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PHOENIXVILLE -- It's time to do the "time warp again" as the Colonial Theatre will be hosting the 8th Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show viewing this Saturday night at 10 p.m

According to Kirsten Van Vlandren, assistant director, Colonial Theatre, there was a record-setting crowd for last year's show.

"We had over 500 people show up for last year's show," said Van Vlandren. "We always have a good crowd every year. This is one of our biggest shows of the year."

After the doors open at 9:30 p.m., a costume contest will take place, where everyone is invited to dress up in their pajamas or as their favorite Rocky Horror character.

Whether it's Janet, Brad, Dr. Frank-N-Furter or Rocky himself, audience members get to show off for the crowd before the start of the movie.

While the 1975 movie starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick plays on-screen in the background, actors will be playing out their own version of the movie on the stage.

The audience is invited to participate in the screening by doing the "Time Warp," hurling insults and off-color comments at the actors, and using props that will be for sale in advance. Sales of all prop bags will benefit the Colonial Theatre.

"No confetti, rice, glass bottles, super-soaker, lighters or food are allowed from the outside," said Van Vlandren. "We will have security checking at the door."

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy film that parodies science fiction and horror films. With a screenplay written by Richard O'Brien and Jim Sharman, the film features Curry, Sarandon and Bostwick.

The film is considered a cult classic and a midnight movie, although it is widely known by mainstream audiences and has a large international following.

It wass the first movie from a major film studio -- 20th Century Fox -- to be in the midnight-movie market. The movie is one of the most well known and financially successful midnight movies, and with 30 years, it's the longest running theatrical release in film history.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is rated R, and the live cast has not been censored, said Van Vlandren.

"We want to warn parents that this isn't a show for children," she said.

Due to the overwhelming success of this show, advance purchase tickets are available. Tickets can be purchased now at the Colonial Theatre box office with cash only.

Tickets are $10 for the public and $8 for Colonial Theatre members.

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