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4.5 stars 47 reviews

Rio Theatre

1660 Broadway E
Vancouver, BC  V5N 1W1

(604) 879-3456

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4.5 star rating
Ryan Cruz Vancouver June 02, 2013
Great Establishment

I visited the Rio theatre to find a very rare local Vancouver film being shown to the public for the first time. I've never visited the Rio Theatre before so I did not know what to expect. The Rio Theatre is conveniently located by Commercial and Broadway, so getting there is simple from the Skytrain, other public transit or even driving. The facility itself is very clean and has some really cool décor. The seats are spacious even for a larger and longer individual such as myself, and thankfully they have armrests that can be raised or lowered. Apart from the expensive popcorn, which all theatres have, they are licensed and allow alcohol to be consumed on the premises, although not in the actual theatre itself. The staff are all genuinely friendly unlike the larger, big box franchise theatres and the overall vibe is quite trendy. Though you won't be able to expect the 1080HD type quality or 4K that you would see in some of the upper high end theatres, the picture and sound quality is on par with the admission. The admission itself is generally inexpensive for such a cool place. The staff even invite you to hang out after with the showing and chill. The Rio Theatre is a must for those looking to step away from generic theatres and move into something more local and trendy.

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4.5 star rating
October 05, 2015

It's all been said before but this is a unique venue where you can sip on an alcoholic beverage (wine, beer, cider, rum) & chew on some freshly-made popcorn (buttered, if you want) in the comfort of their plush, red seats while enjoying a cult-movie, burlesque-show or televised event (Oscars, Super Bowl, World Cup) with lots of fun input & surprises from the organisers; it doesn't get much... more

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4.5 star rating
July 21, 2015

There is something so quintessentially Vancouver about this place. I think it's impossible not to enjoy a movie here. It lacks a lot of the extra bells and whistles you get at Cineplex theatres but that's kind of the point. It allows a more intimate experience. Great choice of films and other entertainment too.

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4.5 star rating
April 18, 2015

This is a real life slice of both the past and the future. Don't let it slip between your fingers.

This well maintained pleasantly kept location seems to have gone hipster and since putting the lighting of their outside sign on kickstarter they now seem able to keep it lit with new bulbs.

Location is clean, pleasant and worth visiting.

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June 28, 2013

Rio Theatre offers these services: cinema.

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September 10, 2011

Catch up with the latest film premiers and happening events held at this grand venue, The Rio Theatre. Entertaining locals since 1938, this theater has been renovated to a more grand and imperial style where audiences can enjoy the theater experience, seated in plush adjustable seats, devouring freshly blended coffee and luscious chocolates. Whether it's the newly released blockbusters and the... more

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