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THREE AMIGOS! Cinqo De Mayo

THREE AMIGOS! Cinqo De Mayo

As if you need another reason to drink tequila on a Tuesday…

Celebrate Cinqo de Mayo (that’s Tuesday, May 5, hombre) with John Landis’ hilarious 80s classic THREE AMIGOS (Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short).

iTHREE AMIGOS!
Doors 6:30 / Movie 7:00
$8 at www.riotheatretickets.ca / $10 door
All ages welcome in the balcony!
Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
www.riotheatre.ca

THREE AMIGOS (John Landis, 1986 / PG) | Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (50th Anniversary Screening!)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (50th Anniversary Screening!)

Opening with a silent “movie” of Butch Cassidy’s Hole in the Wall Gang, George Roy Hill‘s comically elegiac Western chronicles the mostly true tale of the outlaws’ last months. Witty pals Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford) join the Gang in successfully robbing yet another train with their trademark non-lethal style. After the pair… Continue Reading

Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars (Remaster!)

Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars (Remaster!)

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, including director Sergio Leone‘s newly remastered, genre-defining “spaghetti Western” A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964), starring Clint Eastwood (in his first leading role) as the iconic… Continue Reading

The Beguiled

The Beguiled

Director Sofia Coppola became only the second female director ever to win the coveted Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for her latest atmospheric drama-thriller THE BEGUILED, adapted from Thomas P. Cullinan‘s 1967 novel of the same name. THE BEGUILED stars Colin Farrell as Cpl. John McBurney, an injured Union soldier who finds… Continue Reading

The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch

“We all dream of being a child again, even the worst of us. Perhaps the worst most of all.” In director Sam Peckinpah‘s endlessly gritty (if not controversial, and certainly “revisionist”) Western classic, an aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the “traditional” American West is disappearing around them. Long-in-the-tooth outlaw… Continue Reading

Westworld

Westworld

Welcome to Westworld, where nothing can go wrong…go wrong…go wrong…. In the wake of the enormous success of the TV series ‘Westworld,’ we have been absolutely inundated with requests to screen the original sci-fi classic upon which it is based – and we’re doing just that on Wednesday, January 4! Yul Brenner, James Brolin and… Continue Reading

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

“The story of a gambling man and a hustling lady and the empire they fashioned in the wilderness.” Join us at the Rio Theatre on Monday, December 5 to celebrate the remarkable life and work of Canadian musician, poet, author, activist, icon and inspiration Leonard Cohen with a double bill honouring his incredible contributions. Documentary… Continue Reading

Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles

Join us at the Rio Theatre for an evening dedicated to celebrating one of the most profoundly loved, adored, and respected comedic actors of our time: The late, great, Gene Wilder. Wilder was an uncannily soulful performer whose ability to say everything – while saying absolutely nothing at all – was simply without equal. We… Continue Reading

El Topo

El Topo

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Tuesday, August 9 for a double bill celebrating two great films from celebrated Chilean auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky: El Topo and The Holy Mountain. A bizarre, ultra-violent, allegorical Western, El Topo (1970) is set in two halves that have widely been compared to the Old and New Testaments of the… Continue Reading

Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, and Lee Van Cleef star in Sergio Leone’s masterpiece, a “spaghetti Western” that is generally considered to be the most influential (if not thoroughly entertaining!) in the genre. Set in a mythologized “old West” during the Civil War, the film follows Joe (Eastwood) and a Mexican outlaw named Tuco (Wallach) joined… Continue Reading