By Nan Nawrocki
Tater Patch Players
Some of us remember it. Some of us have never experienced it in a theater full of fans. Now is your opportunity, right in our own community at your theater. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a humorous and somewhat twisted tribute to the science fiction and horror “B” movies of the late
1940s through early 1970s. It introduced Tim Curry as the cross-dressing Dr. Frank N Furter, and features Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick in very early roles in their careers. Still in limited release nearly four decades after its premiere, it has the longest-running theatrical release in film history. It gained notoriety as a midnight movie in 1977 when audiences began participating with the film in theaters. The film has a large international cult following and is one of the most well-known midnight movies of all time. In 2005 the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”
The movie is rated R so you need to be 17 or older (or be accompanied by a parent or guardian) to see it. Tater Patch will be serving their usual assortment of snacks and beverages and maybe a few extra treats. Rocky “props” will be available to purchase at a very nominal cost, so that you can share in the full “Rocky” experience.
Click on the Buy Tickets button on the Tater Patch website (www.taterpatchplayers.org) to be sure of securing the best seat in the house. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory Tickets are $12 per person or $20 for a couple on the website or at the door beginning one hour before show time. The movie will be presented at 8 on Oct. 26 for one show only. Time is fleeting, get your tickets!
In the spirit of the holidays to come, Tater Patch is using this opportunity to kick off their Holiday Toy Drive with a special box in the lobby to collect your donation to Toys for Tots. They thank the Pickens County Marine Corps League for letting us help. “The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.” So when you come to share the fun, share some love with others in the community too! The toy drive will be for Rocky Horror and last through their upcoming theatrical production of Dashing Through the Snow.