Drive

There are no clean getaways.

“If I drive for you, you get your money.
You tell me where we start, where we’re going, where we’re going afterwards. I give you five minutes when we get there. Anything happens in that five minutes and I’m yours. No matter what. Anything a minute on either side of that and you’re on your own. I don’t sit in while you’re running it down.
I don’t carry a gun.
I drive.”

The Rio Theatre‘s Friday Late Night Movie series continues on July 22 with one of our most requested summer titles, Nicholas Winding Refn‘s hyper-stylized and gloriously violent neo-noir action thriller DRIVE.

Our always-and-forever imaginary boyfriend Ryan Gosling stars as a mysterious loner whose day job has him working as a mechanic and movie stunt car driver while quietly moonlighting his talents on the other side of the law at night. After he unexpectedly falls in love with his single-mother neighbour (Carey Mulligan), he finds himself unwittingly sucked into the dangerously chaotic life of her ex (Oscar Isaac), an ex-convict whose shady underworld drama puts her and her young son in serious danger.

Refn‘s seamless and visionary blend of arthouse-inspired cinematography, a crazy-cool soundtrack and knockout performances from a seriously stellar cast caught people’s attention when it bowed at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, winning him the award for Best Director and firmly establishing him as a filmmaker to watch. Also starring Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks, and Ron Perlman.

“This is pop art of the highest degree.” (Deadspin)


Friday, July 22
Doors 10:45 pm | Movie 11:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

Late Night Date Night! Bring a friend or a date and get two-for-one entry.

*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.


DRIVE (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011 / 100 mins / 18A) A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself trouble when he helps out his neighbor.

Driver is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he's been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene and her young son, Benicio. When Irene's husband gets out of jail, he enlists Driver's help in a million-dollar heist. The job goes horribly wrong, and Driver must risk his life to protect Irene and Benicio from the vengeful masterminds behind the robbery.

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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