The Rocky Horror cult

Sarah Lentz, Staff Writer

“It’s just a jump to the left. And then a step to the right.”

With those easy steps, you’re doing “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” number, “The Time Warp.”

Very few movies have enjoyed the cult following that “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” inspires in its fans. If you love the film or haven’t seen it yet, you’re in luck. The Majestic Theater in Wayne will be showing the classic on Thursday night at 10 p.m. Tickets will be $5.

“It’s a movie that I grew up watching and it’s fun to be on the other side of that,” Majestic Theater coordinator Melanie Loggins said.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is a campy, fun rock-n-roll musical about an eccentric doctor, his Frankenstein-like creation, a couple with car problems and a whole host of fabulously weird characters.

For the uninitiated, viewing this film is an unusual experience. Fans usually dress as their favorite characters and in some cases, bring props like rice to throw, squirt guns and flashlights to use during the flick. For instance when one character calls for a toast audience members often bring pieces of toast to throw at the screen.

“People are allowed to dress up but no props,” Loggins said. “Most of the theaters this movie is shown in are older so it really doesn’t matter if they get messy. Our theater is still in pretty good shape. It would take a while to get the toast out of the seats. We encourage costumes and audience call and response.”

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” which features actors like Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon, is the perfect movie to view around Halloween, even though it’s not scary. It’s a fabulously strange and endlessly fun film that has keep audiences coming to see it for 39 years.