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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence – Grace Jones is all these things and more. Sophie Fiennes’ documentary goes beyond… Continue Reading

Hard Core Logo (A #SavetheRio Fundraiser!)

Hard Core Logo (A #SavetheRio Fundraiser!)

The Rio Theatre‘s toast to National Canadian Film Day (April 18) continues on Thursday, April 19 with a #SavetheRio fundraiser screening of, hands down, one of the most acclaimed Canadian films ever made, HARD CORE LOGO. Based on the novel by Michael Turner, director Bruce Macdonald plays “himself” – a filmmaker following the cult punk-rock… Continue Reading

Walk the Line

Walk the Line

The rise of country music legend Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) begins with his days as a boy growing up on the family farm, where he struggles under the scorn of his father (Robert Patrick). As the years pass, Cash ends up in Memphis, Tenn., with his wife, Vivian (Ginnifer Goodwin), and breaks into the music… Continue Reading

White Christmas

White Christmas

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, December 23 for a night of Christmas cheer…. and fear! Our marquee is going full-tilt merry-merry with beloved Christmas classics this season, and we’re presenting a colourful night of movie awesome with a WHITE CHRISTMAS / BLACK CHRISTMAS double feature. See one, or see ’em both for… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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

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