CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

The Rio Theatre presents the 4th Annual DEAD ON FILM Short Horror Film & Video Competition

We’re looking for your 5 minute HORROR Short Film or Video. The first years of Dead on Film were devoted strictly to Zombies – THIS year we are looking for short horror films of ALL types! Zombies are still welcome, as are ALL monsters, maniacs & evil spirits…only one criteria – someone’s gotta die!

The TOP 10 shorts will be screened on Friday Aug 22th – the winner will be decided by audience vote & will receive the coveted ZOSCAR Trophy, a CASH PRIZE of $1,000, a $500 lighting package courtesy of Great Guys Gear, prizes from Vancouver Make Up FX and other unspeakable delights! Our Top 3 winners will also be shown in the fall at the RIO GRIND FESTIVAL. Other Great Prizes TBA – ASAP! In previous years films screened in front of sold out audiences of 450!

Submission DEADline is Friday Aug 8th at MIDNIGHT. Submission fee is $30. Deliver submissions (DVD format, contact info + submission fee) in person or by mail to the RIO Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver BC V5N 1W1 Submissions may be brought in person to the RIO Monday – Thursday 6pm-10pm, Friday (6pm-Midnight), Saturdays & Sundays (5-10pm).

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SUNDAY JULY 27, 2014

The Vancouver Foreign Film Club presents a Double Bill

Shun Li and the Poet (7:00pm) +

Troubled Water (9:15pm)

Please note: Before you buy tickets, a membership in the film club is required. You may purchase a membership on the night from the society, or in advance at http://www.vanforfilm.org/membership.html

Tickets $9.00 Single Screening, $15.00 Double Feature *Club membership is required.

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

7:00 pm Shun Li and the Poet: Shun Li works in a textile factory in the outskirts of Rome in order to get her papers and enable her eight-year-old son to come to Italy. She is suddenly transferred to Chioggia, a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon, to work as a bartender in a pub.
Bepi, a Slavic fisherman, nicknamed “the Poet” by his friends, has been a regular at that little pub for years. Their encounter is a poetic escape from solitude, a silent dialogue between cultures that are different, yet not more distant. It is an odyssey into the deep heart of a lagoon, which can be both the mother and cradle of identities, which never keep still.
But the friendship between Shun Li and Bepi upsets both the Chinese and local communities. Runtime: 98 minutes.

9:15 pm Troubled Water: A seemingly classic redemption story, Troubled Water follows the character of Thomas (Sverre Valheim Hagen), who serves an eight year prison term for the murder of a young boy. We witness the halting, awkward steps Thomas takes to set his life back on track: first a job, then an apartment, and finally, a chance at love, happiness, forgiveness.
Until his secret is inevitably revealed. Runtime: 115 minutes.

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MONDAY JULY 28, 2014

VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE

Zach Braff presents an ode to video games

Doors 6:30pm / Movie 7:00pm

Tickets only $6 on Cheap Date Monday, only available at the box office night of the event.

All ages welcome in the balcony. Must be 19+ with 2 pieces of ID for bar service.

From executive producer Zach Braff comes an epic feature length documentary chronicling the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry. Featuring in-depth interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek gurus who are leading us into the future, VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE is a celebration of gaming from Atari to Xbox, and an eye-opening look at what lies ahead.

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MONDAY JULY 28, 2014

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s THE DANCE OF REALITY

Doors 9:00pm / Movie 9:30pm. Also screens July 29th.

Tickets only $6 on Cheap Date Monday & Tuesday, only available at the box office night of the event.

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Acclaimed director Alejandro Jodorowsky (EL TOPO) is riding a wave of popularity due in part to the recent documentary JODOROWSKY’S DUNE and his latest ‘comeback’ film, THE DANCE OF REALITY.

“Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert where this film was shot. It was there that Jodorowsky underwent an unhappy and alienated childhood as part of an uprooted family. Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology and poetry, The Dance of Reality reflects Jodorowsky’s philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a “dance” created by our own imaginations.

