I’m throwing rice, Right Now!
this is the correct audience size for this movie
always a Rocky Horror fan
was never into the whole sing-along stuff with the crowds
we just hung out in back row of the old New Yorker cinema on Yonge Street
shenanigans and weed ensued
as it should be
Now THAT is a Wonderful Thing, and done by a Happy Mutant.
:Tosses toast and makes a mess:
This is what I call doing the Lord’s work.
I recall hearing Rocky Horror is technically the longest running theatrical release in history-- from its initial release it has always been showing on a big screen somewhere in the US, primarily because it became a cult hit very quickly.
True story: My mother-in-law once took her kids to see the movie under the mistaken belief that it was the one about the man-eating plant.
Half right …
Let the party and the sounds rock on.
I find the crowd participation at the theater screenings to be too chaotic and it ends up giving me anxiety. Too many folks screaming different jokes at the same time. Personally i love watching it at home, ideally with friends and making snide/funny comments that said i do love the community around Rocky Horror and the first time i went to a screening i had an amazing time, i even went in drag!
Would love to go to another Rocky Horror event given the chance despite my misgivings for some level of chaos from the audience, but alas i’ll never look good in a corset as i did in my early 20’s but some day i’d still like to try again
I don’t know if things have changed recently but 10 or 20 years ago the Clinton Street Theater’s sound system was atrocious, just awful, very very bad, distorted, not up to ordinary dialogue much less the musicals and concert films that the owners seemed to like
It was a real mystery, I wondered if the proprietor might be hard of hearing
No need to hide your light under a bushel.
I used to do it in a town that didn’t do a regular weekly show and only did it one week out of the year (Flagstaff, AZ). A lot less chaotic with an audience of mostly virgins. On the other hand, a lot more of the same old riffs and not nearly as many old-timers coming up with jokes I hadn’t heard before.
the midnight showing didn’t tip her off?
or there was a theater that showed Rocky for a matinee?
either way, I’m equally confused.
“‘Rocky’ has always been a place for the weird, quiet kid and the loud extrovert and the person who’s just looking for something fun to do and the theater kids and LGBTQ kids,” said Loren Thompson, the current president of the cabaret. “It’s where all the misfits come to find family.”
I suppose it’s stating the very obvious but still, truer words were never spoken. that’s a great nutshell of it’s enduring appeal.