Fight Club at The Rio Theatre

Friday, May 2 at 11:59pm

First rule of Fight Club: You do not talk about Fight Club.

The Rio Theatre is pleased to bring David Fincher's FIGHT CLUB back to the big screen on Friday, May 2. Based on Chuck Palahniuk's novel of the same name, the film stars Brad Pitt, Ed Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Jared Leto, and Meat Loaf. | Hosted by Daniel Chai.

Doors 11:30pm / Movie @ MIDNIGHT (*Note new time!)

Tickets $6 advance or in costume/$8 door

All tickets 19+ w/ bar service. Please bring 2 pieces proper ID.
Advanced tickets at www.riotheatretickets.ca
www.riotheatre.ca

You are not your job.
You are not how much you have in the bank.
You are not the contents of your wallet.
You are not your khakis.
You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.

What happens first is you can't sleep.
What happens then is there's a gun in your mouth. And what happens next is you meet Tyler Durden.

Let me tell you about Tyler. He had a plan. In Tyler we trusted. Tyler says the things you own, end up owning you. It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything. Fight Club represents that kind of freedom.

First rule of Fight Club: You do not talk about Fight Club. Second rule of Fight Club: You do not talk about Fight Club.

Star Wars: The Empire Strips Back A Burlesque Re-Imagining

Saturday, May 3 at 7pm

Geekenders with the Rio Theatre present:

Star Wars: The Empire Strips Back
A Burlesque Re-Imagining

A sequel to this winter’s smash hit!

May 1, 3, and 4, 2014

DOORS AT 7PM. SHOW PROMPTLY AT 8PM.
19+ only with ID

Tickets:
$20 pre-sale general admission Ticket. $25 at the door.
Get your tickets in advance to guarantee entry!
https://riotheatretickets.ca/

Celebrate Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you!) with Geekenders!

We invite you to continue the Star Wars saga with us, as we journey from Hoth to Dagobah and Cloud City. With giant Tauntaun puppets, Wampas that attack to the dulcet tones of nineties rappers, and a droid love story that has to be experienced to be believed, The Empire Strips Back is bigger, better and more fantastical and sexy than anything Geekenders has done before!

Explore the world of Star Wars through theatre, comedy, dance, and (of course) burlesque! View the trailer for Star Wars: A Nude Hope on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/81903907

Featuring a cast of twenty-four of Geekenders all-star nerdlesque performers, the event and theatre troupe is pulling out all the stops to ensure a memorable, sexy, nerd-herding night for geeks of all types.

Starring

Draco Muff-Boi as Luke Skywalker
Sherry Hymen (Saturday/Sunday) as Darth Vader
Trixie Hobbitses as Princess Leia Organa
Stephen Blakley as Han Solo
Anita Johnson as Chewbacca
Nathan Fillyouin as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Graeme Thompson as C3PO
Roe Butts as R2D2
Jesse Inocalla as Yoda
Lindsay Braynen as Lando Calrissian
Rael Linford as Boba Fett

With the Storm Troopers

Vanilla Vice
Patrice Bowler
Rainbowglitz Baker
Ginger Femmecat

Featuring

Purple Rain
Lace Cadet
Donna Jazz
Dezi Desire
Pocket Venus
Lottie Libido
Lyssa Strata

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE RIO THEATRE!
http://www.riotheatre.ca/

Disclaimer: This is a parody production. Star Wars™ and its characters are registered trademarks of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd or Lucasfilm Ltd. This production is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd, Lucasfilm Ltd or any of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third party licensors.

Star Wars: The Empire Strips Back A Burlesque Re-Imagining

Sunday, May 4 at 7pm

Geekenders with the Rio Theatre present:

Star Wars: The Empire Strips Back
A Burlesque Re-Imagining

A sequel to this winter’s smash hit!

