As of December 22, 2021 the Rio Theatre is operating at 50% capacity. As per BC’s current Public Health Order, proof of vaccination is required for entry. No exceptions.
We kindly ask all patrons to please arrive early in order to process everyone at the door and through concession on time. Online movie ticket sales automatically end one hour before any given showtime. Advance tickets are recommended for entry to all shows, and are available either in-person at concession or at our ticketing website, www.riotheatretickets.ca
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.