At the Rio

Showing This Week

Showing from Friday
Jason Bourne (12A)

Bourne is back! Several years after his disappearance at the conclusion of THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, Jason Bourne unexpectedly resurfaces… A return too for Matt Damon as the CIA’s most lethal former operative, and he’s reunited with director Paul Greengrass credited with adding substance and depth to two previous Bourne thrillers. With no Bond movie this year, JASON BOURNE is a more than adequate substitute.

Daily family matinee show
Fri July 29 to Thur Aug 4
The Angry Birds Movie (U)

Schools Out ! – throughout the summer holidays the Rio will be showing a family film as our first matinee show daily, this week it’s The Angry Birds Movie and from August 5 its The Secret Life Of Pets.

The animated comedy adventure movie, based on the app game, that finally reveals why the birds are so angry. Red, Chuck and Bomb live on a remote island populated by other flightless birds. Used to being shunned by their fellow birds, outsiders they have learned to take care of themselves. When King Pig Leonard and his crew arrive onto the island shrouded in mystery and secrets, it is clear something is being planned and the three outcasts decide to try to discover what’s going on…
And don’t forget on Tuesday – if you are a Hackney Library card holder, tickets are only £3 for children and £4 for adults !

Showing From Friday for one week only

Born To Be Blue (15)

Ethan Hawke gives a truly riveting performance as Chet Baker, the legendary trumpeter and singer who, after becoming a jazz icon in the 1950s, became equally famous for his drug addiction. BORN TO BE BLUE re-imagines Baker’s life as a mixture of fact and fiction, picking up his story late in his career when, after years of heroin abuse, financial loss, and public disgrace, he attempts to stage a comeback by starring in a film about his own infamous life. It’s a remarkable visual and aural journey superbly anchored by Ethan Hawke as the troubled but charming genius – ‘the James Dean of jazz’ – whose contribution to music was as great as his addictions were tragic.

On Sunday at 6pm we will have a Q&A with the director Robert Budreau and LIVE trumpet set by Rory Simmons

Other Highlights coming soon…

From Fri Aug 5 to Thur Aug 11
The Secret Life Of Pets (U)Dogs, cats and humans all agree: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS is hilarious. Created by the ingenious minds behind MINIONS and DESPICABLE ME this is a tale for anyone wondering how their pets behave when they’re not at home. For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better treats. It all adds up to a fast-paced, funny adventure for all the family.

From Fri Aug 5 to Thur Aug 11

Sid And Nancy (18)

Alex Cox’s seminal biopic SID AND NANCY features the eerily brilliant Gary Oldman is Sid Vicious, bass guitarist of the Sex Pistols, with Chloe Webb as his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. 1978. Sid is arrested at the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan following Nancy’s death. Dragged to a police station and questioned, he flashes back to how he first met her, an eager American groupie who came to London determined to seduce one of the band…Full of sound and fury, this is a barnstorming portrait of the punk generation and its music but also a touching love story, elevated by Oldman and Webb’s outstanding performances.
From Fri Aug 12

Wiener-Dog (15)

The wonderful new film from Todd Solondz, the director of  WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE and HAPPINESS, is a dark, stark, and appallingly funny story of an itinerant dog and the diverse collection of humans she encounters. Man’s best friend starts out teaching a young boy some contorted life lessons before being successively taken in by a compassionate vet tech named Dawn Wiener, a floundering film professor, and an embittered elderly woman and her needy granddaughter – all of them longing for something more in life. The cast includes Ellen Burstyn, Danny DeVito, Julie Delpy and Greta Gerwig.


“A multi-award-winning travelling cocktail bar and high tea parlour, Little Nan’s bring their eccentric brand of food and drink to the secret vaults of the Rio Cinema in Dalston. Little Nan’s Rio Bar is a unique summer pop-up, providing a quirky setting for sampling classic afternoon tea and a host of cocktails every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 2.30pm.”

Going to Little Nan’s Rio Bar will fulfil every childhood dream you had of hanging out at the local cool girl’s house. It’s got posters of 90s heartthrobs on the walls, piles of pic n mix dotted around the place – it’s basically the 90s bedroom you always wished you had. One that comes fully stocked with booze.

You’ll find this nostalgic pop up bar beneath the Rio Cinema, and I 100% recommend it for anyone who considers themselves a true 90s kid.”
BUZZFEED – 17 London Pop Ups You Must Visit This Summer

” there’s something in those teapots that you just don’t get in other bars.”

Open Tuesday – Thursday 5pm – 12am/ Friday & Saturday 2.30pm – 2am  (available for private hires)

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

With some great films like the return of Matt Damon as JASON BOURNE from Friday, Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker in BORN TO BE BLUE also from Friday, the reissue of SID AND NANCY on August 5, Greta Gerwig as cult hero Dawn Weiner all grown up in Todd Solondz WIENER-DOG from August 12 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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