By David F. Rooney
The Roxy Theatre has two unforgettable films this weekend.
The first one is on Saturday, October 31 at 10 pm, and you’ll definitely need to break out your corset and pull on the sexy fishnet stockings you usually only wear when you’re home alone ‘cause the Rocky Horror Picture Show is coming to town!
This marvelous little flick from 1975 stars Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon and will be shown at The Roxy at 10 pm on Friday, October 30.
Loaded with double entendres — and not-so-double entendres — Rocky Horror probably occupies a few memory cells in the minds of every North American Baby Boomer alive today.
This flick so captivated the millions of Boomers who saw it that many would dress up like the characters and sing along or even act out the film. This shadow cast is a phenomenon all by itself. Please click here to find out more about that outlandish aspect of the film’s near-cult following as well more normal details of the film.
Please click here to visit the Internet Movie Data Base to view trailers, photos and other details about the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The second film, Marinoni — The Fire in the Frame, is an award-winning film by Tony Girardin about a remarkable Italian senior named
Giuseppe Marinoni who found his calling when he transitioned from champion cyclist to master bike craftsman. But after years hunched over toxic fumes, his passion almost killed him. Today, at age 75, Marinoni is back in top shape, and decided to attempt the world hour record for his age group, all on a bike he built with his own hands almost 40 years ago.
Marinoni — The Fire in the Frame is currently on tour here in BC and will be shown at The Roxy on Sunday, November 1, at 7 pm.
This film will move you and filmmaker Tony Girardin will be present at The Roxy to answer questions about the film.
Please click here to discover more about this film.
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