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Rio Theatre

20396 Bohemian Hwy, Monte Rio, CA 95462
+1 707-865-0913
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Good comfort food!

Nice little cafe that has burger, fries, hot dogs, sandwiches and more! My kids are picky eaters... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Suyin F
via mobile
Vintage relic born-again fun house

A quonset hut circa 1940s, this theater is 20 miles from other movie houses and the locals consider... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2016
Monte Rio, California
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13 Jun 2017
“Good comfort food!”
9 Apr 2016
“Vintage relic born-again fun house”
20396 Bohemian Hwy, Monte Rio, CA 95462
+1 707-865-0913
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Nice little cafe that has burger, fries, hot dogs, sandwiches and more! My kids are picky eaters and loved the burgers. We ordered the items to go and walked across the street to the river for a picnic! Very convenient location next to Monte Rio...More

Thank Suyin F
Reviewed 9 April 2016

A quonset hut circa 1940s, this theater is 20 miles from other movie houses and the locals consider it a fixture and a sanctuary. Investing $70K foor new digital equipment and a bright detailed screen this cooperatively-owned theater presents first-run films, classics, specially themed flicks...More

Thank sdgross
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We stopped at the Cafe here on the way up to Sonoma, we did not know about the theater. We needed quick food and coffee, and use of the facilities. and this was perfect for our needs. Surprisingly, the espresso was excellent.

Thank Idonotcook
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Talk about going back in time... Wow. I Love this place :) It is quaint little theater. It can get cold in winter, so either sit next to the heat or bring a blanket and cuddle up. My kids call this the walk-in drive-in. Owners...More

Thank KerryD1969
Reviewed 20 May 2015

While driving to view where the Russian River runs into the Pacific we discovered the Rio and decided to come back for the 7PM movie and so glad we did. No clue about "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" movie but it didn't matter as...More

Thank Lori G
Reviewed 7 April 2015

This iconic theater is what I always think of when I think of Monte Rio, a tiny town by the Russian River. I have seen movies at this theater, which is a renovated quonset hut. The movie theater shows recent releases. There is one screen....More

Thank mini
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Whenever we're in Bodega Bay, we try to make a stop by the Rio Theatre to watch a movie and enjoy the unique ambience of this theatre. The murals painted on the inside walls of the theatre, the comfy seats, decent surround sound quality, the...More

Thank missgem27
Reviewed 9 September 2014

We've been going to the Rio Theater for a couple of years now; it's an old movie theater in a quonset hut, and it's set among the redwoods next to the Russian River. The Rio recently switched owners, and they're showing an eclectic mix of...More

Thank SFBusinessTraveler
Reviewed 16 November 2013

We have been going there for years. We have been through most of the floods. Helped move the chairs....Grew up there.. It's just the BEST....

1  Thank 930victorb
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Family Owned and Operated single picture theatre took me back to my childhood. Home made brownies and Hot Cocoa was a plus. Nothing Commercial here, just home-town entertainment. Take a blanket and cuddle up under the big screen.

1  Thank womanspirit
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