This autumn, The Torch Theatre presents a series of films that have become cult classics, giving audiences a chance to see films such as Trainspotting, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Pulp Fiction and The Big Lebowski on the big screen once again. The Cult Film Festival starts in September, and follows the success of The Torch’s Divas and Horror film seasons last year, as well as the recent announcement of The Torch’s inaugural outdoor Sunset Cinema film season due to take place next month.
The Cult Film Festival opens on Saturday 20 September with Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror Picture Show, an interactive screening of the 1975 musical comedy horror film. First gaining notoriety as a ‘midnight movie’, The Rocky Horror Picture Show now has the longest-running theatrical release in film history and an international cult following. Jamie Rees, Marketing Manager at The Torch, comments: “This is the perfect film to open our Cult Film Festival. Whether you’re a hardened fan or a Rocky Horror virgin, you are guaranteed a fantastic night out. And we’d love for everyone to dress up for the occasion, as is the custom – so dust off your corsets and stilettos and come ready to belt out Time Warp!”
The festival continues throughout the autumn and includes cult classics such as Fight Club, The Breakfast Club, Trainspotting, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Thelma and Louise, Pulp Fiction, The Matrix, Reservoir Dogs and The Big Lebowski. Peter Doran, Artistic Director of The Torch, comments: “There is often a lot of debate around what constitutes a ‘cult’ film, but we don’t think there can be any arguments about the films we’ve selected to be part of our festival. Every one just gets better and better with each viewing – and for a lot of audience members, this will be the first opportunity they’ve had to see these films on the big screen. And for those people who have never seen these films before – come along and see what all the fuss is about!”
The Torch Theatre’s Cult Film Festival runs 20 September – 12 December. Tickets for the opening screening of Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror Picture Show are £15 (£13.50 concessions) with all other films costing £6.40 (£5 concessions and £3.50 for under 26s). To book tickets and for further information, contact the Torch Theatre Box Office on 01646 695267 or visit the website www.torchtheatre.co.uk