How's the preparation going for your upcoming Halloween shows?
It's been exhausting. We've been getting ready for the pre-show for almost eight months now.
Eight months? Why do you start preparation for Halloween so early?
If you've been to a normal midnight showing and a Halloween showing, you'll notice that Halloween always sells out. It's packed. So, we typically start looking for the Halloween pre-show before December. We like to have a firm choice in our pre-show by February or March, at the very minimum six months prior. We're as close to a professional cast as any amateur cast can be.
What's this year's Halloween pre-show?
What I can say right now is it's very Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
How many Halloween showings are you doing this year?
For any Halloween season we'll do three midnight showings to accommodate the crowds. This year we've added an additional show at the Boulder Theater on Friday, October 17.
Yeah I saw that. What's up with the 8 p.m. showing?
Well, we're playing by the Boulder Theater's rules. They're putting on the movie and we're just doing everything else. They told us they wanted to do a showing of Rocky during October and asked if we wanted to be a part of it, and we said absolutely.
Keep reading for more on Altman's experience with Rocky Horror.