L’Inferno with Live Score by Montopolis

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, October 11 for a screening of the iconic silent film L’INFERNO, accompanied by a live, original score performed by ensemble Montopolis.

Loosely adapted from Dante’s classic journey through hell, “Inferno,” L’INFERNO was the first full-length Italian feature film ever made, and was the first feature length horror film ever released (1911). This masterpiece from the silent film era employs elaborate costumes, special effects, and set design to create an awe-inspiring and ethereal world. The original Montopolis score brings new life to this horror classic with a mix of psych rock, dark wave and terrifying sound effects performed live.

Montopolis is an indie chamber music group from Austin, Texas that performs the works of composer Justin Sherburn. Their genre-busting music uses inventive instrumentation to create “stunning and transcendent” (Austin Chronicle) concerts. Their programs are audience-engaging, multi-media events that combine live music with film and interactive storytelling. The Montopolis musicians include members of the Austin Symphony, Okkervil River, Tosca String Quartet, and the Polyphonic Spree.

Wednesday, October 11
Doors 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm  *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

Following the film, Montopolis  will participate in a talkback with the audience.
Tickets on sale soon!

Kids (Under 12) $20+ s/c HERE
Early Bird Tickets (Limited Number Available! Until September 28) $25 + s/c HERE
Seniors & Students (Available online only – Must provide ID upon entry) $25 + s/c HERE
General Admission Tickets $28 + s/c HERE | $33 at the door
VIP Tickets (Reserved Seating, First 5 rows, Centre Section) $33 + s/c HERE | $38 at the door

*Minors very welcome. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service. Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this event.
*Online sales end an hour before showtime. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are also available for purchase at our box office.
*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.

Montopolis is an Austin, Texas based musical ensemble that performs live scores to silent films. Their original score to MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA toured cinemas throughout the Midwest and Northeast in 2022 at venues like the Music Box Theater in Chicago, the Nitehawk in Brooklyn, and Cornell Cinema in Ithaca, NY (and the Rio Theatre in May, 2023!).

For questions or interview requests regarding Montopolis, email Justin Sherburn at [email protected].

The classic tale of Dante's journey through hell, loosely adapted from the Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré. This historically important film stands as the first feature from Italy and the oldest fully-surviving feature in the world, and boasts beautiful sets and special effects that stand above other cinema of the era.

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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