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TUESDAY JULY 29, 2014

PRIDE TRANS YOUTH NIGHT

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Tickets $8 advance / $10 door

All ages welcomed.

Come check out the Trans Youth Night at The Rio, MC’d by this year’s Vancouver Pride Parade Grand Marshal Gwen Haworth, and featuring musical guest Kieran Strange. The Switch, a Vancouver Transgender Comedy series, will be playing a short film from their show as well, with Amy Fox and Chance Kingsmyth introducing & discussing it.

The Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre, providers of low-barrier wellness services to transgender and gender non-conforming people, will also be at the event. They’ll be making a brief presentation and answering your questions/providing information between sets and after the show at their table.

Washroom facilities will be gender inclusive during this event, all genders are free to use the washroom of their choice.

An earlier seating time is available for those who require extra time to get to their seats at the show.

BCRAD ASL Interpreters will be onsite for presenters and musical performances.

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TUESDAY JULY 29, 2014

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s THE DANCE OF REALITY

Doors 9:00pm / Movie 9:30pm

Tickets only $6 on Cheap Date Monday & Tuesday, only available at the box office night of the event.

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Acclaimed director Alejandro Jodorowsky (EL TOPO) is riding a wave of popularity due in part to the recent documentary JODOROWSKY’S DUNE and his latest ‘comeback’ film, THE DANCE OF REALITY.

“Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert where this film was shot. It was there that Jodorowsky underwent an unhappy and alienated childhood as part of an uprooted family. Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology and poetry, The Dance of Reality reflects Jodorowsky’s philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a “dance” created by our own imaginations.

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WEDNESDAY JULY 30, 2014

The Critical Hit Show:

A LIVE DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS COMEDY EXPERIENCE

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $6 advance / $9 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Join Vancouver’s best comedic performers at The Rio Theatre as they quest for glory and snacks in this live, improvised spectacular inspired by the world’s most popular role playing game! For two years, The Critical Hit Show has been playing to massive audiences month after month, and the epic adventure continues! And remember, you don’t need to know anything about gaming to have a great time. All you need is to know how to have fun.

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THURSDAY JULY 31, 2014

Union Events presents

Glass Cloud & Scale the Summit

with guests Erra, Monuments and Reflections

Doors 6:00pm

Tickets $16+s/cadvance . Also available at Zulu, Red Cat Records.

All Ages welcome.

Progressive metalcore favourites Glass Cloud and Scale the Summit will co-headline a tour this summer with stops in Vancouver, Calgary & Winnipeg. The bands will be joined by Erra, Reflections and Monuments, which all combine to make one heavy and high-energy bill that should not be missed live.

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FRIDAY AUGUST 1, 2014

The perfect storm with teeth is coming back for ROUND 2!

SHARKNADO DOUBLE BILL

7:00pm Sharknado

9:00pm Sharknado 2: The Second One

TICKETS Single film $10 advance / $12 door OR Double Bill $12 advance / $15 door

All ages welcome in the balcony. Bar service for 19+; 2 pieces of ID required.

SHARKNADO: When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature’s deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. Starring Cassie Scerbo, Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and John Heard. TRAILER.

SHARKNADO 2: The Second One: A freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin and April can save the Big Apple. Starring Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A Fox. TRAILER.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 2, 2014

The Rio Theatre and WannaWatch.it are pleased to present Steven Spielberg’s original summer blockbuster,

JAWS

7:00pm

Tickets $6 advance / $8 door

All ages welcome in the balcony. Bar service for 19+; 2 pieces of ID required.

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6, 2014

FULL FRONTAL NERDITY: A NERDLESQUE REVUE

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $9 advance / $12 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Next up for Geekenders Nerdlesque and Events in Vancouver is a production of “Full Frontal Nerdity”, a brand new cabaret-style nerdy revue at The Rio Theatre, August 6th.

This time, Geekenders tackles every beloved nerdy property from Sailor Moon, to Ghostbusters, to the Legend of Zelda, to Tex Avery cartoons. Think Moulin Rouge meets Vegas with a fandom twist.

