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Ever wanted to be verbally humiliated on stage? I won’t spoil Tracyton Movie House’s warmup antics for its screening of Rocky Horror, but rest assured you’ll get your chance. That special treat comes in tandem with the classic Rocky Horror delights—shouting obscenities at a giant screen, squirting each other with water, and complimentary noisemakers I’m sure you’ll never get tired of.
Bremerton’s Tracyton Movie House itself is weird, wacky, and wonderful—stepping into it feels like walking into the Mad Hatter’s wet dream. The entrance floors are painted a psychedelic pattern, and stacked along the side are dozens of zany arcade machines straight out of Stranger Things. You can spot Han Solo, Beetlejuice, and Edward Scissorhands posters artfully arranged in the front room. It’s a place to absolutely nerd the hell out, and its rowdy rendition of Rocky Horror is no exception. The shadow cast, the actors imitating the movie while it plays behind them, is as energetic and electric as any Rocky Horror performance should be.
I saw it last April with my mom, and for her it was a blast to the past (I should probably call it a time warp) but for me it was a way to take a look at some of the original brave weirdos. If you don’t know what things to bring, or if you’ve forgotten at some point between now and the ’80s, don’t worry—Tracyton Theater provides the props!
📸: Tracyton Movie House
Vada is an avid fan of all things related to lounging, snoozing, or just hangin’ out (e.g: chillin’), but unfortunately she also likes theater, books, and art. A friend once described her as “an aspiring loser, sorry, comedian” and she’s trying her darndest to live up to that. Vada writes for The Ticket in partnership with TeenTix.