A Hollywood director is throwing his weight behind an effort to save an iconic East Vancouver theatre.
Kevin Smith, best known for the 1994 indie film Clerks, tweeted his support for the Rio Theatre, which is under threat of development.
VFS alum and Vancouver lover here, ready to assist! I’ve long loved the @RioTheatre and would be honored and happy to do a benefit screening/Q&A to raise loot & awareness for the @RioTheatre! Would a Family Day event be too soon? https://t.co/jvJrPd8twk
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) February 2, 2018
Smith, who studied at the Vancouver Film School, is in town to direct a TV series and has offered to hold a benefit to raise money for the Rio, located on Broadway and Commercial Drive.