2001: A Space Odyssey

An epic drama of adventure and exploration

“Just what do you think you’re doing, Dave?”

As we hurdle towards the end of one year and the start of a new one, we thought it fitting to part ways with 2021 with what will be one of our final cinematic offerings of the year, master storyteller Stanley Kubrick‘s monumentally epic 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (beautifully remastered for its 50th Anniversary in 2018). Perhaps more than any other, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY inhabits a sort-of poetic, celluloid dreamscape that simultaneously captures and is inspired by humanity’s desire to learn about and explore space, an infinite marvel one fictional Captain described so aptly as, “the final frontier.”

Kubrick’s masterpiece, a visionary, cold-war era sci-fi view into a future that has yet to be written – is just as evocative today as it was upon its release in 1968. Widely regarded as one of the most influential films ever made, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is a veritable cinematic Venn diagram with overlapping themes including human evolution, man’s relationship to technology and the implications of artificial intelligence, as well as notions regarding life… beyond terra firma. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is, unquestionably, the Mother of All Space Movies – and a definite big screen must-see. Minors very welcome in the balcony!

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is some sort of great film, and an unforgettable endeavor. Technically and imaginatively, what he put into it is staggering.” (The New Yorker)


Thursday, December 31
Doors 12:45 pm | Movie 1:15 pm *Please arrive on time. Start time subject to change.
Tickets  $13 advance HERE | $13 at the door
Please note: This film screens with a brief intermission.

Why not make this a Stanley Kubrick double feature with EYES WIDE SHUT at 4:20 pm?

EYES WIDE SHUT
Doors 4:00 pm | Movie 4:20 pm * Apx start time. Please arrive on time.
Double Bill Tickets $20 HERE | $20 at the door

Starting December 22, 2021 all events at the Rio Theatre are operating at 50% capacity. Advance tickets are recommended for all shows to ensure entry and seating. Online sales for every screening automatically end one 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 <[email protected]> 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.

In accordance with the Province of British Columbia’s current PHO from the Ministry of Health, all eligible patrons must present their proof of vaccine status for entry. No exceptions.


2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Stanley Kubrick, 1968 / 143 mins / G) | An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship’s computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.

  • Budget
    $12,000,000.00
  • Revenue
    $56,715,371.00
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Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.

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