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Genre: Comedy

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

Phoenix Cultural Centre Presents: Hezarpa

Phoenix Cultural Centre Presents: Hezarpa

Pacific United and Phoenix Cultural Centre Present: HEZARPA (هزارپا) – Iran’s All Time Highest Grossing Film Reza and his friend Mansoor are pickpockets. When Reza by his mother becomes aware that a rich girl has taken an oath to marry a war injured person he decides to get close to her and find a way… Continue Reading

The Orchard (Cast & Crew in Attendance!)

The Orchard (Cast & Crew in Attendance!)

Join us on Monday, November 12 for the Canadian Theatrical Premiere of locally-lensed feature THE ORCHARD – with cast and crew in attendance for a post-screening Q&A! Produced by Vancouver’s Mutant Films with the participation of Railtown Actors Studio, writer-director Kate Twa‘s feature follows a brash, talent agent from Los Angeles whose life changes in… Continue Reading

Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke

October 17 is the day, people! We’re toasting Canada’s greenest new law on Wednesday, October 17 with a screening of the ultimate, trailblazing stoner musical comedy – Cheech and Chong’s high-larious UP IN SMOKE! An unemployed pot-smoking slacker and amateur drummer, Anthony Stoner ditches his strict parents and hits the road, eventually meeting kindred spirit… Continue Reading

VIFF: Keep an Eye Out

VIFF: Keep an Eye Out

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

VIFF: Mega Time Squad

VIFF: Mega Time Squad

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