Hey gang, we’re showing the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show Tonight at the Trocadero. There will be a Rocky Horror troupe performing and selling bags of props for the film. Are you a Rocky Horror Virgin? Click “Continue Reading…” below to find out when to use your props. You can bring some props yourself, others will be provided by the troupe. And yes, we will be doing the Wheel of Terrific at 7:30 p.m. This is gonna be fun. Hope to see you there.
Rice: At the beginning of the film is the wedding of Ralph Hapschatt and Betty Monroe. As the newlyweds exit the church, viewers throw rice along with the on-screen wedding guests. During a stage performance, when the name Hapschatt is spoken, they scream out “half-shit!”.
Newspapers: When Brad and Janet are caught in the storm, Janet covers her head with a newspaper. At this point, viewers do the same thing with their newspapers. The newspaper seen is “The Plain Dealer”, a Cleveland newspaper. Many theaters in and around Cleveland have call backs referring to this integrated into their repertoire.
Water pistols: These are used by members of the audience to simulate the rainstorm that Brad and Janet are caught in.
Flashlights: During the “There’s a light” verse of “Over at the Frankenstein Place,” viewers light up the room with flashlights, lighters, etc. Since many municipalities have banned the use of lighters and matches in theaters, cellular phones can be used. (Leading to a new wrinkle on the AP – “Show asshole the phone!”)
Rubber gloves: During and after the creation speech, Frank snaps his rubber gloves three times. Later, Magenta pulls the gloves off his hands. Audience members snap gloves in sync each time to create a sound effect.
Noise makers: At the end of the creation speech, the Transylvanians respond with applause and noisemakers. Viewers do the same.
Toilet paper: When Dr. Scott enters the lab, Brad cries out “Great Scott!” At this point, viewers throw rolls of Scott Paper Company toilet paper into the air and scream “Great Scott! Holy Shit!”.
Confetti: At the end of the “Charles Atlas Song” reprise, the Transylvanians throw confetti as Rocky and Frank head toward the bedroom; viewers do the same.
Toast: When Frank proposes a toast at dinner, audience members throw toast into the air.
Party hat: At the dinner table, when Frank puts on a party hat, viewers do likewise.
Paper plates: Also at the dinner table, after Frank pulls off the table cloth, viewers throw paper plates and shout: “Not Meatloaf again”
Bell: During the song “Planet Schmanet,” audience members ring bells when Frank sings “Did you hear a bell ring?”
Cards: During the song “I’m Going Home,” Frank sings “Cards for sorrow, cards for pain.” At this point, audience members shower the room with cards.