Rushing the RIO on Broadway

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

We don’t nearly spend as much time on Commercial Drive as we should. I can probably only name two occasions in the past year when we ventured over that way and each time we say we should return, and for longer [1]. Taking in a movie at the RIO would be the perfect excuse. Aside from being several dollars cheaper than seeing a show at the Googoplex downtown or in the ‘burbs, it’s got a whole lot of character.

First opened in 1938, the RIO theatre returns as a landmark theatre in the heart of Vancouver’s Commercial Drive. The RIO is a single-screen theatre with 20 speaker Dolby surround sound and the most comfortable seats in Vancouver [RIO]

We’ll be heading there tomorrow (if I can get some ladies to go with me) for some Rush Hour 3 action, and although the movie isn’t one I would normally want to pay money to see, it’s all part of an experience I’m hoping will be very worthwhile.

The RIO is located at 1660 East Broadway, near Broadway & Commercial. Catch the Simpsons Movie there now for only $8 for adults.

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  1. gusgreeperWednesday, August 8th, 2007 — 12:36pm PST

    snakes on a plane was so seriously awesome.

  2. Andrew FergusonWednesday, August 8th, 2007 — 12:40pm PST

    Thanks for using my photo, Rebecca 🙂

    I’m also glad to see you promoting the Rio, it’s my favourite local theatre. The owner was really great about letting us have fun at SoaP.

  3. Keira-AnneWednesday, August 8th, 2007 — 1:44pm PST

    You know you can count me in…

  4. Hummingbird604Wednesday, August 8th, 2007 — 3:16pm PST

    I’d be up for a visit to the Rio (and yeah I am not a lady but whatever hehehe) but I have work to do 🙁

    I spent the first few hours of the evening on Valentine’s Day watching Hugh Grant’s rendition of “Pop Goes My Heart”… I know, total chick flick, “Music & Lyrics”.

    Now, if I could just learn how to post links on your comments!

    http://hummingbird604.blogspot.com/2007/02/movie-theatre-review-rio-on-broadway.html

  5. Kerry AnneWednesday, August 8th, 2007 — 5:21pm PST

    I used to live on the Drive, and since moving away, also don’t get there as much as I’d like to anymore.
    My mom is visiting from Ontario, and she loves the Drive, so my friend and I took her to Havana. I hadn’t been there in years. Yum! It was great.

    We’ve got The Dolphin theatre a few blocks away from us. Also, a good cheap theatre in Burnaby.

  6. Miss604Wednesday, August 8th, 2007 — 5:23pm PST

    The Havana? Cool, a friend of mine performed a play in the back there a little while ago.

  7. ailhmoe bogiuille cwashpWednesday, August 8th, 2007 — 9:11pm PST

    best ever dolphin theatre experience ever: scorpion king.

    every time the rock/ proto-scorpion king nailed somebody or some thing i felt completely comfortable screaming YEESSSSSS!!!!!!! repeatedly. like when you get something cool in the mail or get new khakis. and you cant get too rambunctious because of the high adherence floor goo-substance what holds your feet firmly on the ground while you wail and flop about in hysterical joy at the glory of the dolphin.
    the small theatres own all the cool video games too. you never see Bad Dudes at the silver sity, no arkanoid, and certainly not Rolling Thunder. Rolling Thunder was one of those mysteriously good action games, like Pit Fighter in a sense, only more archaic and you were a scuba diver who shot with a harpoon gun to start. extremely radical.

    also the duran duran joke might seem like a good idea at the moment, but duran duran sucks too bad now to make the joke funny. the rio theatre is far better than simon le bon.

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