There will be a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show as part of the Millennium Park Summer Film Series Tuesday, Sept. 14th at 6p. The movie, a musical horror parody that is rated R, will be presented with the Music Box Theatre, and there will be a family-friendly live performance in front of the screen, performed by Midnight Madness!
Tuesday, September 14, 6pm
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975, R)
This notorious horror parody — a fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock ‘n’ roll, among other things — tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). The film — a bizarre musical co-starring Meat Loaf and Richard O’Brien — bombed in its initial release but later gained a cult following at midnight showings. For 40 years, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” has delighted audiences and terrified parents. The Music Box Theatre is the proud Chicago home of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Every screening has a shadowcast of the film (that’s actors acting in front of the screen during the film) performed by the excellent Midnight Madness! Details at chicagorockyhorror.com.
About Music Box Theatre:
Operating since 1929, the Music Box Theatre has been the premier venue in Chicago for independent and foreign films for more than three decades, playing host to over 200,000 patrons annually. It currently has the largest theater space operated full time in the city. The Music Box Theatre is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation.
Dos, Don’ts and DIY Make-at-Home Prop Kit Suggestions
Do not throw objects at the screen, thanks! That’s just not cool and can damage a very expensive screen.
DIY Make-at-Home Prop Kit suggestions:
(Making and using your very own “Midnight Madness Virgin Kit”)
- Glow Stick / Flashlight (no lighters, matches, flammables due to fire code restrictions): During the song “There’s a Light (Over at the Frankenstein Place),” light up at the “There’s a Light” chorus.
- Rubber Glove: During the Time Warp, get up and dance!
- Noisemakers: During the “Lab” scene, make a noise when the Transylvanian Guests use their noisemakers.
- Party Hat: During dinner, Frank will put on his party hat, and you should too — it’s a party now!
- Paper Plates: Use when Frank pulls the table cloth off the dinner table.
- Bell: Ring when Frank is chasing Janet after dinner and asks the musical question, “Did you hear a bell ring?” and during the song “Planet Schmanet.”
- Sponges: Use when Columbia makes her “bitch out” speech and says to Frank, “You’re like a sponge!”
- Cards: Bring them out after The Floor Show, when Frank sits down and sings the line, “cards for sorrow, cards for pain.”
- Rope: Use when the rope falls from the rigging after Riff finishes shooting.
- Toilet Paper
- Hot Dogs and Prunes
- Water Guns