Aurora's RiverEdge Park to Screen GREASE & ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, 6/20-21
On Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21, RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora, is taking a short break from presenting one of the coolest outdoor music concert line-ups in all of Chicagoland this summer to screen two classic movies under the stars.
Best of all, both flicks - Sing-A-Long-A Grease on June 20 and The Rocky Horror Picture Show on June 21 - boast incredible cult followings, serve up plenty of camp and offer lots of fun opportunities for audiences to get in on the act.
The park opens at 6:30 p.m. for Sing-A-Long-A Grease. Pre-show contests and games start at 7:15 p.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show opens at 7:30 p.m. Movies begin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are only $5. Both movies are general admission. Some bench seating will be available, but patrons are encouraged to bring bag chairs and/or blankets.
To purchase tickets, go to RiverEdgeAurora.com, call the RiverEdge box office, (630) 896-6666, or visit RiverEdge's satellite box office, the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday. The RiverEdge box office is also open at the park for day-of sales from Noon until show time.
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Friday, June 21 - Sing-A-Long-A-Grease
ATTENTION Pink-Ladies, T-Birds, Travolta fans, Olivia fans and anyone that's a fan of one of the greatest musical movies ever made: Sing-A-Long-A Grease is coming back to RiverEdge Park. The evening starts early with a host of games and contests for the young, and the young-at-heart. So get out the hoop skirts, saddle shoes, leather jackets and grease for the hair, because RiverEdge will be giving away prizes for the best outfits. Then it's the main event - Grease is played on a giant screen complete with on-screen lyrics so everyone can belt out "Summer Nights," "You're the One that I Want," "Hopelessly Devoted," "Hand Jive" and all of the awesome songs from this iconic film.
Note: admission includes a Grease Fun Pack with props for use during the show. Grease is rated PG-13.
Saturday, June 21 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Hard to believe what started out as a commercial flop in 1975 turned into the most successful Midnight Movie in cinema history. It's the story of newly-wed couple Brad and Janet who get a flat tire, walk to a near-by castle to use the phone and encounter Dr. Frank N. Furter, Rocky, Riff Raff, Magenta and a host of other colorful characters that blow their minds and change their lives.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a full-on, audience participation evening of dancing, singing, yelling and sizzling that will have you begging for more. To boost audience interaction, RiverEdge's The Rocky Horror Picture Show will boast a simultaneous live performance by A Powerful and Irrational Mouthwash, an experienced "Shadow Cast" of more than a dozen actors who play along with each of the main characters on the screen in full RHPS regalia, prompt audience members how to get in on the action and dole out Rocky Horror Prop Kits.
Prop Kits are one for $3, or two for $5, and include props needed for audience participation moments like bubbles, noise makers, party hats, newspaper, squirt guns and a replica of a piece of toast with printed instructions on how and when to use each prop. Limited availability. First come, first served.
If you've never experienced Rocky Horror before, here's your chance. If you're a seasoned RHPS fan, slip on those heels, get into costume, bring your props and get ready to "Time Warp" the night away.
Note: Rated R for strong adult language and content. Also,this show uses various props such as shaving cream and powder that does get on audience members.