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Actor/Director Kevin Smith Vows To Save East Vancouver’s Iconic Rio Theatre

Kevin Smith

Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Famous Actor/director, Kevin Smith, says that he will personally stand in the doorway of The Rio Theatre in East Vancouver if the city tries to shut it down.

The loveable star of Clerks, as well as Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Dogma, and Mallrats, has a decidedly soft spot for the local gem. As a Vancouver Film School alumni, the star would’ve likely attended a number of features at the eclectic spot.

As a result, he tweeted that he would happily host a benefit to raise funds and awareness for the theatre.

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Kevin Smith Fights for Iconic Rio Theatre

It should be noted, however, that Smith may not have the funds available to save the flailing empire. He tweeted to convey that he probably doesn’t have the resources some fathom he would.

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