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Summer Nights Film Series: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

“Let’s do the time warp again!” The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Summer Nights Film Series continues with The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a cult classic musical horror comedy/rock opera film. In a change of pace from their usual schedule, the IMA presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight in keeping with the cult tradition that has become a real part of the movie experience. In this rock opera sci-fi, horror movie spoof, mayhem, subversion and hummable songs are the topic of entertainment. Pack a picnic, dress like your favorite character and don’t forget your props (rice, water pistols, rubber gloves, toast etc) and enjoy The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Summer Nights Film Series.

Narrated by a criminologist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show begins with the engagement of a young couple Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon). When they find themselves stranded roadside on a stormy night, they happen upon a mysterious castle. As they seek help from the castle’s master, they meet the attendees of the Annual Transylvanian Convention. Soon they are swept into the world of Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry). The bizarre master of the house, who is a self proclaimed “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvannia” leads the couple through a wild night of mayhem as he reveals that he has disovered the “secret to life itself.”

He reveals his creation, Rocky Horror, bringing him to life in ala the Frankenstein films. But Frank N. Furter’s party is interrupted by Eddie (Meatloaf), an ex-delivery boy and partial brain donor to Rocky. After Furter slaughter’s Eddie with a pick axe, he retreats to his bridal suite with his new man slave. Meanwhile, Brad and Janet are given separate bedrooms. Each are visited and seduced by several members of the house, driving them apart from one another.

As sex abounds, Dr. Everett Scott comes looking for his nephew Eddie, creating problems for Frank N. Furter, who suspects Scott of working for the government investigation of UFOs. As the crowd sits down to dinner, it seems that secrets will soon be let out of the bag. Will Brad and Janet make it last? Will Frank N. Furter be revealed for the mad scientist he is? Will everyone dress in corsets and swim in an RKO pool? Find out at the IMA’s midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

With fantastic songs like “Time Warp,” “Sweet Transvestite,” “I Can Make You A Man,” “Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me” and of course “I’m Going Home,” The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been delighting fans for decades. In fact, this cult classic has garnered such a following, that audience participation is the norm. Not only do die hard fans and regular Joes alike dress up as their favorite characters, audiences come armed with a whole props list ready to interact with the film. Don’t miss this entertaining, wacky IMA Summer Film Nights Series offering.

Video: The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the IMA’s Summer Nights Film Series, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

 

Tickets the the Summer Nights Film Series are $5.00 for members of this Indianapolis museum and $10.00 to Indianapolis peopleIndianapolis kids under six are admitted for FREE. The movies are shown in the gorgeous outdoor amphitheatre on the ground of the IMA, facing the 100 Acres: Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park. Doors open at 10:00 pm to members of the IMA and 10:30 pm to the public. The film begins at midnight.

After the film head to the nearby Indianapolis cultural districtBroad Ripple Village, for cocktails from any of these Indianapolis restaurants or Indianapolis bars. Stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events and Information on Fun City Finder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover Indianapolis arts to Indianapolis sports and everything in between. Get out in Indy and find some fun! Make the Circle City your playground!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday, July 16, 2010 at Midnight

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