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Children and Families Session 2

The Rio offers specially priced tickets – £1.50 children and £2.50 accompanying adults – for the Saturday
Morning Picture Club and Tuesday afternoon Playcentre Matinees, to help children to enjoy great films at an affordable price.

RIO Saturday
Morning Picture Club

Sponsored by Hackney Gazette
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.
Please note: unaccompanied adults will not be admitted


Still from filmSAT 7 Aug 11.00am

FURRY VENGEANCE (PG)

(US 2010) dir. Roger Kumble 91m. Digital.
Brendan Fraser, Brooke Shields, Ken Jeong, Angela Kinsey.

Property developer Dan thinks all his dreams have come true when he is given a prime area of the Oregon wilderness for his latest project. But what he didn't expect was a host full of woodland creatures who don't want their homes disturbed. A truly 'wild' comedy.

Approx end 12.40pm

£1.50 Children/£2.50 Accompanying adults

(*) 

SAT 14 Aug 11.00am

FANTASTIC MR FOX (PG)

(US/UK 2009) dir. Wes Anderson 87m. Digital.
Voices of: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson. Jason Schwartzman, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe.

A hugely enjoyable tale, based on a Roald Dahl story, that will delight audiences of all ages. The Fox family have for years lived an idyllic life in the countryside. But times become hard, and Mr Fox must soon turn his hand to stealing from the local crooked farmers to feed the entire fox community. Farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean vow to end Mr Fox's activities and the animals are trapped underground...

Approx end 12.40pm

£1.50 Children/£2.50 Accompanying adults

(*) 

Still from filmSAT 21 Aug 11.00am

UP (2D) (U)

(US 2009) dirs. Pete Docter & Bob Peterson 102m. Digital.
Voices of Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, Jerome Raft, John Ratzenberger.

Another smash hit from Disney's Pixar studios! 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen ties thousands of balloons to his house and sets out to fulfil his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. He soon discovers that he is not alone on his journey: Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has accidentally become a stowaway.
Approx end 12.50pm

£1.50 Children/£2.50 Accompanying adults

(*) 

Still from filmSAT 28 Aug

STREETDANCE (2D) (PG)

(UK 2010) dirs. Max Giwa & Dania Pasquini 98m.
Charlotte Rampling, Eleanor Bron, Chris Wilson,
Patrick Baldi, Rachel McDowall, Nichola Burley, George Sampson, Diversity, Flawless.

An inner-city dance crew is given space at the Royal Dance School to rehearse their routine for the Street Dance Championships. But there's a catch - they must take four of the school's ballet dancers into their group. Amazing choreography abounds in this dance-filled extravaganza, featuring Britain's Got Talent winners George Sampson and Diversity.

Approx end 12.45pm

£1.50 Children/£2.50 Accompanying adults

(*) 

Still from filmSAT 4 Sep 11.00am

JASPER, PENGUIN EXPLORER (U)

(Germany 2009) dirs. Eckart Finberg & Kay Delventhal 80m.

The South Pole is full of penguins that think the world is flat! Unconvinced by this, young penguin Jasper is thrilled when a colourful parrot finds himself stranded in the freezing cold. Where has he come from? Curiosity gets the better of him and soon he's on a cruise ship adventure that's great fun and too cute for words!

Approx end 12.30pm

£1.50 Children/£2.50 Accompanying adults

(*) 

Still from filmSAT 11 Sep 11.00am

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (2D) (PG)

(US 2010) dirs. Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders 98m. Digital.
Voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson.

Based on the bestselling book, this action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who, like all Vikings, aspires to become a heroic dragon slayer. But when Hiccup becomes the unlikely owner of a young dragon he learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. Fun-filled adventure from the makers of SHREK.

Approx end 12.45pm

£1.50 Children/£2.50 Accompanying adults

(*) 

Still from filmSAT 18 Sep 11.00am

SHREK FOREVER AFTER (2D) (U)

(US 2010) dir. Mike Mitchell 93m. Digital.
Voices of: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese.

All the gang are back for their final adventure! Shrek is coming to terms with family life and finds himself... bored. When Rumpelstiltskin offers him the chance to feel like a real ogre again, he accepts – and accidentally creates a twisted version of Far Far Away. With Rumpelstiltskin as king, ogres being hunted and Fiona a stranger, can Shrek restore his world and reclaim his one true love? A superb send-off for all our favourite characters!

Approx end 12.40pm

£1.50 Children/£2.50 Accompanying adults

(*) 

Still from filmSAT 25 Sep 11.00am

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL (U)

(US 2009) dir. Betty Thomas 88m.
Zachary Levi, David Cross, Jason Lee, Wendie Malick and voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate.

The return of singing chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore. Now world famous, our lovable trio must contend with the pressures of school, celebrity – and a rival female music group known as The Chipettes! Fun for all the family!

Approx end 12.40pm

£1.50 Children/£2.50 Accompanying adults

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Still from filmPLAYCENTRE MATINEES

Tue 10 Aug 4.00pm – No Playcentre Matinee
Tue 17 Aug 4.00pm – No Playcentre Matinee
Tue 24 Aug 4.00pm – No Playcentre Matinee
Tue 31 Aug 4.00pm – No Playcentre Matinee
Tue 7 Sep 4.00pm – JASPER, PENGUIN EXPLORER (U)
Tue 14 Sep 4.00pm – HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (2D) (PG)
Tue 21 Sep 4.00pm – SHREK FOREVER AFTER (2D) (U)
Tue 28 Sep 4.00pm – ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL (U)

TICKETS
£1.50 Children
£2.50 Accompanying adults

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Still from filmSUMMER HOLIDAY MATINEES

FRI 6 – THUR 19 Aug 1.15, 3.45 (not Suns)

TOY STORY 3 (2D) (PG)

(US 2010) dir. Lee Unkrich 108m.
Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Michael Keaton, Don Rickles, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Wallace Shawn.

