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
Doors 7:30 pm | Movie 7:50 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.