I Saw the TV Glow

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Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack. With Justice Smith, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Fred Durst, Danielle Deadwyler.

“‘Glow’ blends the real and the surreal in a neon-drenched nightmare that leaves a trail of thematic breadcrumbs for its audience.” (USA Today)

“‘I Saw the TV Glow’ is about to become Gen-Z’s favorite cult movie… Filmmaker Jane Schoenbrun’s addition to the midnight-movie canon starts with a shared love of a TV show — and then goes down the fandom rabbit hole” (Rolling Stone Magazine)

“Director Jane Schoenbrun blurs the lines between reality and fantasy with an intoxicating, Lynchian flair.” (Washington Post)

“With all this talk of universal emotions and inherent hope, it is easy to lose track of the fact that I Saw the TV Glow is an unnerving and disarming genre film. It gets under the skin, and is a welcome disruption.” (Rue Morgue)

Sunday, June 23
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

Saturday, June 24
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 8:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE

Tuesday, July 2
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE


I SAW THE TV GLOW (Jane Shoenbrun, 2024 / 100 mins / PG) Two teenagers bond over their love of a supernatural TV show, but it is mysteriously cancelled.


*Minors OK. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.
*We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance at www.riotheatretickets.ca. If a screening or live event is not sold out, the remaining tickets will be available for in-person purchase at the Rio Theatre’s Box Office prior to showtime (subject to availability).
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*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.

Tue Jul 2 9:30 pm

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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.

1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604.879.3456

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