ARTS/West To Screen "Rocky Horror Picture Show"

Bryan Gibson

Updated Thu, Oct 24, 2013 10:30 am

ARTS/West is inviting the public to do the "Time Warp" again with two screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Thursday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 25.

The cult classic, a spoof of '50s B-horror films, has amassed a rabid fan following since its release nearly four decades ago.

The film has gained notoriety due to audience participation during screenings, which includes costumes, props, dancing and yelling throwback lines to the characters.

ARTS/West is encouraging people to come dressed as their favorite character, but due to the suggestive nature of the film, only those 17 and older will be admitted. Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

These screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show are the first in an ongoing series at the Athens community arts space. According to ARTS/West Events Coordinator Kelly Lawrence, the start-up capital was given by an anonymous donor who wishes to help kick-start the program. Proceeds from this week's event will be used to fund the film series.

Show time is 7:30 p.m. both evenings, with doors opening at 7 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5.00, with prop packets being sold to the first 20 people. No outside props will be permitted.

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