UPC hosts annual showing of ‘Rocky Horror’

On Friday, Oct. 25, the Union Program Council hosted an annual showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." (Lauren Kuykendall | Collegian Media Group)

The Union Program Council hosted its annual showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” a cult classic known for its interactive elements, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom on Friday.

UPC didn’t just sell tickets — they also provided prop bags for $7 featuring rice, toast, playing cards, toilet paper and sheets of newspaper for the film’s various interactive scenes.

Grace Franke, freshman in graphic design and advertising, saw the movie before, but had never attended a UPC-sponsored event. She said she is interested in going to more UPC events.

“If they do more fun stuff like this, heck yeah,” Franke said.

Sarah Spond, sophomore in political science, said she was drawn to the event because, though she had never seen the film, she’d always heard of the lore involving the callbacks.

“I don’t know the interactive parts of ‘Rocky Horror,'” Spond said. “I’m excited to finally find out what this is.”

Brooke Griggs, junior in theatre, came to last year’s showing and said that she was happy to be back this year.

“I think [UPC] really [knows] what is really interesting to students and the wide diversity of what the students like and the diversity of the students here,” she said. “And then there’s ‘Rocky Horror,’ where it’s like ‘Get naked and throw things’.”