At the RIO

Showing From Today

What Did She See??? – Must end Thur Oct 20

The Girl On The Train (15)

The film adaptation of Paula Hawkin’s psychological thriller THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN has proved a smash hit with UK audiences, don’t miss this excellent thriller, just one more week at the Rio.
Emily Blunt stars as Rachel, a woman devastated by her recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One day she witnesses something shocking and so begins a labyrinthine search to discover the truth about what she saw but also the truth about herself…
Following Mondays sold out screening, we give you a second chance to see this amazing doc – but hurry, the stalls are almost sold out and the circle seats are selling fast
Saturday Oct 15 at 1.15PM

Louis Theroux – MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE (15)

“I find that the most inexplicable behaviour is motivated by very relatable human impulses,” comments Louis Theroux as he heads to Los Angeles for his feature documentary debut with ‘the Holy Grail of stories’ and a confrontation with one of the world’s most mysterious, powerful modern-day religions, Scientology. Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behaviour, Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church’s headquarters is turned down. In a bizarre twist, it subsequently becomes clear that the Church appears to be making their own film about Louis…? Both hilarious and disturbing, MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE is as outlandish as it is revealing.

Adapting Miss Highsmith Season – Sunday Double Bill
Deep Water  at 2pm + Plein Soleil (PG) at 4pm

Deep Water  (Eaux Profondes) (15) 1981

A rare showing for a darkly humorous version of Highsmith’s 1957 novel that is poised mischievously between the satires of Luis Buñuel and the thrillers of Claude Chabrol. Middle-aged perfumer Vic Allen (Jean-Louis Trintignant) lives on the island of Jersey with his young wife Mélanie (Isabelle Huppert) and their daughter Marion (Sandrine Kljajic). Mélanie embarks on a string of extra-marital flirtations, all with her husband’s apparent approval, but mild-mannered, chess-playing Vic soon has murder on his mind.

Plein Soleil (PG) 1960

A sun-soaked adaptation of The Talented Mr Ripley with a glistening Alain Delon as Highsmith’s most famous character, ice-cold sociopath Tom Ripley. Although she felt that certain compromises had been made to reach as wide an audience as possible, the author deemed René Clément’s film – co-written by regular Claude Chabrol collaborator Paul Gégauff – to be ‘very beautiful to the eye and interesting for the intellect.’

Rio Double Bills – You can book for a single film, or both for the price of one ticket !

Other Highlights coming soon…

Family Matinee Films for Half-Term

Finding Dory (U)

Monday Oct 24 To Wednesday Oct 26 at 2.15PM

The delightful sequel to FINDING NEMO continues the story of forgetful Dory and her undersea friends. She’s living happily with Nemo and Marlin when Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there. Now she wants answers about her past. Who are her parents? Where did she come from? And how did she learn to speak Whale? So the trio takes off on a life changing adventure across the ocean

Pete’s Dragon (PG)
Thursday Oct 27 to Saturday Oct 29 at 2.15PM

Forest Ranger Grace does not believe in dragons and laughs off the stories that her father tells about a dangerous monster that lives deep amongst the trees… then ten-year-old, orphan Pete is found living in the woods and claims to have survived only with the help of Elliot. The fact that Elliot is a big, green dragon causes unease among the townspeople and there could be trouble ahead. Will Pete be able to save his friend before it’s too late? An awesome tale, beautifully told.

Friday Oct 21 to Thursday Nov 3
American Honey (15)

The Cannes award-winning first American film from Andrea Arnold, writer-director of FISH TANK and WUTHERING HEIGHTS, is a road movie like no other – an epic, visionary, hypnotic odyssey into an unfamiliar America that is an unforgiving landscape of strip malls, chain hotels and suburban sprawl as seen through the eyes of its outcasts, underdogs and strivers. When the parent-less teenager Star (hypnotizing newcomer Sasha Lane), saddled with the responsibility of caring for two pre-teen siblings in Nowheresville, Middle America, sees a chance to escape her situation, she seizes it: she joins forces with a young, itinerant and rowdy door-to-door sales gang led by the shifty Jake (Shia LeBeouf, a force to be reckoned with) and his untrusting girlfriend Krystal (Riley Keough), and so a journey of self-discovery begins. Newcomer Lane and LaBeouf are an electric pairing and their story is propelled by a dynamic soundtrack that mixes country, Southern hip-hop “trap” music and American radio classics ranging from E-40 to Rihanna to Bruce Springsteen.

