Support Your Local Independant Cinema and become a Member or the Rio.

Membership costs

  • Annual Membership: £30
  • Joint Membership: £50
  • Life Membership: £300

  • Become a Member

    What you get!

    Annual Membership - 2 free tickets, £2 off all shows* and 10% off our bar.

    Joint Membership - for £50 both members get 2 free tickets each, £2 off all shows* for both members and 10% off our bar.

    Life Membership - 2 free tickets every year for life, £2 off all show* and 10% off our bar.

    If you are a film fan and come to the Rio regularly then you will be saving money on tickets (members get £2 off ticket prices for all shows*) plus you get an extra 10% off our already reasonable food and drink prices at the cafe bar.

    You will be supporting Londons oldest community cinema - The Rio has a wide ranging education programme, with literally thousands of school children attending screenings and talks every year.

    We also offer regular events like our Classic Matinee for senior citizens and care home residents, Parent & Baby screenings, Hard-Of-Hearing screenings, School Holiday Family Matinees, and young film-maker screenings, as well as supporting some of Londons best and most innovative film festivals.

    Every membership we sell helps us to continue this invaluable work.

    Plus we will be bringing you monthly offers from business and cultural partners in Hackney, and free member previews of some of the great films coming up at the Rio.

    Local discounts

  • 10% off at Mangal 2
  • 10% off Downstairs Bar @ the Vortex Jazz Club
  • £1 off all shows Monday - Thursday at the Vortex Jazz Club
  • Plus many more that we will be adding details of very soon

  • Give the gift of membership

    Gift membership of the Rio is the perfect present for a loved one who loves film. They'll receive a membership card and leaflet presented with a Rio greetings card.

    To become a member or to buy a gift membership, click the button below, or please ask at the box office or cafe bar or contact us on  020 7241 9410.

    Supporting the Rio into the future

    The Rio is run for and by local Hackney residents, we are a not-for-profit charity, and the Rio building contains many under used spaces. Our aim is to bring into use these various spaces, so that we can host more events, screenings, film clubs, exhibitions and local theatre productions.

    Our first aim is the add a second screen in the basement space, we hope to have this open in 2017.

    Beyond that we aim to upgrade the auditorium lighting and toilets, and then reconfigure the lobby and cafe space to make a more welcoming and accessable cinema for all.

    As a member you can attend our Annual General Meeting and be part of our future plans, and have voting rights.

    *members discount does not apply to film festivals, special events, private screenings.