Friday, July 17 at 9pm

"Little hand says it's time to rock and roll."

Oh, maaaaan... Patrick Swayze really was one of the best, wasn't he? We thought the time was right to celebrate two of our favourites films of his together in one Swayze-loving night, so we're pairing POINT BREAK and THE OUTSIDERS as a double bill on Friday, July 17.

Doors 8:30 | Movie 9:00
Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

THE OUTSIDERS Friday Late Movie! Movie 11:30pm
Tickets $6 advance / $8 door

See both for $12 advance / $14 door!
All tickets 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.

*Groupons and passes OK for any single screening. Please redeem at the door.

POINT BREAK (Kathryn Bigelow, 1991 / 122 mins, Blu Ray) | Before winning an Oscar for THE HURT LOCKER, director Kathryn Bigelow made one of the biggest action films of the 1990s, POINT BREAK, which has since achieved total cult status (and has also been developed as a musical live show!). Keanu Reeves stars as an FBI agent who goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers who may be surfers. Also starring Patrick Swayze, Lori Petty, Gary Busey, John C. McGinley, Anthony Kiedis.

THE OUTSIDERS (Francis Ford Coppola, 1983 / 91 mins, Blu Ray) | Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola (THE GODFATHER) switched gears with teenaged coming-of-age drama THE OUTSIDERS, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by S.E. Hinton (who also wrote the screenplay). Besides being considered one of the best "teen dramas" ever made, the film is especially notable for its remarkable young cast - including C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Rob Lowe, Emilion Estevez, Patrick Swayze, Tom Cruise, Diane Lane, Leif Garrett Tom Waits.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Saturday, July 18 at 7:45pm

Well shake it up baby, now...

Matthew Broderick stars in one of John Hughes' hands-down best, FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF. A cinematic touchstone for 80s kids (and pretty much every kid who's come after), the film is as fresh and funny today as it was when it came out in 1986. Also starring Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Jennifer Grey, Edie McClurg, Ben Stein and Charlie Sheen.

Saturday, July 18
Doors 7:15 | Movie 7:45
Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

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

FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (John Hughes, 1986 / 103 mins, DCP / PG) | A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that.

THE ROOM - In Hecklevision!

Saturday, July 18 at 10pm

You'll laugh.
You'll cry.
You'll wonder... what in the hell is going on?!

THE ROOM... what is there to say about this movie that hasn't already been said?

Actually, LOTS.

Which is why we're offering "the CITIZEN KANE of our time" to you with the advent of the miracle of MuVChat technology! Text the zingy one-liners, heckles and commentary (that you've been quietly holding onto for years) into your phone and they'll appear - instantly! - on the screen. Yes, we're encouraging public movie heckling via text! Heckle your favourite so-bad-it's-good film with a few hundred of your besties (with no better title than THE ROOM, let's get real).

Saturday, July 18
Doors 9:30 | Movie 10:00

Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

*All tickets 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service
**Groupons and passes OK for this screening. Please redeem at the door.

THE ROOM (2003, Tommy Wiseau / 99 mins) | A successful banker's (Tommy Wiseau) fiancee (Juliette Danielle) tempts and manipulates his best friend (Greg Sestero).

Bike Smut: Come Again

Thursday, July 23 at 9pm

The world’s only collection of erotic bicycle movies is back! Coming soon July 23rd here to the Rio Theatre.

Doors 9pm/ Show 9:30pm

Tickets $8 in advance/ $10 at the door

Strictly +19 for entry with 2 pieces of ID. Fully licensed bar

Bike Smut is a collection of short erotic films made by inspired cyclists from all over the world. It is creative, funny, and aware! The night also features Q & As and performances.

The Bike Smut Film Festival is now in its 8th year and has never been just a single person’s vision, rather, a coalition of the horny work together to bring this synthesis of transportation and sexuality to life.Calling all bikers for 90 minutes of radical DIY bike loving woman centered man centered trans queer gay bikesexuals under-presented Sex Movies.
ONE NIGHT ONLY. It’s your only chance to see these films as they are only screened to a live audience, no internet, no DVD.

In the past year we showed consensual non-consent / forced haircuts from Chicago, golden showers and swampy dendrophilia from Gainesville, greasy cock -and-ball torture from Berlin, spaghetti-western anarchists from Montreal, gender queer Mario Brothers from Geneva, hardfem, bicycle-mounted, cavalry-archers hunting to feed their sexual appetites in Phoenix, and a hardcore, ginger-on-ginger bisexual, bikesexual educational film.

This year the submissions are from Oakland, Chicago, Phoenix, Montreal, Toronto and for the first time ever we have a film made in San Palo, Brazil!

The “Come Again” theme has inspired bicycle lap dances, Craigslist hookups, androgynous ice cave explorations, Chinese bondage pegging lessons, bike cops taken hostage until they squirt and wheelchair porn!

This synthesis of transportation and sexuality is everything you could imagine it to be: creative, ethical, aware, explicit, tantalizing, candid, and silly.

