CHILDREN'S FILMS

Playcentre Matinees

Christmas Matinees

The Rio offers specially priced tickets – £1 children and £2 accompanying adults – for the Saturday Morning Picture Club and Tuesday afternoon Playcentre Matinees, to help children to enjoy great films at an affordable price.


SATURDAY MORNING PICTURE CLUB

Membership is free. Members have their membership cards stamped on each visit and get free admittance after every 10 visits and a free poster after every 25 visits. Parents, please note: children under the age of five years must be accompanied by an adult throughout the performance. You are welcome to drop off older children at the start of the film and return to pick them up at the end. Doors open at 10.30am and the FILM starts at 11.00am sharp. The length of the films varies – please check the finish times listed below.

 

HOODWINKEDSAT 9 Dec 11.00am

HOODWINKED (U)

(US 2005) dir.Cory Edwards 81m. Animation.
Voices of Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, James Belushi, Patrick  Warburton, Anthony Anderson.

The classic tale of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ with a new twist. Here, the story begins at the end, when cops from the animal world investigate a disturbance at Granny’s cottage involving a wolf, an axe and a young girl, who’s not so innocent after all... Brilliant fun.

Approx end 12.25pm

 

THE POLAR EXPRESSSAT 16 Dec 11.00am Christmas Party!

THE POLAR EXPRESS (U)

(US 2004) dir. Robert Zemeckis. 99m. Animation.
Voices of Tom Hanks, Leslie Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen, Nona Gaye

Late on Christmas Eve night, a young boy lies in bed hoping to hear the sound of reindeer bells from Santa's sleigh. To his surprise, a steam engine's roar and whistle can be heard outside his window. The conductor invites him on board to take an extraordinary journey to the North Pole with many other pyjama-clad children. There, he receives an extraordinary gift only those who still believe in Santa can experience. A magical Christmas treat.

+ Entertainer

Approx end 1.15pm

 

THE IRON GIANTSAT 23 Dec 11.00am

THE IRON GIANT (U)

(US 1999) dir.Brad Bird 87m.
Voices of Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr, Eli Marienthal.

This superbly crafted, animated film tells the story of a young boy, Hogarth, who discovers a huge metal robot in the woods. After saving the gentle giant from accidental electrocution, the robot takes it upon himself to be the boy's protector and friend.

Approx end 12.35pm

 

LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS SAT 30 Dec 11.00am

LEMONY SNICKET’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (PG)

(US 2004) dir.Brad Silberling 108m.
Jim Carrey, Emily Browning, Liam Aiken, Kara Hoffman, Meryl Streep.

After Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire have lost their parents in a terrible accident, Count Olaf, a distant relative, is more than happy to look after them. But the clever children soon realise that the greedy uncle is more interested in the enormous fortune left to them by their parents than in their well-being...

Approx end 12.50pm

 

BARNYARDSAT 6 Jan 11.00am

BARNYARD (PG)

(US 2006) dir.Steve Oedekerk 90m. Animation.
Voices of Kevin James, Courteney Cox, Sam Elliott, Danny Glover, Andie MacDowell.

What really happens in the barnyard when the humans aren't looking? Non-stop partying! Otis is the ultimate party cow with not a care in the world, who enjoys singing, dancing, and playing tricks on humans. But when suddenly put in the position of responsibility, the "udderly" irresponsible cow finds the courage to be a leader.

Approx end 12.35pm

 

OPEN SEASONSAT 13 Jan 11.00am

OPEN SEASON (PG)

(US 2006) dir.Roger Allers & Jill Culton 86m. Animation.
Voices of Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Jon Favreau.

A grizzly bear named Boog, domesticated by a park ranger, Beth, helps deer friend Elliot escape from the mullet-sporting hunter, Shaw. When the animals escape to the forest the pair become lost just as hunting season begins, made worse by the fact Boog doesn't know how to survive outside of his beloved ranch. Elliott and Boog develop a strong bond not only between themselves but also with the wild animals and attempt to drive the hunters out of the forest.

Approx end 12.35pm

 

THE CAT RETURNSSAT 20 Jan 11.00am

THE CAT RETURNS (U)

(Japan 2002) dir.Hiroyuki Morita 75m. Animation.
Voices of Anne Hathaway, Tim Curry, Cary Elwes.

Little Haru is suddenly getting lots of presents from the King of the Cats, to thank her for rescuing a helpless cat, who happens to be Prince Lune. Not only is Haru whisked into the world of the cats, but she's also expected to marry the Prince. Well, Haru's not so sure she wants to be a cat for the rest of her life, so she better get out of there before it's too late...

Approx end 12.20pm

 

BUGSY MALONESAT 27 Jan 11.00am

BUGSY MALONE (U)

(UK 1976) dir.Alan Parker 94m.
Scott Baio, Jodie Foster, Florrie Dugger, John Cassisi.

New York, 1929, a war rages between two rival gangsters, Fat Sam and Dandy Dan. Dan is in possession of a new and deadly weapon, the dreaded 'splurge gun'. As the custard pies fly, Bugsy Malone, an all-round nice guy, falls for Blousey Brown, a singer at Fat Sam's speakeasy. How is Bugsy to get the girl and help Fat Sam defend his business against the deadly Dan and his dastardly tricks? With an all-child cast, this classic film is simply entertainment at its best!

Approx end 12.40pm

 

PLAYCENTRE MATINEES

Tue 12 Dec 4.15pm – HOODWINKED (U)
Tue 19 Oct 4.15pm – THE POLAR EXPRESS (U)
Tue 9 Jan 4.15pm – BARNYARD (PG)
Tue 16 Jan 4.15pm – OPEN SEASON (PG)
Tue 23 Jan 4.15pm – THE CAT RETURNS (U)
Tue 30 Jan 4.15pm – BUGSY MALONE (U)


TICKETS
£1 Children
£2 Accompanying adults

 

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY MATINEES

Fri 22 - Sun 24 & Sat 30 - Sun 31 Dec 1.15, 3.15 daily
Tue 26 - Fri 29 Dec & Mon 1 - Wed 3 Jan 12.15 daily

FLUSHED AWAYFLUSHED AWAY (U)

(UK / US 2006) dir. David Bowers, Sam Fell 84m. Animation.
Voices of Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Bill Nighy, Andy Serkis, Shane Richie

A rousing children’s adventure, with plenty of grown-up wit, from the combined talents of the makers of Wallace & Gromit and Shrek. Roddy (voiced by Hugh Jackman) is a decidedly pampered pet mouse who lives in a posh Kensington flat – until he ends up being ‘flushed away’ down the toilet into the sewer world of ‘Ratropolis’ – a colourful place teeming with assorted creatures, including Rita (Kate Winslet), an entrepreneurial rat who squeaks out a living in the sewers with her trawler. All Roddy wants is to get back home, but first he and Rita have to contend with the malicious Toad (Ian McKellen). Toad hates rodents and decides to "flush out" the sewers, dispatching hench-rats Spike and Whitey (Andy Serkis and Bill Nighy) to do the job. When they fail, Toad calls in his cousin, the villainous Le Frog (Jean Reno). A great Christmas treat for all the family!

TICKETS
£5.50 Adults
£4.50 Concessions
£3.00 OAPs (weekdays)

GROUP REDUCTIONS (Weekday Matinees only)
£3.50 10 or more children + 1 acompanying adult free with every 10 children

 


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(corner John Campbell Road)

Tel 020 7241 9410


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