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Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul

Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul

A continuation of the epic adventure of plucky Riko and Reg who are joined by their new friend Nanachi. Together they descend into the Abyss’ treacherous fifth layer, the Sea of Corpses, and encounter the mysterious Bondrewd, a legendary White Whistle whose shadow looms over Nanachi’s troubled past. Bondrewd is ingratiatingly hospitable, but the brave adventurers know things are not always as they seem in the enigmatic Abyss.

Thursday, April 16 (Japanese with English subtitles)
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $14 HERE | $16 at the door

Saturday, April 18 (English dub)
Doors 1:30 pm | Movie 2:00 pm *Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $14 HERE | $16 at the door

*Minors permitted in the balcony. (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this screening.

MADE IN ABYSS: DAWN OF THE DEEP SOUL “Fukaki Tamashî no Reimei” (Masayuki Kojima, 2020 / 105 mins / 18A) ‘Dawn of the Deep Soul’ continues the epic adventures of young explorers Riko and Reg, who are joined by their new friend Nanachi as they descend into the Abyss’ treacherous fifth layer, the Sea of Corpses. There they encounter the mysterious Bondrewd, a legendary White Whistle whose shadow looms over Nanachi’s troubled past. Although Bondrewd is ingratiatingly hospitable and the trio soon becomes fast friends with his gregarious daughter, Prushka, the brave adventurers know things are not always as they seem in the enigmatic Abyss…

Santa Sangre

A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre (“Holy Blood”), and… Continue Reading

Residue

The government cover-up of the causes behind a massive explosion in a futuristic UK metropolis spur photo journalist Jennifer Preston on to search for the truth and in the process blow open a paranormal phenomenon haunting the city. Continue Reading

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

Determined to finish off the infamous killer Jason Voorhees once and for all, Tommy Jarvis and a friend exhume Jason’s corpse in order to cremate him. Things go awry when Jason is instead resurrected, sparking a new chain of ruthlessly brutal murders. Now it’s up to Tommy to stop the dark, devious and demented deaths… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The Gentlemen Hecklers (Eric Fell, K.C. Novak, and Patrick Maliha Raconteur) provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing (with special guest Harris Anderson), making so-bad-they’re-good movies even better by talking you through them. Wednesday, December 4 Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm Advance tickets $12 advance HERE… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Paranormal Activity (07)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Paranormal Activity (07)

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The Blair Witch Project (20th Anniversary Screening!)

The Blair Witch Project (20th Anniversary Screening!)

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

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Eyes Wide Shut (20th Anniversary Screening)

Eyes Wide Shut (20th Anniversary Screening)

In 1999, Tom Cruise and then real-life wife Nicole Kidman starred as a married couple exploring the possibilities of infidelity in master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick‘s erotically-charged, mysterious, psychological drama EYES WIDE SHUT. Adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s 1926 psychosexual novella ‘Dream Story,’ the film was famously shrouded in secrecy and took 12 years to make; sadly,… Continue Reading

Contact

Contact

She’s known it since she was a young girl, when she would magically connect with distant voices on her father’s shortwave radio. She’s known it since college, when she chose the search for intelligent extraterrestrial messages as her discipline. She’s known it since she bargained for just hours a week of satellite time to sweep… Continue Reading