Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

“The force is strong with this one.”

Listen up, all you… Stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf-herders of East Vancouver! To mark one of cinema’s most high holy of holidays – May (the) 4 – the Rio Theatre will be screening George Lucas‘ Original Trilogy STAR WARS films…. Back. To. Back.

YES! A NEW HOPE, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, and RETURN OF THE JEDI are currently navigating their way through an asteroid field to land on our big n’ beautiful screen and with our big n’ beautiful sound – so buckle up.

Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy in Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope. Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets ObiWan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. ObiWan begin Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of Darth Vader and the evil Empire.

Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, Yoda, C-3P0, Chewbacca, R2-D2, and Darth Vader.

Saturday, May (the Fourth)
The Original Star Wars Trilogy Marathon Tickets LOW TICKET ALERT!!!

Regular Ticket $35+ s/c HERE | $40 at the door
Rogue Squadron Group Pass (Minimum of 4 tickets – online only) HERE
Rebel Alliance Mega Group Pass (Minimum of 6 tickets – online only) HERE

Individual film movie tickets are not available for purchase in advance. If tickets for any individual film are available on the day of the event, they can only be purchased at the box office (subject to availability) before the show.

Doors 4:20 pm | Movie 5:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.


Movie 7:45 pm *Apx. start time. Start times are subject to change.


Movie 10:15 pm *Apx. start time. Start times are subject to change.

Please be advised:

1) The scheduled start time of A NEW HOPE Saturday, May 4 is 5:15 pm. The start times  is SHARP. Due to the nature of a trilogy marathon, start times on subsequent films are “approximate.” We will do our absolute best to keep break and start times consistent with the posted times throughout the event.
2) Doors for A NEW HOPE on Saturday, May 4 are at 4:20 pm. We encourage everyone to come early to ensure a great seat! (Seats on the main floor are assigned, and the balcony is general admission). Be prepared for all kinds of pre-show goodness (and goodies). We’ll make it worth your while. Costumes welcome and encouraged!
3) Minors welcome to all screenings. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.

STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE (George Lucas, 1977 / 124 mins / PG / 1997 Re-Release) Young farm boy Luke Skywalker is thrust into a galaxy of adventure when he intercepts a distress call from the captive Princess Leia. The event launches him on a daring mission to rescue her from the clutches of Darth Vader and the evil Empire.

STAR WARS: EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (Irvin Kershner, 1980 / 124 mins / PG / 1997 Re-Release) The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI (Richard Marquand, 1983 / 131 mins /PG / 1997 Re-Release) When the Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with more powerful Death Star, the Rebel fleet counters with a massive attack on the space station. In a final climatic duel, Luke Skywalker confronts Darth Vader.

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and Rio Theatre passes are OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*Seating for this event is Main Floor (assigned) / Balcony (General Admission).
*As this film is screening as part of a marathon, tickets to this single film will be only be available for in-person purchase at the Rio Theatre Box Office prior to showtime / subject to availability.

*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale. No refunds, no exchanges.

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

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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