Rio Cinema - Limassol
The original Rio Cinema was created 50 years ago by the late Diogenis Herodotou, the founder of the film distributing company “Othellos Films Ltd”. A year later in 1963 both RIO and Othellos, lead the Cyprus film industry by servicing with great success all its three major activities, film production, film distribution and film exhibition.
Othellos Films Ltd and the Herodotou family, through their 65 years cinema career, were responsible for 15 Greek and International co-film productions. As distributing agents, they represented most Greek and Hollywood major films studios. Throughout their history, they were also local distributors of films, to over 140 cinemas and have also created the first and only island wide cinema network, under the Othellos brand name which captured the audiences’ imagination and favoritism for 25 years.
All this time, RIO cinema was the anchor of their success. A new RIO, was re-introduced as a modern day 4 screen cinema complex in September 2001. Now on our 10th anniversary, we grow even further and RIO is becoming a 6 screen fully loaded cinema with digital projection and 3D.
RIO Cinemas have traveled to Paphos and is operating a 7 Screen cinema complex within PLANET ADVENTURE. This is a new age, state of the art entertainment center owned by the sister company CINEMAX ENTERTAINMENT PARKS LTD.