‘RiffTrax Live: Mothra’ Comes to Life From the Belcourt Theatre for a Hilarious Two-Night Event in Cinemas Nationwide
Fathom Events and RiffTrax Longstanding Partnership Continues with Toho’s Classic Creature Feature on August 18 and 23
DENVER – July 6, 2016 – Hide your sweaters! That giant Kaijū Lepidoptera known as “Mothra” is coming back to the big screen this August. Fresh from their landmark “RiffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion Show,” the men of RiffTrax — Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett – are back to roast one of the most beloved (and bizarre) of the Japanese monster classics, the 1961 film “Mothra,” in “RiffTrax Live: Mothra.” This event, from the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee, will be broadcast live to movie theaters across the country on Thursday, August 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT and tape delayed to 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT, with an encore showing on Tuesday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Mothra” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 550 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax said, “‘Mothra’ has always been on our ‘we have to do this’ list, so I’m excited we finally got our hands on it. Aside from my being a fan of giant larvae, the movie itself is goofy and really fun to look at. It’s perfect for us.”
Just as “Gamera” became one of MST3K’s most beloved series, “Mothra” promises to be an instant RiffTrax classic. It tells the incredibly peculiar story of a group of explorers who travel to a remote island, kidnap two tiny women, incite the wrath of a giant larvae which then swims the ocean, cocoons itself in downtown Tokyo, emerges as the titular “Mothra” and destroys everything in its path. Yes, it’s a tale as old as time, but RiffTrax brings out its best by adding comical, contemporary commentary to this classic!
“Coming off the success of the MST3K reunion event, interest in RiffTrax’s live events is at an all-time high,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “Those that came out for the reunion and new fans nationwide are in for another treat with ‘Mothra.’”
“Mothra” will be the 21st RiffTrax title for Fathom Events since the start of their partnership in 2009. Some of the most popular titles in the RiffTrax Live lineup include “Starship Troopers,” “Manos: The Hands of Fate,” “Night of the Living Dead” and “Anaconda.”
***Editor Note: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett will be available for select interviews.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 885 locations and 1,348 screens in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
RiffTrax is an entertainment company featuring the stars of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning show “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Comedians Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), bring their funny running MST3K-type commentary to movies of all kind. From riffs on the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to the worst B-movies, RiffTrax has a library of over 500 titles available at RiffTrax.com and on digital platforms everywhere. RiffTrax has also produced five prime time television specials for the National Geographic Channel. RiffTrax releases a newly riffed movie, short film or TV program each week, and performs the RiffTrax Live comedy series four times a year where a movie is riffed live and simulcast into over 700 theaters across North America. Our brand-new RiffTrax app on iOS and Android magically syncs our Riffs to the biggest blockbuster movies like Star Wars, Twilight and Harry Potter. RiffTrax was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. To find out more about RiffTrax, visit www.rifftrax.com/aboutus.