The Rocky Horror Picture Show attracts hundreds

March 23, 2013 by  
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In Auckland, the Hollywood Cinema in Avondale was most famous for running The Rocky Horror Picture Show every Friday and Saturday night at 11.30pm from 1978 – 1988. A generation of Aucklanders grew up watching Janet Weiss and Brad Majors get caught out by Dr. Frank-N-Futer.

Last night hundreds of people flocked to Grey Lynn Park to watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show all over again.  When Brad and Janet are caught in a storm- newspapers came out, when Janet sings, “There’s a light” – the audience lit up their cellphones, and, at the end of the creation speech – there were whistles, toast throwing, and people got on their feet for “LET’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN..”

A dozen or so people dressed up with the crowd cheering for “A Creation” (aka Peter) in gold shorts as their favorite.

MOVIES IN PARKS attracts thousands of people each year and is one of the most community minded events on our  calendar.  I am absolutely thrilled that local boards across the region could collaborate and claw the event back after it was cancelled last year by Councillors.

Movies in Parks is a celebration of our community and a way to re-connect people to our parks. The Rocky Horror Picture Show last night was a shining example of how that can be achieved. Despite the rain in the later half of the movie it was great to see hundreds of people staying and dancing in the rain.


One Comment on "The Rocky Horror Picture Show attracts hundreds"

  1. Urs Bauer on Sat, 23rd Mar 2013 9:48 pm 

    Thanks for your great support Rob. It’s awesome to see that some politicians see the benefit of these events for the local communities. Let’s keep ‘the ball rolling’ for the coming years!

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