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Amelie (Double Bill Option)

6:30pm - Thursday, Jul 19, 2018

“Amelie has a strange feeling of absolute harmony. It’s a perfect moment. A soft light, a scent in the air, the quiet murmur of the city. A surge of love, an urge to help mankind overcomes her.” Beyond director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s delightfully ...[more]

The City of Lost Children

9:15pm - Thursday, Jul 19, 2018

When the old and decrepit (if not entirely demonic) scientists Krank loses his capacity for dreaming, he attempts to fight death - by stealing the dreams of children. Krank's cadre of cloned henchmen snatch 5-year-old Denree to subject him to the ...[more]

Earth Girls Are Easy

6:20pm - Friday, Jul 20, 2018

"Cuz I'm a blonde, B-L-O-N-D. Cuz I'm a blonde, Don't you wish you were me?" In this out-of-this-world 80's musical comedy adventure that revels in its own 80's-era So-Cal chic, Geena Davis plays Valerie, a manicurist living in the valley ...[more]

Upgrade

8:45pm - Friday, Jul 20, 2018

After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, PROMETHEUS) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will "upgrade" his body. ...[more]

Five Deadly Venoms (40th Anniversary Remaster!)

11:00pm - Friday, Jul 20, 2018

The film that launched generations of kung fu acolytes, a popular film series and a few thousand rap songs, this iconic film will also have KILL BILL fans experiencing serious déjà vu. Known as one of the greatest kung-fu movies ever made, FIVE ...[more]

Fireworks (Final screening!)

3:20pm - Saturday, Jul 21, 2018

Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit YOUR NAME with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a sci-fi fantasy twist. Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke, are goo-goo-eyed over the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, ...[more]

Isle of Dogs

5:30pm - Saturday, Jul 21, 2018

In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets ...[more]

The Song Remains the Same

8:00pm - Saturday, Jul 21, 2018

The best of Led Zeppelin's legendary 1973 appearances at Madison Square Garden. Interspersed throughout the concert footage are behind-the-scenes moments with the band. THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME is Led Zeppelin at Madison Square Garden in NYC ...[more]

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (With Geekenders Shadowcast!)

11:15pm - Saturday, Jul 21, 2018

Join us for one of the most notorious cult-movie experiences you can possibly have in a darkened theatre! For over four decades, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has been giving absolute pleasure to adoring audiences spaced out on sensations like ...[more]

Isle of Dogs

3:30pm - Sunday, Jul 22, 2018

In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets ...[more]

Stalker

6:00pm - Sunday, Jul 22, 2018

One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s STALKER embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a ...[more]

Run Lola Run

9:30pm - Sunday, Jul 22, 2018

In this visually and conceptually impressive German film with one of the most heart-pounding soundtracks of the 90s, two-bit Berlin criminal Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu) delivers some smuggled loot for his boss, Ronnie (Heino Ferch), but accidentally ...[more]

RBG

6:30pm - Monday, Jul 23, 2018

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg now 84, and still inspired by the lawyers who defended free speech during the Red Scare, Ginsburg refuses to relinquish her passionate duty, steadily fighting for equal rights for all citizens under the law. Through ...[more]

Beast

8:45pm - Monday, Jul 23, 2018

Moll is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to her family to break away. When she meets Pascal, a free-spirited stranger, a whole new world opens up to her and she begins to feel alive for ...[more]

Spice World (With the Spice Gurlz Live Drag Shadowcast!)

