Robert Drake here … and the rumors are true … I am planning THE ultimate celebration of the 40th anniversary release of The Rocky Horror Picture Show … complete with pre-game event at Tattooed Mom, followed by All Revved Up – Meat Loaf Tribute Band live on stage and capped off with a midnight screening at the place where it all began (for Philly at least) – the historic TLA on South Street Headhouse District – complete with an impeccable shadowcast performance by Transylvanian Nipple Productions – Philly’s Own Rocky Horror Cast .. save the date: SATURDAY AUGUST 15!!
Complete details below the flyer!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened on movie screens in the U.K. on August 14, 1975 and the following month here in the U.S., premiering at the UA Westwood in Los Angeles. Sadly, the film was withdrawn from its eight opening cities due to very small audiences, and its planned New York City opening on Halloween night ’75 was cancelled. However, with Pink Flamingos and Reefer Madness making money in midnight showings nationwide, Fox executive Tim Deegan was able to talk distributors into midnight screenings, starting in New York City on April Fools’ Day of 1976 at the Waverly Theater. Soon after Philly’s Theatre of Living Arts began screening the film at midnight – and quickly became one of several cities around the country to also feature a live fan cast (known now as a shawdowcast).
Forty years have passed and this summer Philadelphia recognizes the cultural phenom that was and still is the RHPS! Join us Saturday, August 15, 2015 as Philly embraces the OTHER Rocky along its historic South Street.
We felt it important to designate locations where RHPS fans can start the night – in full costume – without feeling out of place! The evening begins with a pre-game event at Tattooed Mom (530 South Street, 6PM) Come dressed in Rocky Horror garb for a chance to win in the pre-show costume contest. Do a bit of a mind flip with a Rocky Horror trivia contest, the Virgin Olympics, Pin the Cock on Rocky, Pin the Breasts on Janet Weiss, Rocky Horror crafts, caricatures and Rocky Horror art by Mikey Horror and a cast of strange creatures from Creatures of the Night!
Doors will open to the TLA at 9pm (21+) as we present the Philadelphia debut of what is easily THE ultimate Meat Loaf Tribute show, performed over-the-top by NY’s All Revved Up Meatloaf Tribute Band!
Following that – we’ll award prizes to those attending in our Rocky Horror Costume Contest – then the stellar crew of TNP – Philly’s Own Rocky Horror Cast will warm up the audience and get everyone in rare form for the MIDNIGHT SCREENING OF THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!
The crew of TNP will have RHPS Prop Bags for sale at the venue (up til midnight) for just two bucks a bag – or you can bring your own props – just remember, the following items are NOT allowed at the event:
* Rice: it is very slippery and can easily cause you and/or cast members to fall.
* Hotdogs/Prunes: no one wants to get hit with these, it’s just gross. They also cause a slipping hazard.
* Lighters/Candles: no open flames of any kind! It’s just safer this way. Feel free to use flashlights or glow sticks.
* Water guns: there is a lot of expensive electric equipment everywhere and we don’t want anything damaged. This is also a slip hazard.
The pre-game event at Tmoms is free to enter (21+ with ID) and tickets to the TLA are just $20 each.
There is a $2 fee when you purchase at the TLA Box Office window – or you can go for broke and get them online ($9 in fees, thanks Ticketmaster) … The TLA Box Office is at 334 South Street and open Noon-6pm daily (‘cept Sundays) and later on show nights.
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Tickets are just $20 each – there is a $2 fee when you purchase at the TLA Box Office window – or you can go for broke and get them online ($9 in fees, thanks Ticketmaster) … The TLA Box Office is at 334 South Street and open Noon-6pm daily (‘cept Sundays) and later on show nights.
For tickets online:
FOR THE LATEST DETAILS – KEEP YOUR EYE HERE – AND/OR CLICK TO RSVP TO OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE AND SHARE THE EVENT WITH YOUR FRIENDS!