Onesti Entertainment, Excalibur & Vision Nightclubs present Final Fridays at the Haunted Castle, featuring a monthly midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in its 35th anniversary year. Showings of the cult classic will take place at midnight on the last Friday of every month, beginning June 25. Audience members are invited to dress the part and participate in the interactive viewing experience along with live actors singing, dancing and “time-warping” along with the film. Classic Rocky Horror props will be for sale ($2-$5) and provided by the “actors” for audience partici-(SAY IT!)-pation.
Specialty cocktails available for $5 each for the festivities and include the Sweet Transves-tini for the Screaming Orgasm, the Time Warp and of course a Virgin Mary. Screening will take place upstairs on a 16-foot screen, with seating for 250 on two levels. The film will also be shown on five large flat-screen televisions around the main stage for additional viewing. Photos available upon request.
OPENER: Doors will open at 9:30 PM with “Gone Too Soon… A Tribute to Michael Jackson” starring the country’s top MJ impersonator, Rico! This exciting opening performance takes place on the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s tragic passing. With classic MJ glitzy costumes and signature dance moves, Rico makes audience members feel as if they are in the room with “The King of Pop” himself. “Thrilling” performance starts at 10:30 PM. Photos available upon request.
WHEN: Friday, June 25 at MIDNIGHT, Last Friday of every month
Rico Michael Jackson performance at 10:30 PM
Doors open at 9:30 PM
COST: $15 per person, available at the door
DATES: Upcoming show dates:
Friday, June 25
Friday, July 30
Friday, August 27
Friday, September 24
Friday, October 29
Friday, November 26
There will not be a show on December 31
About The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rocky Horror is the first and only true audience partici-(SAY IT!)-pation movie. People yell back lines at the screen during the extended pauses between dialogue, dress up in costume and act out the film, and throw props various times during the film. The audience participation phenomenon was observed as early as the film’s first run in 1975 (when it bombed during limited engagements in 7 of 8 cities), and was later re-released as a midnight movie where the audience participation really began to flourish. And by the way, for the “gore sensitive”, Rocky Horror is NOT a horror film. It is a rock-musical send-up of old science-fiction and horror films.
About Rico Michael Jackson
Enrico Hampton is known to many as “Rico Michael Jackson” Chicago’s most renowned Michael Jackson Impersonator. For the past few years, Rico has “Thrilled” thousands with his spectacular performance showcasing Michael Jackson. Whether performing for adults or children, they are all mesmerized by his unbelievable likeness to the King of Pop. His life as an entertainer has been event filled, performing for various community events, schools, churches and charities. Rico’s breathtaking performances has lead him on a journey around the country from LA to New York. His musical magnetism has drawn recognition and praise from the Chicago’s Mayor Richard M. Daley, who honored the multi-talented entertainer with a proclamation proclaiming December 5th Enrico Hampton Day in the City of Chicago.