A singalong screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with bottomless booze and popcorn is coming to Manchester this summer.
Event company ‘Project Popups’ is beaming the horror-comedy up on the big screen in August and serving up an endless supply of drinks and snacks for the occasion.
Audience members are invited to belt own their own renditions of the soundtrack – and fancy dress is firmly encouraged.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show was originally released in 1975 and has become known as the quintessential ‘midnight movie’ – in which viewers would shout back at the screen during theatre showings.
This new event in Manchester is inspired by the spirit of those boisterous screenings – inviting ticket-holders to join in with the wild action taking place on film.
The event synopsis reads: “On a wild and rain-swept late-November evening, somewhere at an empty stretch of road outside Ohio’s merry Denton, the blissfully-affianced, prudish, and boringly innocent young pair of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss find themselves stranded on their way to visit an ex-tutor.
“Instead, the couple will inadvertently unearth the cross-dressing Dr Frank-N-Furter’s spooky lair of inexhaustible oddities, just in time to partake in the out-of-this-world mad scientist’s proud unveiling of his latest, delightfully extravagant, and most daring creation–the ultimate male and the perfect sex symbol: the flaxen-haired, Rocky Horror.
“But, little by little, as the effervescent transgressive force gobbles up whole the unsuspecting visitors of the night, Brad and Janet slowly begin to embrace the potent fascinations of seduction, while an idolised Rocky roams free in the mansion. Who can interrupt man’s union with the absolute pleasure?”
The Rocky Horror Picture screening comes with two options: ‘Bottomless popcorn’ or ‘Bottomless popcorn with alcohol’.
If you’re going for the latter – Aperol Spritz, Ketel V&T, Blank Canvas, Amstel, Prosecco, Bloody Mary, Heineken 0.0% and selected soft drinks will all be available to order from the menu.
The official screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show will be hosted at Revolution Oxford Road on August 15.
This is guaranteed to be a good ‘un.
Tickets are available online here.