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Streets of Fire

Streets of Fire

In writer-director Walter Hill‘s (THE WARRIORS) action-adventure-musical STREETS OF FIRE is a totally stylish, cult-classic guilty pleasure that, upon its release in 1984, spoke directly to the MTV generation. Featuring a memorable soundtrack from musician Ry Cooder and billed as a “rock and roll fable from another time, another place,” the film stars Willem Dafoe as the memorably monikered Raven Shaddock, who – with his gang of merciless biker friends – kidnaps rock singer Ellen Aim (Diane Lane). Ellen’s former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody (Michael Paré), happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen’s manager Billy Fish (Rick Moranis) hires Tom to rescue her. Along with a former soldier named McCoy (Amy Madigan), they battle through dangerous cityscapes, determined to get Ellen back.

“A carefully stylised movie that’s something like pure cinema.” (UK Observer)

Friday, November 10
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm

Tickets $8 in costume or advance HERE | $10 at the door

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

STREETS OF FIRE (Walter Hill, 1984 / 93 mins / PG) A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang.

Phantom of the Paradise

Phantom of the Paradise

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Monday, October 30 for a crazy-good Halloween Classics Triple Feature! Our Marathon Monday Movie Night celebrates three truly iconic films from one of the best decades e-ver for genre lovers – the 1970’s, baby! We’re including two classics from Brian De Palma – the rock opera PHANTOM OF… Continue Reading

VIFF: Bunch of Kunst

VIFF: Bunch of Kunst

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the hosting venues for The 36th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival The festival runs Sept. 28 – Oct. 13, 2017 For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through https://viff.org/Online/viwiff-2017… Continue Reading

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Filmmaker Catherine Bainbridge‘s award-winning music documentary RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD is about the role of Native Americans in popular music history, a little-known story built around the incredible lives and careers of the some of the greatest music legends. RUMBLE shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our… Continue Reading

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

“CAUTION: The Surgeon General warns that viewing this band is equal to 29 orgasms.” In this musical comedy-adventure starring self-proclaimed “greatest band in the world” Tenacious D, a pair of aspiring rock superstars attempt to convince the world of their true talents as they embark on a daring quest to acquire the supernaturally powered guitar… Continue Reading

School of Rock

School of Rock

“God of Rock, thank you for this chance to kick ass. We are your humble servants. Please give us the power to blow people’s minds with our high voltage rock. In your name we pray, Amen.” In director Richard Linklater‘s hilarious SCHOOL OF ROCK, a pitch-perfect Jack Black takes centre stage as an overly enthusiastic… Continue Reading

Spice World

Spice World

Spice up your motherfudging life! This screening is the movie only with no live drag show! Get your platform shoes, British accents, and Union Jack dresses ready because SPICE WORLD, starring everybody’s favorite 90’s girl group (everyone else was such a wannabe, right?), is getting the big screen treatment at the Rio Theatre. The film… Continue Reading

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Dirty Dancing (1987)

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Have the time of your life (and maybe even carry a watermelon) to one of the 80s biggest and most enduring blockbusters, DIRTY DANCING, which is getting the big screen treatment it so richly deserves on Friday, August 25. Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace… Continue Reading

Spice World (With The Spice Gurlz Live Drag Shadowcast!)

Spice World (With The Spice Gurlz Live Drag Shadowcast!)

Spice up your motherfudging life! Get your platform shoes, British accents, and Union Jack dresses ready because on Friday, Sepember 22 everybody’s favorite 90’s girl group (everyone else was such a wannabe, right?) comes alive onstage at the Rio Theatre when The Spice Girls‘ movie SPICE WORLD gets taken to a whole other level –… Continue Reading

Monterey Pop – 50th Anniversary Remaster!

Monterey Pop – 50th Anniversary Remaster!

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would launch the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were… Continue Reading

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