Hot patootie, bless my soul, you’ll have twice as much fun when you dress up and take part in “The ‘Rocky Horror’ Experience” on Sat., Oct. 24 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
That’s because a live cast will act out the story of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on a stage in the theater while the campy cult-classic film plays on the giant screen above.
Nowhere else can you see Rocky Horror playing on a screen that’s six stories tall, with live characters acting out the film right in front of you too.
Audience members are encouraged to dress as their favorite characters, and to bring such appropriate items as rubber gloves, newspapers, umbrellas, flashlights and party horns. “Prop bags” containing rice, toast, newspaper, playing cards and a “Time Warp” dance instruction sheet will be available for $4 at the door.
But please: no throwing anything at the Aquarium’s unique screen!
Released in 1975, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is a send-up of science-fiction B-movies. Newly engaged innocents Brad and Janet (Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) get a flat tire and seek help in a castle owned by Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania.” Death, sex, Meat Loaf and mayhem ensue.
Show time is 9 p.m. Please note that, while the movie is being show on the Aquarium’s six-story screen, it is not being shown in the trademarked IMAX® format.
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is 98 minutes long and contains brief nudity, sexual content, violence, language, frightening scenes and drug content.
Tickets for “The ‘Rocky Horror’ Experience” are $18 ($15 for Aquarium members). Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended and available online now at www.maritimeaquarium.org or by calling (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.
The Maritime Aquarium is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to educate visitors about – and to create stewards for – Long Island Sound. It accomplishes this by allowing visitors to get close to more than 250 species native to the Sound and its watershed, including sharks, seals, sea turtles, river otters, jellyfish and other animals. One of the top places for family fun in Connecticut, the Aquarium also features hands-on educational programs and displays, public study cruises out onto the Sound, and Connecticut’s largest IMAX movie theater, with a screen that’s six stories high. TripAdvisor.com reviewers rate The Maritime Aquarium as one of the Top 25 aquariums in the U.S. and the best aquarium in New England.