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1975the midnight movie that wouldn’t end. 
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rick mccawley

By Kevin Turley
Alligator Staff Writer

Saturday Night — as The Rocky Horror Picture Show hits its second anniversary at the Royal Park Theater, a lady in kinky, black garb pushes a man to the floor and begins kicking him. The man, as kinkily dressed as his attacker, grovels at her feet for a moment or two. then crawls in hot pursuit and makes a perfect tackle.

The crowd watches gleefully. “That’s great, beautiful,” another bizarrely-dressed girl screams, and she runs to the pair on the floor to join the fun.

Inches away, the radio man is finishing an ordeal with his wires. “Testing-testing,” he says into his microphone. Ears perk up as if the place is filled with rabbits rather than Transylvanians, civilians, virgins, and whores.We’re live from the Royal Park Theater,” the man with the microphone screeches, “And it’s the second anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

The crowd screams and wails. A fat man, decked out in dark glasses and black tails — a sack of rice hanging out of one of the pockets — turns to his friend and says, “This is just my 20th time, I’m not that really into it.”

Some have seen it hundreds of times, and to those really hard-core fans, Rocky Horror is more than a one-of-a-kind audience participation movie about an alien bisexual scientist and his lusty crew. It’s so much more than just a movie, It’s a true addiction.

For two years, Rocky Horror has packed the Royal Park on weekend midnights, and the crowd is as big, if not bigger, a show than the film itself. The audience of about 600 in the lobby Friday night was especially rambunctious, but that was all right, because silence at Rocky Horror is never golden.

“I have questions and puh-rizes,” the radio man said.

“Hey, what other part does Tim Curry play?”
“The preacher!” a girl yells out, almost before the radio man finishes the question. “Well, here, it says the reverend, but that’s the same thing — you win our first puh-rize!”

The crowd screams its approval…

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ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976)
NETWORK (1976)
STAR WARS (1977)
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (1977)
THE LAST WALTZ (1978)
ANIMAL HOUSE (1978)
FM (1978) — Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett, Tom Petty

THE CHINA SYNDROME (1979)
APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)

Apocalypse Now (Soundtrack)

GAINESVILLE LIVE

 

“The End”
Jim Morrison w/ The Doors
Apocalypse Now Apocalypse Now
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For All Mankind (1989)
The Right Stuff (1983)
Moonshot (1994)
From The Earth To The Moon (1998)
From The Earth To The Moon (1958)

The Cocoanuts (1929)
King Kong (1933)
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Fantasia (1940)
The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

JULES VERNE
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
From The Earth To The Moon (1958)
Journey to The Center of the Earth (1959)

Some Like It Hot (1959)
Where the Boys Are (1960)
The Longest Day (1962)
How the West Was Won (1963)
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Mary Poppins (1964)
Goldfinger (1964)

Fail Safe (1964)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Grand Prix (1966)
The Graduate  (1967)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Barbarella (1968)
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (1969)
Downhill Racer (1969)
Kelly’s Heroes (1970)

Summer of ’42 (1971)
Class of ’44 (1973)

WOODSTOCK (1970)
GIMMIE SHELTER (1970)
VANISHING POINT (1971)
The French Connection (1971)
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Two Lane Blacktop (1971)
THE GODFATHER (1972)
The Harder They Come (1972)
The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
Cabaret (1972)
AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
F FOR FAKE (1973)
WATTSTAX (1973)
ENTER THE DRAGON (1973)
LIVE AND LET DIE (1973)
THE EXORCIST (1973)
Mean Streets (1973)
Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid (1973)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Phantom Of The Paradise (1974)
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
The Godfather II (1974)
Chinatown (1974)
The Parallax View (1974)
The Conversation (1974)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)
Apocalypse Now (Soundtrack)Shampoo (1975)

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Jaws (1975)
Monty Python and The Holy Grail (1975)
Nashville (1975)
Night Moves (1975)
Cooley High (1975)
The Bad News Bears (1976)
NETWORK (1976)
Harlan County USA (1976)
Rocky (1976)
The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976)
TAXI DRIVER (1976)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (1977)
BETWEEN THE LINES (1977)
Annie Hall (1977)
Smokey and The Bandit (1977)
Slap Shot (1977)
STAR WARS (1977)
Wizards (1977)
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)

THE LAST WALTZ (1978)
ANIMAL HOUSE (1978)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
ANIMAL HOUSE (1978)
THE LAST WALTZ (1978)
FM (1978)
Tom Petty, Jimmy Buffett, Linda Ronstadt
HALLOWEEN (MOVIE) @ The Reitz Union (1978)
Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
TGIF: Thank God It’s Friday (1978)

Rock N Roll High School (1979)
The Life of Bryan (1979)
BREAKING AWAY (1979)
Richard Pryor: Live In Concert (1979)
BEING THERE (1979)
ALL THAT JAZZ (1979)
APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
ALIEN (1979)

Moonraker (1979)
THE CHINA SYNDROME (1979)

FM (1979)
1979 Hip-Hop Happens
The Police
The Eagles
Tom Petty
Bob Hope (Gator Growl w/ Irene Cara)

FAME (1980)
Top-Ten Money Making Films (1980)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Airplane! (1980)
Stir Crazy (1980)
Nine to Five (1980)
Any Which Way You Can (1980)
Private Benjamin (1980)
Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Caddyshack (1980)
The Nude Bomb (1980) — The day before the jump, pitchers of zombies at the Old College Inn, and then to the Cinema & Draft House. Same as The China Syndrome. Skydiving opening scene.

