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Genre: Fantasy

Batman Returns

Batman Returns

“HELLo tHERE.”

In the second of Tim Burton‘s blockbuster BATMAN films, the legendary hero (Michael Keaton) does battle against the slinky, mysterious Cat Woman (Michelle Pfeiffer) and the diabolically bizarre, sinister Penguin (Danny DeVito). Can Batman (Michael Keaton) battle two formidable foes at once? Especially when one wants to be mayor and the other is romantically attracted to Bruce Wayne?

BATMAN RETURNS is the rarest of Hollywood beasts — a sequel that’s better than the original.” (Boston Globe)

“The strange, ambitious character work that comprises Batman Returns is wrapped in the perfunctory framework of a Tim Burton superhero film.” (Slant Magazine)

Saturday, December 22
Doors 9:45 pm | Movie 10:15 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

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

BATMAN RETURNS (Tim Burton, 1992 / 126 mins / PG) Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces the Penguin – a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck is coerced into helping him become Mayor of Gotham and they both attempt to expose Batman in a different light. Selina Kyle, Max’s secretary, is thrown from the top of a building and is transformed into Catwoman – a mysterious figure who has the same personality disorder as Batman. Batman must attempt to clear his name, all the time deciding just what must be done with the Catwoman.

The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn

Peter S. Beagle‘s iconic 1968 fantasy novel THE LAST UNICORN comes to life in one of the most beloved animated features of the 80s – perfect for movie lovers of all ages! Directors Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass’ (the team behind numerous 70s-era children’s Holiday staples) THE LAST UNICORN features the star-studded vocal talents… Continue Reading

Orlando

Orlando

In celebration of the Rio’s upcoming run of SUSPIRIA, we felt the time was nigh to toast the awe-inspiring career of the iconic actress Tilda Swinton with a screening of a film that was, for many, the introduction to her unmistakable prowess – English filmmaker Sally Potter‘s 1993 gender-bending epic, ORLANDO. Based on Virginia Woolf‘s… Continue Reading

The Crow

The Crow

“Devil’s Night is upon us again.” The Rio Theatre‘s series of Halloween classics continues with a “Devil’s Night” screening of the stylish, soulful and ultimately haunting, supernaturally romantic revenge fantasy THE CROW – featuring a chilling turn from the late Brandon Lee – on Tuesday, October 30. The night before his wedding, musician Eric Draven… Continue Reading

VIFF: Relaxer

VIFF: Relaxer

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

Fantastic Planet

Fantastic Planet

FANTASTIC PLANET tells the story of “Oms”, human-like creatures, kept as domesticated pets by an alien race of blue giants called “Draags”. The story takes place on the Draags’ planet Ygam, where we follow our narrator, an Om called Terr, from infancy to adulthood. He manages to escape enslavement from a Draag learning device used… Continue Reading

Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe of “powercalling” that leads to material glory. But the upswing in Cassius’ career raises serious red flags with his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a performance artist and minimum-wage… Continue Reading

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 City of Lost Children

The City of Lost Children

When the old and decrepit (if not entirely demonic) scientists Krank loses his capacity for dreaming, he attempts to fight death – by stealing the dreams of children. Krank’s cadre of cloned henchmen snatch 5-year-old Denree to subject him to the horrific dream-retrieval process. The boy‘s father, One, the hulking strongman of a traveling circus,… Continue Reading

Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?

Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?

Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit YOUR NAME with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a sci-fi fantasy twist. Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke, are goo-goo-eyed over the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mother’s decision to remarry and leave their countryside town, plans to run away and has secretly… Continue Reading