BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (30th Anniversary Screening!)


Buffy Summers has the lifestyle any young woman could want. Cheerleading, dating the captain of the basketball team, and copious amounts of time spent shopping with friends. She had no idea of her true calling until a mysterious man named Merrick approached her and told her that she is the Slayer; one woman called to defend the world from vampires. Reluctant to concede to the fact, Buffy soon learns that Merrick speaks the truth and so begins to take her new life seriously while trying to maintain the sense of normality her life had once been. With her best friends slowly abandoning her, Buffy finds solace in the town outcast, Pike, who knows very well the terrors that have arisen. Together, they combat the forces of the old and powerful vampire, Lothos, who has his eyes set on Buffy.


Director: Fran Rubel Kuzui
Cast: Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Luke Perry, Rutger Hauer, Paul Reubens


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30th Anniversary Screening!

Cheerleader Buffy Summers (Kristy Swanson) has a mall to hang in, a boyfriend to make out with, a dance to plan and, you know, cheers to cheer. When a tall dark stranger comes to town and tells her she has the mark and destiny of the chosen one, who is meant to fight the undead, her teenage plans are, like, totally ruined.

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Buffy followed the likes of Sarah Connor and Ellen Ripley. She had their strength, and her mission was no less important, even though it was portrayed with humour and camp. Buffy had one more obstacle to overcome – puberty. The vampire story does not seem as cyclical in Cinema as other subgenres; it seems we always have room for vampires. But no other time is as saturated as the late 80s and early 90s. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was part of that boom thirty years ago, and its impact stuck around longer than its teen-vampire predecessor, The Lost Boys. For better or for worse, Twilight owes this layer of genre to the Buffy legacy.

Imagine being a jock (yes, a cheerleader is an athlete), having that commitment on top of all the other things that come with being a teenager. Social status meaning almost everything to a teenager, how do you fit in when you are destined to save the world? When you’re Cher Horowitz you can become homecoming queen, but what happens when the other part of your destiny is Katniss Everdeen? Buffy is the blueprint for both. Intentionally, or not, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a teen cult camp classic of the horror genre, one that built an empire and a very specific coming-of-age storytelling style, one that has continued to power girlhood and teen rites of passage. – VANYA GARRAWAY

Doors Open 30 Minutes Before Showtime.


PRICING

General Admission: $16
Bronze/Loyalty Members, Students & Seniors: $13
Silver Members: $12
Gold/Individual/Family Members: FREE

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SHOWTIMES

Thu Oct 20 – 7:00 pm