Tuesday Nov 15 to Sunday Nov 20

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest 2016

Fringe! is a film and arts festival rooted in London’s queer creative scene and welcoming everyone. From feature films to experimental art, workshops to interactive walks and wild parties, Fringe! Fest 2016 is hosting a multitude of diverse events to tickle every one of the senses. With a signature blend of eye opening movies, DIY and experimental work, the thoughtful, the provocative and the strange, packing out cinemas, art galleries, pop-up venues and basement clubs.

RIO events
Tuesday Nov 15 – Viva – Opening Night Gala 8.30PM

Friday Nov 18 – Death Becomes Her – Hosted By Holestar 11.30PM

Saturday Nov 19 –Utopians 1.30PM

Saturday Nov 19 – AWOL3.30PM

Sunday Nov 20 – You’ll Never Be Alone 1PM

Sunday Nov 20 – Strike A Pose 3.30PM

Whats New In The Rio Bar and Cafe

We are always looking for new and delicious items for our cafe.

We are now popping our own sweet popcorn – fresh and hot

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!

Tell a friend about the amazing RIO Membership deal

With some great films like the current hit thriller THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, from Oct 21 festival sensation AMERICAN HONEY by director Andrea Arnold and starring Shai La Beouf, from Oct 28 Werner Herzog’s excellent new doc on the impact of the internet LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD and in November Tom Ford’s hotly anticipated NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (pictured) – 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

Showing From Today

What Did She See??? – Must end Thur Oct 20

The Girl On The Train (15)

The film adaptation of Paula Hawkin’s psychological thriller THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN has proved a smash hit with UK audiences, don’t miss this excellent thriller, just one more week at the Rio.
Emily Blunt stars as Rachel, a woman devastated by her recent divorce who spends her commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One day she witnesses something shocking and so begins a labyrinthine search to discover the truth about what she saw but also the truth about herself…
Following Mondays sold out screening, we give you a second chance to see this amazing doc – but hurry, the stalls are almost sold out and the circle seats are selling fast
Saturday Oct 15 at 1.15PM

Louis Theroux – MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE (15)

“I find that the most inexplicable behaviour is motivated by very relatable human impulses,” comments Louis Theroux as he heads to Los Angeles for his feature documentary debut with ‘the Holy Grail of stories’ and a confrontation with one of the world’s most mysterious, powerful modern-day religions, Scientology. Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behaviour, Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church’s headquarters is turned down. In a bizarre twist, it subsequently becomes clear that the Church appears to be making their own film about Louis…? Both hilarious and disturbing, MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE is as outlandish as it is revealing.

Adapting Miss Highsmith Season – Sunday Double Bill
Deep Water  at 2pm + Plein Soleil (PG) at 4pm

Deep Water  (Eaux Profondes) (15) 1981

A rare showing for a darkly humorous version of Highsmith’s 1957 novel that is poised mischievously between the satires of Luis Buñuel and the thrillers of Claude Chabrol. Middle-aged perfumer Vic Allen (Jean-Louis Trintignant) lives on the island of Jersey with his young wife Mélanie (Isabelle Huppert) and their daughter Marion (Sandrine Kljajic). Mélanie embarks on a string of extra-marital flirtations, all with her husband’s apparent approval, but mild-mannered, chess-playing Vic soon has murder on his mind.

Plein Soleil (PG) 1960

A sun-soaked adaptation of The Talented Mr Ripley with a glistening Alain Delon as Highsmith’s most famous character, ice-cold sociopath Tom Ripley. Although she felt that certain compromises had been made to reach as wide an audience as possible, the author deemed René Clément’s film – co-written by regular Claude Chabrol collaborator Paul Gégauff – to be ‘very beautiful to the eye and interesting for the intellect.’

Rio Double Bills – You can book for a single film, or both for the price of one ticket !

Other Highlights coming soon…

Family Matinee Films for Half-Term

Finding Dory (U)

Monday Oct 24 To Wednesday Oct 26 at 2.15PM

The delightful sequel to FINDING NEMO continues the story of forgetful Dory and her undersea friends. She’s living happily with Nemo and Marlin when Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there. Now she wants answers about her past. Who are her parents? Where did she come from? And how did she learn to speak Whale? So the trio takes off on a life changing adventure across the ocean

Pete’s Dragon (PG)
Thursday Oct 27 to Saturday Oct 29 at 2.15PM

Forest Ranger Grace does not believe in dragons and laughs off the stories that her father tells about a dangerous monster that lives deep amongst the trees… then ten-year-old, orphan Pete is found living in the woods and claims to have survived only with the help of Elliot. The fact that Elliot is a big, green dragon causes unease among the townspeople and there could be trouble ahead. Will Pete be able to save his friend before it’s too late? An awesome tale, beautifully told.

Friday Oct 21 to Thursday Nov 3
American Honey (15)

The Cannes award-winning first American film from Andrea Arnold, writer-director of FISH TANK and WUTHERING HEIGHTS, is a road movie like no other – an epic, visionary, hypnotic odyssey into an unfamiliar America that is an unforgiving landscape of strip malls, chain hotels and suburban sprawl as seen through the eyes of its outcasts, underdogs and strivers. When the parent-less teenager Star (hypnotizing newcomer Sasha Lane), saddled with the responsibility of caring for two pre-teen siblings in Nowheresville, Middle America, sees a chance to escape her situation, she seizes it: she joins forces with a young, itinerant and rowdy door-to-door sales gang led by the shifty Jake (Shia LeBeouf, a force to be reckoned with) and his untrusting girlfriend Krystal (Riley Keough), and so a journey of self-discovery begins. Newcomer Lane and LaBeouf are an electric pairing and their story is propelled by a dynamic soundtrack that mixes country, Southern hip-hop “trap” music and American radio classics ranging from E-40 to Rihanna to Bruce Springsteen.

Tuesday Nov 15 to Sunday Nov 20

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest 2016

Fringe! is a film and arts festival rooted in London’s queer creative scene and welcoming everyone. From feature films to experimental art, workshops to interactive walks and wild parties, Fringe! Fest 2016 is hosting a multitude of diverse events to tickle every one of the senses. With a signature blend of eye opening movies, DIY and experimental work, the thoughtful, the provocative and the strange, packing out cinemas, art galleries, pop-up venues and basement clubs.

RIO events
Tuesday Nov 15 – Viva – Opening Night Gala 8.30PM

Friday Nov 18 – Death Becomes Her – Hosted By Holestar 11.30PM

Saturday Nov 19 –Utopians 1.30PM

Saturday Nov 19 – AWOL3.30PM

Sunday Nov 20 – You’ll Never Be Alone 1PM

Sunday Nov 20 – Strike A Pose 3.30PM

Whats New In The Rio Bar and Cafe

We are always looking for new and delicious items for our cafe.

We are now popping our own sweet popcorn – fresh and hot

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!

Tell a friend about the amazing RIO Membership deal

With some great films like the current hit thriller THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, from Oct 21 festival sensation AMERICAN HONEY by director Andrea Arnold and starring Shai La Beouf, from Oct 28 Werner Herzog’s excellent new doc on the impact of the internet LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD and in November Tom Ford’s hotly anticipated NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (pictured) – 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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