BrentonOnTour

BrentonOnTour
Episode: 72
  Jun 02, 2021   00:50:02

Corinne Lea (Rio Theatre Vancouver)


Corinne Lea is Owner/Operator of Vancouver's storied Rio Theatre. After raising over Eight Million dollars during their "Save the Rio" campaign through the help of local fundraising and names like Kevin Smith and Ryan Reynolds, Corinne was able to plant her foot firmly into the Vancouver movie, music, and performance scene. Then, the Pandemic hit and threatened to destroy all the amazing work that was done and potentially close the theatre. How did Corinne and her team adjust? How competitive is the Movie Theatre business with Cineplex controlling the market? What's next or small theatres like the Rio and others? Plus, Corinne talks about her alter-ego "Shameless Lee" her Burlesque performer and what's next for that scene?