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The Mothman
05-24-2009, 06:36 PM
My dad would always tell me stories of how the Rocky Horror Picture Show would play every once and a while in a theater where he used to live. he said that poeple would dress up in all sorts of costumes and just get real rowdy during the showings. This always sounded real awesome to me. The other day i was walking by a theater n Wellington and saw a sign for it. The sign encouraged people to dress up and so on, I bought tickets and am going to see it next week, i am pretty stoked considering I've never seen the film before, actually.
Has anyone heard of/been to one of these outings before?

neverending
05-24-2009, 06:44 PM
Hell yes, many times. There's a theatre here in Portland that holds the world record for longest continual run of RHPS- every weekend for over 25 years. They put on a grand show- pre-show entertainment, initiation of "virgins" (first timers) and a full cast that re-enacts the entire show as the movie's playing. It's the most amazing experience.

Stay out of the first several rows, virgin.

The Mothman
05-24-2009, 06:52 PM
haha! that sounds like a blast, guess i might have to get initiated. what happens in the first few rows? Its a huge theater that's showing it, hundreds of seats, but all almost all were taken so i got one in the back corner.

neverending
05-24-2009, 06:55 PM
You know it's a MUSICAL, right? I believe I've seen you say you can't stand musicals.

ChronoGrl
05-24-2009, 06:55 PM
The Church Street Theater does it every Saturday night at midnight in Harvard Square (that's in Cambridge, MA, for those of you outside of Massachusetts)...

I went one night a few years back. It was fun! Not a lot of people dressed up, but a lot of people brought the props. Of course the actors were out in the theater prior to the show, trying to make the audience feel as uncomfortable as possible (I didn't admit that I was a RHPS "virgin" so as to avoid having to be dragged to the front and "di-virginized")...

The guy who was playing Dr. Frankenfurter DID hit on me before the show (and by "hit on me" I really mean, "Just came up and made out with me"). Prior to the movie, the cast was wandering around the lit theater handing out candy and, well, what better way to hand out candy but, uhm, with your mouth, and then come in for a second taste ;) ... - It was ridiculously sexy (though my friend promptly called me a "whore" immediately afterward, which was nice). During the performance (I believe it was toward the end - all of the actors were lined in in the aisle and lip-syncing), he stared at me intensely. Unfortunately I was dragged out before I could get a chance to see what was under his fishnets... :rolleyes:

The Mothman
05-24-2009, 07:01 PM
You know it's a MUSICAL, right? I believe I've seen you say you can't stand musicals.

For the most part I cant, however I've only seen very few, and this doesn't look to be the "mama mia" type musical. I enjoyed Cannibal the Musical a good deal.

ChronoGrl
05-24-2009, 07:03 PM
For the most part I cant, however I've only seen very few, and this doesn't look to be the "mama mia" type musical. I enjoyed Cannibal the Musical a good deal.

Oh, wait, so you've actually never seen RHPS at all?? :eek:

So you're a TRUE RHPS virgin. ;)

neverending
05-24-2009, 07:08 PM
Yes, and I advise watching the dvd after you've been to the show- because you won't be able to follow the movie at all. Don't get mad about it- just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Gory Artistic Maniac
05-25-2009, 09:37 AM
Isn't the Rocky horror picture show a bunch of guys dressed as girls prancing around in dresses.....I don't know I haven't seen the show so I just go by what I hear.

neverending
05-25-2009, 11:02 AM
Seriously- get your hearing checked.

ferretchucker
05-25-2009, 11:42 AM
Me and my brother have always wanted to go and see the RHPS in a proper theatre. Hope you have a blast. As as first timer who has never seen the film, will you be dressing up?

scouse mac
05-25-2009, 12:43 PM
Im not a big fan of musicals either but Rocky Horror doesnt quite fit that bracket, its feels more like a rock concert in the form of a fucked up video.

I havent seen it showing around here in a long, long time. The people who go to these things are great, generous too. Once two friends and I were doing a fire juggling marathon for Comic Relief and happened to be near a cinema showing this. The people in the queue gave so much and were a really good laugh.

Weirdos all, but nice!

The Mothman
05-25-2009, 03:44 PM
Me and my brother have always wanted to go and see the RHPS in a proper theatre. Hope you have a blast. As as first timer who has never seen the film, will you be dressing up?

no, i wont be dressing up, i think that would be a bit silly considering i haven't seen it yet and wouldn't know what to dress up as.

Elvis_Christ
05-25-2009, 08:36 PM
I wonder if its at the same threatre that played all the sci-fi that inspired Richard O'Brien to write the film?

Sounds like it'll be a great night. Its been years since I've seen the film.

I remember there being similar things for Reservoir Dogs and Braindead (lots of people brought their lawnmower haha) a few years back.

Haunted
05-25-2009, 09:50 PM
I've been to see RHPS. Both times I got so fucked up I had to be carried out of there. The first time, I went through the whole de-virgining (which isn't a word) routine. Plus I got to sit on some cute guy's lap.

Elvis_Christ
05-25-2009, 10:41 PM
What's involved with the de-virgining? Sounds mighty DURRRTY

The Mothman
05-26-2009, 05:08 AM
What's involved with the de-virgining? Sounds mighty DURRRTY

yeah i think its better if i found out before hand.:p
the Braindead showing sounds like it would be fucking awesome, i wish i could have been around for that!

scouse mac
05-26-2009, 07:35 AM
no, i wont be dressing up, i think that would be a bit silly considering i haven't seen it yet and wouldn't know what to dress up as.


Stillettos, black fishnet tights with suspenders. Some sort of black basque and plenty of make-up! Thats assuming you want to blend in.

The Mothman
05-29-2009, 04:22 AM
Fuck that was awesome!
400 people in a packed theater, about %90 dressed up, all really enthusiastic, kinda wished I had seen it before so i could have help throw shit.:)
I enjoyed the movie tons too, more so than i thought.

The Mothman
05-29-2009, 04:47 AM
Yes, and I advise watching the dvd after you've been to the show- because you won't be able to follow the movie at all. Don't get mad about it- just sit back and enjoy the ride.

i was actually able to follow it rather well, despite missing quite a few lines due to noise. think I'll watch it again anyways though because i enjoyed it so much.

crabapple
05-31-2009, 10:34 AM
A fun movie to see with the packed crowd of fans. I haven't seen it this way in ages--I think, since the mid-80's? It's been quite a while. I got a video of the movie and was surprised when I watched it, because it was in a way as if I had never seen the film--the audience is so much of the show during theatrical screenings that it's impossible to devote attention to all the little details present in the movie.

Theatrically, it is "an experience," not to be missed.