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The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Join us at the Rio Theatre this October for one of the most-requested titles we get, and haven’t been able to screen… until now! Tim Burton‘s beloved cult-classic musical THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is a stunningly original and visually delightful work of stop-motion animation, a perfect holiday treat for movie-lovers of all ages. The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life — he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry. Featuring the voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Paul Reubens.

Friday, October 23 Almost SOLD OUT!
Doors 5:40 pm | Movie 6:10 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Monday, October 26 Tickets Going FAST!
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:10 pm*Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
**Minors permitted. (Language warning.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Tim Burton, 1993 / 76 mins / G) Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack’s rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

Fantasia

Fantasia

Regarded by many as Walt Disney‘s masterpiece, FANTASIA predicted the modern music video by offering nine animated segments that were directly inspired by compressed versions of well-known classical music without necessarily adhering to the original composers’ intent. Featuring the work of the Disney studio’s artists at the height of their powers, and coupled with conductor… Continue Reading

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.” The Rio Theatre is beyond excited to kick off the September long-weekend with one of our all-time most requested titles: WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film was a technical and cultural achievement inasmuch as it brought together some of the greatest cartoon stars… Continue Reading

The 21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

The 21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS, a curated selection of the “best of the best” animated short films created by students and professionals around the world, returns to theaters across North America this fall. Featuring 10 films from seven countries, the 2020 edition of the program offers an array of highly imaginative, thought-provoking, and moving works that… Continue Reading

Trolls World Tour

Trolls World Tour

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return in an all-star sequel to DreamWorks Animation‘s 2016 musical hit: Trolls World Tour. In an adventure that will take them well beyond what they’ve known before, Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted… Continue Reading

Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul

Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul

A continuation of the epic adventure of plucky Riko and Reg who are joined by their new friend Nanachi. Together they descend into the Abyss’ treacherous fifth layer, the Sea of Corpses, and encounter the mysterious Bondrewd, a legendary White Whistle whose shadow looms over Nanachi’s troubled past. Bondrewd is ingratiatingly hospitable, but the brave… Continue Reading

Tokyo Godfathers (2020 Restoration)

Tokyo Godfathers (2020 Restoration)

TOKYO GODFATHERS, the acclaimed holiday classic from master director Satoshi Kon (PAPRIKA, PERFECT BLUE), returns to theaters in a brand-new, 4K restoration. In modern-day Tokyo, three homeless people’s lives are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members… Continue Reading

Ride Your Wave

Ride Your Wave

From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, Devilman Crybaby) comes a deeply emotional new film that applies his trademark visual ingenuity to a tale of romance, grief and self-discovery. The film follows the story of Hinako, a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When… Continue Reading

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating biochemical attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture of the person behind the destruction. On the space ship “Bebop,” Spike Spiegel and his crew… Continue Reading

Weathering With You

Weathering With You

GKIDS proudly presents the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit YOUR NAME. The story is set during the summer of Hodaka’s high school freshman year, when he runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed… Continue Reading