Some of us who grew up in the 80s remember going to the Patchogue Theatre to see movies.
Maybe we don’t remember the actual movies, but we usually recall something specific about the theater (the balcony, the lobby, that old guy outside taking tickets).
Since reopening in the mid-90s, films haven’t been a major part of the theater, with the exception of a Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy film shown in 2002 (see above about not remembering the actual movies), but the old vaudeville theater is a great place to catch a flick.
Of course it also has a stage, and that calls for live performances.
And being Halloween is this month, it seems an obvious choice to make use of the mixed used space by showing a film that is traditionally accompanied by live actors/actresses and maybe a little audience participation (ok, more than a little).
You should know by now that we’re talking about The Rocky Horror Picture Show and all its live shadowcast glory (performed by ZEN Productions).
What the hell is a shadowcast, you ask?
If you don’t know, we’re wondering what time warp you’ve been doing and since it’s a little hard to explain, it’s probably best for you to just show up in your best costume at the Patchogue Theatre on Halloween night at 7:30 p.m., buy yourself a prop bag and jump right into the film (almost literally).