“Mystery Science Theater 3000” will be returning to the big screen – sort of – when former Satellite of Love crew members Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett bring their Rifftrax to the big screen for a one-night only event this August, picking on what many call the worst movie ever made: Plan 9 From Outer Space.
For those of you unaware, the former “Mystery Science Theater 3000” gang have since returned to riffing on bad movies but have done so splitting off into two groups: Show creator Joel Hodgson’s “Cinematic Titanic” has been sporadically churning out DVDs of public domain movies and doing live performances around the country over the past year, and Michael J. Nelson spearheaded Rifftrax, specializing in providing snarky DVD commentary tracks for bigger movies ranging from Lord of the Rings to Battlefield Earth. Rifftrax has been around longer and gained much more fame to the point that a live event is being staged to be broadcast via close-circuit to theaters around the country. Here’s the official press release:
Fathom Events presents RiffTrax LIVE: Plan 9 from Outer Space, an evening of LIVE riffing on the Worst Movie Ever Made, beaming into movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, August 20th, at 8PM ET/7PM CT/6PM MT/Tape Delayed at 8PM PT.
Join Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett as they are reunited in HD for the first time ever on the big screen! This event will feature the world premiere of a brand new, never-before-seen short and non-stop hilarious riffing on a COLOR version of “Plan 9 from Outer Space” – a 1959 science fiction/horror film written, produced, and directed by Edward D. Wood Jr.
This event will be hosted by Veronica Belmont, the Host of Tekzilla on Revision3 and Qore on the PlayStation Network, with Musical Guest Jonathan Coulton and a special segment by Rich “Lowtax” Kyanka of Something Awful.
Event attendees will receive FREE exclusive digital goodies including a shorts download and autographed digital photo!
Search for “Rifftrax” on Fandango below to see if your local theatres plan to carry this one-of-a-kind event.
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