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Genre: Comedy

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

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused

Alright, alright, alright! Why go cruising the strip or climbing the water tower when you could spend it at your favourite indie movie theatre instead? Join us at the Rio Theatre for a slice of cult-classic nostalgia that celebrates the best day of high school you never had: Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused. As fresh… Continue Reading

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums

Writer-director Wes Anderson‘s unique, signature narrative and visual style are front and center in his offbeat 2001 comedy, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS; the extraordinary story of one family’s sudden, unexpected reunion. Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children–Chas, Richie, and Margot–they were a family of geniuses and then they separated. Chas started buying real… Continue Reading

Tampopo

Sluuuuuuuuuuurp. Juzo Itami’s rapturous (not to mention oh-so-sensual) “noodle western” returns to Canadian screens for the first time in decades, in a new 4K restoration. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, TAMPOPO serves up a savory… Continue Reading

Grease

Grease

“I got chills… They’re mul-ti-ply-in’…” It’s summer, which means we’re down for a little Summer Lovin’, Grease-style. And there’s no better way to experience your all-time favourite movie musical  – which has been rockin’ and rollin’ and what-not for over 40 years – than at the Rio Theatre, with a big-screen viewing of this 1978… Continue Reading

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (35th Anniversary Screening!)

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (35th Anniversary Screening!)

“I know you are, but what am I?” Tell ’em, “Large Marge sent ya” to the Rio Theatre this July, as we tip our hat to one of the ultimate touchstones for 80’s kids, Pee Wee Herman, with a special 35th Anniversary screening of PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE. Pee-Wee Herman (aka Paul Reubens) was already… Continue Reading

Time Bandits

Time Bandits

Monty Python animator Terry Gilliams‘ humorous 1981 fantasy TIME BANDITS follows the story of a young boy joins a group of renegade dwarves on an unpredictable journey through time. Gilliam mostly achieves a tricky balancing act in his second feature as sole director, creating a dark, irreverent comedy disguised as a family adventure. Particularly amusing… 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

Parasite

Parasite

Master Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho (THE HOST, SNOWPIERCER) brings his work home to Korea with his cinematic masterpiece PARASITE, a pitch-black modern fairytale that proved itself a complete game-changer for movie-lovers around the world in 2019. (And it’s fiiiiiiiiinally coming to the Rio!) Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the… Continue Reading

CANCELLED The Great Dictator

CANCELLED The Great Dictator

Dearest Friends and Rio Family: Effective immediately. we will be temporarily dimming our lights and powering down the projector. Some events are being postponed, and others canceled – we will do our best to connect with ticket-holders and advise them of future plans as soon as they are made clear to us. In the meantime,… Continue Reading