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‘MST3K’ meets classic ‘Doctor Who’ in live RiffTrax event in NEPA theaters Aug. 17-24

‘MST3K’ meets classic ‘Doctor Who’ in live RiffTrax event in NEPA theaters Aug. 17-24
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From a press release:

Moviegoers should get ready to “exterminate” their boredom as the men of RiffTrax – Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fame – take on one of the most thrilling “Doctor Who” adventures ever, “The Five Doctors.”

Originally released in celebration of the British television series’ 20th anniversary in 1983, this special feature-length episode is set to get the full riff treatment live with a two-night event in cinemas nationwide on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m., with a rebroadcast on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who – The Five Doctors” can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 700 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network, including Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 & IMAX (3909 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City), Cinemark Stroud Mall (160 Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg), and AMC Classic Bloomsburg 11 (1799 Columbia Blvd., Bloomsburg).

“We couldn’t be more excited to finally be meeting the Doctor on the big screen,” Nelson said. “Well, not just one but five Doctors, making this event five times more fun.”

Someone is taking the Doctor’s past selves out of time and space, placing them in a vast wilderness – a battle arena with a sinister tower at its center. As the various incarnations of the Doctor join forces, they learn they are in the Death Zone on their home world of Gallifrey, fighting Daleks, Cybermen, Yeti – and a devious Time Lord traitor who is using the Doctor and his companions to discover the ancient secrets of Rassilon, the first and most powerful ruler of Gallifrey.

“It’s great to be combining two fan-favorite programs, ‘Doctor Who’ and RiffTrax, for the ultimate event experience,” Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “Cinema audiences and fans of both ‘Doctor Who’ and RiffTrax are in for a real treat with this mashup of a British science fiction favorite.”

“RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who – The Five Doctors” is the 26th RiffTrax title for Fathom Events since the 2009 start of the companies’ partnership. Some of the most popular titles in the RiffTrax Live lineup include the “MST3K Reunion Show,” “Carnival of Souls,” and “Starship Troopers.”