The only time you can see these movies is at a screening. Bike Smut does not release DVDs or put the movies online. The only way to see Bike Smut is live and in person (they way it should be!) but don’t worry; though Bike Smut comes and goes as quick as a one-night kick stand, it’s definitely not one you will regret in the morning.

For More Info: www.bikesmut.com


Friday, July 24 at 7:20pm

Join us for an action-packed, martial-arts filled double bill featuring two legends of the genre, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. We'll be screening a gorgeous digital remaster of Lee's iconic ENTER THE DRAGON followed by RUMBLE IN THE BRONX, the Vancouver-shot film that (finally!) catapulted Jackie Chan into bona fide movie stardom in the west.

Friday, July 24

ENTER THE DRAGON (PG) Doors 6:50 | Movie 7:20


Tickets $10 each advance / $12 door
See both for $12 advance / $14 door

*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK for any single screening. Please redeem at the door.

ENTER THE DRAGON (Robert Clouse,1973 / 110 mins / DCP) | Bruce Lee plays a martial-arts expert determined to help capture the narcotics dealer whose gang was responsible for the death of his sister. Lee enters a kung fu competition in an attempt to fight his way to the dealer's headquarters with the help of some friends.

RUMBLE IN THE BRONX (Stanley Tong, 1995 / 87 mins / Blu Ray) | A young man (Jackie Chan) visiting and helping his uncle in New York City finds himself forced to fight a street gang and the mob with his martial art skills.


Friday, July 24 at 11:30pm

We are super excited to present two of our favourite action adventure comedies of late - KUNG FURY and MANBORG - together as a Friday Late Night Movie event on July 24. Both of these totally indie short films have won legions of fans (and racked up crazy viral love!) for their imagination and ingenuity, so we thought it was a good idea to pair them together and give them some big screen time. This will be a seriously fun Friday Late Night you do not want to miss!

Friday, July 24
KUNG FURY Doors 11:00 | Movie 11:30
MANBORG Movie 12:10
Tickets $6 advance / $8 door
Advance tickets available www.riotheatretickets.ca
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Groupons and coupons OK for this event. Please redeem at the door.

KUNG FURY (David Sandberg, 2015 / 31 mins) | In 1985, Kung Fury, the toughest martial artist cop in Miami, goes back in time to kill the worst criminal of all time - kung fuhrer Hitler. Starring David Sandberg, Jorma Taccone, and... David Hasselhoff (as Hoff 9000).

MANBORG (Steven Kostanski, 2011 / 60 mins) | A soldier, brought back to life as a cyborg, fights alongside a band of adventurers against demon hordes in a dystopian future. Starring Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks, and Meredith Sweeney.


Friday, July 31 at 9:15pm

"We're never gonna score!"

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a Friday night double feature that pairs... two pairs of not-so-smart guys (in blockbuster 90's-era comedies!) who find themselves on road trips across America. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels star in Peter and Bobby Farrelly's DUMB & DUMBER followed by our Friday Late Night Movie, BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO AMERICA.

DUMB & DUMBER (PG) Doors 8:45 | Movie 9:15
$10 advance / $12 door

BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO AMERICA (PG) Friday Late Night Movie! | Movie 11:30

$6 advance / $8 door
*See both for $12 advance / $14 door!

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

DUMB & DUMBER (Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly, 1994 / Blu Ray, 107 mins) | Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels star as two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends who find themselves on a cross-country road trip that goes awry, in the first comedy blockbuster from brothers Peter and Bobby Farrelly. Also starring Lauren Holly, Mike Starr, Karen Duffy and Victoria Rowell.

BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO AMERICA (Mike Judge, 1996 / 81 mins, Blu Ray) | Following the enormous success of MTV's animated series BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD, director Mike Judge (who created the series and provided many of the voices, including those of our two slacker heroes) made a feature length film that follows the dimwitted teens on a road trip across America in search of their stolen television set. Featuring the voices of Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Cloris Leachman, Robert Stack, Eric Bogosian, David Spade, David Letterman, and Greg Kinnear.


Monday, August 31 at 6:45pm

A visually sumptuous and captivating look at the life of the driven, creative and
troubled photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Often credited as the world’s first filmmaker for his eclectic, world-reknowned and intimately revealing ‘time lapse’ photos of life in motion, Muybridge’s passions, the story of the love of his life, his volcanic and boundless creativity and the act he admitted to and for which he was exonerated by a jury of his peers, all make for a one-of-a-kind life story unlike most any you’ve ever seen in this vibrantly alive drama.

August 31st (Red Carpet Screening & After Party) @ 6:45pm.

Advance Ticket to Movie & After-Party: $25 (only 100 available)

Advance Ticket to just the Movie: $15

Ticket to Movie at Door: $18

15 Leo Award Nominations (including best picture, director, screenwriting and actor)
The Audience Choice and Cinematography Awards at the Nashville Film Festival
Best Actor (Michael Eklund), Alhambra Film Festival
Achievement in Filmmaking – Cinematography at the Newport Beach Film Festival (Mirza)
FESTIVALS: Edinburgh, Munich, Maui, Brooklyn, Cinequest, Cleveland, Gasparilla, Nashville, Alhambra, Newport Beach