage by Richard O'Brien (who would later play Riff Raff in the sensational cult-movie adapatation, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW), the original live stage version of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is getting the Geekenders' treatment at the Rio Theatre on Thursday, October 27 - Saturday, October 29.

As always, audience participation is encouraged - feel free to dress in costume and yes, prop bags will be available for purchase in the lobby. This deliberately kitschy, rock 'n' roll, gothic sci-fi parody will be more fun than you've ever seen it when it's performed live, on stage, by Vancouver's favourite nerdlesque troupe.

Doors open an hour before show

Tickets $20 in advance / $25 at the door

CAST

Frank - Seth Little
Janet - Patrice Bowler
Brad - Tyler Richardson
Riff Raff - Graeme Thompson
Magenta - Kyrst Hogan
Columbia - Erin Walker
Rocky - Zac Beardsley
Eddie/Dr. Scott - Ross Foster
Narrator - Doug Thoms
Usherette - Cass King
Phantoms - Lauren Trotzuk, Jesse Alvarez, Lucia Forward, Stephen Blakley, Lisa Ricketts, Levi Schneider

Director/Choreography - Fairlith Harvey
Assistant Choreographer - Taegan Mohle
Music/Vocal Director - Patrick Courtin
Costume Design - Shayan Naziripour
Lighting Design - Ciara O'Donnell
Stage Manager - Arity Dickerson-Monk
ASM - Taegan Mohle

'The Rocky Horror Show' is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Geekenders Present 'The Rocky Horror Show' by Richard O'Brien

Saturday, October 29 at 8pm PDT

On June 16, 1973, director Jim Sharman debuted a musical that would warp time, space, and sweet transvestites for ever... THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Written for the stage by Richard O'Brien (who would later play Riff Raff in the sensational cult-movie adapatation, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW), the original live stage version of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is getting the Geekenders' treatment at the Rio Theatre on Thursday, October 27 - Saturday, October 29.

As always, audience participation is encouraged - feel free to dress in costume and yes, prop bags will be available for purchase in the lobby. This deliberately kitschy, rock 'n' roll, gothic sci-fi parody will be more fun than you've ever seen it when it's performed live, on stage, by Vancouver's favourite nerdlesque troupe.

Doors open an hour before show

Tickets $20 in advance / $25 at the door

CAST

Frank - Seth Little
Janet - Patrice Bowler
Brad - Tyler Richardson
Riff Raff - Graeme Thompson
Magenta - Kyrst Hogan
Columbia - Erin Walker
Rocky - Zac Beardsley
Eddie/Dr. Scott - Ross Foster
Narrator - Doug Thoms
Usherette - Cass King
Phantoms - Lauren Trotzuk, Jesse Alvarez, Lucia Forward, Stephen Blakley, Lisa Ricketts, Levi Schneider

Director/Choreography - Fairlith Harvey
Assistant Choreographer - Taegan Mohle
Music/Vocal Director - Patrick Courtin
Costume Design - Shayan Naziripour
Lighting Design - Ciara O'Donnell
Stage Manager - Arity Dickerson-Monk
ASM - Taegan Mohle

'The Rocky Horror Show' is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

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.

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