At the Rio

Showing From Today

IT’S HERE ! – Classic Almodóvar treat
Julieta (15)

Showing until Thursday Sept 8

A chance meeting sets off  an emotional journey in which regret, guilt and love are all perfectly realised through Almodovar’s masterly sense of mystery, heart-wrenching performances and his trademark vibrant use of colour. It all adds up to a flawless, dazzling and beautiful masterpiece.

“Love, loss, melodrama and a dash of camp: Julieta is unmistakably the work of iconic Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar. Although not as crazy and frenetic as the likes of 1988’s Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown — it’s instead closer in spirit to 1999’s All About My Mother, centred around maternity and the search for a loved one.”
Anna Smith EMPIRE 4/5 stars

Bargain Mondays – super cheap tickets – £6 or £4 for members

Hackney Library Tuesdays – if you have a Hackney Library Card its only £4 adults – just show your library card

Family Matinee Show  – Fri Sept 2 and Sat Sept 3

The BFG (PG)

Roald Dahl’s wonderfully heart-warming tale is brilliantly and spectacularly brought to life by director Steven Spielberg.
Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie’s presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all..

Thursday Sept 15 at 8.30pm
Kubrick Special – Dr Strangelove (PG)  PLUS a live set by St Leonard’s Horses

plus DJ sets and after party in the foyer and Little Nan’s

Earlier this year enigmatic indie artist Saint Leonard had the privilege of being able to record his debut album at the estate of Stanley Kubrick in St Albans, the very house where many of the his films were shot. To begin the evening Saint Leonard’s Horses will play a live show of the material recorded there. This will be followed by A short film ‘You, Me & Ulysses‘ charting the remarkable journey of the album. This will be followed by the main feature showing of Kubrick’s timely comedic masterpiece ‘Dr Strangelove‘. As edgy and hilarious as it was 50 years ago, it’s message is all the more poignant in light of current global events.
There will be aftershow drinks and an informal Q and A with the team behind the record, special guest DJ’s and undoubtedly quite a lot to talk and dance about in Little Nan’s Cocktail Bar directly beneath the cinema.

Learn more about the amazing and tumultuous history of The Rio
Free Tours of The Rio with London Open House

On Saturday Sept 17 and Sunday Sept 18 we will be giving guided tours of The Rio, revealing its incredible history from 1909 up to the present day, and you can learn more about our exciting future plans to develop and further restore the building so it remains London’s finest truly independent community cinema.
Click on the image above to see the full list of buildings across London that will be opened up to the public.
Tours of the Rio will last around 30 minutes and start at 10am, last tour at 12.30pm.

Other Highlights coming soon…

Sunday Sept 4 at 2pm

NT Live ! – The Deep Blue Sea (12A)

By Terence Rattigan.

Directed by Carrie Cracknell.
With Helen McCrory, Tom Burke, Peter Sullivan.

Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama.

This production is a stand-out. Helen McCrory is fantastic. Carrie Cracknell directs with total assurance(5/5 Stars)
The Times

Stunning. Exquisitely sad. Beautifully judged(5/5 Stars)
Time Out

Achingly good. Helen McCrory delivers one of the performances of the year (4/5 Stars)
Evening Standard

Wednesday Sept 7 at 2.30pm
Passport To Pimlico (PG)

Classic Ealing Comedy with the residents of Pimlico discovering that the area is really an independent country. But taking advantage of the situation has unexpected consequences… Original,witty and quintessentially British, it provides a snapshot of life and attitudes in a post-war world of rapid social, economic and cultural change. The best of British character acting keeps the zany satire bouncing along but it is the hidden, darker undercurrents which really fascinate 60 years on.

Over 50’s – tickets only £2 !
Plus free tea, coffee and biscuits.

Thursday Sept 8 at 9pm – advance booking essential – stalls sold out, LAST FEW circle seats available

One More Time With Feeling 3D (18)

A unique one night only event, the first ever opportunity to hear ‘Skeleton Tree’, the sixteenth studio album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.
The film will screen in cinemas prior to the release of ‘Skeleton Tree’ on the following day. Originally a performance based concept, ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING evolved delving into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of the album. Interwoven throughout  are interviews and footage, accompanied by Cave’s narration and improvised rumination. Filmed in black-and-white, colour, and 3D, the result is fragile, raw and a true testament to an artist trying to find his way through the darkness.

Whats New In The Rio Bar and Cafe

We are always looking for new and delicious items for the cafe, and this week we bring you locally made and aptly titled HAPPY ENDINGS ice cream sandwiches.

Plus we have a new range of cake with wheat free options, and a combo coffee and cake deal for £4

And we have a new selection of pick n mix tubes and jars

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

With some great films like the return of  Rio cult favorite Pedro Almodovar with JULIET  and the upcoming treat CAPTAIN FANTASTIC with Viggo Mortenssen, 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.

Click here for more information

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