February 21, 2011

Showings of 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' set

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- More than a "classic" movie in an unusual sense, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is an experience appealing to multiple generations and it returns to Southern Illinois University Carbondale this week.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is showing at midnight, of course, in the Student Center’s Ballroom D on Feb. 25 and 26. Admission is $3 for SIUC students with University ID card or $4 for the general public. Moviegoers can even purchase a prop bag for $3 and join in the fun.

The 1975 flick stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and a cast of other assorted crazy characters in a campy tale surrounding the visit by an engaged couple to the bizarre home of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, when their vehicle breaks down nearby. Song and dance fill the 100-minute movie, rated R.

The Student Programming Council Films Committee is sponsoring the show. Organizers ask that parents not bring young children to R movies. For more information, look online at www.spc4fun.com, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/spc.siuc or call 618/536-3393.