At the Rio

Showing From Today

100% FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes !
From the team that bought you What We Do In The Shadows

Hunt For The Wilderpeople (12A)

Showing from Friday 16 Sept

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family

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 when you buy your ticket

Viggo Mortensen steals the show as a father whose idealistic way of raising his children comes under attack by the real world.

Captain Fantastic (15)

Showing from Friday 9 Sept

“It’s always tricky using a modifier like “fantastic” in a movie’s title, because if the film doesn’t live up to it, the snarky review headlines just sort of write themselves. Sadly for copy editors the world over, Captain Fantastic won’t have that problem. Not only is it wonderful – it is heartfelt, comedic, gorgeous and just the right amount of sad.
Finely wrought and inventive, Captain Fantastic surely earns the lofty praise of its title.”
The Guardian
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 when you buy your ticket

The sumptuous Stanley Kubrick’s version of William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel.

Barry Lyndon (PG)

Showing Sunday 18 September at 12.30pm

Based on the Victorian novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, this film tells the complex story of a sensitive and ambitious man trapped in a society which has no use for him.
“‘I demand satisfaction!’ These words echo throughout Stanley Kubrick’s sedate, sumptuous eighteenth-century satire, as men in outrageous frocks challenge one another to pistols at dawn over matters of love and honour. But any audience member who goes seeking the same is liable to leave disappointed: for all its dry wit and visual splendour, this 1975 adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel might be the great director’s least satisfying, most disconcerting film – and that’s what makes it extraordinary..”
TOM HUDDLESTON – TimeOut
5/5 stars

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…

Saturday Sept 24 at 11am

Alfred & Jakobine (tbc)

In the summer of 1955, Alfred and Jakobine were crazy for adventure and each other. They married as impetuously as they decided to drive around the world in a beat up London taxicab. Their love, like their trip, was defined by passion, brushes with death and even stardom. Jakobine was certain they’d last forever—but without warning, Alfred left, breaking her heart. Forty years later, their son Niels takes up their story when, at 84, Alfred decides to restore that old wreck of a car and head across America to see Jakobine one more time. A trove of beautiful archival footage and emotional recollections guide Niels’ tender but pressing need to reconcile the man he never really knew and the love his mother never forgot. Thoroughly engaging, Alfred and Jakobine is a beautifully crafted love letter to four decades of heartache, two unforgettable characters and one extraordinary past.
– MYROCIA WATAMANIUK, HOT DOCS

Saturday Sept 24 at 1.30pm
NT Live Encore: The Threepenny Opera (15)

Mack the Knife is back in town!
A bold, anarchic and darkly comic new take on a landmark of twentieth-century musical theatre, Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical returns in an acclaimed National Theatre production recorded live on September 22.
London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off…

Written by Bertolt Brecht.
Music by Kurt Weill.

Sunday Sept 25 at 1.45pm

Nihao Hamtai – Magma’s First Chinese Tour (tbc)

UK Premiere + Band Members’ Q&A.

Doc’n Roll Film Festival are delighted to host this one-off premiere screening, including a rare Q&A with three band members, preceding Magma’s sold-out, three night September residency at Cafe OTO.

Nihao, « Hello » in Mandarin, the official language of the People’s Republic of China.
Hamtaï, « Hello » in Kobaïan, the official language of planet Kobaïa and Magma.
It was in 1970 that the explosive compound of a cavernous bass and a hammering beat erupted from our record players, marking Magma’s blazing entry into the nascent world of French rock. Today, after almost 50 years and thousands of live performances, Magma continues to put a spell on three generations of fans, who gather all over the world to see the cult band’s thrilling live show. In May 2015, filmmaker Coralie Van Rietschoten traveled with the band on their first Chinese tour. Glimpses of Shenzhen’s tropical vegetation, Beijingers exercising in public parks, and Shanghai’s psychedelic city lights are interspersed with exhilarating concert footage.

Whats New In The Rio Bar and Cafe

We are always looking for new and delicious items for our cafe.
This week, discover our new range of Ciders:

Turners Elderflower Cider and Gasping Goose Organic Cider

And, we are still stocking the locally made HAPPY ENDINGS ice cream sandwiches, as well as our legendary Samosas!

Our £4 Cake and Coffee deal includes a wheat-free Chocolate & Almond Brownie or an organic Apple & Walnut cinnamon Muffin + a coffee from Climpson & Sons – the best coffee in Hackney!

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

With some great films like CAPTAIN FANTASTIC and the upcoming treats HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (Sept 16) and LITTLE MEN (Sept 23) there’s been no better time to treat yourself, a friend, or a 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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