At the Rio

From Friday

Legend (18)

Brian Helgeland, the Oscar-winning writer of L.A. Confidential and Mystic River, brilliantly recreates a world in which casual and mindless violence went hand in hand with the glitz and glamour of Swinging London.

Saturday 12 September, 11am

James and the Giant Peach (U)

A part live action/part animation and completely delightful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel.
Saturday 12 September, 11.30pm

Amy (15)

An outstandingly compiled chronicle which brilliantly brings into focus the talent, the triumph and the tragedy which made up the short life of Amy Winehouse.

Sunday 13 September
Double Bill


Man with the Movie Camera (U)

The best-known work of experimental documentary pioneer Dziga Vertov, MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA is one of the most influential films in cinema history, and one which continues to inspire film makers today.


+ Salt of the Earth (12A)

Wim Wenders’ stunning visual odyssey looks at the inspirational life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado whose astonishing work has documented many of humanity’s triumphs and tragedies throughout the world but who now devotes his life to recording the planet’s hidden beauty.

Wednesday 16 September, 2.30pm

A Royal Night Out (12A)
+ Hackney Archive VE Day Short (U)

A delightful film that might not be completely true, historically speaking, but it’s still a great story told with much charm, humor and two outstanding central performances.

Watch all trailers

More Rio Membership Benefits Coming Soon!

From the beginning of October your Rio Membership will be worth even more, with discounts on purchases from our own Cafe/Bar as well as local bars and restaurants. Plus the usual 2 complimentary tickets and a £2 discount every time you come to the Rio. Watch for full details!

Programme Change:
Due to circumstances beyond our control the Encore  screening of the National Theatre production of CORIOLANUS has now moved to Sunday October 4 at 2pm.
If you have a ticket for the original September 24 screening and have not yet been contacted by us, please get in touch for a full refund or a replacement ticket for the new showing. We apologise  for any inconvenience this may cause.

Coming soon… Book now!

Sat 19 Sep, 11.30pm


Buzzard (15)

Impossible to categorize, and even more impossible to ignore, BUZZARD is a fascinating, bracingly original, deliriously daring and often very funny dive into lo-fi cinematic psychosis.

Sat 26 Sep, 2pm

The Afterparty – TOTALLY FU*KED (18)

Join AfterParty Hackney for a celebration of East London’s LGBT community. Launching Totally Fu*ked, dedicated to raising awareness about Chemsex and how this is impacting on Gay and bisexual men in Hackney. The afternoon will include a FREE special screening of a soon to be cult film, a live Q&A with top sexual health professionals, as well as fun stalls with fruity challenges and underwear and t-shirts to win!

Sat 24 Oct, 2pm

We Are Parable presents
Fresh Dressed

The History of Fresh weekender takes place on 24th-25th October and features a preview screening of critically acclaimed streetwear documentary “Fresh Dressed” at the Rio Cinema in East London, panel discussion and an exclusive, immersive night of fashion, music and art. Your ticket gives you access to the screening and the immersive night, so don’t miss out!

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