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Genre: Science Fiction

Destroy All Monsters

Destroy All Monsters

The original Godzilla team of director Ishiro Honda, special-effects supervisor Eiji Tsuburaya, and composer Akira Ifukube reunited for this kaiju extravaganza, which features no fewer than eleven monsters.

Set in the remote future of 1999, when the people of Earth have achieved world peace by confining destructive creatures to Monsterland (until an alien race intervenes), DESTROY ALL MONSTERS mounts a thrilling display of innovative action sequences and memorable images that have made it a favorite for generations of viewers.

“That the special effects could have been more realistically concocted by a 12-year-old with a Super 8 camera only adds to the fun.” (Film4)

“This is effectively the end of the “golden age” of Godzilla movies (there wouldn’t be a truly great installment again until the 90s) but it’s a hell of a note to go out on.” (Escapist Magazine)

Tuesday, September 21
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Tickets $15 advance HERE | $15 at the door

Due to reduced capacity, advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <riomanagers@gmail.com> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.

DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (Ishiro Honda, 1968 / 89 mins / G / English subs) At the turn of the century, all of the Earth’s monsters have been rounded up and kept safely on Monsterland. Chaos erupts when a race of she-aliens known as the Kilaaks unleash the monsters across the world.

A Quiet Place Part II

A Quiet Place Part II

Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path. With Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Djimon Hounsou, John Krasinski. “A nerve-wracking continuation of… Continue Reading

Prisoners of the Ghostland

Prisoners of the Ghostland

Prolific, renegade Japanese auteur Sion Sono (WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL?, TOKYO TRIBE) makes his English-language debut with the genre-defying, dystopian action mystery-fantasy thriller PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND, starring Nicolas Cage. In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber (Cage) is sprung from jail by wealthy warlord The Governor, whose… Continue Reading

Superman: The Movie

Superman: The Movie

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Thursday, July 15 as we tip our collective hat and raise a glass to the late, great Richard Donner, a filmmaker who brought us so many of the titles that we love – including one of the most iconic superhero action movies ever made, SUPERMAN. Featuring Christopher Reeve‘s… Continue Reading

POSTPONED Possessor Uncut

POSTPONED Possessor Uncut

Dearest Rio Friends & Movie-Lovers: As per the government’s latest directive on November 23, 2020, we will be suspending operations until December 8, 2020 (barring any further changes). Screenings will be re-scheduled, and ticket-holders will be contacted shortly. In the meantime, we thank-you for your endless generosity and boundless support. Don’t worry – we’ll be… Continue Reading

Frankenstein (1931)

Frankenstein (1931)

“It’s alive….!” The Rio Theatre‘s series of Halloween favourites continues this month as we venture ever deeper and darker into classic “creature features” of yore with a screening of James Whale‘s stylish, bold, and nuanced FRANKENSTEIN on Wednesday, October 28. This iconic horror film follows the obsessed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) as he… Continue Reading

Total Recall (30th Anniversary Restoration)

Total Recall (30th Anniversary Restoration)

Doug Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) seems to have it pretty good in 2084 A.D. A heavily muscled construction worker, he boasts a beautiful wife, Lori (Sharon Stone), good friends, and a technologically advanced home featuring video phones and even video walls. But he is haunted by dreams of a mysterious brunette woman and the red wastelands… Continue Reading

The Invisible Man (1933)

The Invisible Man (1933)

The Rio Theatre continues its dive into classic monster movies of the past with a screening of director James Whale’s pre-code science fiction horror thriller, THE INVISIBLE MAN, based on H.G. Wells‘ 1897 novel. The film remains something of a visual effects landmark, boasting awe-striking special effects that still seem remarkably trailblazing some 80 years… Continue Reading

Face/Off

Face/Off

Prepare yourselves accordingly, Vancouver. On Saturday, September 4, the Rio Theatre will be offering up a special long-weekend screening of John Woo‘s endlessly stylish, elegantly violent, trash fantasy cult-classic cat-and-mouse two-hander FACE/OFF. Not only does it feature a legendarily scene-stealing (and chewing) performance from staff favourite Nicolas Cage, it’s a movie made even more amazing because… Continue Reading

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

In this classic Universal monster movie (originally released in 3D), a scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of the expedition, with whom… Continue Reading