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Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express

Stoner Dale Denton’s enjoyment of a rare strain of marijuana may prove fatal when he drops his roach in a panic after witnessing a murder. Upon learning that the fancy weed can be traced back to them, Dale and his dealer go on the lam, with a dangerous drug lord and crooked cop  hot on their heels. With Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Kevin Corrigan, Craig Robinson, Gary Cole, Rosie Perez.

“At its sharpest, the script by [Seth]Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who co-wrote Superbad, recalls what made Superbad worth seeing: the sidewinding conversational riffs, the why-am-I-laughing? wordplay.” (Chicago Tribune)

Friday, September 14
Doors 11:30 pm | Movie 11:59 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

PINEAPPLE EXPRESS (David Gordon Green, 2008 / 111 mins / PG) A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer’s boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.

 

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Johnny Mnemonic

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Johnny Mnemonic

Come see folks who wrote jokes for Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! On Wednesday August 8, Vancouver’s favorite movie riffers The Gentlemen Hecklers (comedians Eric Fell and Gina Harms, joined by special guest riffer Mister Nickel) are set to crack wise at the 1995 Keanu Reeves masterpiece… Continue Reading

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

In celebration of the cult-classic anime TV series’ 20th Anniversary, we’re tipping our cinematic hat to the crew of our favourite bounty hunting spaceship with a screening of Shinichirō Watanabe‘s complex, genre-blending and aesthetically rich COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE. Set in the late 21st century, it jumps into the series’ story line just prior to… Continue Reading

Upgrade

Upgrade

After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, PROMETHEUS) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will “upgrade” his body. The cure – an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM – gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced and… Continue Reading

The Unseen (Cast & Crew in Attendance!)

The Unseen (Cast & Crew in Attendance!)

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The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Street Fighter (94)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Street Fighter (94)

Come see folks who wrote jokes for Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! On Wednesday, July 11, Vancouver’s favourite movie riffers The Gentlemen Hecklers (comedians Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha – and special guest riffer Gina Harms) are set to crack wise at the 1994 Jean Claude van Damme… Continue Reading

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator (1984)

(Yes, it’s back!) Join us at the Rio Theatre for one of the most requested double header blockbusters that we get – James Cameron’s TERMINATOR 1 & 2 – on silver screen, (big and loud) where it belongs. See one, or see ’em both! Disguised as a human, a seemingly indestructible cyborg assassin known as… Continue Reading

Five Deadly Venoms (40th Anniversary Remaster!)

Five Deadly Venoms (40th Anniversary Remaster!)

The film that launched generations of kung fu acolytes, a popular film series and a few thousand rap songs, this iconic film will also have KILL BILL fans experiencing serious déjà vu. Known as one of the greatest kung-fu movies ever made, FIVE DEADLY VENOMS follows the adventure that ensues after the Poison Clan’s dying… Continue Reading

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Remaster!)

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Remaster!)

One of the greatest kung-fu films of all time is making its way back to the big screen… With the fury of 1,000 fists! After a deadly attack from anti-Ching patriots, San Te (the legendary Gordon Liu of KILL BILL) devotes himself to learning the martial arts under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, in order… Continue Reading