Most survival kits are filled with boring crap like bandages and emergency whistles. Not the case at tonight's interactive screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Classic Gateway Theatre. Audience members are armed with goody bags filled with rice, confetti, and other props to throw around while you shake your ass doing the "Time Warp." The show is led by local offbeat theater troupe Faithful Handymen, who stage a performance at their home theater every first, third, and fifth Saturday of the month. The troupe has been at it for about a decade, performing along with the action on the screen and inviting crowd participation as they go. The Dr. Frank-N-Furter-loving cast and audience range from teens to retirees, though theater general manager George Kaspriske said the film is rated R and recommends leaving the kiddies at home.
The movie starts at midnight with the requisite "preshow virgin sacrifice" at 11:45 p.m. Admission is $6, and no outside props are allowed. The Classic Gateway Theatre is located at 1820 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-763-7995, or visit thegatewaytheatre.com.
Sat., Aug. 4, 11:45 p.m., 2012