15. October 2017 - 21:30 till 23:30
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Akira at the Rio Theatre | The Rio Theatre | Sunday, 15. October 2017

Hands down, one of the most frequent requests we get at the Rio Theatre is for the enduringly popular 1988 Japanese sci-fi anime AKIRA. Following our sold out (!) screening of the film in September, we are bringing it back for another screening on Sunday, October 15 at 9:30 pm. *This film screens in Japanese with English subs. Minors OK in the balcony!

Based on director Katsuhiro Otomo's popular manga of the same name, the landmark film is a visual feast featuring epic, hand-drawn cityscapes as a backdrop for a sexy, violent cyberpunk adventure that takes place in the post-apocalyptic city of Neo-Tokyo (in the not-so-distant 2019). The story follows a teenaged boy who is exposed to a mysterious energy source, and develops telekinetic powers that place him at the center of a conflict that may destroy the world.

Sunday, October 15
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm

Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door

*All ages OK in balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

AKIRA (Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988 / 124 mins / PG / Japanese with English subtitles) In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after the nuking of the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo's supernatural powers suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment's secrets.
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  • Lots of great new titles that have been added to our calendar - a perfect excuse to use all those Rio Theatre Groupons and passes you've been holding on to! See what we've got going on at www.riotheatre.ca.
  • October is off the chain, #Vancouver! Keep up-to-date on everything that the Rio Theatre's ever-changing calendar has to offer at www.riotheatre.ca.
  • Tomás Hughes Braden Ford
  • Our September screening of AKIRA was a sellout! Get advance tickets to our October 15 event and avoid disappointment at the door. www.riotheatretickets.ca
  • Saqib Bhatti dinner and a movie for my birthday Maybe?
  • I was so sad I missed the last screening. Thank you for adding another show, I'm so excited for it 😁😁