Rio Cinema


The Rio is one of the largest independent cinemas in London. The art deco interior has one screen that shows new releases, arthouse films and a range of community screenings such as the annual Turkish and Kurdish film festivals, the Saturday morning Children’s Picture Club, midweek Classic Matinées, Parent and Baby matinées. The cinema participates in Spanish and Gay and Lesbian film festivals.

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Rio Cinema

E8 2PB
+44 20 7241 9410
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Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Rio Cinema

4.0 out of 5 1 September 2015
by Grace K.

This seems like a great locals spot. The whole place felt like a bunch of neighbors got together and decided to open up their collective living room. It had the charm and feel of an older theater without sacrificing the audio and visual quality of the picture.more

5.0 out of 5 29 May 2015
by Aka B.

Great good old cinema! Become a member, it's worth it- as you help the business and it pays for itself with free tickets.

They show a selection of Arthouse and other recommended films and the interior is of entertaining beauty.

Drinks are friendly priced- so get them there to help keep it open.

Getting tickets is easy online, you can collect them in the Theater on arrival without queuing.more

4.0 out of 5 27 April 2015
by Helena S.

Happy birthday to the Rio! Which just turned 100. It was remodelled in the 30s and architecturally is an Art Deco classic with a lovely two-tier exterior - sit in the balcony for a bird's eye view, but not on a warm day as it gets very hot up there. It is admittedly NOT the most comfortable cinema in town, but it is the prettiest. They show all the major releases plus avant-garde movies and...more

4.0 out of 5 5 April 2015
by Katie H.

Really great independent cinema, love the late night classic weekend showings. Saw Casablanca here on Valentines day, the Shining a few weeks after, great atmosphere, beautiful building and amazing films.more

4.0 out of 5 13 November 2014
by Aromy X.

I love coming here for the baby cinema. It's liberating to get out of the house and watch a film with a crying baby... because there are plenty of other crying babies!

It's a bit chaotic, but in a good way. There are babies crying, being breastfed, crawling in the aisles, and nappies being changed. It's definitely a cheap and enjoyable way to break away from any parental cabin fever.more

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