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Halloween at The Garage!
October 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pmFree
5th Annual Halloween Fun at The Garage!
Saturday, October 27
come celebrate Halloween at The Garage!
- Drink Specials – including the original Green Zombie Antidote!
- Costume Contests with PRIZES!
- 5 pm Ages 3 and Under
- 5:15 pm Ages 4-8
- 5:30 pm Ages 9-12
- 5:45 pm Ages 13-17
- 6 pm ages 18+
- Garage Cider! This special recipe cinnamon apple cider is only available THREE days a year!
- Stop by during Trick or Treat hours for a special treat from us!
and of course…
Due to a considerable increase in licensing fees this year, we will have to CANCEL our screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show. We are heartbroken at having to break tradition, but believe we needed to be able to keep the event free, and with the license cost increasing to over $500 for a single showing this year, we simply cannot do it.
You can count on doing the Time Warp again here at The Garage on Halloween!
5th Annual Screening of the ORIGINAL Rocky Horror Picture Show
with full audience participation.
Prop kits will be available for FREE to the 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. In previous years, there have been 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! (It’s just a) JUMP TO THE LEFT, with hands UP. A STEP TO THE RIGHT (With your hands on your HIPS) YOU BRING YOUR KNEES IN TIGHT. (Then) THE PELVIC THRUST (if repeated FIVE times, it nearly drives you insa-a-ane) HIPSWIVEL (if not driven insa-a-ane by step four) LET’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!
RHPS etiquette The throwing of rice, toilet paper, water, etc. is part of the fun. It is not meant to harm people, ruin someone’s make-up or costume, or cause damage to the music hall. Never make fun of someone for dressing up – especially if their costume or make-up is not exact. The point is that their heart is in it and this might discourage them or others from ever returning in costume and that’s what this is all about, isn’t it? Respect the rules and guidelines provided by The Garage. Vandalism and the breaking of rules WILL cause you to be thrown out. Calling Brad an “asshole” and “neck lines” to the criminologist are funny in their proper place, but should not be yelled every time you see these characters’ faces. It does get boring and monotonous. And lastly, here are the participation prompts we use at The Garage. If you’ve participated at other venues you are probably aware that there are more, and you are free to bring your own props for the other scenes (except toast, hot dogs, and prunes – do not bring these items!). As the newlyweds exit the church at the beginning of the film, throw the rice along with the on-screen wedding guests. When Brad and Janet are caught in the storm, Janet covers her head with a newspaper. You should do the same. Gently fire your water pistol into the air. (We did tell you to cover your head with the newspaper….) During the “There’s a light” verse of “Over at the Frankenstein Place” light up the music hall with your flashlight. At the end of the creation speech, respond with applause and noisemakers. At the end of the “Charles Atlas Song” reprise, throw confetti as Rocky and Frank head toward the bedroom. When Dr. Scott enters the lab, Brad cries out “Great Scott!” Hurl your roll of toilet paper into the air. At the dinner table, put on your party hat when Frank puts his on. During the song “Planet Schmanet Janet,” ring the bell when Frank sings “Did you hear a bell ring?” During the song “I’m Going Home,” Frank sings “Cards for sorrow, cards for pain”. Gently fling your playing cards.