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Sink Your Teeth Into Spanish-Language "Dracula," Oct. 30

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To celebrate the spooky Halloween season, TPR Cinema is teaming up with the City of San Antonio's Department for Culture & Creative Development (DCCD) to host a community screening of the Spanish-language version of "Dracula" (1931) on Thursday, October 30th at the Mission Marquee Plaza, adjacent to the Mission Branch Library at 3134 Roosevelt Ave. TPR’s Nathan Cone will introduce the film and share its unique history. At the event, on-site food trucks will offer snacks and beverages*. We'll give away some fun gift baskets and door prizes, and attendees are encouraged to come in costume, wearing their vampire or Halloween finest!

The screening starts at 7:00 p.m., and the festivities begin an hour earlier. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary!

*You are also welcome to bring a picnic basket. No glass containers, please.

ABOUT THE MOVIE

The “Dracula” that most people know was shot in 1930 with a cast led by Bela Lugosi. But in the early days of talking pictures, Hollywood studios would sometimes shoot an alternate-language version of their biggest pictures for the foreign markets. Such was the case with “Dracula.” At the end of the day, director Tod Browning and the English-language cast went home, leaving the sets and equipment to the Spanish-language cast and crew.  Spanish actor Carlos Villarías stars as “Conde Drácula” and is joined by Mexican actress Lupita Tovar as “Eva.” Today, the Spanish-language version of Dracula is considered by many critics to be superior to the English-language version because of its unique cinematography, superior performances, and more daring costume choices. Subtitled in English.

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Para festejar la estación fantasmagórica de Halloween, TPR Cine se ha asociado con la ciudad del departamento de San Antonio para la Cultura y Desarrollo Creativo (DCCD) organizar una proyección comunitaria de la versión en español de "Drácula" (1931) en Jueves, 30 de Octubre en la Misión Marquee Plaza en Roosevelt Road. Nathan Cono de TPR presentará la película y compartir su historia única. En el evento, en el lugar de los camiones de comida ofrecerán aperitivos y bebidas. Nos regalamos algunas cestas regalo de la diversión y premios, y anima a los asistentes a entrar en el traje, vestido con su vampiro o de Halloween más fino!

La proyección comienza a las 7:00 pm, y los festejos comienzan una hora antes. Este evento es gratuito y abierto al público. No es necesario hacer reserva, pero los miembros del TPR pueden disfrutar de asientos de césped preferido cerca de la pantalla (el lugar es estrictamente traiga su propia mantas y sillas). Si usted es un miembro de TPR y desea confirmar su asistencia a la zona de asientos preferenciales, por favor, siga este enlace: http://tpr-dracula.bpt.me