At the Rio

This Week at the

Embrace Of The Serpent (12A) – SUBTITLED
A massive audience hit here at the Rio, your last chance to catch it tonight.
Colombian writer-director Ciro Guerra expertly intertwines two parallel journeys deep into the Amazon, each featuring a life changing encounter between an Amazonian shaman and a western scientist in search of ancestral knowledge… an epic adventure into the heart of the Amazon… a hallucinatory adventure film.

From Friday

The Neon Demon (18)

The latest atmospheric, surrealistic, stylish and divisive movie from the director of DRIVE, Nicholas Winding Refn. 16-year-old Jesse, an aspiring model, moves to Los Angeles and quickly finds out just how shallow and cutthroat – literally – the fashion world can be. She is an innocent lost in a glittering nightmare of sex, ego, illusion and allegory as THE WIZARD OF OZ meets the Greek legend of Narcissus. Beautifully held together by Elle Fanning’s compelling performance, sterling support from Keanu Reeves, Cliff Martinez’s pulsating electronic score and Refn’s unique mix of sound, imagery and design, this is tightrope cinema at its most riveting.

FREE EVENT Sunday 10 July at 3.30pm
The Prostitutes Of Lyon Speak Out (18) + Q&A

The English Collective of Prostitutes and the Sex Worker Open University in association with Club des Femmes present
British Premiere + Q&A 

On 2nd June 1975, 100-150 prostitute women occupied the church of St. Nizier, in the centre of Lyon, France. The occupation was sparked by the brutal torture and murder of sex workers, and a police crackdown against the women. In this ground-breaking documentary, the sex workers broadcast directly to the crowds outside their demands.
PLUS Rare footage and interviews from the 1982 occupation of the Holy Cross Church in the red light area of King’s Cross, London.
Followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with representatives of the English Collective of Prostitutes and the Sex Worker Open University.

Admission to this event is Free.

Other Highlights this week and coming soon…

Saturday Childrens Club 11am

Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip (U)

Everybody’s favourite squeaky, misbehaving chipmunks and their long-suffering human companion, Dave are back for another fun-packed adventure. Watch out for some great cameo guest appearances and a great version of Uptown Funk down in New Orleans.

Classic Matinee Wednesday 13 July 2.30pm – Over 50’s only £2 each !

Dad’s Army(PG)

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. Although the Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army, in Walmington-on-Sea morale among the Home Guard is low. However a new mission provides a great chance to revive spirits and reputation.
From Friday July 15

Men & Chicken(15) – SUBTITLED

Two middle-aged Danish brothers (Mads MIkkelsen and David Dencik) travel to a remote island to meet their biological father for the first time. There, they encounter their three half siblings, who apparently live with their dad in the ruins of an old sanitarium.
” delightfully absurdist” INDIEWIRE



“From the posters of ‘Titanic’-era Leo right down to the half-eaten piles of pic ‘n’ mix, a night in Little Nan’s ’90s pop-up in Dalston is much like spending the night in my very own teenage bedroom. Except a lot more drunken. Tristan Scutt and team have created a marvellously trashy cave of wonders below the Rio Cinema that’s plastered in film posters, poptastic memorabilia, old lady tat and loads of leopard print. Signing up for a two-hour time slot allows you to order unlimited teapots full of basic but boozy cocktails and scoff as many cups of popcorn and plates of sweets as your tooth enamel can handle.

It’s a place for silliness, a place to let loose, and a place where hopefully you’ll leave just drunk enough to forget that you still know all of the words to ‘C’est La Vie’… there’s something in those teapots that you just don’t get in other bars.”

Open Tuesday – Thursday 5pm – 12am/ Friday & Saturday 5pm – 2am  (available for private hires)

Be a Member, take advantage of some of the cheapest cinema ticket deals in London!

With some great films like our current cult hit doc THE EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the astonishing new thriller THE NEON DEMON from the director of DRIVE, to the upcoming darkly comic Danish treat MEN & CHICKEN, and on August 26 JULIETA from Pedro Almodovar (pictured), theres been no better time to treat yourself or a friend or loved one to a Rio Membership. You’ll be supporting Hackney’s only independent community cinema and you’ll save money with up to £3 off tickets, and 10% off food and drinks at the café bar.

Plus we will be bringing you monthly offers from business and cultural partners in Hackney, and free member previews of some of the great films coming up at the Rio, for only £30 for single and £45 for joint annual membership.

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