You will believe.

Meow, meow.

Jellicle cats unite! What’s left to be said about CATS that hasn’t already been said? The long-awaited, and much maligned, feature film adaptation of the blockbuster musical CATS lands at the Rio Theatre on Monday, August 8 – International Cat Day!

Despite its illustrious pedigree courtesy of Andrew Lloyd Webber and its ridiculously all-star cast led by Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, James Corden, Rebel Wilson, Taylor Swift and celebrated dancer Francesca Hayward, the movie — directed by THE KING’S SPEECH Oscar winner Tom Hooper — has not, ummm, met “expectations.”

Some may even say that it’s destined for cinema’s filthiest kitty litter box.

Which means… It’s purrrr-fect Rio Theatre viewing!  

“Whether you think the imagery is beautiful or nightmarish, this is a film that demands to be looked at.” (The Atlantic)

“Seeing Jennifer Hudson’s snot continue to glisten over her lips, refusing to be wiped away, made me Google, “Can you lose an Oscar?” (Black Nerd Problems)

“The movie is outlandish and sexual and confusing. But that doesn’t make it a bad movie. In fact, I’m going to call it a good movie.” (USA Today)

Monday, August 8
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service. 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.

CATS (Tom Hooper, 2019 / 110 mins / PG) A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

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

Info Line: 604.878.3456

Email: [email protected]

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