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November 17, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Yo, parking attendant. "How long you gonna be here?" queries the uniformed young man in the Mann's Chinese parking lot, preparing to write me a stub. "Um, uh, about 12 hours," I reply tentatively, a hint of shame in my voice, even as my firm look no doubt tells him: Yes, I am going to sit through all five "Rocky" movies in a row of my own free will, and what of it , punk? It is the ultimate exercise in superfluousness.
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May 24, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
"Rocky Horror Picture Show" actor Tim Curry suffered from a "major stroke" at his home in Los Angeles and is said to be recovering, according to reports. The British actor, 67, collapsed during the episode but is now said to be "doing great," his Los Angeles agent Marcia Hurwitz told the U.K.'s Daily Mail.  Initial reports said that the famed character actor was rendered speechless after the stroke, but Hurwitz refuted those claims. "He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humor," she said.
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February 16, 2003 | ANDREW ASCH
It's after midnight at the Art Theatre in Long Beach. A movie is in progress, but it's hard to concentrate on the screen because a mob of people in platform shoes, leather bustiers, rockabilly gear and Bride-of-Frankenstein-meets-KISS makeup are doing, er, the Time Warp. For the record, the Time Warp is a dance from the movie musical, sci-fi spoof and cult phenomenon known as "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
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October 28, 2010
The Wiltern plays host to a star-studded tribute to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" with Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Billy Idol, "Glee's" Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele (plus many more) all slated to perform. Who'll don the Frank-N-Furter fishnets? It's anyone's guess, but we know for sure that it's all for a great cause: the Painted Turtle Summer Camp for children with chronic illnesses. The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd. 8 p.m. Thur. $68-$121.50. http://www.livenation.com . (213)
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November 4, 1990 | DANNY SULLIVAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget about buying Milk Duds and buttered popcorn for this movie. You're better off with an umbrella. Or if you want to get in on the action, bring some rice, slices of toast and a cigarette lighter. Don't worry that the movie won't be shown in Dolby Stereo, either, because you won't be hearing much of the dialogue. Instead, almost everyone in the theater will be too busy shouting responses to the film's script.
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January 17, 1992 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They converged in droves Saturday night at the Art Theater--young women in their black fishnet stockings and young men in their spiked leather boots. With hair dyed a multitude of colors and faces caked heavy with makeup, an estimated 350 teen-agers and young adults stood in line for up to three hours waiting for what many considered an important artistic event--the opening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in Long Beach.
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October 14, 1990 | SUSAN KING
It has become the ultimate midnight movie, the most successful cult film ever made, although it bombed in its initial release. Every Friday and Saturday evening, theaters are packed with people dressed as the film's characters. Talking back to the screen is not only allowed, it is encouraged. Audiences wear newspaper hats, squirt water pistols at each other and throw rice, toast and confetti at the screen.
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November 20, 1991 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The Last Picture Show: The Balboa Cinema in Newport Beach, one of Orange County's few outlets for foreign and art films and home to midnight showings of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," will close its doors Dec. 1. A spokesman for Hollywood-based Landmark Theatre Corp., which has operated the theater since 1979, said the company's lease on the site is ending and the theater's owners "wanted more rent than we can pay" to renew it.
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September 17, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Horror' at Home: "Rocky Horror" devotees, get ready to do the time warp in your own home. The exact date for the release of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" video has been set--copies of the cult classic will be available on Nov. 8. The 1975 film is reportedly the most successful movie not yet released on video, having taken in $100 million at the box office. Video retailers will be able to order copies on Oct. 25 only.
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September 24, 2010
FAMILY Disney Live! Mickey's Magic Show Everyone's favorite anthropomorphic rodent takes to the stage with all his Disney cohorts for an all-new magic show sure to amuse parents and thrill their kids. Feats of prestidigitation include the breathtaking levitation of Minnie and Jasmine and the transformation of Cinderella's rags into riches in a split second. Fred Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 3 and 6 p.m. Friday.
MAGAZINE
February 16, 2003 | ANDREW ASCH
It's after midnight at the Art Theatre in Long Beach. A movie is in progress, but it's hard to concentrate on the screen because a mob of people in platform shoes, leather bustiers, rockabilly gear and Bride-of-Frankenstein-meets-KISS makeup are doing, er, the Time Warp. For the record, the Time Warp is a dance from the movie musical, sci-fi spoof and cult phenomenon known as "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2002 | ANDRE CHAUTARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's after midnight on a Friday, and a theater full of moviegoers fervently shouts out the opening lines of last year's rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"--"Don't you know me? I'm the new Berlin Wall! Try and tear me down!"--as, on screen, Hedwig launches into the electrifying opening number, "Tear Me Down."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2001
In their first appearance in the World Series, the Arizona Diamondbacks play host to the New York Yankees, who've played in the Fall Classic more than any other team (Games 1 and 2, today and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on Fox). MOVIES In case you missed it, A&E is rebroadcasting all four hours of "Victoria and Albert," tonight at 8. But if you're in the mood for Halloween programming: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (10 tonight on VH1) isn't scary but it is fun.
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May 14, 2000 | KRISTIN HOHENADEL, Kristin Hohenadel is a regular contributor to Calendar
Here come the nuns in drag, children wearing curtains, and assorted brown paper packages tied up with string. There's a blond-wigged, wicked Baroness, and Uncle Max, with a wry eye-pencil mustache. Off to the left stands a lonely goat without his herd. And nearby a woman with a name tag saying ME (a name she calls herself). At the Prince Charles Cinema on a recent Sunday, the biweekly "Sing-A-Long-A-Sound of Music" is about to start.
BOOKS
March 19, 2000 | JONATHAN LEVI
"More than the greatest love the world has known / This is the love I give to you alone." How many of the aging boomers who remember those cloying lyrics know they graced the theme song of one of the most bizarre films of the early 1960s? "Mondo Cane" was a documentary with a world-beating motive.
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June 25, 1998 | BOOTH MOORE
New York may have the cache of being "the city that never sleeps," but L.A. can hold its own in the wee hours. Friday Night When the latest tune catches your ear on the car radio, you can find it until 1 a.m. at Virgin Megastore. This music outlet has a massive selection of CDs and tapes, as well as some videos. (213) 650-8666. Bonus: it's located in the 8000 Sunset Boulevard complex which has Buzz Coffee open until 1:30 a.m.
NEWS
May 2, 1996
A glimpse of paradise comes cheap at the Costa Mesa Studio Gallery. Theatergoers are getting a tilted look for $10, and that even comes with champagne and a little cheesecake. "Developing the Garden: The Fall of Orange County," is a localized take on the Garden of Eden. Satan (played by Gordon McGrath) tempts the ever-gullible Eve (Jimmie Russell) with the Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge (in this case, an orange tree).
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