Called a “cult sensation” by Vancity Buzz, Geekenders Theatrical Nerdlesque has taken the Canadian burlesque scene by storm. Since their debut in 2012, Geekenders Nerdlesque has been in high demand, performing to packed audiences in Vancouver’s most fabulous venues, wowing over 10,000 people in British Columbia with their tightly-choreographed Vegas-style nerdlesque spectaculars. Today, Geekenders Nerdlesque are well-known for seamlessly integrating the worlds of burlesque, geekery, drag, queerlesque, dance, and theatre into their productions, incorporating well-known burlesque stars with passionate newcomers to create shows full of good humour, love for their source material, and a unique, whimsical style all their own.

Featuring six performers including Vancouver’s ‘Nerd Queen of Burlesque’, as well as some of Vancouver’s biggest burlesque names, this show features glamourous geekery from:

TRIXIE HOBBITSES!
ANDROSIA WILDE!
LOTTIE LIBIDO!
SHERRY HYMEN!
ROE BUTTS!
MISS BACON N. LEGS!
With SPECIAL GUESTS!

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THURSDAY AUGUST 7, 2014

US THE DUO

with guests

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $15 + s/c on sale May 16th 10am. Charge by phone 1-888-222-6608

All ages welcome.

Three years ago, two emerging solo artists from opposite sides of the country randomly collided, fell in love, and combined their talent into Us The Duo. Michael & Carissa Alvarado have been writing music together ever since and are burning up the social media airwaves with their clever covers and pop-folk song from their recent album No Matter Where You Are.

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FRIDAY AUGUST 8, 2014

Raiders. Temple. Crusade. All Indiana – All Night Long.

INDIANA JONES MARATHON

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 7:00pm

TEMPLE OF DOOM 9:30pm

THE LAST CRUSADE 11:59pm

TICKETS Single movie $6 advance / $8 door

Double bill $10 advance / $12 door

Triple bill $13 advance / $15 door

All ages welcome in the balcony. Must be 19+ with 2 pieces of proper ID for bar service.

Join us at the Rio Theatre for the ultimate big screen movie adventure marathon: Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ monumentally awesome INDIANA JONES series. Think Harrison Ford, snakes, numerous Nazis, monkey brains and more… all night long. (We’re pretending that fourth installment never happened.)

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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 13, 2014

The Gentlemen Hecklers present

FILM TBA

More information coming soon…

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OPENING FRIDAY AUGUST 15, 2014

FRANK

“Bonkers and brilliant indie comedy.”

*Complete listings and showtimes TBD.

Join us for FRANK, an offbeat comedy about a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the enigmatic Frank – a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head. Starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Domhnall Gleason.

“Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.”

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FRIDAY AUGUST 15, 2014

THE BIG LEBOWSKI

We’re rollin’ on shabbos. With White Russians.

Doors 9:00pm / Movie 9:30pm

Tickets $8 advance or in costume / $10 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

The Rio Theatre is pleased to present the ultimate cult-movie crowd-pleasing phenomenon, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, on Friday August 15th.

The Coen brothers and their agreeable cast make more fun than sense with this scattered farce about a pothead bowler who is mistaken for a deadbeat philanthropist and drawn into a cluster of kidnapers, nihilists, porn mobsters and Busby Berkeley beauties.

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SUNDAY AUGUST 17, 2014

CHAPLIN OF THE MOUNTAINS

3:00pm

As part of a Double Bill ~ Followed by One Candle, Two Candles: 5:30pm

Tickets Single Film $10 advance / $12 door OR Double Bil $18 advance / $20 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

A recently orphaned young Kurdish-French woman travels to Kurdistan to find her mother’s village, likely destroyed during the Anfal genocide of 1987. On her journey she meets two American film students on a mission to screen Charlie Chaplin films in remote villages. They decide to help her search, an undertaking that brings them to the war-weary Mount Qandil, dubbed by the locals the Kurdish Bermuda Triangle, along the Iraqi-Turkish-Iranian borders.

