Live Concert Version Of Rocky Horror Show This Friday In Rockford
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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