• WED 9 May 2.30
A QUEEN IS CROWNED (U)
(UK 1953) dir. Castleton Knight. 82m. Digital.
Narrated by Laurence Olivier.
With the Jubilee celebrations in full swing, a look back almost 60 years to London on June 2nd, 1953: Coronation Day. This unique full length record, filmed in colour, captures all the excitement and all the pomp and the ceremony of the day's events but it also offers a fascinating time capsule of a city, its people and the spirit of optimism so very evident at the dawn of this new Elizabethan age. Playwright Christopher Fry's narration is spoken by Laurence Olivier.
The Rio’s monthly Classic Matinees take place on the first or second Wednesday of the month. There is an interval for every film, and extra seating is provided in the foyer. We are delighted that thanks to funding from the Big Lottery's Reaching Communities Programme we are able to offer free admission. We are delighted that thanks to funding from the Big Lottery's Reaching Communities Programme we are able to offer free admission for the Over 60's! Please come along and enjoy a film and a chat!
These screenings are also open to everyone else at normal weekday matinee ticket prices.
A great local cinema in Dalston. The Rio shows mainstream films and is also responsive to the interests of sections of the community often ignored by mainstream commercial cinema. Examples of this are the annual Turkish and Kurdish film festivals, the Saturday morning Children’s Picture Club, midweek Classic Matinées, the recently introduced Parent and Baby matinées and participation in Spanish and Gay and Lesbian film festivals. While all the other cinemas in Hackney have disappeared or become snooker halls and car auction rooms, the Rio continues to adapt and flourish.