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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

6:30pm - Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

"Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try." Listen up, all you... Stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf-herders of East Vancouver! The theatrical cut (97) of STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is currently navigating its way ...[more]

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (10th Anniversary Screening!)

9:30pm - Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

"We are Sex Bob-Omb and we are here to make you think about death and get sad and stuff." Produced, directed, and co-written by Edgar Wright (SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ, THE WORLD'S END) and based on the cult graphic novel series 'Scott ...[more]

Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds

6:30pm - Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020

Caw, caw. Join us for the ornithological film of your dreams (and nightmares), courtesy of the Master of Horror, Alfred Hitchcock. Tippi Hedren stars in her career-defining role as Melanie Daniels, a wealthy San Francisco socialite who pursues a ...[more]

They Live

9:30pm - Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020

As relevant today as it was upon its release in 1988, director John Carpenter's highly subversive (not to mention under-rated) 80s classic THEY LIVE - starring one of that decade's most beloved WWF wrestling stars, the late "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (a ...[more]

The NeverEnding Story

6:30pm - Thursday, Aug 13, 2020

"Having a luck dragon with you is the only way to go on a quest." It's 2020... Who doesn't need a little luck? Or maybe... a luck dragon! Prepare to revisit your childhood with this fantastical movie about an 80's kid whose day off school ...[more]

David Lynch's Dune

9:15pm - Thursday, Aug 13, 2020

The Rio Theatre's series of summer classics continues with a notoriously polarizing title from the brilliant auteur David Lynch: DUNE. Based on Frank Herbert's epic novel, the story was famously deemed "unadaptable" for years before Lynch's ...[more]

Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul

4:45pm - Friday, Aug 14, 2020

A continuation of the epic adventure of plucky Riko and Reg who are joined by their new friend Nanachi. Together they descend into the Abyss' treacherous fifth layer, the Sea of Corpses, and encounter the mysterious Bondrewd, a legendary White ...[more]

Grease

7:30pm - Friday, Aug 14, 2020

"I got chills... They're mul-ti-ply-in'..." It's summer, which means we're down for a little Summer Lovin', Grease-style. And there's no better way to experience your all-time favourite movie musical - which has been rockin' and rollin' and ...[more]

David Cronenberg's Crash (2020 Restoration)

10:30pm - Friday, Aug 14, 2020

Based on the polarizing 1973 novel CRASH by English author J.G. Ballard, David Cronenberg's equally polarizing adaptation caused an uproar when it was released in 1996. Praised by (some) critics and widely admonished by others, the film has gained ...[more]

The 21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

4:45pm - Saturday, Aug 15, 2020

The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS, a curated selection of the “best of the best” animated short films created by students and professionals around the world, returns to theaters across North America this fall. Featuring 10 films from seven countries, the ...[more]

Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains The Same

7:15pm - Saturday, Aug 15, 2020

Making Saturday night plans? We've got nothing but a whooooole lotta love for Led Zeppelin's legendary concert film THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME, featuring the iconic British band's 1973 appearances at New York City's Madison Square Garden. ...[more]

Mandy

10:30pm - Saturday, Aug 15, 2020

Destined for life on the midnight movie circuit, Panos Cosmatos' MANDY is one of the most punishing, blood-soaked, hallucinogenic revenge odysseys to hit screens in some time - and perfect for a late night summer screening at the Rio Theatre this ...[more]

Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul

3:45pm - Sunday, Aug 16, 2020

A continuation of the epic adventure of plucky Riko and Reg who are joined by their new friend Nanachi. Together they descend into the Abyss' treacherous fifth layer, the Sea of Corpses, and encounter the mysterious Bondrewd, a legendary White ...[more]

David Cronenberg's Crash (2020 Restoration)

6:20pm - Sunday, Aug 16, 2020

Based on the polarizing 1973 novel CRASH by English author J.G. Ballard, David Cronenberg's equally polarizing adaptation caused an uproar when it was released in 1996. Praised by (some) critics and widely admonished by others, the film has gained ...[more]

Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

9:00pm - Sunday, Aug 16, 2020

Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, and Lee Van Cleef star in Sergio Leone’s masterpiece, a “spaghetti Western” that is generally considered to be the most influential (if not thoroughly entertaining!) in the genre. Set in a mythologized "old West" during ...[more]

