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Midnight Screening: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

There is not much to do when the malls are closed and the restaurants are running under "holiday hours". Thankfully, movie theatres are open and doing big business. When the egg hunt ends and the extended family has gone to bed, I like to sneak away and see something at the show. Sin City opens at the Paramount today, and films like Sideways and Vera Drake are still playing in the city; but something really special is going on tonight. The Bloor Cinema is holding a midnight screening of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

I have attended one of these screenings before, and I was quite impressed by the colourful clientele the movie attracted. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is not a great movie, but watching it in a room filled with devoted followers has its rewards. You will never see a more amusing spectacle.

Rocky Horror was disregarded upon its initial release. It left the theatre rather quickly and only returned once somebody suggested screening the film as a midnight cult film. It has thrived in this format ever since. You will see people dressed as their favorite characters (mostly the hunchbacked Riff Raff and the delightful Dr. Furter). You will hear people reciting chunks of dialogue and singing along with the musical numbers. You will laugh and laugh...mostly because freaky people are hilarious.

Bloor Cinema
506 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3
(416) 516-2330


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