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Batman Returns

Batman Returns

“HELLo tHERE.”

In the second of Tim Burton‘s blockbuster BATMAN films, the legendary hero (Michael Keaton) does battle against the slinky, mysterious Cat Woman (Michelle Pfeiffer) and the diabolically bizarre, sinister Penguin (Danny DeVito). Can Batman (Michael Keaton) battle two formidable foes at once? Especially when one wants to be mayor and the other is romantically attracted to Bruce Wayne?

BATMAN RETURNS is the rarest of Hollywood beasts — a sequel that’s better than the original.” (Boston Globe)

“The strange, ambitious character work that comprises Batman Returns is wrapped in the perfunctory framework of a Tim Burton superhero film.” (Slant Magazine)

Saturday, December 22
Doors 9:45 pm | Movie 10:15 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 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.

BATMAN RETURNS (Tim Burton, 1992 / 126 mins / PG) Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces the Penguin – a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck is coerced into helping him become Mayor of Gotham and they both attempt to expose Batman in a different light. Selina Kyle, Max’s secretary, is thrown from the top of a building and is transformed into Catwoman – a mysterious figure who has the same personality disorder as Batman. Batman must attempt to clear his name, all the time deciding just what must be done with the Catwoman.

Amazon Hot Box

Amazon Hot Box

Join us at the Rio Theatre‘s Rio Grind Film Festival on Saturday, November 24 for the Canadian Premiere of director James Bickert’s locally-lensed AMAZON HOT BOX. An American college student named Penny is erroneously apprehended during a dissident round-up in the banana republic of Rattica. She is incarcerated into the island penal system overseen by… Continue Reading

Overlord

Overlord

With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion’s success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But,… Continue Reading

MFKZ

MFKZ

Genre-mashup MFKZ is the collaboration of French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, creators of TEKKONKINKREET, GENIUS PARTY and MIND GAME. The TEKKONKINKREET dream team of Shojiro Nishimi and art director Shinji Kimura reunite to bring to life a dark but stunningly animated sci-fi vision that mixes anime, film… Continue Reading

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

The cult classic Hong Kong martial arts slaughter-thon – a frequently requested title – finally splatters across the Rio’s screen as a Friday Late Night Movie on December 7. This offbeat cult-classic stars Bin Shimada as the eponymous Riki, a new prisoner at a high-tech penal institution of the future who finds himself challenged by… Continue Reading

The Crow

The Crow

“Devil’s Night is upon us again.” The Rio Theatre‘s series of Halloween classics continues with a “Devil’s Night” screening of the stylish, soulful and ultimately haunting, supernaturally romantic revenge fantasy THE CROW – featuring a chilling turn from the late Brandon Lee – on Tuesday, October 30. The night before his wedding, musician Eric Draven… Continue Reading

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

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… Continue Reading

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