The Rio Theatre Rio Theatre has been doing a great job of hosting Vancouver International Film Festival screenings during the first part of October but the Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio series will pick up again in a few weeks with two fan-favourites just in time for Halloween:
Friday, October 18, 2013
(Tim Burton, 1988)
Day-O! A couple of recently deceased ghosts (Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin) contract the services of a “bio-exorcist” (Michael Keaton) in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. Also starring Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder, and Jeffrey Jones.
Friday, October 25, 2013
(John Carpenter, 1978)
Trick or treat… or die! Jamie Lee Curtis cemented her career as a bona fide “scream queen” in Wes Craven’s iconic Halloween, which also wrought the terrifying character of Michael Myers upon the nightmares of generations of horror movie lovers. A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl (Curtis) and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
The Rio Theatre is an independent art and movie house located at 1660 West Broadway, at Commercial Drive, and is easily accessible by transit. They have a full service bar so you must be 19+ to attend this series. All screenings are at 11:00pm. Tickets are available online in advance or at the door for $8 or $6 if you come in costume.