Director Kevin Smith says he’ll do whatever he can to save East Vancouver’s Rio Theatre

A Hollywood director is throwing his weight behind an effort to save an iconic East Vancouver theatre.

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Director Kevin Smith says he will do what he can to save the Rio Theatre. - Global News

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.

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.

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