‘Rocky Horror’ at Capitol Arts Center this Sunday

Lucas Aulbach

This Sunday, the Capitol Arts Center will celebrate Halloween with WKU by showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

This will be the fourth year that the center has shown the film on Halloween, said Karen Hume, executive director of the center.

She said WKU’s Campus Activities Board will show the movie.

The movie will begin at 8:00 p.m. and is about an hour and half long, Hume said.

Presale tickets are not available for this event, she said.

Tickets for the show will be sold at the door for $5, WKU coordinator Aubrey Holt said.

“We really just wanted to put on a fun event for the campus and community,” she said.

Holt said the showing has attracted a fun crowd in the past, with some audience members yelling comments and throwing small props at the screen.

The movie’s world premiere was in 1975.

The film is a musical horror-comedy about a couple whose car breaks down, forcing them to stay in a bizarre castle owned by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite.

At many of the showings of the movie, audience members play along with the film by dressing up and throwing “props,” such as rice and toilet paper, according to rockyhorror.org.

All are welcome to attend on Sunday, though since the movie is rated “R,” children under the age of 17 are asked to be accompanied by a parent, Holt said.

The center’s annual Halloween showing of the film usually has a good turnout of WKU students, said box office assistant Katie Moore.

She said she hopes this year will also be successful.

The center’s theater has a capacity of about 800 people, Hume said.

The showing will cap off a busy weekend at the Capitol Arts Center, she said.

The center will also host “Thriller” dance lessons on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

They will also contribute to WKU’s Homecoming parade and Scare on the Square, a community Halloween celebration in downtown Bowling Green, Hume said.

Some WKU students are excited for the Sunday showing.

“I’ve never seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show at a theater, but I’ve always wanted to,” Louisville freshman Eli Kleinsmith said. “I want to see people dressed up in crazy costumes.”