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The Bad Batch

The Bad Batch

Filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour‘s sophomore effort takes a sharp detour from her breakthrough, self-described “Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western,” A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, with a highly-stylized love story with undertones of social commentary – set in a cannibal commune in a future dystopia, somewhere in the desert wasteland of Texas. THE BAD BATCH follows… Continue Reading

Hard Boiled

Hard Boiled

Legendary Hong Kong director John Woo‘s kinetic extravaganza HARD BOILED thrilled critics and audiences around the world with its over-the-top, highly stylized action sequences and choreographed gunplay when it was released in 1992, and it is no less stunning 25 years later – making it a perfect popcorn-fueled Friday Late Night Movie on June 16.… Continue Reading

Hounds of Love

Hounds of Love

Following rapturous responses from festival critics and audience around the world, Ben Young‘s chilling crime thriller HOUNDS OF LOVE has quietly emerged be the breakout, must-see indie Australian film of 2017; “…the rarest of beasts: a directorial debut that’s not only tonally flawless but also manages to radically re-imagine an entire genre.” (L.A. Times) HOUNDS… Continue Reading

Get Out

Get Out

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Hackers (1995)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Hackers (1995)

Let The Gentlemen Hecklers (whose recent writing credits include the latest season of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 on Netflix!) provide you with their unique brand of live, hilarious commentary – for the best cheesy movies! Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart are Vancouver’s masters of movie riffing, making so-bad-they’re-good movies even better by talking… Continue Reading

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

The Rio Theatre is excited to head into our third annual cinematic celebration of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver with a Friday Late Night Movie screening of horror maestro Dario Argento‘s debut feature (and first foray into the stylish genre known throughout the world as “giallo”), the landmark 1970 film, the tightly-wound whodunit THE BIRD… Continue Reading

Predator – 30th Anniversary Screening!

Predator – 30th Anniversary Screening!

Nothing like it has ever been on Earth before. It came for the thrill of the hunt. It picked the wrong man to hunt. Join us at the Rio Theatre for a(nother!) 30th Anniversary screening of one of the 80s’ biggest sci-fi action-horror-thrillers (it really does have everything), PREDATOR. In director John McTiernan‘s blockbuster, Arnold… Continue Reading

Chinatown

On Saturday, May 13 we’re celebrating the one and only Jack Nicholson with a Jack Off! Double Feature highlighting two memorable  – not to mention very different – turns from one of cinema’s most celebrated actors. Join us at 7:00 pm for CHINATOWN, then stick around and dance with the devil in the pale moonlight… Continue Reading

Bubba Ho-tep

Master auteur Don Coscarelli (PHANTASM, JOHN DIES AT THE END) takes a different turn with 2002’s BUBBA HO-TEP, which may be the only horror comedy to successfully weave a tale involving Elvis Presley, JFK, and re-animated ancient Egyptian mummies. After falling into a lengthy coma following a freak accident involving hip gyration, a now aged… Continue Reading

Free Fire

Free Fire

Bold, breathless and wickedly fun, FREE FIRE is an electrifying action comedy about an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Acclaimed filmmaker Ben Wheatley (KILL LIST, HIGH RISE) propels the audience head-on into quite possibly the most epic shootout ever seen on film as he crafts a spectacular parody — and biting critique… Continue Reading

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