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Audience Participation

There’s a reason we all willingly shell out $12 to go watch the latest blockbuster on the big screen – we want to be transported, to escape our own realities even if it is only for an hour or two. However, there are some movies that come along every decade or so that really resonates with the people.

Of course, Rocky Horror Picture Show is the king (or should I say queen) of this genre of movie, but more and more fans are popping up around the world to dress up, sing, belt, yell, squirm, and show their love for some other (surprising) hits.

Here are some famous flicks that get audiences out of their seats:


Sound of Music

Bust out your lederhosen and start sewing those curtain dresses – it’s time for the Sound of Music. Fans around the world have been getting in on the Edelweiss action for years. From vocal warm-ups, dancing, and more. The hills really are alive with the sound of fun.


Evil Dead

Who knew the 1981 horror flick about five friends who rent a cabin in the woods and accidently unleash the undead would not only become a cult classic, but spawn two sequels, a remake, and get turned into a stage musical? Lock up your zombie sister and do the monster mash (and watch out for the spatter zone).



The movie that kinda, sorta ruined Jessie Spano’s career has found new life as a cult classic. During an annual event at the Castro Theater in San Francisco, drag queen performers reenact their favorite scenes from the movie before unleashing 100 lap dancers onto the crowd. The fun doesn’t stop there – audience members scream, heckle, and mouth “I used to love Doggy Chow too” right along with the naïve heroine who just wants to be a star.



Grease is still the word more than 30 years after it came out on the big screen. Danny Zuko, good-two-shoes Sandy and the rest of the gang offer up a night of good, clean, 50’s style fun that you can enjoy with your parents.


Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig has an itch to scratch and audiences are here to help. Throw on your blonde bouffant wigs and saddle up for a night of pure rock ‘n roll. Think of it more as a rock concert than a movie.


The Little Mermaid Sing-Along

The Little Mermaid isn’t just for four year-olds anymore. Twenty-something year olds are embracing their childhood during the sing-alongs, which include props like dingle hoppers and wedding confetti.


Know of a good participation flick I left out? Tell me about it!

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