May 1, 3, and 4, 2014

DOORS AT 7PM. SHOW PROMPTLY AT 8PM.
19+ only with ID

Tickets:
$20 pre-sale general admission Ticket. $25 at the door.
Get your tickets in advance to guarantee entry!
https://riotheatretickets.ca/

Celebrate Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you!) with Geekenders!

We invite you to continue the Star Wars saga with us, as we journey from Hoth to Dagobah and Cloud City. With giant Tauntaun puppets, Wampas that attack to the dulcet tones of nineties rappers, and a droid love story that has to be experienced to be believed, The Empire Strips Back is bigger, better and more fantastical and sexy than anything Geekenders has done before!

Explore the world of Star Wars through theatre, comedy, dance, and (of course) burlesque! View the trailer for Star Wars: A Nude Hope on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/81903907

Featuring a cast of twenty-four of Geekenders all-star nerdlesque performers, the event and theatre troupe is pulling out all the stops to ensure a memorable, sexy, nerd-herding night for geeks of all types.

Starring

Draco Muff-Boi as Luke Skywalker
Sherry Hymen (Saturday/Sunday) as Darth Vader
Trixie Hobbitses as Princess Leia Organa
Stephen Blakley as Han Solo
Anita Johnson as Chewbacca
Nathan Fillyouin as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Graeme Thompson as C3PO
Roe Butts as R2D2
Jesse Inocalla as Yoda
Lindsay Braynen as Lando Calrissian
Rael Linford as Boba Fett

With the Storm Troopers

Vanilla Vice
Patrice Bowler
Rainbowglitz Baker
Ginger Femmecat

Featuring

Purple Rain
Lace Cadet
Donna Jazz
Dezi Desire
Pocket Venus
Lottie Libido
Lyssa Strata

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE RIO THEATRE!
http://www.riotheatre.ca/

Disclaimer: This is a parody production. Star Wars™ and its characters are registered trademarks of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd or Lucasfilm Ltd. This production is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd, Lucasfilm Ltd or any of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third party licensors.

Slamdance On the Road 2014 at the Rio Theatre

Thursday, May 8 at 7pm

The Rio Theatre and the Slamdance Film Festival are pleased to present Slamdance on the Road - for the first time in Canada!

Included in the program is the Canadian Premiere of MAGIC MIKE's Joe Manganiello's (TRUE BLOOD) male stripper documentary LA BARE and KUNG FU ELLIOT, winner of the Jury Prize for Best Documentary 2014.

Thursday, May 8
Doors 6:30pm
*Event starts promptly at 7:00pm

Each film $8 in advance/$10 door
**See both for $13 advance $15 door!**
Please note online ticket sales cut off at 5:00pm.
www.riotheatretickets.ca
www.riotheatre.ca

LA BARE (7:00 pm)
Joe Manganiello (USA, 2014)
**Screening with 'Chaperone 3D' (CAN, 2014)

An insider's look at the history, lives and culture of the most popular male strip club in the world, La Bare Dallas.

KUNG FU ELLIOT (9:30 pm)
Matthew Bauckman, Jaret Belliveau (CAN, 2014)
**Screening with 'The Eyes of Locust Bayou' (CAN, 2014)

Elliot "White Lightning" Scott plans on becoming Canada's first action hero with his low-budget karate epic, 'Blood Fight.' This surreal documentary captures two years in the lives of a passionate amateur filmmaker, his supportive partner Linda, and their outrageous cast-all trying to realize their dreams. With everyone's hopes and dreams pinned on Elliot, this comedic-drama unfolds into a shocking and complex examination of how we lie to ourselves.

AKIRA & PAPRIKA Anime Double Bill

Sunday, May 11 at 7pm

The Rio Theatre is pleased to present a double bill (all ages in the balcony!) of two classic anime features, Katsuhiro Ohtomo's AKIRA (1988) and Satoshi Kon's PAPRIKA (2006), on Sunday May 11.

Special double bill pricing in effect! See one or both films for the same sweet price - $10 advance (or $12 at the door.)

