‘RiffTrax Live: Time Chasers’ to Bring a Beloved
MST3K Classic to Big Screens
Fathom Events and RiffTrax Present a Lambasting of the Ludicrous ‘Time Chasers’ May 5 and 17
DENVER – March 21, 2016 – Dust off that time machine (and the floppy disks that run it), because this May the guys of RiffTrax — Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000) – are bringing “RiffTrax Live: Time Chasers” to select cinemas across the nation. Presented by Fathom Events and RiffTrax on Thursday, May 5 LIVE 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 and a re-broadcast on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. local time, “RiffTrax Live: Time Chasers” will take on one of the most popular and oft-quoted titles of the MST3K era, 1994’s Time Chasers. The RiffTrax crew promise a raucous evening with a true “classic.” Audiences will also enjoy a brand new RiffTrax short as part of the event.
Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Time Chasers” 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 500 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, “Time Chasers isn’t just a fan favorite it’s a favorite of ours as well. I always suspected Vermonters were up to no good what with their small planes and their Commodore 64s and their time traveling — Time Chasers had the guts to tell the truth about ’em.”
First riffed in 1997 by MST3K, Time Chasers is the story of a physics teacher and amateur pilot, Nick Miller, who turns his airplane into a time machine with the aid of his beloved Commodore 64. With it, he woos the woman of his dreams, despite the fact that he doesn’t own a car and his wardrobe consists only of a pair of jeans and a threadbare t-shirt from Castleton State College. The two run afoul of GenCorp, an evil mega-corporation run out of the mezzanine lobby of a small local library in Rutland, Vermont. Its ruthless CEO, J.K. (you can tell he’s evil because his hair is gelled back), will stop at nothing to steal Nick’s priceless secret.
Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said, “The RiffTrax team unfailingly delivers events that delight comedy fans coast-to-coast. Time Chasers, a MST3K classic, is sure to be another laugh-out-loud event.”
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the event cinema distribution arm of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the U.S., and is recognized as the leading distributor of alternative content. It offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide 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 also 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. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 875 locations in 179 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. RiffTrax was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. To find out more about RiffTrax, visit www.rifftrax.com/aboutus