RiffTrax blasts ‘MST3K’ classic ‘Space Mutiny’ live in NEPA theaters June 14-19
From a press release:
The side-splitting RiffTrax trio – Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fame – will present a never-before-seen riffing on the out-of-this-world ’80s adventure “Space Mutiny” during a live simulcast in select movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, June 14 at 8 p.m., followed by a special rebroadcast on Tuesday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Join the guys who make movies funny as they take on this hilariously bad sci-fi epic in front of a live audience. Combine a wardrobe of spandex and tinfoil, a set boasting AstroTurf and spray-painted floor buffers, and special effects that, well, aren’t so special, and you’ve got one of the most hysterical cheeseball movies to ever come out of the ’80s. Grab your friends and have a riot with this riff on the underground cult hit, guaranteed to have you in stitches.
This 1988 film was panned by Eccentric Cinema as “quite possibly the worst science fiction/space adventure film made in English,” which makes it ripe for mocking by RiffTrax. In addition to the full feature, event attendees will be treated to one of RiffTrax’s beloved short films.
Tickets for “Space Mutiny” can be purchased online by visiting fathomevents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the United States will be able to enjoy the event in hundreds of select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network, including Cinemark 20 (40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic), Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 & IMAX (3909 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City), and Cinemark Stroud Mall (160 Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg).
RiffTrax pokes fun at big blockbuster movies, educational short films, and feature-length cheesy B-movies – it’s like watching movies with your funniest friends.
RiffTrax makes movies funny in a variety of different ways. For blockbuster movies, fans can play their funny commentaries along with DVDs or stream them using the RiffTrax auto-syncing app. For most films, they are merged with the movie and classic shorts, which can be downloaded or watched as on-demand streaming videos. Sold on DVD and Blu-ray, these movies can also be found on Amazon Prime, Twitch, and Pluto.tv.
Written and performed by the stars of the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” RiffTrax features the unique humor of Michael J. Nelson (Mike Nelson), Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo), and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), along with tons of special guest riffers.
Since 2009, RiffTrax has held semi-regular, in-theater special events called RiffTrax Live. Filmed in front of a live audience and simulcast to over 700 cinema screens all over the country by Fathom Events, they’ve broadcast from San Diego, California; Nashville, Tennessee; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Durham, North Carolina. Some of the most popular titles in the RiffTrax Live lineup include the “MST3K Reunion Show,” “Carnival of Souls,” and “Starship Troopers.”
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top designated market areas and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events, such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera; dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live; sporting events like Copa America Centenario; concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush, and Mötley Crüe; the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series; and inspirational events.
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. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 917 locations and 1,440 screens in 181 DMAs.