AKIRA
Doors 6:30pm/Movie 7:00pm
All ages in the balcony!
Must be 19+ with 2 pieces proper ID for bar service

PAPRIKA
Doors 9:00pm/Movie 9:30pm
All ages in the balcony!
Must be 19+ with 2 pieces proper ID for bar service

Advanced tickets can be purchased at www.riotheatretickets.ca.
www.riotheatre.ca

The Gentlemen Hecklers present Stallone in OVER THE TOP!

Wednesday, May 14 at 9:30pm

The Gentlemen Hecklers return to The Rio Theatre to provide 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.

Join us WEDNESDAY, May 14th for our next presentation, OVER THE TOP, starring Sylvester Stallone!

Stallone plays Lincoln Hawk in this touching story of a truck driver reconnecting with his estranged son through the healing power of arm wrestling. It's 80s cheese at its finest, made funnier by The Gentlemen Hecklers!

Wednesday, May 14th doors 9pm + show 9:30pm
$6 advance/ $9 door
*19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

https://www.facebook.com/gentlemenhecklers
http://www.gentlemenhecklers.com/

Don't Blink: A Burlesque Tribute to Dr. Who Returns!

Friday, May 23 at 8pm

People assume that burlesque is a strict progression of clothes to tantalizingly undressed, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... sexy wexy... stuff.

After the SMASH HIT performance (on a Wednesday, no less!), Geekenders vorp vorp vorps back into the Rio Theatre!

Featuring TWELVE PERFORMANCES for TWELVE DOCTORS, this show features a lineup of some of Vancouver's nerdlesque glitterati!

BETTIE FEVER!
ANITA JOHNSON!
POCKET VENUS!
SCOTT HURR!
DEZI DESIRE!
ROE BUTTS!
SHERRY HYMEN!
TRIXIE HOBBITSES!
ANDREW WADE!
LYSSA STRATA!
VINCENT VICE!
LACE CADET!
DONNA JAZZ!

With stage kittying by

JEAN GENIE!

And hosting duties and Whovian comedy provided by the magnificent

ERIC FELL! (The The Critical Hit Show: A Live Dungeons & Dragons Comedy Experience, The Gentlemen Hecklers!)

"Don’t Blink was a nerdtastic spectacle for Doctor Who fans, and enjoyable even for those who couldn’t spot a TARDIS on a London street."
-Vancity Buzz

(For the full review, click through here: http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2014/04/doctor-who-burlesque-musical-tribute-bbc-classic/ )

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

Doors at 7; show at 8
Tickets are $10 in advance/$15 at the door
Strictly 19+!
https://riotheatretickets.ca/

UNLEASHED! A DOG DANCING STORY

Thursday, May 29 at 6:30pm

UNLEASHED! A DOG DANCING STORY
THURSDAY, MAY 29 AT 6:30PM (Doors opens at 6PM)
If the thought of people dancing with their dogs makes you giddy, then prepare yourself for the hometown premiere of UNLEASHED! A DOG DANCING STORY at The Rio! The documentary premiered earlier this year at The Thin Line Film and Music Fest to "...Damn near standing ovation for the dancing dogs" according to The Dallas Observer. Though it may sound like a mockumentary, the film is far from fake.

UNLEASHED! follows an aspiring director and his amateur dog dancing troupe from Langley as they attempt to mount a 'Cirque du Soleil' inspired dog dancing and indoor kite flying theatrical performance!

The filmmakers and documentary subjects will be present for a Q&A following the screening.

Tickets: $8 advance/$10 door
This is an all ages show w/ bar service. Under 19 seating is limited to the balcony. Please bring two pieces of ID.

TICKET LINK HERE
(click 'buy tickets')

For more information and to follow Unleashed! check out the links below:
www.dogdancingmovie.com
https://www.facebook.com/UnleashedMovie
https://twitter.com/unleashedmovie

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