If Rocky Horror Show is part of your Halloween tradition, then make plans to check out this special Rockford edition this Friday.

In high school, my friends and I use to love going to midnight movies. We would go to Yorktown Movie Theater in Lombard, Illinois by where I grew up.

Every Saturday night, they would play a special movie at midnight. It was like going to a rated R film. You had to be seventeen or older to get in. They would play cult classics and concert flicks. The theater would bring in a big sound system and just crank it. Stuff like "Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains The Same," "The Warriors," and "AC/DC: Let There Be Rock."

It was the first place I experienced "The Rocky Horror Picture show," as it was truly meant to be seen. I watched it once before on late night cable and thought that it was really weird. I figure been there, done that. No need to do it again. Then a couple of my buddies talked me into to going to see it at the theater. I'm so glad I did. It was a totally different experience.

If you watch it at your house by yourself, it's just another strange movie. You go to the movies, it's a total party. People dress up, act out parts, sing, recite lines, bring props, throw things, and more. It's really fun.

If you've never been a part of the "Rocky Horror" experience, it's something you really need to do. Already a fan? Then you are going to want to check this out.

"Rocky in the Raw (a stripped down concert experience)"

  • Live concert version of "The Rocky Horror Show"
  • This Friday (10/27)
  • Showtime is 7pm
  • Culture Shock - 2239 Charles Street in Rockford
  • Free admission
  • Outside in their rear parking lot (bring your own chairs and blankets)
  • Costume contest (so come dressed up)
  • Games and prizes
  • Bring props (including toast and wieners)

Sounds like a great way to kick off Halloween weekend.


 

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