The Rocky Horror Picture Show

SATURDAY OCTOBER 28, 2023 

10PM DOORS
11PM COSTUME CONTEST
MOVIE SCREENS AT MIDNIGHT
• must be 18 to enter & must present your ID at the door •
• cash bar with drink specials • 
• tickets $10.00 in advance & $15.00 at the door •
• VIP tickets in mezzanine $20 in advance only •

• book a theatre box for you and your friends for $100•
(includes a prop bag for each person)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult classic musical-movie that spoofs old sci-fi and horror flicks, wich a ridiculous plotline and hilariously campy cast of characters.  It’s unbridled fun to watch, and even more fun to experience at a public screening.  As the movie was not a great success when it released in 1975, it gathered a cult following, and many fans began to dress as their favourite characters from the film, shout callbacks at the screen, and bring their own props to interact with one another during the movie!  The RHPS still has a huge following, with midnight screenings all over the world annually.

A WORD TO THE WISE….

It is NORMAL and EXPECTED that audience members yell at the screen during the movie, shout things like ‘slut’ and ‘asshole’ at Brad and Janet, and more wonderfullly silly and profane things.  We want everyone to have a great time, so if these sorts of interruptions and outbursts trigger or bother you, you may want to reconsider attending the event. 

PROPS

ACCEPTABLE PROPS for
THE ORPHEUM THEATRE:


BUBBLES
NEWSPAPERS
PHONE LIGHTS/FLASHLIGHTS
RUBBER GLOVES
NOISEMAKERS
CONFETTI

TOILET PAPER
PARTY HATS
BELLS
PLAYING CARDS

NO water guns, rice, lighters,
and NO TOAST!

COSTUME CONTEST

 ANYONE CAN ENTER!
THE CATEGORIES ARE: ​


 BEST COUPLES COSTUME
BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME

BEST ROCKY HORROR COSTUME

The Costume Contest starts at 11pm… do you have what it takes to win?  Glorious prizes from local shops are up for grabs!  Here’s what you need to know: 
 

  • Get here early and bring your friends to cheer you on! 
  • No registration/signup required
  • Compete in the Rocky Horror Category or the Halloween Category or compete as a couple!
  • Be ready to step onto the stage in your badass costume, and SELL IT to the judges!

 

Find out more about how the costume contest works below!

Orpheum After Dark Fright Film Fest

We at The Orpheum love live theatre, but we also appreciate a good film!  With Halloween just around the corner, these classic horror films are sure to put us all in the spooky spirit. We are so excited to once again be doing our Orpheum After Dark Fright Film Fest! Come by the Orpheum Theatre every Friday of October at 8pm to enjoy some FREE scary movies!
Thank you to the Flacco-Nesselroad Family for sponsoring these movies! Without the generous support of sponsors like you, we could not continue to bring these movies to The Orpheum free of charge.


The movies in these series may not be appropriate for all ages so viewer beware.

We’ve got a great line up of films this year including:


The Mummy (1932)
October 6th
Suspiria (1977)
October 13th
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
October 20th
Candyman (1992)
October 27th

…and join us for more scary movies with our Double Feature event!


 
This year, in junction with our Orpheum After Dark Fright Film Fest, we are excited to announce A Scary Movie Double Feature on Saturday October 14th at 7pm Presented by The Orpheum Theatre, Severin Films, and I Like It Spooky Horror Podcast we are excited to be showing the films

Next of Kin 
&
Strange Behavior

Strange Behavior, set in Galesburg Illinois is a truly chilling tale, and it’s counterpart Next of Kin is equally blood curdling. So join us this October for even more Fright Film fun!
Thank you so much to the Flacco-Nesselroad family for sponsoring these films!
“Dead Kids” courtesy of Antony I. Ginnane Copyright 1981 Banon Glen Pty Ltd

Design a poster for The Orpheum


 
Compete in our poster design contest, and get the chance to have your art featured in The Orpheum poster box and on our social media, and win Orpheum merch, plus free pop-corn at every Fright Film Fest Movie!
The rules are simple, create a poster that has all of the following elements to be considered for our contest!​

  1. Have the title “Orpheum After Dark” 
  2. Include all of our Fright Film Fest titles, dates, and times (listed above)
  3. Include our name, address, phone number and website link 
  4. The Orpheum Theatre
    S. Kellogg St, Galesburg IL​
    309.342.2299 
  5. galesburgorpheum.org/orpheumafterdark​​
  6. Include the word FREE somewhere on your poster

Other than that, have fun! Use digital art or paint or colored pencils, or whatever else you want to create the best poster you can and submit it to us by July 21st to be considered in our poster design competition!

Email your poster submissions as a pdf, png, or jpg to info@theorpheum.org

Throwback Thursdays

We at The Orpheum love live theatre, but we also appreciate a good film!  And seeing that the theatre was a movie house for a number of years, it seems fitting to have screenings at the theatre as a throwback to days gone by.  That’s where THROWBACK THURSDAYS comes in:  The Orpheum’s FREE summer series that shows Throwback classics that will remind you of your childhood.  TBTs are a great way to get out of the heat during the summer and do something fun with friends or family!  

This years THROWBACK THURSDAY movie theme is Animal Movies! From loveable pets to funky zoo animals, we’ve got it all this summer at The Orpheum Theatre! So join us this summer to enjoys these wild classics!

FEATURING 


June 13th:
MADAGASCAR (2005)

June 20nd:
HAPPY FEET (sponsor pick) (2006)

June 27th: 
HOMEWARD BOUND (1993)

NO MOVIE 4TH OF JULY

July 11th:
BABE  (1995)

July 18th:
JUMANJI (1995)

July 25th:
THE FOX AND THE HOUND (1981)

August 1st:
SPIRIT (2002)

August 8th:
SHAGGY DOG (2006)

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