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Rio Cinema

Cinemas, Independent Dalston
Rio Cinema

Time Out says

This legendary Dalston cinema opened as the Kingsland Empire in 1915 (although films were shown on the same site since 1909 in a converted shop). The venue was given a makeover and reopened as the Classic in 1937 – very similar to how it looks today. It became the Rio in 1976 and is now one of the few genuinely independent movie houses in London. With a newly added second screen to go with its grand two-tiered art deco auditorium – 400 seats in all – the Rio shows mostly independent and foreign films, with a healthy sprinkling of festivals, classics and films for kids during the holidays. The foyer is a compact but welcoming place to find food and drink (all from local East London suppliers, complete with vegan options), plus a new lounge bar in the basement. After the film, you can treat yourself to a meal at one of the local Turkish restaurants or a pizza at the neighbouring Voodoo Rays.



Address: 107 Kingsland High St
E8 2PY
Transport: Rail: Dalston Kingsland
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  • Film events Saturday November 6 2021 - Saturday November 13 2021
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