Die Hard

40 Stories. Twelve Terrorists. One Cop.

“Yippee ki yay, motherfudger!

Send your movie-loving’ self into Christmas overdrive with what is – hands down – one of the absolute biggest, baddest motherfudging edge-of-your-seat big screen thrill rides ever, DIE HARD. In (arguably) his signature performance, Bruce Willis shines as a streetsmart (and mostly barefoot!) cop tasked with outsmarting a group of terrorists who have taken over a building in downtown LA. Also starring the late, great Alan Rickman (Hans Gruber!) and Bonnie Bedelia.

“Its many imitators (and sequels) have never come close to matching the taut thrills of the definitive holiday action classic.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“DIE HARD is an action picture with a capital A. In fact, you might as well go ahead and capitalize the whole darn word.” (Orlando Sentinel)

“For all its moments of almost overwhelming cheese, DIE HARD is still the definitive action thriller.” (Total Film)


Tuesday, December 21
Doors 9:30 pm | Movie 10:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door

Friday, December 24
Doors 9:30 pm | Movie 10:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 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.


DIE HARD (John McTiernan, 1988 / 131 mins / 18A) New York City Detective John McClane has just arrived in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his wife. Unfortunately, it is not going to be a Merry Christmas for everyone. A group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber, is holding everyone in the Nakatomi Plaza building hostage – including Mrs. McClane! With no way of anyone getting in or out, it’s up to the street-smart (and barefoot) McClane to stop them all and save the day.

  • Budget
    $28,000,000.00
  • Revenue
    $138,708,852.00
  • IMDB

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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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