The Warriors

The Warriors

7:30pm - Wednesday, Jul 3, 2024

"Can you dig it?"

We're getting into the summer groove with a prime time double bill featuring not one, but two phenomenally stylish cult-classics from iconic filmmaker Walter Hill: THE WARRIORS and STREETS OF FIRE. See one, or see 'em both for one sweet price!

Come out and play with us with one seriously bad-ass (not to mention frequently requested) 1970s action thriller - Hill's pop-art fantasy sensation THE WARRIORS. Beyond its well-deserved status as a total cult-classic, the film is a visual sensation for both its incredibly creative production value and for how it captured a very specific, distinctly gritty era of New York City.There's nothing quite like THE WARRIORS in a theatre with other people that love this movie; if you have seen it, then you already dig we're talking about!

Costumes very welcome - and encouraged.(And yes, there will even be prizes, so let your Fury freak flag fly.) But please: Leave your glass bottles and baseball bats at home, OK?

Presented in partnership with our beautifully stylish friends and East Van neighbours from East Vanity Parlour

"Much of the movie looks as if Fritz Lang had directed 'The Wiz,' with occasional contributions from Sergei Eisenstein and Bruce Lee." (The Village Voice)

Wednesday, July 3

Doors 7:00 pm | Movie 7:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

Why not make it a Walter Hill Double Bill with both THE WARRIORS at 7:30 pm and STREETS OF FIRE (40th Anniversary Screening) at 9:30 pm here:

THE WARRIORS (Walter Hill, 1979 / 93 mins / 18A) |  It's the Summer of 1979 in New York City and a prominent, charismatic gang leader named Cyrus summons street gangs to set aside rival turf wars in a bid to overtake the city instead. When he is killed, a rag-tag gang called The Warriors are falsely blamed, at which point they must figure out a way fight their way all the way from the Bronx to the safety of home in Coney Island while every other gang and the cops are hunting them down... And trying to kill them.

*Minors OK. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.
*We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance at If a screening or live event is not sold out, the remaining tickets will be available for in-person purchase at the Rio Theatre's Box Office prior to showtime (subject to availability).
*Our box office is typically open 30 minutes before showtime. All seating is General Admission; please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to showtime to ensure great seats, and time for treats at concession.
*If you are looking to redeem either a Rio Theatre gift certificate or Groupon to any regular Rio Theatre screening: You can either email us in advance and give us a “heads up,” or do it at the box office prior to showtime. (We seat 400+ people and our regular screenings are rarely at capacity – you should not have issues being admitted.)

*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.

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