After months battling to change British Columbia’s liquor laws, East Vancouver’s iconic Rio Theatre will offer its licensed film screening tomorrow.

The theatre received the final approval for its application today from the BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, though its owner said it will still host all-ages and family film screenings and live events without bar service.

“Ever since we first decided to buy the Rio and make a go of it we’ve been wanting to be a multimedia venue,” said jubilant owner Corrine Lea. ” As we progressed we realized there’s a lot of red tape.

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Mike Hager – Vancouver Sun – May 23, 2012.

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