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Set in 1970s Boston FREE FIRE opens with mysterious American businesswoman Brie Larson and her wise-cracking associate Armie Hammer) in a deserted warehouse, arranging a black-market weapons deal between IRA arms buyer Chris (Cillian Murphy) and shifty South African gun runner Vernon (Sharlto Copley). Polite, if uneasy, exchanges give way to escalating tension and soon it’s everyone for themselves… Packed with witty one-liners, this wickedly cinematic shootout is a bold and breathless stunner.

Friday Late Show at 11.30pm
Sunday April 2 at 11am

Get ready for some first class urban legend chills, young couple Chloe and Danny make the mistake of visiting an abandoned house, once home to a mysterious old woman said by some to be a witch. Local legend says that if you knock on her door then the vengeful ghost will snatch you away to her hellish limbo.

★★★★ Den Of Geek

“One of the best mother-child horror movies since The Orphanage” VODzilla

“A charming and well-crafted thriller” Bloody Disgusting

Mon April 3 to Sat 8 Holiday Matinee Daily

SING is a star-studded, winningly witty animated toe-tapping tale for all ages. Koala Buster Moon, loveable scoundrel and eternal optimist, runs a once-grand theatre that has fallen on hard times. Now he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory-produce the world’s greatest singing competition. It’s open to everyone, and everyone turns up: Rosita, a pig who used to sing but gave it up to have a family; Ash, a punk rock porcupine; and Johnny, a gorilla torn between his family’s criminal gang and his showbiz dreams. The show must indeed go on!

Sunday April 2 at 4pm
Great RIO deal for this screening – ticket + drink (beer or wine) for £10

WHO’S GONNA LOVE ME NOW (15)  BOOK TICKETSPreview + Q& A + Live Performance via Satellite

Hosted by Julian Clary, a special Q&A Preview screening of WHO’S GONNA LOVE ME NOW? Including a performance by the London Gay Men’s Chorus streamed live via satellite from the Barbican.

This Berlin Film Festival Best Documentary award winner is a tender insight into the life of a gay Jewish man and his families. After being kicked out of his conservative kibbutz for not being ‘religious,’ 21-year old Saar flees to the freedom of London, but the dream soon turns into a nightmare… With the support and warmth of his surrogate brothers -The London Gay Men’s Chorus – Saar has to decide between his two worlds – should he return to Israel and embrace his family once more, or stay in London. An intimate and honest slice of real life about family and forgiveness which celebrates the triumph of love over hate.

Sunday April 9 at 1pm
NT LIVE ENCORE TWELFTH NIGHT (12A)BOOK TICKETSIf music be the food of love, play on… Tamsin Greig plays Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity in a joyous new production by Simon Godwin.

Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

“Masses of fun, a delicious crowd pleaser” Time Out

“A knockout. Simon Godwin has pulled off a wowser. Tasmin Greig gives one of the great performances of the year.” The Times

April 10 to 15 Holiday Matinee Daily
Another round of dizzyingly funny-and beautifully animated-family-friendly mayhem as LEGO Batman stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. As one renowned film critic said “Why can’t non-Lego movies be as funny, exciting and weirdly moving as this?
Sunday April 2 at 4pm
TO SIR WITH LOVE (PG)  BOOK TICKETSTo Sir with Love is a timeless Sixties classic movie about an earnest teacher (the exceptional Sidney Poitier) who takes up a position in a tough school in London’s East End, To Sir, With Love (1967) was adapted (from the book by E.R. Braithwaite) by best-selling novelist James Clavell (Shogun), who also produced and directed. Featuring lively appearances by Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall, and Lulu, who sings the smash-hit title song.

RIO Cafe News

New to the Rio, London’s very own Super food Chocolate, courtsey of chocoholics, Doisy and Dam. Its Local, Its Chocolate and its delicious.

Plus we now have an amazing new range of Hot Chocolates from smooth milky to dark and damn strong.


We will very shortly be launching our fund-raising to create a second state of the art screen and very sexy bar in the basement and restore the exterior of the RIO – a lot of you have been asking how you can get involved, there will be a whole range of events, screenings, tours, premieres, auctions and exciting RIO type stuff going on starting in May.

Beautiful cinema…
Get a whole year of fantastic films with a RIO membership.
Now with NEW membership options !

As a RIO member you’ll be supporting Hackney’s only independent community cinema and you’ll save money with up to £2 off tickets, and 10% off food and drinks at the café bar.

CLASSIC RIO – only £30 for an annual membership (+ 2 free tickets) and £50 for joint annual membership (+ 4 free tickets).

RIO BRAVO – only £60 for an annual membership (+4 free tickets) and £100 for joint annual membership (+8 free tickets) plus ( 15% at the cafe/bar, and you can also bring a non-member friend who will get the same ticket discount as yours, every Wednesday!)

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