DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“RiffTrax Live,” the cinema series known for making audiences laugh out loud with its now legendary treatment of films since 2009, will present the never-before-seen live riff of “RiffTrax Live: Santa and The Ice Cream Bunny” —one of the strangest Christmas movies ever made— Today, December 3, 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 another showing on December 15. Hot on the cotton-tail of that Yuletide event, RiffTrax, comprised of Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”), along with Fathom Events, is proud to announce two “Best of RiffTrax” showings. The two fan favorites to be shown at select movie theaters nationwide are the entomophobia-inducing “Rifftrax Live: Starship Troopers” on Thursday, January 14, followed by the beloved cult classic, “RiffTrax Live: The Room,” on Thursday, January 28, both at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Tickets for “Best of Rifftrax” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The events will be presented in more than 550 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
RiffTrax Live: Starship Troopers – Thursday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. local time
This 1997 giant-alien-bug war flick is an adaptation of Robert Heinlein’s classic 1950’s novel of the same name, but with bigger, juicier bugs. Screenplay by Ed Neumeier and directed by Paul Verhoeven, the film is known for its groundbreaking visual effects, including large-scale CG battle scenes with menacing alien bug warriors. “Starship Troopers” is the tale of young trooper Johnny Rico, played by the impossibly handsome Casper Van Dien. He’s joined by the impossibly darling Denise Richards, who plays plucky pilot Lieutenant Carmen Ibanez. Together, they go pretty much straight from their high school prom into the galaxy-wide gooey mess that is the Bug-pocalypse. They’re joined by the impossibly nice guy Neil Patrick Harris, an intelligence officer with psychic abilities that help him read the minds of the “bugs.” Throw in Jake Busey, Michael Ironside — with his "Come on, you apes! You wanna live forever?" catchphrase — plus a galactic love triangle and gallons of insect guts, and you’ve got the great, sprawling high-energy madness that is “Starship Troopers.”
“Rifftrax Live: Starship Troopers” was first premiered by Fathom Events on August 15, 2013.
RiffTrax Live: The Room – Thursday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. local time
If there were ever a movie tailor-made for the RiffTrax guys, “The Room” is it! Perhaps the most baffling and inadvertently hilarious independent film ever produced, “The Room” has won legions of fans around the world and become a favorite at festivals and midnight screenings! It, kind of, tells the story of a San Francisco bank employee (played by writer/director/auteur Tommy Wiseau) whose fiancée seduces Tommy’s best friend. This tears him apart, causing him to: put on a tuxedo, toss a football with his weird neighbor, have long puzzling rooftop discussions, and eventually, throw a very light TV out his own window.
“RiffTrax Live: The Room” was first premiered by Fathom Events on May 6, 2015.
Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said, “The RiffTrax crew never fails to create some of our most popular, and without doubt, funniest events. A testament to their comedic chops and overwhelming fan demand, these encores give comedy fans nationwide another opportunity to experience their biting humor.”
***Editor Note: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and/or Bill Corbett will be available for select telephone, radio and television press interviews
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 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. RiffTrax was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. To find out more about RiffTrax, visit www.rifftrax.com/aboutus.