rocky horror picture showHow do you do The Time Warp?

It’s just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
Put your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight
But it’s the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane,
Let’s do the Time Warp again!

Tim Curry, Patricia Quinn and Nell Campbell reprise the same roles here that they’d played in the original stage production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. “The Time Warp” was originally written to fill space as the original stage production was only 40-minutes long.

When the film first opened, it had a traditional release, playing afternoon and early evening screenings. It bombed. Meat Loaf said he attended an opening week performance with director Jim Sharman in the Midwest where the theater was empty except for them. In the mid-1970s, midnight screenings became popular and word of mouth began to spread that the midnight audience might enjoy this film. It began showing at midnight in a few cities and it became popular, to the point that it has been shown continually in movie theaters since 1975, making it the longest theatrical run in history.

The Museum Lichtspiele cinema in Muenchen, Germany has screened the movie every week since 24 June 1977, offering special “RHPS-Kits” to enable celebrations during the show. The kits contain a biscuit (for the toast), rice, a whistle, a candle (for “There’s a Light”), and a sheet of paper with instructions for the Time Warp. – IMDB

If you’re a die-hard fan of RHPS, you’ll enjoy this fascinating behind-the-scenes video featuring a very youthful Tim Curry, cast and crew talking about the offbeat film they’re shooting… never dreaming that it’s going to become one of the greatest cult classics of all time!

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