We’ve fired up the projector (and our A/C!) so get ready to cool down at the Rio Theatre this summer. We’re so happy to see you again – welcome back!
We are now operating at a 50% capacity, and do recommend making advance ticket purchases either online or at our concession (during operational hours) in order to ensure entry.
Our calendar and ticketing site are updated with new titles and showtimes regularly.
Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment.
Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.
In 2012, The Rio won a hard fought battle with the BC Liquor board, to change the liquor laws so that movie theatres could serve alcohol. We now feature an array of local craft beer & cider, local organic wines, mixed drinks & cocktails as well as buttery popcorn, grilled cheese sandwiches, and candy.