CHILDREN'S FILMS

Playcentre Matinees

Halfterm Matinees

Easter 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.

 

Sat 3 Feb 11.00am

ASTERIX AND THE VIKINGS (U)

(France/Denmark 2006) dirs. Stefan Fjeldmark & Jesper Møller 78m. Animation.
Voices of Roger Carel, Lorant Deutsch, Sara Forestier, Jacques Frantz, Pierre Palmade.

Asterix and Obelix are warriors who live thousands of years in the past. Their latest movie is about the wimpy nephew of their tribe leader, Justforkix, who comes to stay so Asterix and Obelix can teach him how to be a brave fighter. But he gets kidnapped by the invading Vikings and gets into all sorts of scrapes. Can Asterix and Obelix save him?

Approx end 12.25pm

 

THE WIZARD OF OZSat 10 Feb 11.00am

THE WIZARD OF OZ (U)

(US 1939) dir. Victor Fleming 98m.
Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley.

In this classic film Dorothy lives on a farm in Kansas until a cyclone arrives, and picks her, her house, and her dog Toto up and deposits them in the land of Oz. Things in Oz are strange and beautiful, but Dorothy just wants to get back home. She's helped by the Good Witch of the North, but she's also in trouble with the Wicked Witch of the West.

Approx end 12.55pm

 

THE ANT BULLYSat 17 Feb 11.00am

THE ANT BULLY (U)

(US 2006) dir. John A. Davis 89m. Animation.
Voices of Zach Tyler Eisen, Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti.

Lucas is a naughty, lonely boy whose worst enemies are ants. Well, after his teenage sister and local bully Steve. His favourite pastime is destroying ants colonies - until the poor ants decide they've had enough and use a magic potion to make him shrink down to their size! Surely this will teach him a lesson or two?

Approx end 12.35pm

 

Sat 24 Feb 11.00am

ZOOM (PG)

(US 2006) dir. Peter Hewitt 88m.
Tim Allen, Courtney Cox, Chevy Chase, Rip Torn, Kate Mara.

Zoom is the only surviving member of Team Zenith, a team of superheros who once protected the world's freedom. Now he and the grouchy General Larraby are holding huge X Factor style auditions to find kids to form the new team. Will the kids learn to use their special powers in time to save the world from Zoom's evil brother?

Approx end 12.30pm

 

HAPPY FEETSat 3 Mar 11.00am

HAPPY FEET (U)

(Australia/US 2006) dir. George Miller 109m. Animation.
Voices of Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Robin Williams, Hugo Weaving.

Deep in the icy land of Antarctica, two emperor penguins have a baby named Mumble. Hatched upon his feet, he has an amazing skill for tap-dancing. However, penguins are not supposed to tap dance. Even worse, he cannot sing. Although his parents disapprove, Mumble and his friends try to find out why the penguins' food is disappearing. Brilliant family film with heart and soul, and great tunes.

Approx end 12.55pm

 

ERAGONSat 10 Mar 11.00am

ERAGON (PG)

(US 2006) dir. Stefen Fangmeier 104m.
Edward Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, John Malkovich, Robert Carlyle, Djimon Hounsou.

In a world of myth and legend, a teenage boy finds a dragon's egg – a discovery that leads him on a long journey when he realises that he is the Dragon Rider, the only person who can defend his homeland against a wicked king and evil wizard. Thrilling fantasy adventure.

Approx end 12.50pm

 

FLUSHED AWAYSat 17 Mar 11.00am

FLUSHED AWAY (U)

(UK 2006) dirs. David Bowers & Sam Fell 85m. Animation.
Voices of Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Bill Nighy, Andy Serkis, Shane Richie.

Latest adventure from makers of WALLACE & GROMIT and SHREK. Roddy, a pampered pet mouse, gets accidentally flushed down the loo! He ends up in underground Ratropolis, where he meets friendly Rita and the not so friendly villain Le Frog. Will he be able to escape back to his home?

Approx end 12.30pm

 

MONSTER HOUSESat 24 Mar 11.00am

MONSTER HOUSE (PG)

(US 2006) dir.Gil Kenan 91m. Animation.
Voices of Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon.

DJ is a young boy obsessed with the creepy house across the road owned by the meanest man in town, 'Old Man Nebbercracker'. He manages to convince his pals Chowder and Jenny to help him solve the mystery of the Monster House. Get ready for this exciting animation full of adventure and scary bits!

Approx end 12.35pm

 

GARFIELD 2: A TAIL OF TWO KITTIESSat 31 Mar 11.00am

GARFIELD 2: A TAIL OF TWO KITTIES (U)

(US 2006) dir. Tim Hill 80m.
Bill Murray (voice), Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Watch out, Garfield's coming to London! Jon decides to follow his girlfriend Liz to London to propose to her. And Garfield and Odie decide to come as well·Once there, Garfield is mistaken for another cat who's just inherited an old lady's entire estate. This is Garfield's big chance to live like a prince!

Approx end 12.25pm

 

PLAYCENTRE MATINEES

Tue 6 Feb 4.15pm – ASTERIX AND THE VIKINGS (U)
Tue 13 Feb 4.15pm – THE WIZARD OF OZ (U)
Tue 27 Feb 4.15pm – ZOOM (PG)
Tue 6 Mar 4.15pm – HAPPY FEET (U)
Tue 13 Mar 4.15pm – ERAGON (PG)
Tue 20 Mar 4.15pm – FLUSHED AWAY (U)
Tue 27 Mar 4.15pm – MONSTER HOUSE (PG)


TICKETS
£1 Children
£2 Accompanying adults

 

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUMHALF TERM MATINEES

Mon 19 – Fri 23 Feb 1.30 daily

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (PG)

(US 2006) dir. Shawn Levy 108m.
Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais.

When Larry gets a job as a night guard at the Museum of Natural History, he thinks it's going to be total boredom. What he doesn't know is that due to he magical power of an old Egyptian stone, all the exhibits - including the T Rex, cowboys and Roman soldiers - come alive every night! Exciting and funny, this is a rare family treat.

 

ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLESEASTER HOLIDAY MATINEES

Mon 2 – Thur 5 Apr 1.15 daily

ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES (U)

(France 2006) dir. Luc Besson 93m. Part Animation.
Voices of Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, Madonna, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel.

Ten-year-old Arthur is trying to save his grandparents’ house from being demolished. He goes searching for some expensive rubies to pay his grandma’s debts, and on his adventure meets the Invisibles, tiny, magical people who live in his garden. Can Arthur and the Invisibles team up to save the day?


TICKETS
£5.50 Adults
£4.50 Concessions
£3.00 OAPs

GROUP REDUCTIONS
£3.50 10 or more children + 1 acompanying adult free with every 10 children

 


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