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The Amazing Nina Simone

The Amazing Nina Simone

She was left out of Civil Rights history, erased by jazz critics, and forgotten by most Americans because no one knew how to categorize her greatness.  But throughout the 1960s, Nina Simone was both loved and feared for her outspoken vision of Black Freedom.  Her musical proclamations like Mississippi Goddam, and her iconic style gave… Continue Reading

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

“He was the most extraordinary man I ever knew.” The epic of all epics, British director David Lean‘s triumphant masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia nobly retains its status in the pantheon of cinema as one of, if not the greatest films ever made – and for good reason. Based on the life of English archaeologist, military… Continue Reading

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Director Norman Jewison’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a biblical rock-opera based on Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved Broadway musical phenomenon of the same name. The story is based on an account of the last week in the life of Jesus Christ. Sunday, March 27 Doors 3:45 pm | Movie 4:15 pm Golden tickets… Continue Reading

Spotlight

Spotlight

The star-studded ensemble piece SPOTLIGHT shone at this year’s Academy Awards, winning both Best Picture and Best Screenplay. Based on the true story of the tenacious group of investigavtive journalists at The Boston Globe whose work blew the lid off of years of widespread sexual abuse cover-ups within the Roman Catholic Church, SPOTLIGHT’s top-notch cast… Continue Reading

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Join us at the Rio Theatre for a film series featuring some of the nominated films and performances being honoured by the Golden Globes, including STEVE JOBS, GRANDMA, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, SHAUN THE SHEEP, THE HATEFUL 8, TRAINWRECK, and LOVE AND MERCY. On January 10, we will be hosting a *free* Golden Globes 2016… Continue Reading

Experimenter

Experimenter

Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder star in Sundance and TIFF festival favourite EXPERIMENTER, the story of controversial social psychologist Stanley Milgram, whose radical experiments tested humans willingness to obey authority. Also starring Taryn Manning, Anton Yelchin, John Leguizamo, Kellan Lutz, Anthony Edwards, Jim Gaffigan. “… a heady brew of theories about the essence of human… Continue Reading

Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine

Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine

The Rio Theatre is proud to present documentaries MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE and Oscar winner THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK on Friday, May 22 – Harvey Milk Day. These two films about two very different individuals in two different decades are each astounding portraits of men who, unwittingly, became icons within not… Continue Reading

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

Behind every code is an enigma. Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, THE IMITATION GAME portrays the nail-biting race against time by quiet genius Alan Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park during the darkest days of World War… Continue Reading

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