The Tampa building that is now the Ritz Ybor has been a night club called the Masquerade, a live theatre venue called Playmakers and even the setting for an unwatchable 1988 film called "Phantom of the Ritz."
But way back when it first opened, in 1917, the building was a movie theater called the Rivoli. On Saturday, it's going back to its roots with a screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
It's not a plain-old night at the movies, though. It's a party to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the horror-comedy-musical that became the most popular midnight movie of all time.
There's a live cast that will be acting out scenes from the movie. You're invited to sing along, of course, or simply shout wisecracks to the characters on screen. Prop bags will be available for purchase ($2 apiece, 3 for $5).
The regular tickets are about the same as those for a regular movie theater, but you can also get a VIP couch for six people for $300 (you get a bottle with that). VIP tables for and single-seat VIP tickets sold out last week, so it seems as though there should be a healthy crowd on hand.
Details: 7 p.m. Oct. 3, The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. Tickets: $11.54 and up. Information: (813) 247-2555, theritzybor.com.
-- Marty Clear