Woody, Buzz and the whole gang are back! Andy is now seventeen and off to college, leaving his childhood toys to ponder their future. When they are accidentally taken to a daycare nursery, it is up to Woody to convince the group they were not abandoned and embark on their greatest adventure yet to return home. After a decade-plus absence, this latest installment delivers laughs, tears, and everything else you would expect from the world's most famous group of toys.


Still from filmFRI 20 Aug – WED 1 Sep 2.00, 4.00 (not Suns)

CATS AND DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE (2D) (U)

(US/Australia 2010) dir. Brad Peyton 82m.
Voices of James Marsden, Nick Nolte, Christina Applegate, Bette Midler, Neil Patrick Harris.

Former feline spy Kitty Galore has become a very bad cat and is devising a plan to bring down not only her long-standing canine enemies, but also her former kitty comrades. In an unprecedented move, cats and dogs must put aside their differences to join forces in an unlikely alliance. But will this be enough to save themselves – and their humans? The age-old battle between the species is given a modern, high-tech twist in this fun-filled family adventure.

TICKETS
£5.00 – Under 15s
£6.50 – Adults
£5.00 – Concessions
£3.50 – OAPs (weekdays)

GROUP REDUCTIONS (weekday matinees only)
£4.00 – 10 or more children + 1 accompanying adult free with every 10 children£2.50 Accompanying adults

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SPECIAL EVENT

SAT 4 Sep • London International Animation Festival

Featuring an array of wonderfully unique treats from around the globe, the renowned festival returns with two very special programmes to spark the imaginations of our younger audiences.

Children and Families Session 1
(0–6 year-olds) (U) 1.30

Still from filmTHE WRECK OF THE DIDDLEY
(New Zealand 2008) dirs. Fatcat & Fishface 4m.
A wickedly good singing-pirate romp.

THE MOUSE THAT SOARED
(USA 2009) dir. Kyle Bell 6m.
A lucky mouse that gets a chance to learn to fly.

Still from filmTALLY HO, PANCAKE!
(Germany 2009) dir. Kai Pannen 7m.
Anyway you want to have them, pancakes are delicious.

Still from filmORMIE
(USA 2009) dir. Rob Silvestri 4m.
This little pig will do ANYTHING to get the cookies.

WHEN APPLES ROLL
(Latvia 2008) dir. Reinis Kalnaellis 7m.
Cat and his friend have their annual apple-picking disturbed when a strange egg rolls into the orchard.

THE LITTLE BOY AND THE BEAST
(Germany 2009) dirs. Johannes Weiland & Uwe Heidschotter 7m.
When your mother has turned into a beast, a lot of things change.

Still from filmKNITTED KNIGHTS
(Germany 2010) dir. Gil Alkabetz 7m.
An ambitious grandma wants to knit a sweater for the moon, but forgets to calculate the waning and waxing of her 'customer'.

MONSTER SACRE
(France 2009) dir. Jean-Claude Rozec 10m.
Born accidentally among ducks, a dragon as gigantic as he is harmless, suddenly becomes a media star.

Still from filmJOSEPH'S SNAILS
(France 2009) dir. Jean-Pierre Lemouland 11m.
Joseph is a shy little boy who collects snails. One day he gets swallowed up by his own tummy-button and discovers the disturbing world of the "navel-gazers".

RUNAWAY
(Canada 2009) dir. Cordell Barker 9m.
Happy passengers are having a great time on a crowded train, oblivious to the unknown fate that awaits them around the bend.


£5 Adults/£4 Children


Children and Families Session 2
(7–14 year-olds) (U) 3.30

TXT ISLAND
(UK 2009) dir. Chris Gavin 4m.
The military conquest of a tropical island and the collapse of the local amusement park are illustrated in plastic letters on a mastermind-board.

Still from filmCOOKED
(UK 2010) dir. Jens Blank 7m.
An unlikely love triangle between a walrus, a seal and a lobster in an Arctic sauna.

Still from filmOVER AND OVER (AND OVER) AGAIN
(UK 2009) dir. Andy Glynne 4m.
An everyday routine like leaving the house for school can become the worst nightmare for a teenage boy.

SPEECHLESS
(UK 2010) dir. Daniel Greaves 7m.
A comic film about miscommunication in a world of mass communication.

MIXED BAG
(Switzerland 2009) dir. Isabelle Favez 8m.
A tale of greed, betrayal, cheap suitcases - and more greed and betrayal. A day in the life of a bag of lovely, lovely cash.

Still from filmMADAGASCAR, A JOURNEY DIARY
(France 2009) dir. Bastien Dubois 12m.
This animated diary draws the journey of a European traveler confronted with the local Malagasy customs.

Still from filmANGRY MEN
(Norway 2010) dir. Anita Killi 20m.
A sumptuous film about secrets that shouldn't be secret. When mummy-fish dies, Boj has had enough, and gets power from his own fantasy to go further.

RUNAWAY
(Canada 2009) dir. Cordell Barker 9m.
Happy passengers are having a great time on a crowded train, oblivious to the unknown fate that awaits them around the bend.

£5 Adults/£4 Children

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