CARNY (1980)
The Shining (1980)
Raging Bull (1980)
Flash Gordon (1980)
Elephant Man (1980)

Stuntman (1980)
GEORGE BURNS (GATOR GROWL 1980)
1981 AMERICAN POP
AMERICAN POP (1981)
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)
Heavy Metal (1981)
An American Werewolf In London (1981)
Blow Out (1981)
Atlantic City (1981)
Cutter’s Way (1981)
My Dinner With Andre (1981)
Modern Romance (1981)
Theif (1981)
Reds (1981)
Road Warrior (1981)
Body Heat (1981)
1982 E.T.
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982)
BLADE RUNNER (1982)
E.T.: The Extraterrestrial (1982)
48 HRS (1982)
The King of Comedy (1982)
Sophie’s Choice (1982)
The Right Stuff (1983)
Risky Business (1983)
Scarface (1983)
STYLE WARS (1983)
BEAT STREET (1984)
STOP MAKING SENSE (1984)
THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984)
PURPLE RAIN (1984)
Amadeus (1984)
Brother From Another Planet (1984)
Repo Man (1984)
Terminator (1984)
Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Blood Simple (1984)

Sixteen Candles (1984)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
After Hours (1985)
Pee-Wees Big Adventure (1985)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Brazil (1985)
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
Back To The Future (1985)

Out of Africa (1985)
Bring On The Night (1985)
The Color Purple (1986)
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Top Gun (1986)
Pretty In Pink (1986)
Back to School (1986)
Eugene Trilogy (1986) Neil Simon
Radio Days (1987)
Wall Street (1987)
Broadcast News (1987)
Adventures In Babysitting (1987)
Big (1988)
Working Girl (1988)
Back To The Beach (1987)
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
BILOXI BLUES (1988) 
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)


ALLIGATOR WRITERS/EDITORS
ALLIGATOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

IN THE BEGINNING(Vol.1 No.1)
florida history (1912-1983)
WELCOME TO GAINESVILLE
Much more than just another sleepy, little, North Florida town.
New Student Edition 1981
OPINION (Letters To The Editor)
CONVENIENCE (Is In The Eye of The Beholder)
100 THINGS TO DO (IN GAINESVILLE)
FOOTBALL ALMIGHTY
GATOR GROWL (HOMECOMING)
Gainesville Green (“I’d like to fertilize her buds”)
TOM PETTY (Coming Home)
MUSIC (The Sound of Higher Education)
HALLOWEEN BALL
100 THINGS TO DO (In Gainesville)
PREACHERS (On The Green)
Murphree’s Opening Message (alt.)
Naked Launch (Pretty As A Florida Picture)
Diamond Teeth Mary (Singing In The Devil’s Choir)
MOVIES (Pop Culture of The Day)

HOME MOVIES
Pancho Sanchez backyard keg party. 8MM Black and White, silent movies of Satellite Beach surfing.

STAFF
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the alligator staff
PHOTOGRAPHERS
WRITERS

1970s
1970Bitches Brew
1971
1972
1973
1974 — 
1975
1976
1977Voyager’s Return
(SAVE PLUTO)
PLANETARY SLALOM

Pluto
Neptune
Uranus
Saturn
Jupiter
Mars
Moon
Earth
Venus
Mercury
SOLAR SYSTEM (POWER OF THE SUN)

1978
1979Iranian Hostage Crisis (11/4/79)
Jimmy Carter,
(Muslim) Students of Another Colour,
Hip Hop Happens (Vanity Fair)

IN THE BEGINNING (Vol.1 No.1)
florida history (1912-1983)
WELCOME TO GAINESVILLE
Much more than just another sleepy, little, North Florida town.
New Student Edition 1981
OPINION (Letters To The Editor)
CONVENIENCE (Is In The Eye of The Beholder)
100 THINGS TO DO (IN GAINESVILLE)
FOOTBALL ALMIGHTY
GATOR GROWL (HOMECOMING)
Gainesville Green (“I’d like to fertilize her buds”)
TOM PETTY (Coming Home)
MUSIC (The Sound of Higher Education)
HALLOWEEN BALL
100 THINGS TO DO (In Gainesville)
PREACHERS (On The Green)
Murphree’s Opening Message (alt.)
Naked Launch (Pretty As A Florida Picture)
Diamond Teeth Mary (Singing In The Devil’s Choir)
MOVIES (Pop Culture of The Day)

1985
((( hope )))

 “The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks”
Eagles
((( trouble on fraternity row )))

 

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