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Genre: Romance

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 American graduate student named Emily (Zoe Kazan) at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father. With Holly Hunter and Ray Romano.

“Comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani and writer Emily V. Gordon mine their personal history for laughs, heartache, and hard-earned insight.” (Variety)

“Welcome to the funniest date movie of 2017!” (Rolling Stone)

Sunday, October 22
Doors 3:15 pm | Movie 3:45 pm

Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

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

THE BIG SICK (Michael Showalter, 2017 / PG / 120 mins) Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

“I have crossed oceans of time to find you…” Yes, it’s happening! We’re kicking off Halloween weekend with a Hallowinona Double Bill featuring two classics starring Winona Ryder – BEETLEJUICE and BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA. Francis Ford Coppola‘s gorgeously goth, Oscar-winning adaptation of Bram Stoker‘s iconic novel stars Gary Oldman in the title role as a… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: GHOST (1990)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: GHOST (1990)

“Molly, you in danger, gurl.” Come see folks who wrote jokes for Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for one of the 90s biggest supernatural romantical thrillers, GHOST, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Oscar-winner Whoopi Goldberg. (In case you forgot: Patrick Swayze (Sam) and Demi Moore (Molly) star as a pottery-making, crazy-in-love… Continue Reading

VIFF: Dalida

VIFF: Dalida

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

Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

In 19th century rural England, a young bride (newcomer Florence Pugh, in a star-making turn) who is sold into and then trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man, discovers an unstoppable desire within herself and enters into a passionate, illicit affair – with a man her own age, who works on the… Continue Reading

Bull Durham

Bull Durham

“There’s no crying in baseball!” Join us at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, August 16 for a baseball doubleheader featuring two summertime classics, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN and BULL DURHAM. See one, or see ’em both! Susan Sarandon sizzles as an especially enthusiastic (she has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season)… Continue Reading

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

With A GHOST STORY, acclaimed writer-director David Lowery (AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS, PETE’S DRAGON) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only… Continue Reading

The Graduate

The Graduate

“Are you here for an affair?” Newly remastered in 4K, Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols‘ landmark hit THE GRADUATE is a cultural phenomenon that captured the youthful essence of the late 60s in everything from its standout performances (including Dustin Hoffman’s remarkable breakthrough) and its brilliant soundtrack (from Simon & Garfunkel) – all of which makes… Continue Reading

Overboard

Overboard

Since summer is the absolute perfect time to make time for a movie-filled double bill date night kinda night, we thought it made perfect sense to pair two classic titles featuring films from one of favourite real-life romantic couples – Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn! As part of our Kurt n’ Goldie Date Night Double… 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

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