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Fri 16 Dec to Thur 22 Dec
Son Of Joseph – Le Fil De Joseph (12A) BOOK TICKETS
Despite the title, SON OF JOSEPH is far from being your average Yuletide offering. Teenager Vincent has been raised lovingly by his mother, Marie, but she has always refused to reveal who his father is. Determined to discover the truth, his investigations lead him to finally believe it’s a certain Oscar Pormenor, an egoistic and cynical publisher… Master of the cinematically absurd Eugène Green blending of sound, image, and story is as stunning to listen to as it is to watch. Newcomer Victor Ezenfis impresses as the intractable young teen and the great Mathieu Amalric is at his gleeful best as his fugitive father. And it all turns surreal as this battle between cynicism and purity in the modern world ends with a revelation that has been known to elicit audible gasps of wonder from audiences worldwide.
Merry Christmas!
Fri 16 Dec to Mon 19 Dec
Best Of 2016 – Hunt For The Wilderpeople (12A) BOOK TICKETS

“To say that Hunt For The Wilderpeople was a surprise is perhaps overstating it. Anyone who’d seen director Waititi’s vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows would know we were in for an Antipodean treat. But the way it perfectly balances its elements – emotional without being overwrought, quirky without being twee, hilarious without losing touch of the story or characters – is an achievement that nobody saw coming. It’s a small, charming, utterly delightful film, from a tiny island on the other side of the world, and it deserves to take the world by storm. We’d call it ‘majestical’, but as Ricky insists, that’s not a word, so we’ll have to settle for calling it the best film of 2016″
EMPIRE Magazine

Tue 20 Dec to Thur 22 Dec
Best of 2016 – Embrace Of The Serpent (12A) BOOK TICKETS
A huge hit at the RIO this autumn – 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. Karamakate, a warrior shaman and last of his tribe, transcends the worlds of men and seeks truth through their dreams. He alone knows how to find the mysterious and psychedelic Yakruna plant; for some it has life-saving properties, for others it is a commodity waiting to be exploited.
Two scientists, in two different times, 1909 and 1940, with very different agendas enlist Karamakate on their individual quests in an epic adventure into the heart of the Colombian Amazon to find this mythical plant. EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT works both as a hallucinatory adventure film and a damning indictment of colonial destruction of indigenous cultures.
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Festive Opening Hours
The RIO will be open as normal through the festive period, apart from
Sat 24 Dec  – last show starts at 5.30pm
Sun 25 Dec  – Closed
Tue 26 Dec – open from  2.30pm as normal

Other Highlights coming soon…

Sunday 14 Dec at 4pm
It’s A Wonderful Life (U) BOOK TICKETS
George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all – and it’s Christmas! But Clarence, a guardian angel, shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all his good deeds over the years. Will he be able to convince George that he’s had a ‘wonderful life’ and to return to his family? Director Frank Capra’s inventiveness, humour and affection for his characters, all beautifully played by an outstanding cast, still weave a timeless, special magic.

Fri 23 Dec to Thur 29 Dec – Closed Christmas Day
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (12A) BOOK TICKETS
A return to the world of Harry Potter, but long before he was born, with the adventures of Newt Scamander, the future author of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’70 years before Newt’s book became required reading at Hogwarts, and having just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures, he travels to a land that even wizards find bizarre: America. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds… With a screenplay by J.K. Rowling herself and a delightful performance from Eddie Redmayne as Newt, FANTASTIC BEASTS is an appropriately enchanting modern morality tale of magical mayhem.

Fri 23 Dec to Thur 29 Dec – Closed Christmas Day
Kubo And Two Strings (PG) BOOK TICKETS
An epic animated fantasy from the award-winning makers of CORALINE and THE BOXTROLLS. Set in a mythical ancient Japan, it’s the story of scruffy, kindhearted Kubo who ekes out a humble living while devotedly caring for his mother in their sleepy shoreside village. It is a quiet existence – until a spirit from the past catches up with him to enforce an age-old vendetta.
Suddenly on the run from gods and monsters, Kubo’s chance for survival rests on finding the magical suit of armour once worn by his fallen father, the greatest samurai the world has ever known. Summoning courage, Kubo embarks on a thrilling odyssey as he faces his family’s history, navigates the elements, and bravely fights for the earth and the stars. A truly dazzling and beautifully crafted tale that mixes sophistication and charm with big laughs and the occasional scary bit.

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