Rocky Horror returns to DragonFly - Cult classic screened Oct. 29
The DragonFly Theater & Pub's doing the Time Warp -
Boys and ghouls can get their dance on as the local brew-and-view hosts its second annual screening of the cult classic musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, twice on Thursday, Oct. 29.
The 1975 film, directed by Jim Sharman and starring Tim Curry as a singing transvestite alien, is a gleefully weird example of interactive cinema, with audience members dressing in costume, shouting lines, acting out scenes and slinging props.
Last year's screening, arranged by Appalachian State University students, was DragonFly owner Sheri Baker's first experience with the phenomena.
"It was my first experience watching Rocky Horror, and I just wondered why there weren't more interactive movies like that," Baker said. "It was just a lot of fun, and everyone had a blast."
The film tells the story of newlyweds Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), whose car breaks down amid a heavy rainstorm. They seek refuge in the castle of the bizarre Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Curry), where they encounter an equally odd host of characters, musical numbers and ample opportunities for audience participation.
Screenings will be held at 9:30 p.m. and midnight.
Last year, the 9:30 show proved somewhat mild, Baker said, with audience members generally watching the film and shouting a few lines. But come midnight, Rocky Horror fans were ready to party, the late show packing a full and rowdy house.
"The midnight show was just crazy - very fun," Baker said.
There will, of course, be a costume contest, in which winners will receive DragonFly gift certificates.
There are a few house rules, though. DragonFly will provide viewers with props for the screening, including rice, newspaper, rubber gloves, noisemakers, confetti, toilet paper, toast, party hats and cards, though management is prohibiting candles, water guns or any food items other than the toast.
"We just don't want people to bring in foods and liquids to throw," Baker said. "Don't hurt the theater, anyone else, and have fun."
Admission costs $7, and tickets will be sold in advance at the DragonFly, located at 215 Boone Heights Drive, and Fat Cats Music & Video, 965 Rivers St.
"Last year's show was sold out," Baker said. "It was so successful, I knew we had to do it again. We had requests last year to do it every month."
For more information, call the DragonFly Theater & Pub at (828) 262-3222 or visit http://www.dragonflytheater.com.