Save the Rio Theatre: Win Tickets to Kevin Smith

Comments 22 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The first and only thought that went through the minds of the Rio Theatre‘s team when they heard that their landlord got an offer from a developer in early 2018 was: “We have to save the building.”

Save the Rio Theatre

Save the Rio Theatre

They sprung into action, launching an online campaign so they could provide a counter-offer. The community rallied, celebrities threw in their support, and over tens of thousands of online signatures, their creative offer to purchase was accepted.

Built in 1938, The Rio Theatre is a historical landmark that has become an award winning hub for independent film and live performance.

Now, the Rio Theatre has about 18 days left to raise millions of dollars.

They have setup an Indiegogo campaign with some fun and creative offers for supporters. Tax receipts will also be issued for those who donate $300 or more, through the Vancouver Art House Society, a registered non-profit BC society.

This is your chance to help save, and be a part of, Vancouver history.

There are so many ways you can support the Indiegogo campaign, with over 50 perks being offered in partnership with local businesses.

Win Tickets to Kevin Smith

When the campaign first began, writer, director, actor and podcaster Kevin Smith generously showed his support on social media and offered to step up for the cause. Even after suffering a heart attack in late February, he is still committed to the Rio.

Kevin Smith will be hosting two sold out shows at the Rio Theatre on Friday, March 30, 2018 and I have tickets to give away to the later show at 9:30pm PLUS the perk of early entry since it is General Admission.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Visit the Indiegogo page and leave a comment back here naming your favourite perk on offer (1 entry)
  • Comment on this post on Facebook, naming a film or show you’ve seen (or would like to see) at the Rio Theatre (1 entry)
  • Click and post the tweet below on Twitter (1 entry)
Click to enter via TwitterClick To Tweet

Use the tag #SaveTheRio on social media and follow the Rio on Facebook and Twitter for their latest updates.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, March 23, 2018.

Update The winner is @silverselene03!

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22 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. MaryanneFriday, March 16th, 2018 — 2:24pm PDT

    The I saved the Rio Membership!

  2. PaulFriday, March 16th, 2018 — 6:34pm PDT

    the Sweet Greek

  3. ErinFriday, March 16th, 2018 — 11:22pm PDT

    I love the Name a Seat perk

  4. DonaldFriday, March 16th, 2018 — 11:24pm PDT

    JFL-Ronny Chieng

  5. Laura LangsSaturday, March 17th, 2018 — 7:15am PDT

    4 passes.

  6. Steve VanderwoerdSaturday, March 17th, 2018 — 7:16am PDT

    I like the Art House Perk most. It transcends just saving this one community hub.

  7. Teresa KSunday, March 18th, 2018 — 12:18pm PDT

    2 Rio passes

  8. EileenSunday, March 18th, 2018 — 6:49pm PDT

    I Saved The Rio Tote Bag!

  9. StotesSunday, March 18th, 2018 — 9:49pm PDT

    I love the Name a Seat perk.

  10. Shelley ButcherSunday, March 18th, 2018 — 11:43pm PDT

    All the perks are cool. But I really like the Name a Seat perk.

  11. WesMonday, March 19th, 2018 — 9:12am PDT

    Classic Rio T-Shirts!

  12. RamonaMonday, March 19th, 2018 — 12:51pm PDT

    The VIP screening would be fun! #savetherio

  13. SquilaxMonday, March 19th, 2018 — 8:37pm PDT

    I love the name a seat perk, and also the Lindsay’s Diet photo package – Lindsay is a great photographer

  14. L. MarieTuesday, March 20th, 2018 — 2:08pm PDT

    The ‘name a seat’ perk is wonderful, reminds me of the benches along the seawall with nameplate remembrances.

  15. AlexMWednesday, March 21st, 2018 — 8:29am PDT

    Name a seat is cool

  16. KevinWednesday, March 21st, 2018 — 7:35pm PDT

    Storm Troopers in hot boots!

  17. Kim CWednesday, March 21st, 2018 — 7:57pm PDT

    I love Kevin Smith! Great opportunity to hear him speak.

  18. Rebecca kean F.Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 — 8:01pm PDT

    Forbidden Tours

  19. ChristinaThursday, March 22nd, 2018 — 9:56pm PDT

    Forbidden Tours – I did a similar walking tour near Halloween a few years ago and it was awesome!

    It’s awesome to see two of my favourite public personalities – Miss604 and Kevin Smith – working to save The Rio. It’s such a great community venue, and events are made even better due to the audience!

  20. Cheuk LauFriday, March 23rd, 2018 — 12:14pm PDT

    Save the Rio

  21. BruceFriday, March 23rd, 2018 — 5:07pm PDT

    Sasquatch Festival / The National !

  22. Valerie CormierMonday, March 26th, 2018 — 1:00pm PDT

    Rio tote bag 🙂

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