Since 2005, the Rio cinema has been running a schools screenings programme that aims to support a variety of subjects across the National Curriculum.

Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for teachers to incorporate film into classroom learning. Screenings are accompanied by either an introduction or post-screening discussion to set the film in an educational context, and teachers’ notes are available to aid follow-up work back in the classroom.

Please use the headings above to search for films, have a look at our previous events, and see what’s coming soon. As you will see, we are happy to undertake screenings upon request – please get in touch for more details.

2015 is full of wonderful things to see and do at the Rio! Why not book a film trip for your class?

Click on COMING SOON for details of scheduled school screenings or please email us to request a screening or for information on our upcoming school screening programme. 

We also love to hear what teachers have to say so please feel free to make a suggestion so we can help to link with your topics in the coming term.


Teacher Feedback:

"Thank you for making us feel so welcome, we really appreciate you inviting us to the cinema and understanding our pupils' complex needs." (2012)

“I am now interested in using film more to consolidate learning and to make the learning experience more real for my pupils.” (2011)

"The RIO Cinema was a fantastic first whole class trip for us - it is good value for money. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and they were safe and comfortable the whole time. I really appreciate the help with the screening choices too as this can sometimes be tricky. We would definitely come again and would like to say a very big thank you for having us." (2011)

“The staff are very friendly. What a lovely experience for the children!” (2011)

“The entire trip was made very easy by you all at the RIO and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Many thanks.” (2011)

"We made our own film and showed it in our own cinema in our classroom. The children were able to take back to the classroom the experience of a real cinema - the sights, sounds and smells - and how they felt watching a big screen in the dark. We also did some writing about our favourite parts of the experience." (2011)