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Rocky Horror Picture Show Outdoor Cinema in Swindon
8th July 2022
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A review from Pat H
Rocky Horror Picture Show Outdoor Cinema in Swindon 8th July 2022
Open Air Cinema is not a totally new experience for me, but it was the first time that I have attended an outdoor screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, so I was unsure as to what to expect. This was my first attendance on my own since the sad departure of my Fiancée last year so I must admit to being a little apprehensive not wishing to find that I was the only person that had made the effort to dress up! However, with my legs freshly waxed the opportunity to cross dress in public was not to be missed.
The e-mail from Eventbrite had made it quite clear that there would be no parking at the Swindon Cricket Ground Venue, (only a public carpark nearby) so I had planned for a lift to the ground as did not fancy trying to drive my car in heels!! So relieved as we turned into the venue to see that others were in fact also in costume, but the very poor signage of the event made for a difficult arrival. Finally, I just bailed out of the car and followed others around to the far side of the ground. Entrance to the event once found was very efficient, just a digital scan of my phone and I was presented with a VIP wristband and my large bag of popcorn. Then the difficult task of walking across soft grass with the heels sinking in as I made my way to my pre-booked front row deckchair. My large black cape making me feel just a little less self-conscious in my sheer black stockings and transparent undies.
The screen was very large and ideally placed so as not to be affected by the setting sun but as the gates did not open until 8.30pm and the film not scheduled to screen until after sunset just before 10pm this would not have been an issue anyway. I selected my chair next to a very friendly brother and sister of similar age to my-self and once I started taking selfies and photos with other fans. I started to feel much more at ease and pleased that I had made the effort to dress-up. I made my way over to the bar, again not an easy task in stilettoes but my efforts to walk in them on the soft grass were appreciated by many of the women watching me!! at this point still wearing my cape I found progress slow going as people wanted to take selfies with me. Feeling more confident now I decided to head back without the cape, my lacy panties on full show, a fact that raised quite a few compliments of "Cute Arse" from ladies as I walked past. After a couple of drinks and more comments I found the fact that I was walking round in just ladies' underwear just a little less strange with so many others similarly attired.
Once the count down on the screen started, I must admit the atmosphere was not quite the same as that of a theatre auditorium, with the lack of interaction from the narrator making it a much more flat experience but the fact that the couple next to me appeared to know the film dialogue as if the had a copy of the film libretto in hand we made it to the time warp. Relieved, I'm very pleased to say that lots of people in costume joined me at the front to perform it. So, in Summary not as good as a stage show but certainly a lot better than watching at home on DVD!
Pat H's images from the day, click on a thumbnail for a bigger version.
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