On Saturday evening, February 15 Moose’s Social Club and Martini Bar hosted a special showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show complete with props and their very own Dr. Frank-N-Furter as a host among others in costume.
Since shortly after the film’s release, it’s been a popular cult classic that encourages audience participation, be it blowing bubbles during the wedding scene, blowing noisemakers during the reveal of Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s creation, Rocky, or yelling back at the characters in various places.
Moose’s owner, Howard Lackey and his wife Nancy expressed they wanted to do something different for Valentine’s Day that would be unconventional.
“We kind of did Rocky Horror as an alternative Valentine’s Day,” said Lackey. “We wanted to do something a little more fun so this was Moose’s answer to Valentine’s Day.”
They were actually surprised how many people came out to participate.
There were 50 tickets sold that included a meal consisting of meatloaf, frankfurters, and mashed potatoes along with the free movie.
“We were happy with the number of participants who came dressed up,” said Lackey. “We sold out. It actually was better than we thought it would be. Quite a few people who were here were Rocky Horror aficionados.”
Local, Bill Winters, dressed up as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, played by Tim Curry in the original motion picture from 1975.
“Bill sort of led the evening since he’s done this several times,” Lackey said.
The night led to several individuals who expressed that they wanted more.
“Now we’ve got requests for more of these,” said Lackey, “and the next one we’re talking about is Blazing Saddles. We’re trying to figure out how politically incorrect we can get, but I think that’s part of the fun of it. America needs to get its humor back.”
Lackey explained they would probably do about one film a month through the slower winter season.
For more information about upcoming special events at Moose’s, contact them at 719-216-3517.