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Cinespia celebrates the 40th anniversary of 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'

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This a 1975 file photo of Tim Curry, center, who plays Frank-N-Furter dressed a transvestite, singing "Sweet Transvestite" with Little Nell ,left, who plays Columbia, Patricia Quinn, who plays Magenta and Richard O'Brien, right, in the role of Riff Raff in this scene from the movie, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
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This a 1975 file photo of Tim Curry, center, who plays Frank-N-Furter dressed a transvestite, singing "Sweet Transvestite" with Little Nell ,left, who plays Columbia, Patricia Quinn, who plays Magenta and Richard O'Brien, right, in the role of Riff Raff in this scene from the movie, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

Cinespia creative director John Wyatt stopped by Take Two to talk about the significance of the film.

Come Oct. 31, you can celebrate the 40th anniversary of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

It's part of a larger program of Halloween screenings put on by Cinespia. 

Cinespia creative director John Wyatt stopped by Take Two to talk about the significance of the film. 

"This all came out of a phone call. Early one morning, my phone rang and it was Lou Adler, the famous director and producer and label owner. And he said ... 'this year we're celebrating the 40th anniversary of "Rocky Horror Picture Show." Would you like to show it at the cemetery?' And I jumped at the chance just to be a part of something that's -- you know -- really important in our culture," Wyatt said. 

Wyatt says that — 40 years later — a new generation of young people are discovering the classic film. "It's a movie where a lot of teenagers go. I saw it at 14 years old at the Nuart in Santa Monica, and it's been playing there every week ever since, and that's a long time," Wyatt said. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4plqh6obZW4

Just in time for Halloween, Cinespia will be showing two other classic films: "Dawn of the Dead" and "Donnie Darko."

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