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 events at Tattooed Mom and Copabanana, 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 Sadly, the film was withdrawn from its eight opening cities due to very small audiences, and its planned New York City opening on Halloween night ’75 was cancelled.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.
The evening begins with pre-game events at both Tattooed Mom (530 South Street) and CopaBanana (4th & South Sts) – we felt it important to designate locations where RHPS fans can start the night – in full costume – without feeling out of place! Details to come shortly on both of these pre-game events, but know that all fans of The Rocky Horror Picture Show are welcome with open arms (and legs) at both locations that 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!
Following that – we’ll award prizes to those attending in our Rocky Horror Costume Contest – then the stellar crew of Transylvanian Nipple Productions will warm up the audience and get everyone in rare form for the Midnight Screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!
*and yes, TNP will have RHPS Prop Bags for sale at the venue for a few dollars – or you can bring your own props!*
We’re still working on a few more surprises for the night – so for now, get your tickets before we sell out!
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.
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