The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the 1975 film adaptation of the British rock musical stage play, The Rocky Horror Show, written by Richard O'Brien. The film is a parody of B-movie, science fiction and horror films of the late 1940s through early 1970s. Director Jim Sharman collaborated on . . . .If you've been alive in the past 30 years, you must have heard of the damn thing.
But let's talk about what it really is. We at The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos (TRMOC) like to think about Rocky as something more akin to an institution. A rite of passage so to speak.
Do you remember your first time?
Did you sneak out of the house with friends and go see Rocky? Or maybe your parents took you. Your brother. Your Sister. Your Boyfriend or girlfriend.
How you got to the theater and more importantly who took you is as much a part of the Rocky Horror tradition is as much as anything else.
Rocky is an experience to be shared; there is nothing else like it in the world.
There is no other movie where audience members can dance, sing, scream obscenities and wear anything they like and nobody blinks an eye. In fact your individuality is encouraged. Here you are accepted and your uniqueness embraced. Rocky people celebrate your uniqueness.
At the heart of it, Rocky Horror is a community. A family that gets together once a month and screams at 30 year old movie and keeps coming back for more. It's cathartic. You'll bring your friends. They'll bring their friends and we will welcome you back each month with open arms.
Because you are one of us. Come join the fiends.
Like we said earlier....The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the 1975 film adaptation of the British rock musical stage play, The Rocky Horror Show, written by Richard O'Brien. The film is a parody of B-movie, science fiction and horror films of the late 1940s through early 1970s.
But in short . . . it's basically an awesome Gay Frankenstein musical with a live cast performing underneath the screen and in your laps and the audience yells at the screen. Go read Wikipedia for more.
Oh and it's nothing like that Glee episode you saw.
It's actually good.
The film is considered to be the longest-running release in film history. It has never been pulled by 20th Century Fox from its original 1975 release, and it continues to play in cinemas today.
Bring us your Virgins!
1. a person who has never had sexual intercourse. synonyms: chaste woman/man, celibate; More
2. a person who is naive, innocent, or inexperienced, especially in a particular context. "a political virgin"
In the case of Rocky Horror you're a virgin until you see your first live screening of the movie. Home screenings do not count so stop pretending you're not a virgin.
(NO there's not live nude girls - we got to talk to our web guy)
Anyway, trust us, we've heard the horror stories about visits to other Rocky shows here in Houston. We understand that's turned a lot of people away from Rocky because things got out of hand or the shows were completely shitty. I'm sorry you had to go through that, but those shows are not indicative of the show you'll see here at the River Oaks Theatre.
We have fun here and we want you to as well. Yes, the show is bawdy and there's some adult situations but probably nothing you haven't seen or heard before.
Now there's a theater chain that we normally love & respect running around with a "Rocky Horror action pack". What they've done is smashed any spontanaity out of the show and turned into a milktoast lifeless screening where they feed you lines and make sure you get a homoginized experience. This is not what you want in your life.
The Chaos show is a full show and experiance. There's lights, lazers and performers! This show is in your face and your lap. F**k the "action pack".
By the way, we're a great venue for birthdays and other celebrations. Grandparents love this show, provided they have a twisted sense of humor.
We invite you to come to our show and see for yourself that there is a great production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Houston, Texas every second Saturday of the Month.
Super fans tend to line up early, well before 11:00 pm for the best seats in the house and to ensure that large parties can be seated together.
(CHAOS FUN FACT: The first 80 - 100 often get a free The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos Merit Badge - while supplies last. There's a new one each show, they're pretty sweet, so show up early and get one.)
BRING YOUR I.D.
Please bring valid ID showing your age. Rocky is rated R – Restricted – Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent Or Adult Guardian. Please make sure to bring your ID as the ticket lady really enjoys sending people home because they didn't bring an ID.
DO COME IN COSTUME
We love it when you come in costume - heck if your costume is awesome you might end up doing something IN the show. Check our facebook page to see what the next shows theme is.
(CHAOS FUN FACT: It is awesome to come in costume; being in costume enhances your experience and brings you into the action!
ROCKY PROP BAGS
Your Rocky Horror experience is not complete without one of our handmade "Rocky Bags". We make and sell "Rocky Bags handmade right here in Houston and comes with all the props you need to throw and use during the movie! They're only $2! Such a deal!
All proceeds go to help the cast put on the show.
Sorry but rice, toast or squirt guns are not allowed at the River Oaks Theatre.
(CHAOS FUN FACT: every purchase you make helps support the cast and the production. We appreciate it when you buy a bag, it's like tipping the cast.
Official Chaos SWAG
Each show we have Chaos Exclusive SWAG including t-shirts and posters. Each item purchased helps support the show. Chaos T-shirts are $15 and can only bought at the show.
(CHAOS FUN FACT: Our t-shirts are printed right here in Houston. Your dollars support our show and we use the dollars to support small Houston businesses.)
CHILDREN OF IMPRESSONABLE AGE
Rocky Horror is basically Homosexual Frankenstein filled with expletives, sex and murder and that's just in the audience. We're kidding. Or are we?
Anyway our point?
Rocky Horror isn't appropriate for everyone.
A lot has changed about Rocky Horror in the 40 years since it came out. Each generation has made Rocky its own and the audience participation has changed a lot. So your experiences when you were 20 will be different now that you're 50 or 60. Rocky Horror has always been about pushing boundaries, so don't be surprised that show is very different than what you remember.
The film was Rated: R back in the 1970's, but except for a couple of curse words and one or two freaking nipples you're going to be okay. But we would think twice before bring your young child into the show unless you want a character in drag explaining the facts of life to them using hand puppets in front of a live audience.
That said, please don't bring your young children to this show or any other Rocky show for that matter. Our recommendation is wait till they're about 15 or so before letting them see the miracle of life unfold on the screen. But if you do choose to bring your kids, don't get pissed off at us because we warned you. Thanks.
Remember that Rocky is rated
R – Restricted
Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent Or Adult Guardian.
Please bring your I.D. or Adult Guardian.
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