9PM LIVE MUSIC CONCERT
11:30PM VIRGIN INITIATION CEREMONY
MOVIE @ MIDNIGHT
To cap off the NoDaWEEN evening, join us at the Neighborhood Theatre for a highly interactive MIDNIGHT viewing of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show™. RHPS-inspired costumes are strongly encouraged!
We are doing RHPS proud this year with 3 live bands–Science In the Cave (Winston Salem), The Stellas (Reunion), and Black Market (Record Release Show)–to get the party started. Doors open at 8pm, and the first 100 through the door get a free 7” vinyl. Music is 9-11:30.
At 11:30pm, join us in welcoming the first-timers with a pre-show Virgin Initiation Ceremony. Our full shadow cast, Transylvanian Connection, will lead the festivities and will entertain us when the movie begins at midnight.
BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE! The first 300 sold will receive a free prop bag (a $5 value). Entry is $10 and covers the movie and the live music. Buy your tickets early; this popular event sells out every year!
(Please do not bring your own water guns, hotdogs, or prunes.)
Questions: Please contact Lauren (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British musical horror comedy/rock opera film that parodies science fiction and B-movie horror films. It was directed by Jim Sharman. The film is an adaptation of the British musical stage production, The Rocky Horror Show. Richard O’Brien, author of the stage show, was assisted by Sharman in writing the screenplay. The film introduces Tim Curry and features Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick along with cast members from the original Kings Road production of the play first performed in the Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre in 1973.
Still in limited release 38 years after its premiere, it has the longest-running theatrical release in film history. The film is considered a cult classic. It gained notoriety as a midnight movie in 1977 when audiences began participating with the film in theaters across the United States. Rocky Horror is the first film from a major studio, such as 20th Century Fox, to be in the midnight movie market. Widely known by mainstream audiences, it has a large international following and is one of the most well known and financially successful midnight movies of all time. In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Secret Notes for the RHPS novices:
• The best part of the movie is the audience participation, things like “Damnit Janet!”, etc. all at the right moments.
• The fan site linked here can give you all the hints of what props go with what action sequences and dialogues.
• Costumes are frequently worn by moviegoers who want to join in the fun of the audience participation experience.