For our latest adventure on the Don’t be a Tourist in Paris web series, we go 30 feet beneath the city to discover the subculture of iconic midnight movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show just in time for Halloween. Below ground, we’re in the subterranean cinema of Alexander J E Bradley a photographer, filmmaker and catacomb-dweller (aka. cataphile). Movie screenings in the catacombs are strictly not open to the public (or legal), but Bradley does host Paris tours and photography workshops.
Above ground, we’re at Studio Galande, the petite Parisian picture house that’s been showing the cult film twice a week in its original language, alongside the theatre’s resident troupe of performers for 40 years.
It’s Rocky Horror à la Parisienne, so as Frank N. Furter would say, “come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab! Frank N. Furter”. Happy Halloween!