If you’re wondering why you don’t see Oscar winning films like Parasite at The Rio Theatre even after they’ve been playing at Cineplex for months. The answer is… because Cineplex has a monopoly on the market that has gone unchecked for years and it’s crushing indie theatres across Canada.
We have written a petition to demand that Cineplex stop their bullying tactics by dictating the market and blocking independent theatres from booking films with distributors. We also ask that the Canadian Competition Bureau step in to enforce the Competition Act that prevents this kind of monopoly from continuing.
Please show your support for indie theatres and sign and share our petition today!
Voted #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, The Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue for premier independent cinema of feature films and live entertainment.
Built in 1938 the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage for live events and 420 of the most comfortable brand new luxury 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. Since the BC Liquor Laws were changed in 2012, The Rio has full bar service with a wide range of local Craft beer & cider, local organic wines, mixed drinks & cocktails. Winner of the Georgia Straight People’s Choice award for Best Concession, we have a huge selection of beverages & snacks plus our signature artisan Grilled Cheese sandwiches! And we only serve real buttered popcorn!
The Rio is also available for rent for private screenings or for your special event,
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