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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This is one of those older cinemas converted for modern use. They have a bar here and you can enjoy a drink while you watch a movie. The only problem is the seats are still in the same original layout and you end up tilting your head around the person in front of you to see it. The selection of films is a different mater and I've watch quite a few good ones here.more
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
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
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
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