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Genre: Comedy

Hairspray (Hosted by Ricki Lake!)

“I’m a bad, bad girl who needs to be punished.” In honour of Ricki Lake‘s appearance at the Rio Theatre to promote her excellent new documentary WEED THE PEOPLE, we felt like we absolutely had to screen one of the best loved (if not best known) films from one of our most frequently requested directors,… Continue Reading

Coming to America

Coming to America

“I want a woman that will arouse my intellect as well as my loins.” Are you ready to bark like a dog…? A big dog? Join us for a Friday Late Night Movie screening of one of the 80’s biggest comedy blockbusters, starring one of the biggest comedians of that decade – it’s Eddie Murphy… Continue Reading

Mid90s

Mid90s

Two-time Oscar-nominated actor Jonah Hill‘s (SUPERBAD, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET) auspicious directorial debut MID90s (which he also wrote) is a smart, funny, sweet and insightful coming-of-age film set in 1990s Los Angeles, where 13-year-old Stevie escapes his turbulent home life by hanging out with a new group of friends he meets at a local… Continue Reading

Camp Death III In 2D (BC Premiere!)

Camp Death III In 2D (BC Premiere!)

Join us at the Rio Theatre for the BC Premiere of writer-director Matt Frame‘s locally-lensed horror comedy CAMP DEATH III in 2D! Get ready for a crude, corny & Canadian comedy/horror 80’s slasher parody of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III in 3D  – though CAMP DEATH III is proudly presented in two, flat dimensions. This… Continue Reading

Tenacious D: Post-Apocalypto (In Person with Q&A!)

Tenacious D: Post-Apocalypto (In Person with Q&A!)

It could be the greatest night the Rio has ever known… Tenacious D (yes) are joining us live (yes, you read that right) and in-person (no joke) for a screening of their amazing, animated magnum opus POST-APOCALYPTO and Q&A. Wednesday, December 12 Doors 8:00 pm | Show 9:00 pm *Door and start time subject to… Continue Reading

One Cut of the Dead

One Cut of the Dead

POM! If there were an award for Most Ambitious Zombie Comedy of 2018, it would surely have to go to writer-director Shin’ichirô Ueda‘s feature debut ONE CUT OF The DEAD, a modest entry that has rapidly gone on to become a massive international festival favourite around the world (taking top honours at Fantastic Fest, Fantaspoa, and… Continue Reading

BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee and the producing team behind GET OUT comes another provocative exploration of American race relations – and an incredible, true story of an American hero. Set in the midst of the 1970s civil rights movement, the film follows Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), determined to make a name for himself… 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

Vampire’s Kiss

Vampire’s Kiss

Nicolas Cage – in what many consider to be his “Cage-iest” performance – stars as Peter Loew, a sleazy NYC literary agent, who prowls the bars in the evening looking for some action. One night he hooks up with a mysterious, sexy woman named Rachel (Jennifer Beals) and in the course of their relations, she… Continue Reading

The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die… It’s fun to be a vampire. The Rio Theatre‘s series of Halloween classics continues on Monday, October 29 with everyone’s favourite teen vampire thriller, Joel Schumacher‘s star-studded (two Coreys!) pop-culture touchstone THE LOST BOYS. The cult-classic story follows teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and… Continue Reading