Rio Cinema

 
 
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107 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB
 
 
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PRICES
£5.50-£7.50 (Adult), £4.50 (Child), £3.50-£5.50 (Concessions), £3.50-£5.50 (Matinees) | Concessions only available at certain times (usually Monday evenings and before 17:00 Tuesday to Friday)
 

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Rio CinemaIn 1905, Clara Ludski decided that the new "electric pictures" were the wave of the future, hired an architect, and had her auctioneers' workshop converted into a 175-seat cinema. Thus the Kingsland Empire (later the Rio Cinema) was born. Expanded and rebuilt in 1937, the Rio's interior is a triumph of cinema design, with extravagant Art Deco curves housing a grand auditorium, with great sound and excellent lines of sight. Since 1995, it's been run by a board of representatives from the local community, elected each year. This means it has one of the most varied programs in London, with regular seasons of Kurdish and Turkish films, and a scope that goes far wider than the usual Hollywood blockbusters.

 

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Arsenal Tube Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
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Dalston Junction
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    The RE London Shoreditch Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £49  29% off
    419 to 437 Hackney Road, E2 | 26 minutes from Rio Cinema
    This hotel is modern, clean and very convenient if you want to explore the sights and bright lights of trendy Shoreditch. Although close to the City, ... More
     
     
     
    Hilton London Islington Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  21% off
    53 Upper Street, N1 | 30 minutes from Rio Cinema
    The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
     
     
     
    Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
    London > Apartment > Apartment   from £112  35% off
    Patriot Square, E2 | 30 minutes from Rio Cinema
    The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Alternative Cinemas nearest Rio Cinema

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    Hackney Picturehouse
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 18 minutes from Rio Cinema
    Picturehouse Cinemas, who run the popular Greenwich Picturehouse and Clapham Picturehouse opened the Hackney Picturehouse on Mare Street in October 2011 which features the biggest ... More
     
     
     
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    The Screen on the Green
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 28 minutes from Rio Cinema
    One of the most striking cinema facades in the city (especially at night when it's all illuminated in startling red and white), the dinky Screen on ... More
     
     
     
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    Aubin Cinema
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    64-66 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 34 minutes from Rio Cinema
    Housed in the Aubin & Wills concept store, the Aubin Cinema is a intimate 47-seat theatre with velvet chairs and sofas, plumped up with Aubin & ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Entertainment near Rio Cinema

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    The Vortex Jazz Club
    London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
    11 Gillett Square, N16 | 1 minute from Rio Cinema
    Though The Vortex has lost a little of its ramshackle charm in the relocation from Stoke Newington to Dalston, it remains the epitome of an underground ... More
     
     
     
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    Servant Jazz Quarters
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    10a Bradbury Street, N16 | 1 minute from Rio Cinema
    Despite the name, Servant Jazz Quarters is not strictly a jazz club. Instead you'll find music from many genres at this Dalston music venue which supports ... More
     
     
     
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    Arcola Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 | 3 minutes from Rio Cinema
    This renowned community theatre is at the heart of Hackney and Dalston's flourishing arts scene, and one of the best places in London to see new ... More
     
     
     
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    Regulate At Dalston Roof Park
    London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August 2015 - 3pm-11.59pm
    Dalston Roof Park, 18 Ashwin Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Rio Cinema
    Will Saul, Jack Swift, Dom Chung and Dan Napier spin house and techno....More
     
     
     
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    Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 2nd August 2015 - 7.30pm-11pm
    Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Rio Cinema
    Born out of the legendary Paradise Bangkok sessions run by DJs Maft Sai and Chris Menist, the band play vintage molam music from Isan, Thailand with ...More
     
     
     
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    Rick Panesar
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 2nd August 2015 - 2.30pm-8.30pm
    The Crypt St Peters Church, Northchurch Terrace, N1 | 12 minutes from Rio Cinema
    A free and accessible live music event for all, aiming to encourage community cohesion and creativity....More
     
     
     
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    Sights and Attractions near Rio Cinema

    The best museums, galleries, attractions near Rio Cinema
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    Gillett Square
    London > Attractions >
    Gillett Square, N16 | 1 minute from Rio Cinema
    On the western flank of Gillett Square in Dalston, East London, stands The Dalston Culture House which houses the world famous Vortex Jazz Club on its ... More
     
     
     
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    Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground
    London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
    69 Shakespeare Walk, N16 | 10 minutes from Rio Cinema
    A free to use, open access playground in Stoke Newington, Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground gives children aged 6 to 15 access to indoor and outdoor activities ... More
     
     
     
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    Open School East
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, Islington, London N1 | 15 minutes from Rio Cinema
    Open School East opens in September 2013. Open School East is an art school and communal space, commissioned and funded by the Barbican and Create London ... More
     
     
     
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    Shopping near Rio Cinema

    The best shops and markets near Rio Cinema
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    The Peanut Vendor
    London > Shopping > House and Garden
    133 Newington Green Road, N1 | 9 minutes from Rio Cinema
    The Peanut Vendors are Barny and Becky who scour bric-a-brac stalls, markets and auctions so you don't have to. Stylish furniture and accessories for the home ... More
     
     
     
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    Mint Vintage
    London > Shopping > Clothing
    71-73 Stoke Newington High Street, Covent Garden, London N16 | 13 minutes from Rio Cinema
    Mint Vintage specialises in men's and ladies clothing from seventies sheepskin to hidden vintage gems. No musty second hand cast-offs here. Instead you get an extensive ... More
     
     
     
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    Of Cabbages & Kings
    London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
    127 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 | 14 minutes from Rio Cinema
    Of Cabbages & Kings first set up shop in May 2008. Since then they have been establishing creative networks and platforms for designers and makers in ... More
     
     
     
