RiffTrax Meets ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’
With the Highly-Anticipated ‘RiffTrax Live:
MST3K Reunion Show’ Set for June 28 and July 12
Fathom Events and RiffTrax Present a Side-Splitting Get Together with Beloved MST3K Cast of Characters
DENVER – April 6, 2016 – Get ready for a Satellite of Love-fest as the guys of RiffTrax — Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”) — celebrate their 10th year at RiffTrax by producing “RiffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion Show,” an amazing night of riffing and comedy with most of the original MST3K stars. Joining Mike, Kevin and Bill live, in front of a packed house at the State Theater in Minneapolis, will be none other than MST3K creator Joel Hodgson (“Joel Robinson”), Trace Beaulieu (“Dr. Clayton Forrester,” “Crow T. Robot”), Frank Conniff (“TV’s Frank”), Mary Jo Pehl (“Pearl Forrester”), Bridget Nelson (“Nuveena,” “Mr. B Natural”), and the host of the revived MST3K, Jonah Ray (Nerdist Podcast and “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail”). In various, hilarious permutations, the cast will riff on a cavalcade of goofy, educational short films and comic interludes before concluding the evening with a grand finale “SUPER RIFF-A-PALOOZA!” Presented by Fathom Events and RiffTrax, the “RiffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion Show,” will be live on the big screen on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT and tape-delayed to 7:00 p.m. MT / 6:00 p.m. PT, with an encore showing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion Show” can be purchased online starting Friday, April 15, 2016 by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in 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).
The MST3K Reunion show will be a night of goofy short films like the ones often riffed on Mystery Science Theater 3000 and that continued to be riffed by the RiffTrax crew. There will be a ton of funny including amazing and hilarious shorts riffed, of course, by Mike, Kevin and Bill. Bridget and Mary Jo, who have been a big hit on RiffTrax, will team up; and Frank and Trace will dazzle the audience with their awesome comedic talents, and Jonah Ray and Joel Hodgson round out the cast as they riff a short together. The team at RiffTrax is pleased to be bringing to the celebration more principal cast members of MST3K, old and new, to join in the fun.
Prior to “RiffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion Show,” RiffTrax will take on one of the most popular and oft-quoted titles of the MST3K era, 1994’s “Time Chasers” 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/ 6:00 p.m. PT with a re-broadcast on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax said, “It’s a dream come true to get us all together again performing on the same stage. With all these great people, and the crazy shorts we’ve picked out, it is going to be an amazing evening.”
“We can’t think of a better way than to celebrate our 20th RiffTrax Live event than with a celebration of this caliber and more ridiculous shorts made funny by the guys of RiffTrax,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “We expect this will be the event of the year for loyal ‘MST’ers’ and new fans nationwide.”
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, 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