At the RIO Cinema

From Friday

Force Majeure (15)

The icy truth is often to be found beneath the surface…Ruben Östlund’s internationally acclaimed, award-winning mix of ice-cold drama and cutting observational comedy dives beneath the surface and comes up with a perceptive and recognisable portrait of the human condition.


We’re looking back to some of the films which very likely filled the original Kingsland Empire, beginning with a handful featuring a British music hall comedian who was already becoming the most famous performer in the world…
Sun 12 April, 2pm

Chaplin in 1915 (U)

A chance to see four of Chaplin’s mini-masterpieces, including The Champion, The Tramp, The Bankand A Night in the Show. Come and celebrate 100 years since the original Kingsland Empire cinema opened in Dalston!

Late night Sat 11 April, 11.30pm

Jupiter Ascending 3D (12A)

The latest labyrinthine, visually thrilling fantasy from the creators of THE MATRIX travels from Chicago streets to far-flung galaxies in outer space. Weird, wicked and bonkers.

Sun 12 April, 2pm

Guardian Live Doc Sundays presents
Songs for Alexis (15) + panel discussion

A transgender love story about two American teenagers struggling to find love and identity. Followed by a panel discussion. Bookings via Guardian website only, with 20% discount for Rio Members.

Wednesday 15 April , 2.30pm

Classic Matinee
Show Boat (U)

The musical adaptation of Edna Ferber’s classic tale of life and love among a theatrical troupe aboard a Mississippi riverboat. This version captures the magic and excitement of that original first production.

Thursday 16 April, 7pm

NT Live: The Hard Problem (12A)

Playwright Tom Stoppard delights in the slippery nature of language and pulses with interesting ideas. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues.

Kids Matinees

Friday 10 April, 12.30pm
Saturday 11 April, 1.15pm

Shaun The Sheep (U)

From the creators of Wallace and Gromit comes this smart, funny, big-hearted, endlessly inventive and timeless that’s a ‘shear’ delight from start to finish.

Saturday 11 April, 11.00am

Matilda (PG)

Roald Dahl’s adapted modern fairytale mixes magic and mayhem. This super-smart little girl is woefully misunderstood by the adults in her life. How will she use her special powers to teach them a lesson?

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Fri April 17, 11.30 pm
Sat April 18, 11.30 pm

Cobain: Montage of Heck (15)

The short life of legendary grunge band Nirvana’s driving force gets the definitive cinematic treatment with an expert blending of Kurt Cobain’s personal archive and family interviews.

Sat 18 April, 2.00pm

Dressed as a Girl (15) + Q&A

The Frockumentary of the Year! The story of East London’s alternative drag scene and a look at the lives of a sextet of its stars – Jonny Woo, Scottee, Pia, Amber, Holestar, John Sizzle – the highs and lows, from boob jobs and breakdowns, to high heels and high drama.

Wed 22 April, 6:30pm

Celebrating Earth Day
Planetary (U)

With screenings worldwide celebrating Earth Day 2015, PLANETARY is a global cinematic look at our world today. An Informative, insightful and wise exploration of how we see our planet and our connection to everything on it.

Couldn’t make the AGM?

The minutes of the recent Rio AGM are now available for members to collect from the box office.

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