A Vintage Cabaret Cinema celebrates the nostalgia of Auckland’s beautiful atmospheric theatre, screening classic cabaret and musical film titles including special midnight screenings of 1975's The Rocky Horror Picture Show hosted by the fabulous Anita Wigl’it.
Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named Rocky. Starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon.
Sit beneath the stars and wander back in time with films that share a place in history, and our hearts, and soak in the gilded splendour of the sumptuous Civic.
Of course we’ll need a bit of audience partici…..pation
You’re invited to get dressed up, learn the dances, buy a prop kit (only $4, one dollar of each kit will be donated to the NZ Aids Foundation), and enjoy the most immersive theatrical experience Tāmaki Makaurau has to offer thanks to the team at Hot and Flustered.
Anita Wigl’it is the owner and resident queen of Auckland’s famous Caluzzi Cabaret. She was also the star of RuPaul’s Drag Race – Down Under and the host of the Warner Brothers TV show House of Drag.
Winner of Vancouver’s Next Top Drag Superstar (2013) and Drag Entertainer of the Year (2013) Anita has entertained audiences across the world with her quick wit and hilarious shows. Over the last decade she has wiggled her way into the hearts of many and is fondly regarded as one of New Zealand’s most-loved drag performers, known for her infectious smile and comedic timing.
Before or after the show, journey through the depths of The Civic to find The Secret Piano Bar, Club-a-lub-a-ling-long and enjoy performances by some surprise guests, get your fortune told, you might even meet a few new weird and wonderful friends along the way.
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