"I first saw Rocky Horror when I was 9 years old, and it blew my mind and changed my life. I made my mom take me and my 6 year old sister to see it in West Hollywood, bless her heart. They called all the virgins on stage, so we went. "Do you want to get me arrested, kid? Sit back down." As a freshman at Reed, I took my dorm mates to see it for their first time. So glad for your uninterrupted commitment to educating today's youth." Nili YoshaDont Dream It, Be It!
The Clinton has been showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show weekly since 1978, making it one of the longest running movies in the world! Come on down and join us any Saturday night at midnight (doors open at 11:30pm).
We get questions all the time about whether or not it's OK to bring kids. If the question is coming from a parent, all we can say is that you are the best judge of whether or not your teen or pre-teen is mature enough to come and enjoy the film with or without you.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is rated "R," which means no one under 17 admitted without a parent or guardian.
This is a guideline and not the law, and we do not card anyone at the door. We trust that if teens and pre-teens are in attendance, they are there with the consent of their parents, if not in their company.
In the movie itself, there is definitely lots of sexual innuendo (that's really the point, isn't it?) and there is mild violence and other sorts of gross stuff, but nothing you can't see on TV these days, especially in reality shows. If you're easily offended, then this is probably not the best place for you to spend your entertainment dollars.
Remember this is an interactive show. At least two weekends of the month (1st, 3rd and the occasional 5th Saturdays), the Rocky Horror Picture Show is hosted by the Clinton Street Cabaret. They start the evening out with a pre-show that includes virgin games, and they perform live as the movie plays on the screen behind them. This can be a rowdy, raunchy Rocky experience. Think South Park without anything bleeped out. And while the cast itself has certain rules and guidelines under which it operates, we cannot control and would not want to censor the conduct or speech of audience members.
We do, however, insist that there is no nudity in the theater at any show designated all ages, but you may hear language and jokes that are gross and offensive and politically incorrect.
The Be It Yourself nights, while fully audience directed, are designed to be more family friendly and for those eager to have their first Rocky experience. Watch a cool little video about BIY Nights HERE.
At any Rocky Horror Picture Show, your limits of what constitutes public intercourse and decency will be challenged. But we have created a safe and welcoming place for stretching sexual boundaries and awareness, so if this appeals to you, come on down to the Clinton Street Theater on any Saturday Night, because we've got a home for you.