The Rocky Horror Picture Show soon became known as a midnight movie when audiences in the 1970s and 1980s began participating with the film at the Waverly Theater in New York City in 1976. Audience members returned to the cinema frequently, and talked back to the screen and began dressing as the characters, spawning similar performance groups across the U.S. Movie theater owners started to see the movie as a money-making opportunity which filled the theaters after hours, and happily obliged by running the show on a weekly basis.
|Barry Bostwick & Susan Sarandon as Brad & Janet Majors|
|Tim Curry as Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show movie|
Some audio clips, including some radio spots for The Rocky Horror Picture Show can be listened to below, or at http://www.rockymusic.org/mp3scat/rhps/.
Remakes of one sort or another have emerged over the years, both on stage and on television. For example, the TV show "Glee" which ran on Fox television had a Rocky Horror episode with many of the movie's musical numbers. However, there's also news that Fox, which copied the live broadcast production of various live plays like The Sound of Music which ran on NBC, has an entire episode dedicated to bringing The Rocky Horror Picture Show live to TV audiences on October 20, 2016, and it will feature transgendered star Laverne Cox (of "Orange Is The New Black" on Netflix) as one of the stars. The irony, of course, is that Fox television and the movie unit then known as 20th Century Fox which released The Rocky Horror Picture Show are very different animals from Fox News. According to a report dubbed "On Fox News, The Gay Marriage Revolution Has Not Been Televised" the network instead tried to ignore the fact that gay marriage was being legalized in states across the country http://mm4a.org/1h9YcAa; apparently Fox News caters to a homophobic audience that was fed a steady diet of horror stories about same-sex marriage in years past. In any event, now is probably a good time to share the Today Show's cast reunion for Rocky Horror below, by visiting the Today Show's website at http://on.today.com/1HhjqDZ or the Today Show's YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/qcdg65-O7ns: