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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (25th Anniversary Screening!)

In this stylishly animated feature set in the 1940s, the troubled yet heroic Batman is pitted against a mysterious figure who is rubbing out Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, and who many believe is the caped crusader himself. Batman’s alter ego, millionaire Bruce Wayne, is about to get married to the lovely Andrea Beaumont, who helps him recover from his need to avenge his parents’ murder — meaning that his crime-fighting days may be numbered. Featuring the vocal talents of Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Stacy Keach, Dana Delaney, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

“A spin-off of the semi-hit animated TV series, ‘Batman: Mask of the Phantasm’ goes even further into the roots of the bat-dude’s particular pathologies.” (The Georgia Straight)

“Quintessential Batman and a quality cartoon.” (Film4)

Friday, November 16
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm *Start times subject to change.
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floors seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM (Bruce Timm & Eric Radomski, 1993 / 77 mins / PG) An old flame of Bruce Wayne’s strolls into town, re-heating up the romance between the two. At the same time, a mass murderer with an axe for one hand begins systematically eliminating Gotham’s crime bosses. Due to the person’s dark appearance, he is mistaken for Batman. Now on the run, Batman must solve the mystery and deal with the romance between him and Andrea Beaumont.

Yellow Submarine (50th Anniversary Remaster!)

Yellow Submarine (50th Anniversary Remaster!)

Celebrate 50 wondrous years of The Beatles‘ animated musical classic YELLOW SUBMARINE with a big-screen viewing of this icon of psychedelic pop culture – beautifully restored and remastered in 4K! This colourful musical spectacle is an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages – filled with visual invention, optical illusions, word play, and glorious, glorious music.… Continue Reading

The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

Calling all Nuns, Goat herders, Baronesses, Captains, and governesses! Wave your Edelweiss on August 25 as the hills of Commercial Drive are set to come alive with the Mother Superior of movie musicals – so get ready to yodel, people. This is your chance to sing-a-long to the most iconic films of all time – complete… Continue Reading

Paddington 2

Paddington 2

PADDINGTON 2 finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and… Continue Reading

Lu Over the Wall

Lu Over the Wall

From visionary anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa comes a joyously hallucinogenic but family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel them to fame. Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking in a small fishing village after his family moves from… Continue Reading

Shrek

Shrek

I bet you have never seen a donkey fly! Sometime since the release of this lovable animated satire in 2001 and now, SHREK has morphed into something of a cult-classic, a generational touchstone that make is perfect for a Friday Late Night Movie screening (with friends!) at the Rio Theatre on November 24. Minors welcome… Continue Reading

A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

“There’s no crying in baseball!” Join us at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, August 16 for a baseball doubleheader featuring two summertime classics, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN and BULL DURHAM. See one, or see ’em both! Director Penny Marshall‘s landmark comedy-drama A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN follows a group of rag-tag female baseball players… Continue Reading

Batman: The Movie (1966)

Batman: The Movie (1966)

Kaaapowie! Holy feature film, Batman … This one based on the tongue-in-cheek, campy 1960’s television series which helped form the basis of so many of the modern super hero films that are such a staple in pop-culture and movideom. The late, great Adam West‘s portrayal of Gotham’s mysterious Dark Knight will undoubtedly always be a… Continue Reading