9:45pm - Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018

Spice up your motherfudging life! Get your platform shoes, British accents, and Union Jack dresses ready because on Tuesday, July 24 everybody's favorite 90’s girl group (everyone else was such a wannabe, right?) comes alive onstage at the Rio ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Improvised Epic Fantasy

8:00pm - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018

The live, smash hit epic comedy returns for more monstrous merriment (and snacks!) - it's THE CRITICAL HIT SHOW! Join Vancouver's best comedic performers at the Rio Theatre for your favorite #DNDLive comedy on the last Wednesday of every month. ...[more]

Bike Smut 9: Science Friction

7:00pm - Thursday, Jul 26, 2018

It's that time again Vancouver. The rolling erotic bicycle film festival is COMING to town. It's been 2 years and I know you want your bike porn. This is the 9th and FINAL touring program of erotic, bikesexual films! This is the only time you ...[more]

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

9:30pm - Thursday, Jul 26, 2018

In celebration of the cult-classic anime TV series' 20th Anniversary, we're tipping our cinematic hat to the crew of our favourite bounty hunting spaceship with a screening of Shinichirō Watanabe's complex, genre-blending and aesthetically rich ...[more]

Isle of Dogs

6:15pm - Friday, Jul 27, 2018

In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets ...[more]

Jurassic Park

8:40pm - Friday, Jul 27, 2018

"Life... Finds a way." Based on the Michael Crichton's blockbuster sci-fi novel JURASSIC PARK, director Steven Spielberg's mammoth hit exceeded audience expectations when it seemingly brought dinosaurs to life on the big screen with its ...[more]

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (78)

11:30pm - Friday, Jul 27, 2018

The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives ...[more]

Walk With Me

2:30pm - Saturday, Jul 28, 2018

With unprecedented access, WALK WITH ME goes deep inside a Zen Buddhist community who have given up all their possessions and signed up to a life of chastity for one common purpose - to transform their suffering, and practice the art of mindfulness ...[more]

Titties for Kitties: a FUNdraiser for VOKRA

8:00pm - Saturday, Jul 28, 2018

The cat’s out of the cardboard box! Titties for Kitties: a FUNdraiser for VOKRA happens this July 28th at the Rio Theatre. This theme of the show is entirely dedicated to the feline purr-suasion! Tabbies! Tigers! Tomcats and more!! No Lion! We ...[more]

Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation (A #SavetheRio Fundraiser!)

11:15pm - Saturday, Jul 28, 2018

Our friends Spike and Mike are creating a specially curated night of animated goodness - just for the Rio Theatre! All proceeds to directly benefit the #SavetheRio fund. Saturday, July 28 Doors 10:45 pm | Show 11:15 pm Advance tickets $15 ...[more]

The Accountant of Auschwitz

5:00pm - Sunday, Jul 29, 2018

Seventy years after WWII, the accountant of Auschwitz goes on trial as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people... In 2015, 94-year-old former German SS officer Oskar Gröning, nicknamed “The Accountant of Auschwitz”, went on trial in his ...[more]

Ingmar Bergman's Hour of the Wolf

7:15pm - Sunday, Jul 29, 2018

HOUR OF THE WOLF ("Vargtimmen") is Ingmar Bergman's spin on the demons that plague his fellow creative artists. Max von Sydow plays a painter who, while spending a summer in seclusion with his pregnant wife Liv Ullmann, is visited by bizarre and ...[more]

Altered States

9:30pm - Sunday, Jul 29, 2018

In this 1980 sci-fi horror film, William Hurt plays Eddie Jessup, a scientist obsessed with discovering mankind's true role in the universe. To this end, he submits himself to a series of mind-expanding experiments. By enclosing himself in a ...[more]

The Geekenders Present: Harry Potter's Burlesque Birthday Party!

8:00pm - Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018

Come celebrate the Chosen One's birthday (July 31!) in style and at the Rio Theatre! This promises to be a silly, sexy evening filled with all your favourite Harry Potter characters (wearing less than appropriate school uniforms). As always, ...[more]

The Accountant of Auschwitz

6:30pm - Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018

Seventy years after WWII, the accountant of Auschwitz goes on trial as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people... In 2015, 94-year-old former German SS officer Oskar Gröning, nicknamed “The Accountant of Auschwitz”, went on trial in his ...[more]

The Grapes of Wrath

6:30pm - Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

Though he is perhaps best known for his slew of genre-defining Westerns, John Ford's timely adaptation of John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning, iconic 1939 novel THE GRAPES OF WRATH did earn him a Best Director Oscar. The film runs closely to ...[more]

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