The antici…… pation for our annual Rocky Horror Picture Show screening and Halloween Dance had been building for months. As the calendar finally turned to October 28th, 2023, our excitement reached a fever pitch. It was a night that promised fantastic costumes, an interactive screening, delicious food, generous prize donations, and non-stop music. The stage was set for a Halloween extravaganza like no other!
The first thing that struck us as people arrived at the theatre were the incredible array of costumes. People had clearly poured their hearts and creativity into their outfits, and the result was very cool. We saw everything from classic horror movie icons to Rocky Horror Picture Show costumes and everything in between . The effort that went into these costumes was a testament to the dedication of fans of this movie, and it was impossible not to be impressed by the sheer artistry on display.
Of course, a Rocky Horror Picture Show screening wouldn’t be complete without audience participation. As the movie began, the room came alive with eager fans who had brought their own props, ready to play their parts in the interactive experience. There were shouts of “Dammit, Janet!” and “It’s just a jump to the left,” as we followed the lead of the characters on the screen. It was a wild and wonderful spectacle that drew us even deeper into the world of Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his eccentric entourage. Toilet paper? Check. Rice? Check. Confetti? Check. Toast? Check.
TwoEleven Main, one of our favorite local eateries, provided tasty finger food fit for the occasion. We were reminded once again of the power of good food to bring people together and create lasting memories.
We also need to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to The Erie Beach Hotel and The Dover Cheese Shop for their generous prize donations. The raffle and costume contests were made even more thrilling thanks to their contributions. Winners went home with fabulous prizes and ghoulish statues, and it was a delightful surprise to see so many people walking away with big smiles and their hands full of goodies.
Of course, no party is complete without a killer soundtrack, and that’s where Black Creek Music came in. Their DJ spun tracks that kept the dance floor alive and electric all night long. The crowd grooved to classic Halloween hits, iconic Rocky Horror tunes, the latest chart-toppers and some 80’s glam. The atmosphere was electric, and we danced until our feet ached, a perfect conclusion to a night of unforgettable moments.
As we said our goodbyes and headed home, there was a sense of collective excitement and anticipation for what next year would bring. We can’t wait to see everyone again, to share in the magic of this unique tradition! Let the planning for the 2024 Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening & Halloween Dance begin!