The historic Rio Theatre, at East Broadway and Commercial Drive, first opened its doors in 1938. Once called "The Showplace of Vancouver", the vintage, single-screen movie house was recently acquired and renovated back to life by Vancouver businessman Mukesh (Mike) Goyal. The history remains, but the theatre now sports new equipment, some of the most comfortable seats ever and a strict "no commercials" policy. A special VIP opening celebration took place last Friday night where invited guests were treated to a special screening of "Mission: Impossible III" complete with popcorn and prizes.
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