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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (25th Anniversary Screening!)

In this stylishly animated feature set in the 1940s, the troubled yet heroic Batman is pitted against a mysterious figure who is rubbing out Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, and who many believe is the caped crusader himself. Batman’s alter ego, millionaire Bruce Wayne, is about to get married to the lovely Andrea Beaumont, who helps him recover from his need to avenge his parents’ murder — meaning that his crime-fighting days may be numbered. Featuring the vocal talents of Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Stacy Keach, Dana Delaney, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

“A spin-off of the semi-hit animated TV series, ‘Batman: Mask of the Phantasm’ goes even further into the roots of the bat-dude’s particular pathologies.” (The Georgia Straight)

“Quintessential Batman and a quality cartoon.” (Film4)

Friday, November 16
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm *Start times subject to change.
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

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

BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM (Bruce Timm & Eric Radomski, 1993 / 77 mins / PG) An old flame of Bruce Wayne’s strolls into town, re-heating up the romance between the two. At the same time, a mass murderer with an axe for one hand begins systematically eliminating Gotham’s crime bosses. Due to the person’s dark appearance, he is mistaken for Batman. Now on the run, Batman must solve the mystery and deal with the romance between him and Andrea Beaumont.

Mandy

Mandy

Writer-director Panos Cosmatos follows up his feature debut, 2010’s hyper-stylish midnighter BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW, with one of the year’s most buzzed about titles – the punishing, blood-soaked hallucinogenic revenge odyssey MANDY. Set in the Pacific Northwest’s Shadow Mountains in 1983, Red (Nicolas  Cage, in what many are calling a career-defining performance) and Mandy (Andrea… Continue Reading

VIFF: Ruben Brandt, Collector

VIFF: Ruben Brandt, Collector

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the returning hosting venues for The Vancouver International Film Festival The festival runs Sept 27th – Oct 12th, 2018 For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org All tickets, passes and packs ON SALE NOW!  Our full lineup is online now, but some of the content is not yet… Continue Reading

The Happytime Murders

The Happytime Murders

No Sesame. All Street. THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS is a filthy comedy set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together again to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of a… Continue Reading

Smokey and the Bandit

A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way. Tuesday, September 25 Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door *Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at… Continue Reading

Ocean’s Eight

Ocean’s Eight

In this star-studded reboot of the popular franchise, Sandra Bullock stars as criminal mastermind Debbie Ocean, the estranged sister of legendary conman Danny Ocean (aka George Clooney, in Steven Soderbergh‘s series). Upon her release from prison, Debbie puts together an all-female, A-list team of unstoppable crooks to pull off the heist of the century –… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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