1986 / 93 min. /
Director: Richard Wenk
Cast: Grace Jones, Sandy Baron, Robert Rusler

Black Gold and Ladies of Burlesque: VAMP

BLACK GOLD is back at it again! Celebrating the best of black cinema and its heroes from then ’til now, Black Gold is excited to be teaming up with the absolutely wonderful Ladies of Burlesque at The Royal for a very special October screening of Richard Wenk’s 80s comedy-horror classic, VAMP!

Keith (Chris Makepiece) and AJ (Robert Rusler) are two frat pledges with a great idea: buy their way into a fraternity by hiring a stripper for a frat party! Because it’s the 1980s! In search of a dancer, they find themselves in the seedier side of town at the After Dark Club and are immediately entranced by the club’s lead dancer. It doesn’t take long for them to find out, however, that the After Dark Club is entirely populated by ravenous vampires, led by their queen, Katrina (played by the king herself, Grace Jones). Joined by the nerdy, yet loveable, wannabe Duncan (Gedde Watanabe), and Amaretto (Dedee Pfieffer), a chipper and curiously living server from the club, the gang have no choice but to fight against the undead until the light of day!

VAMP is a cult favourite for a reason. Grace Jones in fantastic makeup (by Keith Haring!) and costumery preying on frat boys? A wildly pale Billy Drago embroiled in an, admittedly, pretty one-sided child vampire tussle? THAT ENDING? Saturated with neon, laughs, and fantastic set pieces, there is something for everyone in this 80s genre gem!

Arrive early for a burlesque performance from the one and only Dainty Smith!


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We have 5 accessible sections in our theatre which you can reserve ahead of time by calling 416-466-4400 ext 0. One of our accessible seating areas has space for two mobility devices and a small section behind for the party to join. The other three are for single mobile devices with 2-3 seats beside it.

Please note that we do not have accessible washrooms. All of our washrooms are upstairs.

Black Gold wishes to acknowledge the Haudenosaunee and the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the original keepers of this land, for hosting Black Gold and The Royal Cinema. Today, the meeting place of Tkaronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and present in this territory.


Upcoming Screenings:

None Currently Scheduled