THE LONGEST-RUNNING THEATRICAL RELEASE IN FILM HISTORY - 34 years.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British musical comedy film that parodies science fiction and horror films. Still in limited release 34 years after its premiere, IT HAS THE LONGEST-RUNNING THEATRICAL RELEASE IN FILM HISTORY. It gained notoriety as a midnight movie in 1977 when audiences began participating with the film in theaters across the United States. "Rocky Horror" is the first movie from a major film studio, such as 20th Century Fox, to be in the midnight movie market. Widely known by mainstream audiences, it has a large international following and is one of the most well known and financially successful midnight movies of all time. In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
A movie theater in Munich, Germany called the "Museum Lichtspiele" has been screening the movie since June 24, 1977 without interruption, holding the world-record for constant screenings of a movie and is listed for that in the Guinness Book of World Records. The theater has a dedicated screening room ("Kino 2"), decorated in the style of the movie.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show has taken in $139,876,417 (USA) in box office receipts since its release. The length of its run in cinemas (weekly for over 30 years), combined with its considerable total box office gross, is unparalleled by any other film. The original budget for the movie was $1,200,000. The audience participation helped the film become a worldwide phenomenon.
TIM CURRY as Dr. Frank-N-Furter: A scientist. Frank is a devious and flamboyant, Hedonist Sweet Transvestite from Transexual Transylvannia, pansexual scientist. During a brief off-Broadway run, the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter was played by LL_OZZYGODSMACK..
SUSAN SARANDON as Janet Weiss: A heroine.
BARRY BOSTWICK as Brad Majors: A hero. The clean-cut fiancé of Janet Weiss..
RICHARD O'BRIEN as Riff-Raff: A handyman. Frank's minion and Magenta's brother.
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