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Genre: Thriller

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (78)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (78)

The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed, as they… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Street Fighter (94)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Street Fighter (94)

Come see folks who wrote jokes for Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! On Wednesday, July 11, Vancouver’s favourite movie riffers The Gentlemen Hecklers (comedians Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha – and special guest riffer Gina Harms) are set to crack wise at the 1994 Jean Claude van Damme… Continue Reading

First Reformed

First Reformed

From writer-director Paul Schrader (TAXI DRIVER, AMERICAN GIGOLO, AFFLICTION) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary. Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary.… Continue Reading

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

(Yes, it’s back!) Join us at the Rio Theatre for one of the most requested double header blockbusters that we get – James Cameron’s TERMINATOR 1 & 2 – on silver screen, (big and loud) where it belongs. See one, or see ’em both! In this sequel set eleven years after the original THE TERMINATOR,… Continue Reading

The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator (1984)

(Yes, it’s back!) Join us at the Rio Theatre for one of the most requested double header blockbusters that we get – James Cameron’s TERMINATOR 1 & 2 – on silver screen, (big and loud) where it belongs. See one, or see ’em both! Disguised as a human, a seemingly indestructible cyborg assassin known as… Continue Reading

Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (Remaster!)

Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (Remaster!)

One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s STALKER embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men… Continue Reading

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Yes… It’s FRIDAY THE 13th on Friday the 13th! After the Crystal Lake Massacres, Jason is pronounced dead and taken to the hospital morgue, where he is mysteriously revived, allowing his diabolical killing spree to continue at the camp where the gruesome slaughtering began. But this time, in addition to terrified teenagers, he meets a… Continue Reading

You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here

When an unfinished version of Scottish director Lynne Ramsay‘s (WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN) neo-noirish adaptation of writer Jonathan Ames‘ suspenseful crime thriller YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017, it netted awards for both Best Screenplay (Ramsay) and Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix). In another dark, powerful performance,… Continue Reading

Cinderella the Cat

As part of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver and in celebration of Italian Day on the Drive (Sunday, June 10), the Rio Theatre is highlighting select Italian titles in June   The cinderella here, Mia, has been mute since the death of her inventor and shipping-magnate father, Vittorio (Mariano Rigillo). He had great plans to… Continue Reading

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

If they hear you, they hunt you. John Krasinski (best known as Jim on TV’s THE OFFICE) does triple duty here, as co-writer, director and actor of one of 2018’s breakout sleeper hits, the white-knuckle thriller A QUIET PLACE. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Krasinski and co-star Emily Blunt (who are married in real life)… Continue Reading