Health & Safety Protocols

As of February 17, 2022, the Rio Theatre is back to operating at 100% capacity.

(However, we seat 420 people and most events are not at capacity – so there is still plenty of room to s-p-r-e-a-d out!) As per BC’s current Public Health Order,  masks are no longer required, but we support anyone who chooses to wear them. Proof of vaccination is required for entry until April 8, 2022. No exceptions.

We kindly ask that you do not enter the Rio Theatre if any of the following applies:

  • You are experiencing fever, chills, sore throat, shortness of breath, a new or worsening cough, and/or new muscle aches or headache.
  • Are in close contact with a person who has currently has, or has tested positively for, COVID-19.

Before you come:

  • Mandatory proof of vaccination is required (until April 8, 2022).

 Advance tickets are strongly recommended. We can’t guarantee ticket availability at the door prior to any show. Tickets are available at www.riotheatretickets.ca

When you arrive:

  • Please come early! This will allow our staff adequate time to process vaccination cards.
  • Wash. Your. Hands. (Then wash them some more.) Multiple hand sanitizing stations are also available throughout the venue.

A few more things:

We take our guests’ and staff’s health very seriously. Please be patient with us as we work hard to make necessary adjustments at this time.

  • Masks are no longer mandatory, but we support those staff and patrons who choose to wear them.
  • Our staff wash their hands… A lot.
  • Washrooms are disinfected between screenings.
  • Our concession area is disinfected between screenings.
  • All other areas of high contact – door handles, pin-pads, etc – will be routinely cleaned and sanitized regularly.
  • Check out our hand sanitizer! Get to know it. Love it. Use it! It’s a-may-zing, and it is…. Everywhere.

One last thing:

We’d like to take a moment to officially thank our fantastic, ride-or-die, movie-loving audience for all of your love and incredible support through the years. Now, more than ever. Seriously… We mean it!!

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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