"You're tearing me apart, Lisa" is a sentence fans of "The Room" (2003) hear in their minds as voiced Tommy Wiseau's exaggerated accent. It is Tommy Wiseau's voice, a host of corny lines, the constant greeting pronounced "Oh, hai, (insert name)," and obtrusive music during "romantic" scenes (such as Kitra Williams' "You're My Rose") that make "The Room" one of the best worst movies ever.
Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero take "The Room" on an annual tour, meeting fans and hosting Q&A sessions prior to showings in major cities across the United States and internationally. Almost without fail, one of these stops is at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, IL. This year is no exception. Dubbed the "Love Is Blu" tour (rather than the "Love Is Blind" tour, in honor of "The Room" being released on Blu-Ray), Wiseau and Sestero are hosting screenings in Chicago and LA this month. The Music Box Theatre's showings are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (March 22-24) at 10:30 p.m. each night. Tickets are $15 in advance (available online) or $17 on the day.
Last year's showing sold out far in advance, so much that a Sunday showing was added last year, which is likely the reason the Music Box Theatre is planning ahead for three nights this year. Wiseau and Sestero are fan favorites, often throwing a football back and forth (as reference to scenes in the film) in the lobby prior to the event. Both sign autographs, chat with fans, and provide great entertainment during the Q&A. Tour merchandise is available to purchase at each of their live screenings, often including the typical items (such as tee-shirts) as well as unique pieces. Last year, Johnny bobbleheads were even on sale at the Music Box Theatre screening.