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Screen Scene: Orpheum does the time warp again with ‘Rocky Horror’

Special screenings

▪  “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” – The notorious horror parody rock musical returns just in time for Halloween, following the exploits of naive couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). Costumes are encouraged but not required. Showing at midnight Friday, Oct. 28, at the Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. (get there early – last year’s screening sold out). Tickets are $10 or $8 for groups of 10 or more. For larger group inquiries, call 316-440-9044. Participation kits are $5.

▪  Double feature: “Halloween” and “Halloween 2” – Closing the October at the Oldtown Horror Festival are John Carpenter’s first two installments of the classic franchise that introduced us to Michael Myers and a young actress named Jamie Lee Curtis, who would go on to become known as the “Scream Queen.” Showing at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, and Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Warren Old Town, 353 N. Mead. Admission is $10.

Opening Friday

▪  “Inferno” – The third film in the series (after “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angles and Demons”) has Tom Hanks returning as famed “symbologist” Robert Langdon, who this time wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia and teams up with a doctor to foil a deadly global plot.