Event

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (SIFF 2014)
16
May
2014

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (SIFF 2014)

  • Location:Seattle, WA
  • Venue:The Landmark Egyptian
  • Length:11:55 pm – 01:55 am

It was great when it all began in 1976, at the first Seattle International Film Festival. That’s where audiences got their first taste of what would become the longest running theatrical release in cinema history: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. For our 40th anniversary, Midnight Adrenaline is inviting you to a very special night, an all-new interactive version of the daddy (and mommy) of cult cinema featuring custom goodie bags filled with props (including some new ones), subtitles for the most outrageous callbacks, boisterous singing along from all, and stimulating pre-show games. Be prepared for breakthroughs, elusive ingredients, and that…SPARK! Based on the hugely popular London stage play, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is writer-producer Richard O’Brien’s musical tribute to B-movies, sci-fi, ‘50s rock, and Hammer Horror, all filtered through the transgressive and camp attitudes of rock opera and punk. Tim Curry gives an iconic performance as the nefarious, cross-dressing Frank-N-Furter, who lures the milquetoast couple Brad and Janet (newcomers Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) into his debaucherous world. A flop when originally released, the film gained a second life through midnight screenings and a core audience of rabid fans who embraced a sweet transvestite’s message of “Don’t dream it…be it.” Presented in collaboration with the Alamo Drafthouse and The Action Pack.