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So I am a massive Rocky Horror Picture Show fan and was wondering what other people here think about it. Possibly find some other Rocky-ites as I like to call them out there. I am going to another midnight showing and was wondering if anyone here had any golden callback lines I could borrow from them.

For those of you out there who don't know what this movie is or what it is about (I wanna know which rock you have been living under, just kidding!) RHPS is a 1975 film version of a stage musical called the Rocky Horror Show, the film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and MEATLOAF! It is really awesome and has some really great musical numbers! I don't really wanna give away the plot though, so if you must, wiki it.

What is a callback?
A callback is a line that an audience member yells at the screen during the film, they are usually quite vulgar though, so a fairly clean example would be Claude Rains was the invisible man BUT HE DIDN'T SHOW UP!

So if you have a great callback, want to know more etc reply to the thread!
 
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I've seen the movie, thought it was so so. But then, I saw it on Comedy Central. There is apparently a group that stages a live performance of it in Norfolk, I *really* want to go to that.
 
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Are you talking about a shadowcast? Where people act it out on stage in sync with the film playing in the background? It is worth it, I've seen a couple for Repo! The Genetic Opera and it is an awesome experience.
 
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This is a favorite movie of mine, I don't have any original call-back lines though I stick to the normal ones.
 

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I was a kid when my youngest Aunt Betsy saw the Los Angeles production of Rocky Horror Show on stage on The Sunset Strip. Only a few years later the movie with Susan Sarandon and Meatloaf came out. Bless Aunt Betsy because she took me to see it at a theater in Hollywood. See, that is why Betsy is my favorite Aunt.

The Midnight showings of RHPS were famous in the fall of 1981 when I started university. A movie theater close to campus that had once been a vaudeville palace with a real stage ran it on both Friday and Saturday. My roommate brought her "Magenta" costume with her. She had been a regular while in high school in Westchester County. The deal was tickets were free to people who wore their costumes and acted out in the shadow performance regularly. I had so much fun that I put together a decent "Janet" outfit. That theater had 2 casts, so during the week we would phone in to find out which night we would perform.

After I married Don, who already owned a lovely home in Pasadena, I was delighted that the historic Rialto Theater in South Pasadena did the Saturday Midnight RHPS shadow show, complete with water pistols and flying toast. Since I never knew my schedule, I only sat in the audience at the Rialto, but I did always wear my Janet outfit. Alas, a few years ago the Rialto shut down because the cost of bringing it up to 2008 safety code was too expensive. Fortunately I have the DVD.
 

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A big fan though I only watch it on my home theater and keep my fav songs on my mp3. I'm going home!
Have you seen Hedwig and the Angry Inch?
 

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Here in Pittsburgh, we have a dedicated Rocky Horror Shadow Cast called the Junior Chamber of Commerce Players. I enjoy their show and the audience participation. I went at least once a month when The Hollywood, the theater they performed at was open, but the owner of The Hollywood came to the conclusion that it was not profitable to have a second-run/classic theater right now, so he had to make the hard decision of closing the theater. It was a very nice, classically restored theater too, with a balcony even, but it did not have easy-access parking, which is probably why they didn't make much during the Winter months. The JCCP is still performing at other venues, but not weekly unfortunately.

The callbacks vary depending on the region you are in, and there is not really a universal script to follow for the audience participation callbacks. Calling Brad an Asshole, and Janet a Slut is fairly constant through most regions though.
 
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Yes, Rocky should be seen in the theater with people dressed up, water pistols, newspapers, ...the whole shooting match. I've seen it at home and it loses its intent. I still enjoyed the music and of course the gay camp. It's lots of fun.
 

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I saw it the first time as part of a Halloween thing at Kent State in '03 with my ex-girlfriend. I remember being creeped out, and weirded by the whole experience but one thing happened- I could NOT get the music out of my head at all. lol. I have a copy of the Absolute Pleasure soundtrack from the movie as a gift from a friend of mine on CD, and I do want a copy of Rocky Horror. Just for the kitschy stuff. LOL.

I admit I am a square if you will... but still, that movie has it's moments.

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Dude. I love this movie. My friend and I dress up and dance to it XD its hilarious ^^. I've always wanted to go to one of those showings.
 

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I have seen the movie. It's was just great. In a weird way.
 

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Here in Pittsburgh, we have a dedicated Rocky Horror Shadow Cast called the Junior Chamber of Commerce Players. I enjoy their show and the audience participation. I went at least once a month when The Hollywood, the theater they performed at was open, but the owner of The Hollywood came to the conclusion that it was not profitable to have a second-run/classic theater right now, so he had to make the hard decision of closing the theater. It was a very nice, classically restored theater too, with a balcony even, but it did not have easy-access parking, which is probably why they didn't make much during the Winter months. The JCCP is still performing at other venues, but not weekly unfortunately.

The callbacks vary depending on the region you are in, and there is not really a universal script to follow for the audience participation callbacks. Calling Brad an Asshole, and Janet a Slut is fairly constant through most regions though.

Hi Altric,

A while ago, my husband Don and I were going to Pittsburgh. A friend we were going to visit told me about the Junior Chamber of Commerce Players and The Hollywood Theatre, and invited us to see them perform. Of course I packed my "Damn It, Janet" costume, which I had recently up-dated. Don and I had such a good time. I am so happy JCCP are still doing their thing.
 

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Love this movie, haven't seen it in ages but it is AMAZING!
 
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It's so awesome to find rocky fans! Yay! If I knew how I would totally start a group, anyone wanna fill me in
 

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Hi Altric,

A while ago, my husband Don and I were going to Pittsburgh. A friend we were going to visit told me about the Junior Chamber of Commerce Players and The Hollywood Theatre, and invited us to see them perform. Of course I packed my "Damn It, Janet" costume, which I had recently up-dated. Don and I had such a good time. I am so happy JCCP are still doing their thing.

One of the things I liked about the show is that they never performed it exactly the same twice. They used different cast members and props for each show. They also did the pseudo sequel to Rocky, "Shock Treatment" on a double feature night. I was sad when I heard from the owners of the theater had decided to close, because I went to the theater itself at least once a week, not just for RHPS, but for other films as well. But yeah, the JCCP are still performing, but since The Hollywood's closure, they no longer have a theater to call "home." Their first show since the Hollywood was in July at another area theater, I think they only had one other show after that. They are currently planning a Halloween show, but that's all I know.


The JCCP needs a theater, and I need my monthly Rocky fix!
 

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I have been a couple of times. There used to be a theatre that did it every long weekend but now it's just on Halloween.
 

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My favorite viewing of it was at the Dream Theater in Monterey, California, in 1988. It has been so long since I have been to a theater showing that I can't remember many of the callbacks, other than some of the more inappropriate ones. I can still do the Time Warp though!
 

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my dad and his best friend made up (He ain't got no fucking neck )for the guy with the turtle neck(he based it off his boss at the moment) and another one that was and still used from time to time(they were at the premier show)
 
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