Saturday nights at 11:00pm. If we're ever not performing for any reason, we'd have it posted on the front page of this site. Pre-show usually starts at about 10:45pm and normally includes videos from our in house video team. After that our pre-show host takes over with the reading of the rules and the de-virginizations of the first-timers. The movie/show starts at about 11:30pm or a little after and the show runs until about 2am.
AMC Tri-City 8 at 5140 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33764
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is rated R, (would be PG-13 by today's standards) so an of-age guardian is needed for those too young to pose for Hustler.
Coming From TampaTaking I 275 South Take exit #31/Martin Luther King Jr/Ulmerton Rd onto Ulmerton Rd toward St Pete-Clwtr Int'l Airport. Bear right onto Roosevelt Blvd (SR-686 W) toward Largo/Clearwater. AMC Tri-City 8 is on E Bay Dr (SR-686 W) on the right.
Coming From The Beach TheatreTaking 66th St. North You will merge on to US 19 North. Turn Left on E Bay Dr and AMC Tri-City 8 is on the Right.
$6.00 to get in. You'll want to also bring a dollar for a prop bag so you can have stuff to throw along with everyone else and you may want to bring some extra money for tips for the poor cast members who desperately need props to use for the show since almost everything we have is made ourselves or donated. (We make no money from doing this show.)
First of all, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (RHPS) is an "R" rated movie. This is very important since it may not be suitable for kids. The movie itself has sexual situations and only one word of profanity, but the show is almost all profanity and we thrive on sexual situations and try to incorporate them into every scene. We run around in underwear and fishnets and there is a lot of adult content.
Interchangeable Parts had too many rules for a show that is as wild and chaotic as ours, so we decended into chaos and abolished most of the rules. Below are the only things you need to keep in mind#1 : Everything you throw goes in two directions, up and back #2 : If Security taps you on the shoulder, you done fucked up, stop doing what you're doing, otherwsise they will remove you from the theatre #3 :Have some fun, buy some shit, and make some fucking noise.
Props are a big part of the "participation" aspect of a show. Prop bags are first come first serve, so get there as close to 11:30pm as possible, if not before. Here are the props that can be used in the order they're used in.
- RICE - Rice is tossed during the wedding scene of Betty Monroe and Ralph Hapschatt. Lightly lob the rice, do not PELT the rice!
- NEWSPAPER - put it on your head along with Janet during "There's a Light" when she's walking through the rain.
- LIGHT - A lighter, flashlight, or cellphone's light can be used during "There's a Light." Wave it around in the air, but remember to shut it off when you hear, "...in the darkness..." Also, be careful not to set your newspaper on fire!
- SQUIRT GUN - Squirting a squirt gun has been traditionally used to simulate rain during Brad and Janet's song, "There's a Light." Too messy to fill and it makes people angrier than any other prop, so we don't recommend them.
- PARTY HAT AND NOISEMAKER - Wear the hat and blow the noisemaker along with the Transylvanians during the lab scenes. Then use the hat later during the birthday song during dinner.
- RUBBER GLOVE - wear and snap it several times along with Frank during the lab scene... or blow it up and make a balloon out of it.
- TOAST - Throw during dinner scene when Frank says, "A toast...", but please don't eat it, it might be months old!
- BELL/KEYS - Ring your bell or keys when Frank is chasing Janet in "Planet Schmanet" and says, "...did you hear a bell ring?"
- CARDS - Thrown towards the end of the movie, during "I'm going Home," when you hear Frank sing, "Cards for sorrow, cards for pain..." (There are 3 or 4 in our prop bags)
(Items in red are not included in our prop bags, but everything else is)
THIS IS AN AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SHOW. That means you will be encouraged to yell and scream and participate. Basically, we play the actual movie on the movie screen and act it out at the same time. We have costumes that we've made up and... (some of us) we've practiced our parts about a zillion times to get them right. If you've never been to a show, you're what we call a "virgin" (sorry, that's just the way it is). No amount of describing will explain this, so you'll just have to come to a show and see what it's like. This is not a "sit down" movie, we want to see you in the aisles doing the "Time Warp," (everyone else will be in the isles, too, so you won't be the only one), yelling A.P. (Audience Participation lines) and having a great time. A.P. lines vary from cast to cast so you'll really have to attend OUR show a couple times to learn the ones we yell out, but for example, every time you hear "Brad Majors," you yell out "Asshole!" and "Slut!" when you hear "Janet Weiss."
Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 movie, so people have been doing this show since about 1980 and over time, they began to use props during the show like squirt guns and newspapers. Sal Piro, the RHPS fan club president, has written a book "Creatures of the Night" about how everything started with RHPS and he's included an excerpt on the RHPS web site (www.rockyhorror.com) about it if you would like to read more.
MOVIE STORYLINE: A story of creation, love, hate, adventure, and, most of all, sex; the story begins in Denton, Ohio as Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, after getting engaged (Dammit Janet), travel to see "the man who began it," but wind up at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite alien from the planet of Transsexual in the galaxy of Transylvania (Sweet Transvestite). And they meet Riff Raff, Magenta, and Columbia which leads to "doing the Time Warp again!" They discover they have been there on a "special night." Frank's creation is to be born! As Rocky has been revealed (Sword of Damocles / I Can Make You A Man), rebel Eddie, Frank's last-recent creation, ponders in on his motorcycle (Hot Patootie-Bless My Soul) whom Frank kills. In comes Dr. Everett Von Scott, he's come for Eddie (Eddie's Teddy) which results in the discovery of Eddie's deceased body. Frank chases Janet and Brad and Dr. Scott chase Frank (Planet Schmanet Janet), which results in everybody (but Frank) getting frozen. Enter the floor show (Rose Tint My World / Don't Dream It / Wild & Untamed Thing) which then turns into the horrifying death of both Frank and Columbia die and the castle's blasting off! Brad, Janet, and Dr. Scott survive and leave with torn clothes and battered bodies. Written by Max Davison