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Rio Cinema  

 
 
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107 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB
 
 
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£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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Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £155  33% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 30 minutes from Rio Cinema
Prison cells are VIP booths in the bar at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, a 128 room hotel in the Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, opposite ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  29% 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 £101  31% 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

Nearest to Rio Cinema
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 ... More
 
 
 
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Rich Mix Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E16LA | 34 minutes from Rio Cinema
Located in one of London's most thriving and art-driven communities Rich Mix does exactly what it says on the tin, presenting visitors of different interests with ... 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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EartH
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
13 Stoke Newington Road, N16 | 2 minutes from Rio Cinema
Formerly known as Hackney Arts Centre, EartH (short for Evolutionary Arts Hackney) is a multi-arts space in what was once the derelict Savoy ... More
 
 
 
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Improv Nights
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 18th October 2019 - 9pm
Rio Cinema, 11 Gillett Square, N16 | 1 minute from Rio Cinema
Live duo and sets of improvised music, with a different set-up every month, then followed by an open jam session. The night's performers include Stefano Ancora, ...More
 
 
 
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Grass Roots
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 18th October 2019 - 10.30pm
Rio Cinema, 11 Gillett Square, N16 | 1 minute from Rio Cinema
A chance to jam with the house band. Includes a performance by The Gemini Trio....More
 
 
 
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Hackney Comedy Experience With Nish Kumar
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Friday 18th October 2019 - 8pm
Rio Cinema, 13 Stoke Newington Road, N16 | 2 minutes from Rio Cinema
TV regular Nish Kumar, headlines a night that includes performances by Rose Matafeo, Angelos Epithemiou, Felicity Ward and Sara Barron....More
 
 
 
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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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MostArt Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
86 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 | 13 minutes from Rio Cinema
An art centre for Hackney where you may find art exhibitions, photography or jazz on a Sunday afternoon. There's a stage and bar in the ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Rio Cinema

The best shops and markets near Rio Cinema
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Jolene
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
21 Newington Green, N16 | 8 minutes from Rio Cinema
A bakery restaurant from the pair behind Primeur and Westerns Laundry, Jolene is a joint venture between Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell who have teamed up ... More
 
 
 
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Prick
London > Shopping >
492 Kingsland Road, E8 | 8 minutes from Rio Cinema
Prick, London's first boutique dedicated to cacti and other succulents, is the brainchild of Gynelle Leon, an award-winning photographer with a career in forensic science, finance ... More
 
 
 
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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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Somine Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
131 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, E8 | Same location as Rio Cinema
... More
 
 
 
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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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Rio Cinema gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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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Newington Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Newington Green, N1 | 8 minutes from Rio Cinema
Marking the border between Islington and Hackney, Newington Green is an area in north London named after the small green ... 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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Pubs near Rio Cinema

The best pubs near London Rio Cinema.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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BrewDog Dalston
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33-35 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 | 3 minutes from Rio Cinema
BrewDog has turned its Dalston branch into a vegan pub. From the vegan jackfruit based 'junk' food to the brews, everything has ... 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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Rio Cinema clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Nest
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 | 3 minutes from Rio Cinema
Opened in 2010, The Nest has become one of London's top clubbing experiences, showcasing the best new dance music talent from around ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 up over ... 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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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
... More
 
 
 
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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
... More
 
 
 
 

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Improv Nights
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 18th October 2019 

The Vortex Jazz Club 1 minute walk from Rio Cinema

Live duo and sets of improvised music, with a different set-up every month, then followed by an open jam session. ...More

Grass Roots
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 18th October 2019 

The Vortex Jazz Club 1 minute walk from Rio Cinema

A chance to jam with the house band. Includes a performance by The Gemini Trio....More

Hackney Comedy Experience With Nish Kumar
Comedy | On 18th October 2019 

EartH 2 minutes walk from Rio Cinema

TV regular Nish Kumar, headlines a night that includes performances by Rose Matafeo, Angelos Epithemiou, Felicity Ward and Sara Barron....More

Meet Me At Dawn
Theatre | Until 9th November 2019 

Arcola Theatre 3 minutes walk from Rio Cinema

Zinnie Harris's contemporary tale draws on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. Directed by Murat Daltaban....More

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright
Comedy | On 18th October 2019 

Hackney Empire 17 minutes walk from Rio Cinema

Stand-up comedian, broadcaster, newspaper columnist and author, known for his left-wing beliefs, who makes the world seem even more deranged ...More

Ramleh
Music | On 18th October 2019 

Moth Club 18 minutes walk from Rio Cinema

The trio mixes industrial, noise and electronic elements into its experimental music. Support comes from Kleistwahr and JFK....More

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