Enter The Dragon

6:30pm - Monday, Aug 17, 2020

descriptionWe're tipping our hat to the prolific late, great John Saxon - a stoic yet charismatic character actor who starred in many iconic horror, western and genre films = with a screening of his memorable performance in what may arguably be the ...[more]

True Romance

9:20pm - Monday, Aug 17, 2020

You're so cool. Before becoming one of contemporary cinema's most acclaimed and culturally relevant directors, Quentin Tarantino had a little luck penning some scripts that would eventually be made into cult-classics, including one that would be ...[more]

David Lynch's Dune

6:15pm - Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020

The Rio Theatre's series of summer classics continues with a notoriously polarizing title from the brilliant auteur David Lynch: DUNE. Based on Frank Herbert's epic novel, the story was famously deemed "unadaptable" for years before Lynch's ...[more]

They Live

9:30pm - Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020

As relevant today as it was upon its release in 1988, director John Carpenter's highly subversive (not to mention under-rated) 80s classic THEY LIVE - starring one of that decade's most beloved WWF wrestling stars, the late "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (a ...[more]

The Maltese Falcon

6:30pm - Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020

"The stuff that dreams are made of." Though he was already well established as one of Hollywood's top screenwriters of the era, John Huston successfully pivoted to the director's chair with his debut feature THE MALTESE FALCON, the ...[more]

Fight Club

9:10pm - Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020

Mischief. Mayhem. Soap. Toxic masculinity never looked so good! Chuck Palahniuk's blockbuster novel about a bored office worker and his soap-making friend, FIGHT CLUB, was turned into an equally blockbuster film thanks to standout direction from ...[more]

The Royal Tenenbaums

6:30pm - Thursday, Aug 20, 2020

Writer-director Wes Anderson's unique, signature narrative and visual style are front and center in his offbeat 2001 comedy, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS; the extraordinary story of one family's sudden, unexpected reunion. Royal Tenenbaum and his wife ...[more]

Purple Rain

9:20pm - Thursday, Aug 20, 2020

Dearly beloved We are gathered here today To get through this thing called "life" Electric word, life It means forever and that's a mighty long time But I'm here to tell you There's something else The afterworld... Join us at the Rio ...[more]

Tampopo

7:00pm - Friday, Aug 21, 2020

Sluuuuuuuuuuurp. Juzo Itami’s rapturous (not to mention oh-so-sensual) “noodle western” returns to the Rio's screen (4K restoration!) on Friday, August 21. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner ...[more]

Inception

10:00pm - Friday, Aug 21, 2020

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Christopher Nolan‘s 2019 INCEPTION, a psychological sci-fi action thriller set “within the architecture of the mind.” DiCaprio stars as Dom Cobb, a thief who possesses the power to enter into the dreams of others – he ...[more]

Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul

2:00pm - Saturday, Aug 22, 2020

A continuation of the epic adventure of plucky Riko and Reg who are joined by their new friend Nanachi. Together they descend into the Abyss' treacherous fifth layer, the Sea of Corpses, and encounter the mysterious Bondrewd, a legendary White ...[more]

John Lewis: Good Trouble

4:55pm - Saturday, Aug 22, 2020

Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day ...[more]

Midsommar (Director's Cut)

10:15pm - Saturday, Aug 22, 2020

From the visionary mind of Ari Aster (Hereditary) comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale, where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight... MIDSOMMAR was one of our favourite arthouse horror films of the past year - and this is the ...[more]

The Royal Tenenbaums

6:10pm - Sunday, Aug 23, 2020

Writer-director Wes Anderson's unique, signature narrative and visual style are front and center in his offbeat 2001 comedy, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS; the extraordinary story of one family's sudden, unexpected reunion. Royal Tenenbaum and his wife ...[more]

The Painted Bird

9:00pm - Sunday, Aug 23, 2020

In an effort to save their child from the massive extermination of Jews, a Jewish couple send their son to hide in the countryside with a relative somewhere in Eastern Europe. The little boy's aunt dies unexpectedly and the stray child is suddenly ...[more]

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