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Rocky Horror Picture Show To Be Halloween Feature at Museum

10/26/2015 11:01:45 a.m. - Hobbs, NM. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, one of the greatest cult films of all time, will be featured on Halloween night, Saturday, October 31 at the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame.  The film will begin at 10:00 p.m. and is free for the public.

As part of the Rocky Horror experience, visitors are encouraged to join in the fun and act out key scenes and sing along to the movie, which will be playing on a large projection screen on the back patio. Visitors are also encouraged to wear their costumes to add to the excitement. Because the film is rated R, and has mature content including sexual themes, no one under 18 will be admitted.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the longest-running theatrical release in film history.  “We are pleased to offer this unique film as part of our Halloween experience,” said Darrell Beauchamp, Executive Director of the Museum, “but because of its mature content, we ask that this showing be reserved for adults.”

Beauchamp noted that those guests wishing to participate in the movie, which is standard for the cult classic, please bring their own props and costumes.  “Because we are showing the film on our back patio, we are able to allow our guests to participate in the full Rocky Horror experience,” Beauchamp said.

Following the movie, the museum will sponsor the first annual “Pumpkin Slaughter,” a chance for guests to release their tensions by destroying their leftover Halloween pumpkins.  Guests may bring their own pumpkin or make a donation to the museum for the right to “slaughter” a pumpkin provided by the museum.  A specific area behind the museum is being set aside for the “pumpkin slaughter,” Beauchamp added.

“We know that this event will be a lot of fun for our guests,” Beauchamp said, “but we hope everyone will come with the understanding that we will be closely monitoring everyone’s behavior, especially given it’s happening on a Saturday night and it will be Halloween.  We will take a zero tolerance attitude against anyone who arrives wanting to have anything other than fun. No alcohol will be allowed.”

A divine film adaptation from Richard O'Brien's British musical horror comedy/rock opera, produced by Lou Adler and Michael White, The Rocky Horror Picture Show features revered performances by Tim Curry (Clue, Home Alone), as a bizarre and self-proclaimed "sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania," and Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking, Thelma and Louise) and Barry Bostwick (Spin City).  The story revolves around Brad and Janet, a couple who find themselves lost on a cold, rainy night. The madcap, musical mayhem begins when the couple takes refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter as he is about to unveil his greatest creation - and have a bit of fun with his reluctant guests.

Selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant," the film gained notoriety as a midnight movie when audiences began participating with the film in theaters. The film has entered the pop culture lexicon for its many iconic and memorable scenes, including the song "The Time Warp" which has been covered by handfuls of artists.

For information contact Dr. Darrell Beauchamp: dbeauchamp or 575-492-2678.

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