87 Minutes. English. Directed by Jano Rosebiani.

TRAILER | Official Site

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SUNDAY AUGUST 17, 2014

ONE CANDLE, TWO CANDLES

5:30pm

As part of a Double Bill ~ Following Chaplin of the Mountains 3:00pm

Tickets Single Film $10 advance / $12 door OR Double Bil $18 advance / $20 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Teenage Viyan is forcibly given to wealthy elder businessman, Haji Hemmo. When she runs out of the bedroom and climbs a tree, refusing to sleep with him, the respected elder becomes the laughing-stock of the town. In return, he punishes her by locking her up in the bedroom. The more the townsfolk mock him the harder he beats her. Meanwhile, traveling young artist, Botan tries to reach out to her.

91 minutes. Kurdish with English subtitles. Directed by Jano Rosebiani.

TRAILER | Official Site

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MONDAY AUGUST 18, 2014

Live Nation presents

RIXTON

with T. Mills

Doors 7:00pm

All Ages welcomed

Tickets $20 advance. Tickets are also available by phone at 1 855 985-5000.

The “Broken Heart Tour” will find British band Rixton hitting major cities with special guest, rising artist T. Mills who recently released his All I Wanna Do EP featuring the upbeat party single of the same name.

Inspired by the soulful pop sounds of Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars, Rixton offer up a wealth of addictive pop/rock/R&B built on their own brand of songwriting, instrumentation, and vocal harmonies. The band has been steadily gaining a large YouTube following from their reimagined covers of tracks including Taylor Swift’s “Trouble,” Rita Ora’s “How We Do (Party),” Chris Brown’s “Don’t Wake Me Up,” and R. Kelly’s “Ignition,” eventually catching the ear of talent manager Scooter Braun. Working with Grammy-winning producer Benny Blanco, Rixton are set to deliver their debut album on School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope Records later this year.

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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20, 2014

The Fictionals present

IMPROV AGAINST HUMANITY

Doors 7:00pm / Game 8:00pm

Tickets $6 advance / $9 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Come see us bring Cards Against Humanity to life in front of your very eyes. Some win amazing prizes through out Innuendo & #IAHatRIO contests and take part in the live comedy phenomenon that has taken Vancouver by storm.

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MONDAY OCTOBER 13, 2014

TWENTY ONE PILOTS

QUIET IS VIOLENT WORLD TOUR 2014

with guests

Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm

Tickets $24.50 + s/c on sale Friday May 9th 10:00am. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000. Also available at Red Cat Records and all Ticketmaster outlets.

All ages welcome in the balcony! Bar service only for 19+ with 2 pieces of ID.

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 18, 2014

Union Events and Long and McQuade Musical Instruments present

AN EVENING WITH TERRY BOZZIO

North American Tour 2014

7:00pm

Tickets $25 – $75

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Drum legend Terry Bozzio presents a solo musical performance on the world´s largest tuned drum and percussion set.

Terry Bozzio celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first drum lesson with “An Evening With Terry Bozzio” coast-to-coast North American tour. During the course of this tour, Terry Bozzio will hit over 40 cities from San Diego to Jacksonville to Montreal to Vancouver to Los Angeles and everywhere in between. This will be a night of solo drumming and include compositions from throughout his career, as well as improvisation. It is by no means a clinic or a workshop. Enjoy an intimate evening of Terry Bozzio and his monster sculpture of a drum kit together for the first time in seated venues across North America.

Web | Terry Bozzio Biography

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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3, 2014

FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL 10th ANNIVERSARY SHOW

Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm

Tickets $12 advance / $15 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

An all-new lineup for 2014 celebrating a decade of incredible VHS finds.

The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found.

Among the new clips featured in the 2014 program:
-A new exercise video montage featuring a Christmas-themed workout, a martial arts fitness regimen called “Tiger Moves,” and a tape called “Butt Camp”
-Newly unearthed footage of the world’s most obnoxious home shopping hosts, John & Johnny (c. 1987), and the long-awaited reunion orchestrated by the FFF curators
-Exclusive footage of the Chef Keith news prank the curators pulled on news stations in the Midwest over the holidays.
-A bizarre instructional video from 1997 with the redundant title, “How to Have Cybersex on the Internet”