BY ALLISON DONOFRIO
“Don’t dream it, be it” is a well-known phrase from one of my favorite movies: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The cult classic has been moving strong since 1975 and it’s no surprise why! The classic has great music, an off-the-wall plot, and very dynamic characters! As of 2015, they are going to celebrate their 40th anniversary!
The plot-line of the movie is perhaps one of the strangest yet most interesting plot-lines I have come across. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is more than just a movie. In fact, you can participate in showings where you see the movie in a theater at midnight. I could go on more about what happens there, but why spoil the fun? See for yourself! If you live on campus or near campus, there are several theaters you could attend! On October 30 and 31, the Tivoli Theater in St. Louis has a showing at 11:55 p.m. If you would prefer to attend a showing but not at midnight, you could attend the 10 p.m. show at Chesterfield, Missouri, in AMC Chesterfield 14. AMC Chesterfield 14 has showings on October 30 and October 31, also. If you are able to attend any of these showings, I promise you won’t regret it. It really is an experience that is unlike any other!
Still on the fence about seeing The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Bethany Guida, Assistant Director at the Writing Center, had a few insights about the movie. One of the things she loves about Rocky is that it requires the audience to have fun. She said, “It’s so energetic and different, so you cannot yawn while watching Rocky Horror.” She thinks that “‘Time Warp’ is one of the catchiest songs of all time.” If you know anything about Rocky Horror, it might be the “Time Warp.”
If you are still unsure about seeing Rocky Horror in a theater, just ask Paula Martin. She is the Research Services and Information Technologies Librarian at Holman library. She mentioned that she went to a showing at the Tivoli Theater on a date while in high school. “I fell asleep, despite all the noise!” Paula recalled. I hope no students accidentally fall asleep if they decide to see Rocky Horror at the theater!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a movie unlike any other. You could easily fall in love with the movie if you give it a chance!