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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

This year’s Oscar-winning Best Animated FeatureSPIDER-MAN: INTO SPIDERVERSE is a “marvel,” indeed! Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind THE LEGO MOVIE and 21 JUMP STREET, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask. Universally revered by critics and fans alike,the film features a star-studded cast including Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Lily Tomlin, Zoe Kravitz, Jon Mulaney, Nicolas Cage, and more.

It’s as if everyone had set out to make the best Spider-Man movie ever, which is exactly what they’ve done.” (The Wall Street Journal)

“This film manages the delicate feat of embracing its source material while also satirizing it.” (The New York Times)

Sunday, March 24
Doors 12:30 pm | Movie 1:00 pm *Please arrive on time!
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

Saturday, March 30
Doors 10:45 am | Movie 11:15 am
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.

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti & Rodney Rothman / 2018 / PG / 2D/ 117 mins) Miles Morales is juggling his life between being a high school student and being a spider-man. When Wilson “Kingpin” Fisk uses a super collider, others from across the Spider-Verse are transported to this dimension.

Mirai

Mirai

The latest entry from master storyteller Mamoru Hosoda (WOLF CHILDREN, SUMMER WARS) and Japan’s Studio Chizu is the sweet, unusually introspective coming-of age animé MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly… Continue Reading

Urotsukidoji III: Return of the Overfiend

As the Overfiend slumbers, the mad emperor Caesar rises to power, enslaving a new race of demon beasts. Into this cruel existence is born the Lord of Chaos, the Overfiend’s nemesis. As the blood-thirsty beasts capture the tyrant’s daughter in a brutal coup, the Overfiend must awaken to an apocalyptic battle of the Gods. Continue Reading

The Lord of the Rings (40th Anniversary Screening!)

The Lord of the Rings (40th Anniversary Screening!)

We’re finishing off our Friday Late Night Movie series of 2018 with one of our all-time most requested titles – with a 40th Anniversary screening of Ralph Bakshi‘s animated epic, THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Controversial animator Ralph Bakshi‘s (FRITZ THE CAT) literal adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s classic fantasy trilogy, The Lord of the Rings,… Continue Reading

The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn

Peter S. Beagle‘s iconic 1968 fantasy novel THE LAST UNICORN comes to life in one of the most beloved animated features of the 80s – perfect for movie lovers of all ages! Directors Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass’ (the team behind numerous 70s-era children’s Holiday staples) THE LAST UNICORN features the star-studded vocal talents… 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

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

From the creators of the Academy Award-nominated ERNEST & CELESTINE comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits destined to become a classic. The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a… 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

The Transformers: The Movie (Remaster!)

The Transformers: The Movie (Remaster!)

“You’ve got the touch…” Yes, it’s the one you’ve all been asking for. Yes, it’s been remastered. And yes, it’s happening for one night only (…and, an afternoon – for the children!). Featuring memorable characters – the heroic Autobots, villainous Decepticons, and Unicron, thrilling action and a heartfelt story line, TRANSFORMERS THE MOVIE spans generations.… 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