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Genre: Romance

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. Currently nominated for four Oscars – including Best Picture, Best Actor for Timothée Chalamet, and Best Adapted Screenplay for James Ivory, the film is a quiet, sumptuous tale centred on a blooming romance.

It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Chalamet), is a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia. Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father, an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella, a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

“One of the year’s most romantic movies, and also one of the best.” (Toronto Star)

“You don’t just watch Luca Guadagnino’s movies, you swoon into them.” (New York Times)

Even as he beguiles us with mystery, Guadagnino recreates Elio’s life-changing summer with such intensity that we might as well be experiencing it first-hand.” (Variety)

“First love is as much about hesitancy as it is about exuberance, and Ivory and Guadagnino perfectly capture that sweet turmoil. This isn’t just an instant LGBT classic; this is one of the great movie love stories, for audiences of all stripes.” (The Wrap)

Monday, February 26
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm

Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

Tuesday, February 27
Doors 8:15 pm | Movie 8:45 pm

Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

Thursday, March 1
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm

Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors permitted 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.

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (Luca Guadigno, 2017 / 132 mins / 14A) It’s the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who’s working as an intern for Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

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

Love Actually

Love Actually

“To me you are perfect.” Rom-com master Richard Curtis (who also wrote FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, NOTTING HILL, BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY) wrote and directs a star-studded cast in LOVE ACTUALLY, a holiday staple that’s achieved a kind of cult-status in the years since its release in 2003. The mostly British ensemble (including Hugh Grant,… Continue Reading

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Directed by Michael Showalter (WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER) and based on the real-life love story of comedian Kumail Nanjiani (SILICONE VALLEY) and comedy writer Emily Gordon (who also both co-wrote the script), THE BIG SICK quietly emerged as one of the sleeper hits of 2017. Nanjiani stars here as a Pakistani comic who meets an… Continue Reading