Contact Us

Address:The Rio Cinema, Station Road
Burnham on Crouch, CM0 8HJ
Telephone:01621 783783

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How to get to us:
Follow signs to Burnham-on-Crouch, and as you come past Ormiston Rivers Academy, turn right at the T junction. Go straight down station road over the bridge and past the post office, follow the road straight (round a bend to the left) and Were on your left next to Tesco. You cant miss us!

Alternatively there are many ways of getting to Burnham via public transport! There is a bus stop directly opposite, and a 10 minute walk from the train station!

We currently are unable to book tickets either online or over the phone at this time.

Cinema Admissions

  • Ticket Prices:
  • General Admission - £3.00
    Selected Premier Release Admission - £4.00 & £5.00

    Selected Premier Releases are denoted in our Film listings by a * &** after the showing times.

    If you can find cheaper admission & Confectionery prices you must be in Boliva!

    We work hard to bring you the latest films at the lowest prices. In order for this to continue a small charge will be made on food and drink items taken into the cinema. Persons not wishing to participate or not declaring items at the pay-desk will be refused entry.

  • Access
  • Screens are open approx 20 minutes prior to the next Showing. Times stated for films on our home page are the main feature start times - Programme starts approx 15 minutes prior.

    Both our screens are on the ground floor and have step free access for people with mobility problems. The screens have plenty of space for wheelchairs - at present we have no disabled toilet facilities available.

    Sorry there are no baby changing facilities in our Cinema. You have to go home with the one you came with!

    We do-not allow certain products to be brought into the Cinema. These include but are not limited to: All hot food (Pizza/burgers etc), Toffee Popcorn (Butterkist etc), Glass bottles, drinks over 500ml, pasta products, food with dips, Milkshakes and any diary related products. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone bringing these into the screens.

    Use of mobile phones & other electronic gadgets are forbidden in the auditorium. Please have them switched of or silent!

    Entry to the Cinema is at the discretion of the Staff of the Rio Cinema, such decisions are final.

  • BBFC Ratings
  • Age Rating
    The U symbol stands for Universal. A U film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over. However, it is impossible to predict what might upset a particular child, especially at this lower end of the category range.
    Age Rating
    PG stands for Parental Guidance. This means a film is suitable for general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for younger children. A PG film should not disturb a child aged around eight or older. Parents should consider whether the content might upset younger or more sensitive children.
    Age Rating
    12A means that anyone aged 12 or over can go and see the film unaccompanied. The A stands for accompanied and advisory. Children younger than 12 may see the film if they are accompanied by an adult (eg someone over the age of 18), who must watch the film with them.
    Age Rating
    No-one under 15 is allowed to see a 15 film at the cinema. 15 rated works are not suitable for children under 15 years of age.
    Age Rating
    Films rated 18 are for adults. No-one under 18 is allowed to see an 18 film at the cinema. No 18 rated works are suitable for children.

  • 3D Free Zone
  • This Cinema shows films in 2d and has no current plans to change this. If god had wanted us to see 3D films he would have given us one red eye and one green eye!

  • Trailers and Film Information
  • We highly recommend IMDB (International Movie DataBase) for all trailers and other movie related information.

    No.1 Tourist Attraction

    We are extremely flattered that the Rio Cinema has been voted the number 1 tourist attraction in Burnham on Crouch by trip advisor; beating the whole of the river front into second place. However it will be difficult to hold onto top spot in 2013 as the new £85,000+ Riverside lavatorial experience opens its cubicles shortly. With up to 150 visits per day projected - so keep on voting for the Burnham Rio.

    - ED. "Up to" Clearly includes the number 0.


    You may have seen a statement issued by the Maldon District Council claiming to have secured the long term future of the Rio Cinema.

    This is entirely inaccurate. This message was in fact issued by Jenny Lewsey and her team at Economic Development, presumably as a part of an attention seeking agenda. This 'help' given to the Rio Cinema was a 4 page naive schoolsy style essay. There was not even an offer of help towards costs for disabled facilities.

    The people who are helping to secure our future are yourselves, our lovely, lovely customers.

The Rio Cinema is proud to announce

Our patrons for 2017

  • ricky - so you don't like football very much? alejandro - no ever since I saw a load of Liverpool fans playing football with a cat, I was going to call the rspca , but the cat went one nil up - ricky - what bus do I take into Benidorm? alejandro - number 10 ricky - cheers mate
  • Hooter Waitresses From Michigan
    Hooter Waitresses study an Open University course in Marine Biology during their lunchbreak.
  • Turanga Leela
    Leela says: Down with 3D, the script is the key!
  • The Baby Cactus of Quetzoctl
    Baby Cactus says: Nobody puts baby cactus in the corner!
  • Kim Jong-Un
    Kim Jong-Un says: My people salute your cinema of the revolution. However one tiny criticism if I may of your film industry. Why dont they make nice film anymore like "Casablanka" or "Singing in the rain"?

    I spit on decedent western producers of Marcel and Star Wars movies - My missles are trained on your studios Mr Lucus. Why all this CGI - I can provide 100,000 extras for 35 dollar a day.

    Why I not asked to do cameo rolls? I excellent actor, I can play bad - I can play good. I could ne new Colin Firth! Why didnt I get audition for the Kings Speech? I much more sexy than Tom Cruise, I good kisser, why dont I get love scene with Amy Adams? Why I not chosen for the new Muppet movie instead of that irate Gervalis,

    To be continued...
  • He-Man Master of the Universe
    Prince Adam says: The first openly camp action cartoon character on TV!

    Now for something completely different....

  • Movie Issues with Jacob Silverstein
    Q After watching such wonderful movies as "Oh Brother where art Thou", "Gravity", and "The Monuments Men", I am starting to have feelings for George Clooney - am I gay?

    A - No - George Clooney dosnt count. JS
  • Digital Projectors fundraising event
    The Rio Cinema would like to say thank you to the Celevs who donated items of clothing for our Fundraising Auction event. Particularly Elton, Collins, Salma, Keith, Mick and Brad to name but a few.

    Salva Hayah on the set of The Muppets Most Wanted.