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When was the last time you went to a showing of the good ol' Rocky Horror Picture Show?

Asked by Buttonstc (27581points) July 20th, 2010 from iPhone

This was prompted by a recent Q about cult films and a sudden wave of nostalgia swept over me in remembering the Grandaddy of them all. The original cult film of all cult films.

I didn’t realize that the 35th Anniversary was coming up nor that they apparently have quite an active website with listings of current showings among other tidbits.

So, when was your last attendance? Was it the usual midnight showing? Did you sing along? Did you come in costume? Or did you just go to enjoy the ambience or introduce it to a newbie?

My last viewing was not in person but on TV around Halloween but I really wasn’t into the entire costume, whole nine yards hoopla even then.

But still, good memories of friends and great times.

What about you?

“Let’s do the Time Warp again”

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jazmina88's avatar

Jinx…...there was a showing in town last weekend and I was going to ask this question.
I am Damn It Janet. i took stuff. water gun, newspaper, meatloaf, hot dog, rice…....

The first time I saw it I was like, what is this?? but went back so many times. Those midnite shows.

It’s just a jump to the left….......

Buttonstc's avatar

And a step to the right….


These younguns need to see the awesome power of what a cult film REALLY can be.

knitfroggy's avatar

I haven’t been in years. Which makes me sad. There used to be a showing at a theater in Wichita every Saturday night, but they quit that probably 15 years ago. I was lucky enough to go to the last showing-dressed in my pajamas and Mickey Mouse ears, like Columbia. My husband and I watch the movie every so often at home, just for fun, but we don’t throw any toilet paper or anything.

Buttonstc's avatar

Maybe if you call up the theater and request a Halloween showing in honor of 35th Anniversary they might consider it if they think there’s money in it.

Get a bunch of friends and past fans to call. And then haul out those PJs and mouse ears and let your kids wonder if you’ve gone off your rocker (or take them along).


knitfroggy's avatar

@Buttonstc That’s a good idea! I may just do that! my kids already know I’m off my rocker! :)

Austinlad's avatar

The last time I saw it on the big screen was at a cult showing in Dallas in the late 80s, but I watched part of it on my big-screen TV as recently as last year. Years ago my brother (an actor) produced a stage version in Dallas which I loved.

Time flies! The movie was made in 1975.

It’s astounding, time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely, not for very much longer
I’ve got to keep control

Buttonstc's avatar

I’ve got to keep control.

Don’t we all? Who wouldve thought so much “wisdom” in a simple song?


aprilsimnel's avatar

A showing at at theatre? Probably 1989 when I was at uni in Madison. I don’t know if any theatres in NYC do midnight showings of that movie anymore.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

It was definitely on TV but I’ve certainly gone to a whole bunch of midnight viewings (and it was fun to be a virgin!) and many renditions by friends who are in theatre.

Buttonstc's avatar


Clearview’s Chelsea does midnight showings on weekends ;)

(just in case you get a craving for a blast from the past)

Seaofclouds's avatar

Last time I saw it was about 4 years ago. There is a theater that shows it and there is a cast that comes and acts it out while it is playing. It is so much fun. I would love to go again.

peridot's avatar

Last time was three years ago. One of the local theatres put it on. First time I ever saw it done completely in live-action, as opposed to the film.

I’ve got the two-disc 25th Anniversary edition. Don’t know why, really—it’s very silly if you watch it like a regular movie—but it’s in a place of pride on the shelf.


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