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Literally, A Web Series (Premiere)

7:00pm - Monday, Nov 19, 2018

Funded by Telus Originals, LITERALLY is an 8-episode comedy/drama about Timothy, the bright but socially challenged owner of a late night used book shop and the revolving door of intriguing customers. In the wake of giant online retailers, what is ...[more]

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Dune

9:30pm - Monday, Nov 19, 2018

"He who controls the Spice, controls the universe!" On Monday, November 19, Vancouver’s favorite movie-riffers The Gentlemen Hecklers (comedians Eric Fell and Patrick Maliha, joined by special guest riffer K.C. Novak) are set to crack wise at ...[more]

Somm 3 Wine + Film Night

7:30pm - Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018

MOVIE ONLY TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR 7:30PM, VIP session is still at 5pm but these are sold out Join us at the Rio Theatre for director Jason Wise's latest entry into his acclaimed wine documentary series - SOMM 3. Hosted by the ...[more]

The Fictionals Present Improv Against Humanity: Epic 8th Anniversary!

8:00pm - Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018

Time flies when you're being horrible! The Fictionals are celebrating an Epic 8th Anniversary at Improv Against Humanity on Wednesday, November 21 at The Rio Theatre, and you're all invited to the party. Join us for a big birthday bash, including ...[more]

Rio Grind: Full Festival Pass

6:00pm - Thursday, Nov 22, 2018

The Rio Grind Film Festival Nov 22 -25th 2018. Featuring the hottest new, International, Horror, Sci Fi, Thriller, Action, Fantasy, Cult and Grind house features and short films that are traditionally overlooked by the regular festival circuit. ...[more]

Rio Grind: Thursday Day Pass

6:00pm - Thursday, Nov 22, 2018

The Rio Grind Film Festival Nov 22 -25th 2018. Featuring the hottest new, International, Horror, Sci Fi, Thriller, Action, Fantasy, Cult and Grind house features and short films that are traditionally overlooked by the regular festival circuit. ...[more]

Videotronyxz (Canadian Premiere! Cast & Crew in Attendance)

6:00pm - Thursday, Nov 22, 2018

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Thursday, November 22 for the kickoff of the Rio Grind Film Festival with the Canadian Premiere of the locally-lensed dark comedy VIDEOTRONYXZ. Written, directed, edited and shot by Brendan Taylor, VIDEOTRONYXZ ...[more]

Suspiria

9:00pm - Thursday, Nov 22, 2018

In the year's most highly anticipated work of arthouse horror, Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) breathes new life into Dario Argento's giallo classic with a cast including (goddess) Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia Goth, ...[more]

Rio Grind: Friday Day Pass

6:00pm - Friday, Nov 23, 2018

The Rio Grind Film Festival Nov 22 -25th 2018. Featuring the hottest new, International, Horror, Sci Fi, Thriller, Action, Fantasy, Cult and Grind house features and short films that are traditionally overlooked by the regular festival circuit. ...[more]

The House That Jack Built

7:30pm - Friday, Nov 23, 2018

Boundary-pushing cinematic visionary Lars von Trier (ANTICHRIST, DANCER IN THE DARK, BREAKING THE WAVES) returns with one of his most daring, masterfully provocative works yet - the highly controversial THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT. The Rio Grind Film ...[more]

John Carpenter's The Fog (Remaster!)

11:00pm - Friday, Nov 23, 2018

Following the success of the 1978 horror benchmark HALLOWEEN, director John Carpenter's THE FOG found him re-teaming with "Scream Queen" Jamie-Lee Curtis in this H.P. Lovecraft-inspired, atmospheric creepshow. Set in a seaside California town ...[more]

Rio Grind: Saturday Day Pass

1:00pm - Saturday, Nov 24, 2018

The Rio Grind Film Festival Nov 22 -25th 2018. Featuring the hottest new, International, Horror, Sci Fi, Thriller, Action, Fantasy, Cult and Grind house features and short films that are traditionally overlooked by the regular festival circuit. ...[more]

Lords of Chaos

7:15pm - Saturday, Nov 24, 2018

From renowned Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund comes LORDS OF CHAOS, the true story of Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners - a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning and murder: MAYHEM. Oslo, 1987. ...[more]

Piercing

9:45pm - Saturday, Nov 24, 2018

Writer-director Nicolas Pesce's follow-up to his arthouse horror hit THE EYES OF MY MOTHER is the stylishly brutal black S&M comedy PIERCING, adapted from Ryû Murakami's kinky, twisted love story of the same name. Reed (Christopher Abbott) is ...[more]

Amazon Hot Box (Cast & Crew in Attendance!)

