Past Meetup

MIDNIGHT MOVIE: Rocky Horror Picture Show @ E Steet Cinema (Chinatown)

Details

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult classic interactive movie experience that pokes fun at the horror movies of Hollywood.

A movie that premiered in the 70s, this show predates the Scary Movie comedy series and is actually based on a musical. The audience participation consists of scripted lines to yell back at the screen, optional costuming, a first-timers ritual and even re-enactments from some of the more enthusiastic fans. None of this is mandatory, and first-timers are usually expected to be clueless. Here is a virgin's guide to the show on the RHPS website: http://www.rockyhorror.com/participation/virgins.php

Since it will be almost 2 AM when we get out, we won't be heading anywhere afterward, but there is a decent selection of food and adult beverages at the concession counter downstairs, which closes at midnight.

Running time is 1 hour, 40 minutes, and the Metro closes at 3 AM.

It is the group's new policy that attendees buy tickets online or get there early enough to avoid being sold out of the show. For bigger, more popular shows, "early enough" means at least one hour in advance. The official group meetup time will still be 11:30 PM.

"The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing “transsexual from Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as his hapless guests Brad and Janet, Meat Loaf as motorcycle-riding rough trade and author Richard O’Brien as the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff. It’s harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas. The Rocky Horror Picture Show was the first—and is still the best—interactive movie experience!"