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Rocky Horror
The Midnight Movie That Wouldn’t End.

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… as The Rocky Horror Picture Show hits its second anniversary at the Royal Park Theater.

By Kevin Turley
Alligator Writer

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.

“Time Warp”
Rocky Horror Picture Show
1975 Soundtrack
((( transformative )))

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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 screams 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…

The crowd screams its approval …

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976)
STAR WARS (1977)
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (1977)
THE LAST WALTZ (1978)
ANIMAL HOUSE (1978)
FM (1978)
APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)

Apocalypse Now (Soundtrack)


For All Mankind (1989)
The Right Stuff (1983)
Moonshot (1994)
From The Earth To The Moon (1998)
From The Earth To The Moon (1958)

Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Barbarella (1968)
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (1969)
Downhill Racer (1969)
Kelly’s Heroes (1970)

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)
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 Deer Hunter (1978)
ANIMAL HOUSE (1978)
THE LAST WALTZ (1978)
FM (1978)
Tom Petty
Jimmy Buffett
Linda Ronstadt
Halloween (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)

1979 Hip-Hop Happens
The Police
The Eagles
Tom Petty
Bob Hope (Growl)

1980 Fame (1980)
1980 — Top-Ten Money Making Films
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, Friday afternoon, before “The Nude Bomb,” with the skydiving opening.

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

Stuntman (1980)

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976)
STAR WARS (1977)
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (1977)
THE LAST WALTZ (1978)
ANIMAL HOUSE (1978)
FM (1979)
APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)

Apocalypse Now (Soundtrack)

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)
PRINCE 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)
After Hours (1985)
Pee-Wees Big Adventure (1985)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Brazil (1985)
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
Back To The Future (1985)

Back To The Beach (1987)

 

In America, Graffiti turns to Pop

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.

 

1985
((( hope )))

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

 

contents
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)