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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.

Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

Join us at the Rio Theatre on October 24, 29, and 31 for one of the hands-down, most requested Halloween titles we’ve always wanted to play but haven’t been able to, until now …. HOCUS POCUS! After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora… Continue Reading

The Karate Kid (1984)

The Karate Kid (1984)

It’s a cruel summer…  In light of the epic success of YouTube/Netflix’s series Cobra Kai, we thought the time was right to revisit this hugely popular 80s coming-of-age story starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita, in his Oscar-nominated performance. Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso (Macchio) has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his… Continue Reading

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

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

Beauty and the Beast

A live-action adaptation of Disney’s version of the classic tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who helps him break the spell. Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Labyrinth

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Labyrinth

“In 9 hours and 23 minutes… You’ll be mine.” The Gentlemen Hecklers (Eric Fell, K.C. Novak, Patrick Maliha) provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad, cheesy, or so bad-they’re-good in a cheesy-kinda-way films! Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing (with special guest Harris Anderson), make your favourite “guilty pleasure” movies even better… By talking you… Continue Reading