Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Hand me my fishnets and rollerskates, STAT
The Music Box, sitting comfortably on the Northside's cafe and bar mecca known as Southport, is hosting midnight screenings of "Xanadu" AND (wait for it, it gets better) "Rocky Horror Picture Show".
I'm so excited I can barely contain it. I don't know whether my love of rollerskating started with "Xanadu" or Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Starlight Express" but it hardly matters now. All I know is that Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, both on rollers, make a pretty irresistible combination.
And of course who can ignore the deliciously camp Tim Curry donning the fishnets and mincing across the screen in high heels? What's not to love about a cult classic musical that was made for very little money, and makes very little sense?!
If I can sedate someone long enough to come with me, I'd love to go along to both. But I bet you I'll be hard pressed to find someone to endure this double billing with me. One movie perhaps, but surely not both...oh well, we'll see. Stranger things have happened -just ask Brad and Janet.