On Saturday night I went with some friends to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Bloor Cinema. I'd only attempted to see it with the live show once before, but had to leave pretty early into it due to a devastatingly painful migraine. Thankfully this time I was feeling just fine, and was able to enjoy everything about the show.
Before the movie started we were treated to a lot of yelling ("slut" and "asshole" were favourites, of course), as well as a costume contest and the regular Virgin shaming ritual; the girl who won the costume contest was a very convincing Ursula from the Little Mermaid, and seven Virgins were brought up on stage and made to show off their best orgasm sounds - very, very hilarious. The movie followed, with the shadow cast (Excited Mental State) and the requisite audience involvement. Toilet paper and candy was thrown, water sprayed, and newspapers worn on heads. I enjoyed every minute of it, but will probably have to re-watch the movie at home without the theatrical distractions.
Aside from the show, I really liked going back to Bloor Cinema. The only time I had ever been was my failed Rocky Horror experience in 2008, and it was closed for several months as the inside was completely redone. It is now used primarily for film festivals (most recently the Toronto After Dark Film Festival) and monthly renditions of Rocky Horror, and the inside looks fantastic. The seats are comfortable, and there is only a glass wall separating the concession stand from the theatre so people can still see the movie should they decide they need a drink or popcorn refill. Due to a very long line for concessions we decided against, but the fact that they were selling alcohol was definitely bringing in the cash.
Rocky Horror is showing again on Halloween night (only two days away!), with showings at 7:30pm and 10:30pm. If you miss the Halloween extravaganza, the cast does a show at the Bloor on the last Friday of every month.
Photos are screen captures, as seen on Pyxurz