The Rio Theatre is opening and doing its first screening tonight

Photo via @theriotheatre Instagram

A summer without catching a few classic flicks, or hilarious performances, at the Rio Theatre is a summer we don’t wanna experience. And we’re in luck, because the Rio, after many long months, is opening back up today!

The Rio, a Vancouver mainstay, will be having their first showing today, July 2. They will be playing two classic films by Black directors, Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing and Jordan Peele’s Get Out. What a great way to come back! Their whole first week back is stellar and you can check out the lineup here.

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Of course there will be new health and safety protocols which include asking audiences to book tickets in advance, wear a mask and to maintain 2 meters distance from other viewers. They also have hand sanitizer locations throughout the theatre. You can check out all the new rules here.

We’re just happy that we might soon be able to see a viewing of The Room or to watch a classic movie like Jaws on the big screen.

So sit back, maybe grab a bag of popcorn and have a good, old fashioned night at the pictures.