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Genre: Horror

Vampire’s Kiss

Vampire’s Kiss

Nicolas Cage – in what many consider to be his “Cage-iest” performance – stars as Peter Loew, a sleazy NYC literary agent, who prowls the bars in the evening looking for some action. One night he hooks up with a mysterious, sexy woman named Rachel (Jennifer Beals) and in the course of their relations, she bites him on the neck. When he wakes up the next morning, he doesn’t feel quite right…. He is irritable, and has a hard time dealing with life at the literary agency, where his secretary takes the brunt of his ire. Suddenly, it dawns on Peter that he was bitten by a vampire, so he goes out and buys a set of real fangs.

Then the chaos begins.

“What really makes this worth seeing is Cage’s outrageously unbridled performance.” (Chicago Reader)

“What truly distinguishes the movie is Cage’s performance, which is so off the wall that even if you don’t like it you have to watch in awe.” (TV Guide)

Friday, November 30
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for main floor seating and bar service.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

VAMPIRE’S KISS (Robert Bierman, 1988 / 14A / 103 mins) A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a vampire and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his affliction. The vampire continues to visit and drink his blood, and as his madness deepens, it begins to look as if some of the events he’s experiencing may be hallucinations.

John Carpenter’s The Fog (4K Restoration!)

Following the success of the 1978 horror benchmark HALLOWEEN, director John Carpenter‘s THE FOG found him re-teaming with “Scream Queen” Jamie-Lee Curtis in this H.P. Lovecraft-inspired, atmospheric creepshow. Set in a seaside California town commemorating its “unholy” centenary as it finds itself caught in the terrifying grips of an ancient curse, a doomed ship –… Continue Reading

28 Weeks Later

28 Weeks Later

The Rio Theatre‘s series of spooky offerings continues on Sunday, October 28 with a double bill screening featuring zombies… Lots of zombies. So many zombies, in fact, that it’s a 28 DAYS / WEEKS Double feature! We’re kicking things off with Danny Boyle‘s 28 DAYS LATER at 7:45 pm followed by its chilling sequel, 28… Continue Reading

28 Days Later

28 Days Later

The Rio Theatre‘s series of spooky offerings continues on Sunday, October 28 with a double bill screening featuring zombies… Lots of zombies. Expertly directed by visionary director Danny Boyle (TRAINSPOTTING, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE), 28 DAYS LATER this chilling foray into a nightmarish British dystopia offers many of the the expected tropes of the zombie mythology, while… Continue Reading

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Hospital emergency room Dr. Daniel “Dan” Challis (Tom Atkins) and Ellie Grimbridge (Stacey Nelkin), the daughter of a murder victim, uncover a terrible plot by small-town mask maker Conal Cochran (Dan O’Herlihy), a madman who’s planning a Halloween mass murder utilizing an ancient Celtic ritual. The ritual involves a boulder stolen from Stonehenge, the use… Continue Reading

The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die… It’s fun to be a vampire. The Rio Theatre‘s series of Halloween classics continues on Monday, October 29 with everyone’s favourite teen vampire thriller, Joel Schumacher‘s star-studded (two Coreys!) pop-culture touchstone THE LOST BOYS. The cult-classic story follows teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and… Continue Reading

Mandy

Mandy

Writer-director Panos Cosmatos follows up his feature debut, 2010’s hyper-stylish midnighter BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW, with one of the year’s most buzzed about titles – the punishing, blood-soaked hallucinogenic revenge odyssey MANDY. Set in the Pacific Northwest’s Shadow Mountains in 1983, Red (Nicolas  Cage, in what many are calling a career-defining performance) and Mandy (Andrea… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf!

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf!

Come see folks who wrote jokes for Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! On Tuesday, October 23, Vancouver’s favorite movie riffers The Gentlemen Hecklers (comedians Eric Fell and Patrick Maliha, joined by special guest riffer K.C. Novak) are set to crack wise at the 1985 cult classic HOWLING… Continue Reading

VIFF: One Cut of the Dead

VIFF: One Cut of the Dead

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the returning hosting venues for The Vancouver International Film Festival The festival runs Sept 27th – Oct 12th, 2018 For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org All tickets, passes and packs ON SALE NOW!  Our full lineup is online now, but some of the content is not yet… Continue Reading

VIFF: The House That Jack Built

VIFF: The House That Jack Built

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the returning hosting venues for The Vancouver International Film Festival The festival runs Sept 27th – Oct 12th, 2018 For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org All tickets, passes and packs ON SALE NOW! Our full lineup is online now, but some of the content is not yet in… Continue Reading