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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

This year’s Oscar-winning Best Animated FeatureSPIDER-MAN: INTO SPIDERVERSE is a “marvel,” indeed! Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind THE LEGO MOVIE and 21 JUMP STREET, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask. Universally revered by critics and fans alike,the film features a star-studded cast including Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Lily Tomlin, Zoe Kravitz, Jon Mulaney, Nicolas Cage, and more.

It’s as if everyone had set out to make the best Spider-Man movie ever, which is exactly what they’ve done.” (The Wall Street Journal)

“This film manages the delicate feat of embracing its source material while also satirizing it.” (The New York Times)

Wednesday, April 3
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

Monday, April 8
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 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.

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti & Rodney Rothman / 2018 / PG / 2D/ 117 mins) Miles Morales is juggling his life between being a high school student and being a spider-man. When Wilson “Kingpin” Fisk uses a super collider, others from across the Spider-Verse are transported to this dimension.

VBAFF Presents Space Babes from Outer Space

VBAFF Presents Space Babes from Outer Space

The Vancouver Badass Film Festival Presents SPACE BABES FROM OUTER SPACE Three space women land on Earth in search of sexual energy to fuel their spaceship and get back home. They befriend a lonely farmboy who helps them on their plight, all while evading their mortal enemies, the Scrotes. “This sci-fi sex comedy is filled with… Continue Reading

Level 16

Level 16

Canadian filmmaker Danishka Esterhazy’s (BLACK FIELD, H&G) dystopian, feminist sci-fi fantasy LEVEL 16 has been blowing up genre fests around the world – and returns to the Rio Theatre for its theatrical premiere in March, just in time for Women’s History Month. The film follows sixteen year-old protagonist Vivien, who is trapped in The Vestalis… Continue Reading

Beyond the Black Rainbow

Beyond the Black Rainbow

Monday Double Bill! We’re toasting writer-director Panos Cosmatos with a double double bill bill featuring both his feature debut, 2012’s hyper-stylish midnighter BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW, and one of 2018’s most buzzed about titles, the punishing, blood-soaked hallucinogenic revenge odyssey MANDY. See one, or see them both for one sweet price! Set in the strange… Continue Reading

Barbarella

Barbarella

The Rio Theatre‘s Friday Late Night Movies series continues on January 18 with a big ol’ cheesy slice of unadulterated 60’s camp – with “Queen of the Galaxy” Jane Fonda in Roger Vadim’s out-of-this-world sci-fi sex romp cult-classic, BARBARELLA. “BARBARELLA is a gift-wrapped ‘X’ certificate bonbon for a space age nursery.” (The Spectator) “Roger Vadim’s… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: STAR TREK III The Search for Spock

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: STAR TREK III The Search for Spock

Let The Gentlemen Hecklers provide you with their unique brand of live, hilarious commentary – for the best cheesy movies! Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha and special guest star KC Novak are Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing, making so-bad-they’re-good movies even better… By talking you through them. At the end of what many Trekkies still consider… Continue Reading

Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon

“Pathetic earthlings… Who can save you now?” Remember that time your favourite band Queen laid down a killer soundtrack for one of the 80s most gloriously insane, over-the-top, inter-galactic superhero movies of ever (or maybe just the 80s)? Of course you do! Because that movie is FLASH GORDON, it’s gonna save every one of us,… Continue Reading

Overlord

Overlord

With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion’s success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But,… Continue Reading

MFKZ

MFKZ

Genre-mashup MFKZ is the collaboration of French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, creators of TEKKONKINKREET, GENIUS PARTY and MIND GAME. The TEKKONKINKREET dream team of Shojiro Nishimi and art director Shinji Kimura reunite to bring to life a dark but stunningly animated sci-fi vision that mixes anime, film… Continue Reading

28 Weeks Later

28 Weeks Later

The Rio Theatre‘s series of spooky offerings continues on Sunday, October 28 with a double bill screening featuring zombies… Lots of zombies. So many zombies, in fact, that it’s a 28 DAYS / WEEKS Double feature! We’re kicking things off with Danny Boyle‘s 28 DAYS LATER at 7:45 pm followed by its chilling sequel, 28… Continue Reading