What is Halloween weekend with out seeing Rocky Horror Picture Show?
In the Twin Cities it plays at the Uptown Theater on Halloween weekend and on the last Saturday of each month.
Jason and I used to go see Rocky all of the time before we got married and it was awesome to go see it again with him. The coolest thing was hearing all of the awesome commentary that gets shouted out while watching the movie and Jason seemed to not forget a thing.
The Uptown Theater is nice and had really comfortable seats. I don’t think there was a bad seat in the house. The website stated there is a full bar, but I didn’t try it. And, of course, they have the traditional movie popcorn and candy.
The group of people that acted out the movie were a lot of fun. They want the audience to participate in everything from throwing rice, toilet paper, and dressing up like the movie.
I wore a corset and tight black pants that night, but Jason said I was overdressed and so the next time I go he suggested bra and panties.
There is no parking around the theater, the closest place for parking is the Calhoun Square ramp, but it’s only 3 blocks away. Otherwise there is always the city bus system.
Note: If you don’t like fun, vulgar sexual remarks and/or movements don’t go. If you do, come to see Rocky on the last Saturday of each month!
3 out of 5 pants off
Rocky Horror Picture Show. That used to be my go-to activity for a Saturday night. Round up some Rocky Virgins and head to the theater at midnight. What a blast. Then we had kids and stopped going.
This year for Halloween, we decided to skip our traditional Halloween party and revisit our past.
Uptown Theater is a block north of Lake and Hennepin, on Hennepin. The Calhoun Square ramp is a block east and a block south of the theater, so it’s crazy-easy to get to. It’s right next door to Chino Latino, so it’s easy to pre-game at the bar there.
If you’re not familiar with Rocky, it’s a cult film from the 70s starring Tim Curry in drag and Susan Sarandon in lingerie. It’s sex jokes from beginning to end. When it’s played in the theater, there is a cast acting out the movie in front of the screen. They are all wearing costumes. A huge chunk of the audience also wears costumes, but that sometimes just means showing up in their underwear or opening their shirts to the waist to display their bras. Which is fun, too.
Audience participation is a must. There are people shouting out bits in relation to the movie during the entire movie. If you want to catch the plot, it would be better to see it on DVD. If you want to have fun, go to the theater.
I love Rocky and plan to go back at the end of the month.
5 out of 5 stars.
Total Score: 4 out of 5 stars