3rd Annual Halloween Fun at The Garage!
Saturday, October 29
come celebrate Halloween at The Garage!
You can count on doing the
Time Warp again here at
The Garage on Halloween!
3rd Annual Screening of the ORIGINAL
Rocky Horror Picture Show
with full audience participation.
Prop kits will be available for the first 15 attendees!
Additional prop kits will be available for $5 each
Never attended an audience participation screening before?
No worries! Prompts and instructions will be provided as well!
All ages are welcome, and admission is FREE
but for those of you who aren’t familiar with RHPS, please take note:
This movie does have adult themes. It was released in 1975, and has been a
Halloween tradition of the Garage Family for many (many) years. Last year, there were a couple folks who were, um, ‘surprised’ by the film. We hadn’t realized there might be people who were not familiar with it! So, to make your ‘first time’ a little less shocking, check out the Parent’s guide from IMDB. It provides details on the most graphic scenes so you can make a decision about whether it is appropriate for your family… or for you.
The definition of kitsch, Rocky Horror is a campy, musical spoof on the haunted-castle horror movie, encompassing a ’70s glam-rock world of androgyny with characters that are more than offbeat. Adults have been gathering at ritualistic midnight viewings of Rocky Horror across the country since its 1975 debut, contributing to it being a cult classic. It is one of the best examples of a film that celebrates the odd, the rejected, the rock-‘n’-roll misfits who live by the beat of their own wayward drum.
Rocky Horror opens with a conservative young couple (Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) experiencing a flat tire on a rainy night. They find shelter in the menacing-looking castle of Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), a cross-dressing mad scientist. The film follows Brad and Janet’s descent into the world of Dr. Frank N. Furter and his minions. Hunchback Riffraff (Richard O’Brien) deems the Doctor’s lifestyle “too extreme” and takes over, perhaps in a way that could be viewed as the powers of conformity, quashing the wildly different when it gets in the way of the greater plan.
When you come, prepare to have FUN. Let loose, yell out script lines, get up and dance.
Rocky Horror is the first and only true audience participation movie. People yell back lines at the screen during the extended pauses between dialogue, dress up in costume and act out the film, and throw props at various times during the film.
The only thing you really NEED to bring in order to have fun is a sense of humor…..But it can’t hurt to practice your Time Warp – there will be a prize for the best dancer this year!
And lastly, here are the participation prompts we use at The Garage. If you’ve participated at other theatres you are probably aware that there are more, and you are free to bring your own props for the other scenes (except the toast, hot dogs, and prunes – do not bring these items!).