11:45pm - Saturday, Nov 24, 2018

Join us at the Rio Theatre's Rio Grind Film Festival on Saturday, November 24 for the Canadian Premiere of director James Bickert's locally-lensed AMAZON HOT BOX. An American college student named Penny is erroneously apprehended during a ...[more]

Rio Grind: Sunday Day Pass

1:00pm - Sunday, Nov 25, 2018

The Rio Grind Film Festival Nov 22 -25th 2018. Featuring the hottest new, International, Horror, Sci Fi, Thriller, Action, Fantasy, Cult and Grind house features and short films that are traditionally overlooked by the regular festival circuit. ...[more]

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (25th Anniversary Screening!)

1:30pm - Sunday, Nov 25, 2018

In this stylishly animated feature set in the 1940s, the troubled yet heroic Batman is pitted against a mysterious figure who is rubbing out Gotham City's most dangerous criminals, and who many believe is the caped crusader himself. Batman's alter ...[more]

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek

5:45pm - Sunday, Nov 25, 2018

After a shooting at a police funeral, a reclusive ex-cop and members of his militia must interrogate one another to find the rogue gunmen before copycat attacks start a nationwide war between cops and citizen vigilantes. As suspicions mount within ...[more]

Tenacious D: Post-Apocalypto

7:50pm - Sunday, Nov 25, 2018

It could be the greatest night the Rio has ever known... Catch all six amazing episodes of Tenacious D's animated magnum opus POST-APOCALYPTO, on the Rio's big screen, and with the Rio's big sound! The original six-part series (screening here ...[more]

One Cut of the Dead

9:30pm - Sunday, Nov 25, 2018

POM! If there were an award for Most Ambitious Zombie Comedy of 2018, it would surely have to go to writer-director Shin'ichirô Ueda's feature debut ONE CUT OF The DEAD, a modest entry that has rapidly gone on to become a massive international ...[more]

Sharkwater: Extinction

5:10pm - Monday, Nov 26, 2018

Sharkwater: EXTINCTION is a thrilling, action adventure journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the billion dollar illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it. From West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica and ...[more]

Chilly Gonzales: Shut Up and Play the Piano

7:25pm - Monday, Nov 26, 2018

Chilly Gonzales is a Grammy-winning composer, virtuoso pianist and entertainer. Criss-crossing between rap, electro and solo piano music, he became the outrageous pop performer who invited himself to the ivory tower of classical music. The ...[more]

BlacKkKlansman

6:15pm - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee and the producing team behind GET OUT comes another provocative exploration of American race relations - and an incredible, true story of an American hero. Set in the midst of the 1970s civil rights movement, the ...[more]

Overlord

9:15pm - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018

With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that's crucial to the invasion's success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers ...[more]

The Critical Hit Show: A #DNDLive Improvised Epic Fantasy

8:00pm - Wednesday, Nov 28, 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]

MFKZ

6:30pm - Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

Genre-mashup MFKZ is the collaboration of French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, creators of TEKKONKINKREET, GENIUS PARTY and MIND GAME. The TEKKONKINKREET dream team of Shojiro Nishimi and art ...[more]

Burning

8:45pm - Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

Lee Chang-dong’s BURNING ("Beoning") is the searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi (newcomer ...[more]

The Geekenders Present: Disney Big Band Burlesque

8:00pm - Friday, Nov 30, 2018

Forget about your worries and your cares down at the Rio Theatre, where Vancouver's favourite "nerdlesque" troupe the Geekenders will be performing shining, shimmering, and altogether splendid numbers from all favourite childhood Disney movies. ...[more]

Vampire's Kiss

11:30pm - Friday, Nov 30, 2018

Nicolas Cage - in what many consider to be his "Cage-iest" performance - stars as Peter Loew, a sleazy NYC literary agent, who prowls the bars in the evening looking for some action. One night he hooks up with a mysterious, sexy woman named Rachel ...[more]

The Vancouver Polish Film Festival Presents 'Kler'

12:30pm - Sunday, Dec 2, 2018

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Sunday, December for a special encore presentation of Wojtek Smarzowski's KLER, starring Arkadiusz Jakubik, Robert Wieckiewicz, Janusz Gajos, and Jacek Braciak. Three Catholic priests meet to celebrate the ...[more]

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