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The Montreal Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Ball 2014
Photograph: Tristan BrandMontreal celebrates one of the most successful and long running Rocky Horror Picture Show traditions at Halloween. The Montreal cast perform before record breaking audeinces year after year. The 2014 Halloween Ball runs 3 nights ant the Imperial Theatre in Montreal Canada.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Montreal Halloween Ball is back this year (but not quite the same)

The largest Rocky Horror Picture Show event in North America is right here in Montreal, and it's back after a pandemic hiatus—here's how it will be different.

JP Karwacki
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JP Karwacki

On Halloween night at 7pm this year, Montreal's Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Ball has announced that its yearly festivities—which took a short break last year due to the pandemic—will be taking place as usual at Dollar Cinema.

For fans of the cult film and the experience of throwing around objects and singing along to the film, the Montreal experience—deemed the largest of its kind in North America—is going to look very different this year. It may not feel quite right to some, but this is as good as it gets this year: It'll be a "non-participation screening of the classic cult film," the organizers wrote on the event's website.

"There will be NO rice, confetti, toast, toilet paper, water pistols, other props or outside food or drink allowed inside the theatre... 'The Voice' will be doing the call back lines while members of the official RHPSMTL shadowcast will welcome you at the door and make an appearance on stage to dance The Time Warp."

That's a pretty big shift from what's normally an event that's full of thrown objects, singing, dancing, and up-close-and-personal interactions with the audience; however, considering that public health restrictions won't be budging an inch in any sector except for restaurants and bars as of November, this is good news for the longstanding event.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Montreal Halloween Ball will take place on Halloween, on Sunday October 31 at Dollar Cinema, located inside Décarie Square (203-6900 Décarie Boulevard) at 7pm; tickets can be purchased here. Seating is first come, first served.

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