2001: A Space Odyssey

The Ultimate Trip.

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

Cool down with us on Monday, August 1 (BC Day!) by venturing into the depths of the universe with 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, August 11
Doors 5:30 pm | Movie 6:00 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.

Sunday, August 14

Door 5:00 pm |  Movie 5:30 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.


*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.

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.

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.

About The Rio

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.

1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604.879.3456

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