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Genre: Thriller

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

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Green Lantern (2011)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Green Lantern (2011)

The Gentlemen Hecklers return to the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, June 13 with that other Ryan Reynolds superhero comic book movie – one he proooobably wants the world to forget and one that we just can NOT seem to quit… THE GREEN LANTERN. (I mean, if ever there was a time to revisit THE GREEN… Continue Reading

Game Night

Game Night

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game–right? But as the six… Continue Reading

The Endless

The Endless

Longtime collaborators Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (RESOLUTION, SPRING) do the heavy lifting – as writer (Benson), cinematographer (Moorhead) co-directors, and stars – in their latest foray into Lovecraftian indie sci-fi, THE ENDLESS. Appropriately, they take the leads as two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult… Continue Reading

Revenge

Revenge

Jen (fearlessly embodied by Matilda Lutz, RINGS) is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend which is suddenly disrupted when his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip. Tension mounts in the house until the situation abruptly–and viciously–intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen left for dead. Unfortunately for her assailants,… Continue Reading