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    Somine Restaurant
    London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
    131 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, E8 | Same location as Rio Cinema
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    Stone Cave
    London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
    111 Kingsland High Street, E8 | Same location as Rio Cinema
    Turkish Cuisine... More
     
     
     
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    Nando's
    London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
    148 Kingsland High Street, E8 | 1 minute from Rio Cinema
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    Connexions Careers Centre
    London > Education > Career Services
    27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 4 minutes from Rio Cinema
    Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ... More
     
     
     
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    The Making Space
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 30 minutes from Rio Cinema
    Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
     
     
     
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    Jenius Social
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 31 minutes from Rio Cinema
    Islington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ... More
     
     
     
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    Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Dalston Lane, E8 | 4 minutes from Rio Cinema
    Prior to the creation of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, which first opened in July 2010, the land was a derelict site where an old railway ... More
     
     
     
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    London Fields Lido
    London > Leisure > Activities
    London Fields, Westside, E8 | 15 minutes from Rio Cinema
    London's only Olympic sized heated outdoor swimming pool, the luxurious London Fields Lido was re-opened amid much excitement in October 2006 after almost 20 years of ... More
     
     
     
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    Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Stoke Newington High Street, N16 | 18 minutes from Rio Cinema
    Non-denominational cemetery, arboretum and nature reserve. Hidden away in the north-east corner of London, lies this highly influential, pioneering and yet relatively unknown beauty spot. Part nature ... More
     
     
     
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    The best pubs near London Rio Cinema.
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    Barden's Boudoir
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    38-44 Stoke Newington Road, N16 | 3 minutes from Rio Cinema
    A late licence, DJ decks, P.A., stage for live bands, two bars and friendly bar staff selling bottled drinks and beers on tap plus an extensive ... More
     
     
     
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    Prince George
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    40 Parkholme Road, E8 | 9 minutes from Rio Cinema
    The gentrification of Dalston means that the Prince George is now less of an old man's backstreet local and more of a skinny-jeans-and-ironic-haircut establishment filled with ... More
     
     
     
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    The Alma
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    59 Newington Green Road, N1 | 10 minutes from Rio Cinema
    Movie themed pub in Islington offering Popcorn, Craft Beer (Bottled and Draft), fine wine, a very long list of Bourbon whiskeys, Thai Grill, Pop up Sunday ... More
     
     
     
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    Dalston Roof Park
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    18 Ashwin Street, E8 | 3 minutes from Rio Cinema
    On the roof of The Print House, a former factory for catalogues, crayons and pencils, sits Dalston Roof Park, an urban oasis four floors ... More
     
     
     
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    Ruby's Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    76 Stoke Newington Road, N16 | 4 minutes from Rio Cinema
    It may look like a cinema from the sign outside but Ruby's on the Stoke Newington/Dalston border is an intimate subterranean drinking den serving expertly mixed ... More
     
     
     
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    Prince George
    London > Nightlife >
    40 Parkholme Road, E8 | 9 minutes from Rio Cinema
    The gentrification of Dalston means that the Prince George is now less of an old man's backstreet local and more of a skinny-jeans-and-ironic-haircut establishment filled with ... More
     
     
     
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    Meeting venue hire near Rio Cinema

    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Rio Cinema.
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    Union Chapel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 24 minutes from Rio Cinema
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    Little Angel Theatre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 26 minutes from Rio Cinema
    A teeny, tiny and wonderful puppet theatre located in a hidden side road backing onto a green church yard ideal for spontaneous picnics with goodies from ... More
     
     
     
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    Bistrotheque
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 26 minutes from Rio Cinema
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    Tumbaito
    Concerts | On 2nd August 2015 

    The Vortex Jazz Club 1 minute walk from Rio Cinema

    Latin groove outfit led by master percussionist, Williams Cumberbache mixes up soul, funk and D&B....More

    Regulate At Dalston Roof Park
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 2nd August 2015 

    Dalston Roof Park 3 minutes walk from Rio Cinema

    Will Saul, Jack Swift, Dom Chung and Dan Napier spin house and techno....More

    Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band
    Concerts | On 2nd August 2015 

    Cafe OTO 3 minutes walk from Rio Cinema

    Born out of the legendary Paradise Bangkok sessions run by DJs Maft Sai and Chris Menist, the band play vintage ...More

    Street Feast London
    Street Feast London
    Foodie Events | Until 25th September 2015 

    Dalston Yard 4 minutes walk from Rio Cinema

    Running from 1st May until 26th September, Street Feast's gastronomic event will provide Londoners with five months of feasts every ...More

     
    Rick Panesar
    Concerts | On 2nd August 2015 

    The Crypt St Peters Church 12 minutes walk from Rio Cinema

    A free and accessible live music event for all, aiming to encourage community cohesion and creativity....More

    The Fisherkings
    Concerts | Until 30th August 2015 

    The Proud Archivist 17 minutes walk from Rio Cinema

    The London-based group plays classic and contemporary blues....More

    East End Prints Summer Exhibition: New Additions
    Exhibitions | Until 26th August 2015 

    The Proud Archivist 17 minutes walk from Rio Cinema

    Abstracts and prints, featuring the work of Jazzberry Blue, Bronagh Kennedy, Ben Rothery, James Brown, Fimbis, Indie Prints, Jayson Lilley, ...More

    All England Dance: Gala Performance
    Dance | On 2nd August 2015 

    Hackney Empire 17 minutes walk from Rio Cinema

    See the finalists showcasing their dance talent from classical ballet, tap, contemporary and musical theatre....More

    Women's Season: Good Wives And Warriors: Artists' Residency
    Exhibitions | Until 27th November 2015 

    Sutton House 21 minutes walk from Rio Cinema

    See the resident artists create new portraits inspired by the women who have made Sutton House what it is today....More

     
     
     
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