Rio Cinema

Rio Cinema, London: Address, Phone Number, Rio Cinema Reviews: 4/5

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Boom H
London, UK18 contributions
Bitten during film!
Feb 2020 • Friends
We visited the cinema on Saturday the 22nd of February where during the film which was about two hours long exposed parts of my body started itching and I was scratching throughout.
I thought no more about it until I woke up the next morning and noticed six bites on my body which were exposed!
When I rang and told the Rio in dalston about my bites they said they would investigate and let me know the findings after they’d done this. I asked if they would be fumigating the cinema and they said they’d need to investigate first.Two weeks have passed and I’ve not heard anything back!
This shows their lack of concern and care of their customers!!!
After telling another of my friends what I had experienced they laughed and said it is known for this problem.
I most definitely won’t be going back there until I know this places has been fumigated and safe to revisit and all my family and friends won’t either.
Written March 8, 2020
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ThesuperMiss
London, UK50 contributions
Really independent
Feb 2020
The not-for-profit Rio Cinema in Dalston offers just one screen within its lush, Grade II listed art deco interior.Films shown on the Rio's one screen range from blockbusters to arthouse classics, with late shows at the weekend, some double bills on Sundays, and popular special screenings for children and the over 50s. If you have a Hackney library card, your Tuesday night tickets are even cheape
Written February 18, 2020
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think f
15 contributions
Thunder Road in Screen 2
Jun 2019 • Solo
I love this cinema. The staff are a bit disengaged and servicing the second screen is inconsistent. But the space is great so long as people don't move as it's easy to block the projection.
Written June 16, 2019
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Melodie
London, UK4 contributions
My favourite cinema in London!! ...a coop not-for-profit cinema.
Jan 2019 • Friends
I like the variety and choice of films especially since the addition of the basement screen!! :) I wish there were a few more French films though ;)
They think of everybody >> screenings for mother and child. Special event screenings. Screenings for over 60's 'classical matinee' at a VERY reasonable price and free coffee and biscuits.
1 day a week one can go and get a cheaper/more affordable ticket :)
The staff are ALL great, very friendly, polite and helpful always (!!) and they DO answer the phone always and give u all details u need very patiently. I phoned a few times ;)
I find it a VERY cosy cinema, friendly and warm place to go to!! U can buy all kind of treats and popcorn even vegan. I love those few tables and chairs u can sit on in the foyer whilst waiting for your friends or...just drink your coffee! Very cosy and comfortable indeed!!
It has just improved and improved over the years... and I know that because I have been going to the Rio for 38 years!!
Thank you all guys! :)
Written January 22, 2019
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emilyandrews2018
London, UK15 contributions
A quirky, independent cinema
Nov 2018
This is my local, Dalston cinema. It shows lots of interesting films; old and new. The general atmosphere is not the best, it feels a bit unloved. However, it's always very busy and I believe it's a charity so that's probably why it's a bit rough around the edges. Ticket prices are average.
Written December 3, 2018
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katy_kanga
Coventry, United Kingdom20 contributions
Lovely cafe, and friendly staff.
May 2018 • Couples
We came to London to go to this cinema, and we found it to be utterly charming! It has a very nice cafe, with good tea and coffee, and really good pastries - many vegan friendly. It also serves alcohol - and the perennial favourite, popcorn :D

The seats were nice and comfy, and of a good size. There was plenty of legroom - I am 6ft and I didn't have a problem at all.
Written May 14, 2018
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Beetravels
London, UK342 contributions
Old Independent Cinema
Feb 2018 • Friends
This a a great old cinema with comfy seats in the main screen, there is a new screen in the basement but not seen it to comment. Nice atmosphere and you can get an alcoholic drink from the bar. I love it that you can pay using East London Pounds.
Written February 11, 2018
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outwitthefairies
London, UK153 contributions
Lovely local Art Deco cinema revived into life
Oct 2017 • Friends
....shame about the decibel level - an assault on the senses. Good coffee, inviting smell of fresh popcorn even good seating but the volume of the film was deafening (The Death of Stalin which despite amazing publicity is NOT funny). Take ear plugs with if you want to keep your hearing...
Written October 26, 2017
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Crispin Toronto
Toronto, Canada55 contributions
Outstanding cinema
Aug 2017 • Couples
The Rio is one of London's best cinematic experiences. A single screen in a building that's been dedicated to cinema for close to a century.

There's a small bar, that serves local Hackney ale and lager, as well as good coffee. The films are well selected, and the venue hosts interesting festival offerings and special events.

As a registered charity Rio is fundraising to build a second screen in the basement. High profile supporters with ties to the neighbourhood are backing the campaign, including Paloma Faith and Edgar Wright.

This is well worth a visit for any cinephile, as well as supporters of small, local enterprises.
Written August 5, 2017
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wingate
London, UK2,306 contributions
A Classic Cinema
Apr 2017 • Friends
The first cinema opened on this site opened in 1915.In 1937 it was remodeled in an art deco style.It was later renamed the Classic cinema and became part of that repatory cinema chain.It was eventually taken over by the local community and today operates as an independant cinema showing a wide variety of films.They want to build a second screen so please support it.The present auditorium is one of the few remaining one screen cinemas for the thirties that remain.
Written April 24, 2017
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