The Disaster Artist + The Room Double Bill (Fundraiser)

The Disaster Artist + The Room Double Bill (Fundraiser)

6:30pm - Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018

In November of 2013, while filming THE INTERVIEW in Vancouver, James Franco saw THE ROOM for the very first time at the Rio Theatre.

That screening was hosted by actor Greg Sestero (aka as “Mark” in Tommy Wiseau‘s pop-culture phenomenon), who was discussing his recently released memoir, “The Disaster Artist.” The rest, as they say, is history…

With THE DISASTER ARTIST, director James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of the cult-classic “disasterpiece” – “The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made” – THE DISASTER ARTIST is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend—and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing

“THE DISASTER ARTIST is an endearing tale of friendship and chasing your dreams that packs a surprisingly poignant punch.” (Screen Rant)

“Oh, hai Mark. THE DISASTER ARTIST is a surprisingly poignant and charming movie-about-a-movie that explores the creative process with unexpected delicacy.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm

Tickets $12 advance| $14 at the door

**Why not make it a #SavetheRio double feature and see THE DISASTER ARTIST + THE ROOM back-to-back as a double bill? Proceeds from both THE DISASTER ARTIST + THE ROOM to benefit the Rio’s campaign. To learn more about #SavetheRio, head to

Movie 8:45 pm *Approximate start time! We will do our best to start on time.

Single Tickets to THE ROOM $15 advance | $18 at the door

See both THE DISASTER ARTIST + THE ROOM for $20 advance | $22 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony to THE DISASTER ARTIST only. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating to THE DISASTER ARTIST. Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service to THE ROOM.
**Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes are not accepted for this event.
***Audience costumes welcome – and encouraged! (Don’t forget to bring your spoons…)

THE DISASTER ARTIST (James Franco, 2017 / PG / 104 mins) The real life story of writer/director Tommy Wiseau, the man behind what is often referred to as “The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies,” THE ROOM, is brought to life, chronicling the odd film’s troubled development and eventual cult success.

THE ROOM (Tommy Wiseau, 2003 / 99 mins / 18A) Johnny is a successful banker with great respect for and dedication to the people in his life, especially his future wife Lisa. The happy-go-lucky guy sees his world fall apart when his friends begin to betray him one-by-one.

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