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Calling all film enthusiasts

Riverside Theatres has announced a new program of beloved cult classics that will screen on Friday nights throughout August and September. Katrina Vo from Parramatta Sun takes a look at the exciting line up of beloved quirky, offbeat and eccentric films we have coming.

Films include The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Blues Brothers, Little Shop of Horrors and This is Spinal Tap.

Grab a bucket of popcorn and glass of wine from the Riverside Theatres’ Candy Bar, sit-back and enjoy these wildly quirky and eccentric films that are renowned as some of the best cult classic films of all time.

Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favourite film characters.

August 5 at 9pm – The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).

Sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) find themselves stuck with a flat tyre during a storm and soon discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named ‘Rocky’.

August 19 at 9pm – The Blues Brothers (1980).

After his release from prison, Jake (John Belushi) reunites with his brother, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) collectively known as the ‘Blues Brothers’. Jake’s first task is to save the orphanage the brothers grew up in from closing, by raising $5,000 to pay back taxes. The two are convinced they can earn the money by getting their old band back together. However, after playing several gigs and making a few enemies, including the police, the brothers face daunting odds to deliver the money on time.

September 2 at 9pm – Little Shop of Horrors (1986).

Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After Seymour feeds Audrey’s boyfriend, Orin (Steve Martin), to the plant after Orin’s accidental death, he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.

September 16 at 9pm – This is Spinal Tap (1984).

This Is Spinal Tap shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts. It includes everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates.

To find out more about late night Cult Classics program and to book tickets click here.

This article was originally published in the Parramatta Sun.

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