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Genre: Fantasy

Interview with the Vampire

Interview with the Vampire

Director Neil Jordan assembled a cast of serious A-list talent for the long-awaited adaptation of author Anne Rice‘s lush, goth pop-culture juggernaut INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, released in 1994. Set against the backdrop of modern, gloomy San Francisco, 18th-century-born Spanish Lord Louis de Pointe du Lac (Brad Pitt), a bicentennial vampire, relays his remarkable life story of love, betrayal, loneliness and dark hunger to an eager (if not skeptical) biographer (Christian Slater). Suicidal after the death of his family, he meets Lestat de Lioncourt (Tom Cruise), a vampire who persuades him to choose immortality over death and become his companion. Eventually, gentle Louis resolves to leave his violent maker, but Lestat guilts him into staying by turning a young girl (Kirsten Dunst) – whose addition to the “family” breeds even more conflict. With Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea.

“Sumptuous, mesmerizing and imaginatively ghastly.” (The New York Times)

Saturday, October 24 SOLD OUT
Doors 7:30 pm | Movie 7:50 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

Monday, November 2 Encore Screening Added!
Doors 8:40 pm | Movie 9:00 pm Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
**Minors permitted. (Language warning.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (Neil Jordan, 1994 / 123 mins / 18A) After the death of his wife and daughter, Spanish lord Louis is turned into a vampire by Lestat de Lioncourt. To keep Louis by his side, Lestat converts a plague-ridden girl.

Dracula (1931)

Dracula (1931)

The Rio Theatre continues its dive into classic monster movies of the past with a screening of director Todd Browning’s pre-code work of “romantic horror”, DRACULA, based on the 1924 stage play “Dracula,” which in turn was adapted from the 1897 novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. The film stars Bela Lugosi as… Continue Reading

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Join us at the Rio Theatre this October for one of the most-requested titles we get, and haven’t been able to screen… until now! Tim Burton‘s beloved cult-classic musical THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is a stunningly original and visually delightful work of stop-motion animation, a perfect holiday treat for movie-lovers of all ages. The film… Continue Reading

Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

Join us at the Rio Theatre on October 24, 29, and 31 for one of the hands-down, most requested Halloween titles we’ve always wanted to play but haven’t been able to, until now …. HOCUS POCUS! After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora… Continue Reading

Ganja & Hess (Restoration)

Ganja & Hess (Restoration)

Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and horror, Bill Gunn’s revolutionary independent film GANJA & HESS is a highly stylized and utterly original treatise on sex, religion, and African American identity. Duane Jones (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – screening at the Rio on October 8) stars as anthropologist Hess Green, who is stabbed with… Continue Reading

Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams

Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams

Unfolding in a series of eight mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa was inspired by the beloved director’s own nighttime visions, along with stories from Japanese folklore. In a visually sumptuous journey through the master’s imagination, tales of childlike wonder give way to apocalyptic apparitions: a young boy stumbles on a fox wedding… Continue Reading

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.” The Rio Theatre is beyond excited to kick off the September long-weekend with one of our all-time most requested titles: WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film was a technical and cultural achievement inasmuch as it brought together some of the greatest cartoon stars… Continue Reading

Time Bandits

Time Bandits

Monty Python animator Terry Gilliams‘ humorous 1981 fantasy TIME BANDITS follows the story of a young boy joins a group of renegade dwarves on an unpredictable journey through time. Gilliam mostly achieves a tricky balancing act in his second feature as sole director, creating a dark, irreverent comedy disguised as a family adventure. Particularly amusing… Continue Reading

Black Panther

Black Panther

Writer-director Ryan Coogler‘s epic origin story BLACK PANTHER made box office history in 2018 as the first major Black superhero origin story in the famed Marvel universe, equally embraced by audiences and critics alike. Featuring outstanding performances by an all-star cast (including Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett and more), the… Continue Reading

Trolls World Tour

Trolls World Tour

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return in an all-star sequel to DreamWorks Animation‘s 2016 musical hit: Trolls World Tour. In an adventure that will take them well beyond what they’ve known before, Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted… Continue Reading