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Genre: Romance

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

In addition to THE SHAPE OF WATER winning the highly-coveted Oscar for Best Picture, master Mexican story-teller and director Guillermo del Toro took home a lot of hardware – including the Best Director Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Golden Lion from the Venice Film Fest – for this other-worldly fairy tale, a sci-fi love letter to classic Hollywood monster movies.

Sally Hawkins stars (in a career-high performance that saw her nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, BAFTA and more) in this unlikely cold-era fairy tale as Elisa, a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s classified secret — a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist. Also starring Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, and Michael Stuhlbarg.

“Altogether wonderful.” (The New York Times)

Guillermo del Toro‘s THE SHAPE OF WATER elegantly blends whimsical fairy tale with a fresh spin on classic monster movies for a delightful experience.” (Screen Rant)

THE SHAPE OF WATER finds Guillermo del Toro at his visually distinctive best — and matched by an emotionally absorbing story brought to life by a stellar Sally Hawkins performance.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

Tuesday, April 17
Doors 8:30 | Movie 9:00 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

Sunday, April 22
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm

Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

Tuesday, April 24
Doors 8:15 pm | Movie 8:45 pm

Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

Saturday, April 28
Doors 9:00 pm | Doors 9:30 pm

Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 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.

THE SHAPE OF WATER (Guillermo del Toro, 2017 / 123 mins / 14A) An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson (BOOGIE NIGHTS, MAGNOLIA) paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. PHANTOM THREAD is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis (THERE WILL BE BLOOD). Set in the glamour of 1950’s… Continue Reading

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. Nominated for four Oscars – including Best Picture and Best Actor for Timothée Chalamet, scribe James Ivory took home the little man for Best Adapted Screenplay. One of… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers with JFL Film Fest present: Twilight

The Gentlemen Hecklers with JFL Film Fest present: Twilight

Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival presents: The Gentlemen Hecklers at The Rio Theatre Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Doors 9pm/ Show 9:30pm.  Tickets $12/ $14 at the door Tickets are on-sale now by clicking HERE!  +19 only for admission. No Passes or Groupons accepted for this show, sorry.  _ Come see folks who wrote jokes… Continue Reading

Titanic

Titanic

James Cameron’s “Titanic” is an epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic; the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built. She was the most luxurious liner of her era — the “ship of dreams” — which ultimately carried… Continue Reading

Wings of Desire

Wings of Desire

WINGS OF DESIRE is Wim Wenders’ artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants to become a mortal human thus giving up his heavenly life. Filmed… Continue Reading

Her

Her

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user’s every needs. To Theodore’s surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love… 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

Groundhog Day – 25th Anniversary Screening!

Groundhog Day – 25th Anniversary Screening!

“I wake up every day, right here, right in Punxsutawney, and it’s always February 2nd, and there’s nothing I can do about it.” Is there anything else we’d be playing as a Friday Late Night Movie on Groundhog Day (February 2) than… a 25th Anniversary Screening of, uh, GROUNDHOG DAY?!? Of course not! Bill Murray,… 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