“Rifftrax Live: Godzilla” Brings Monstrous Laughs to Cinemas Nationwide This August
Fathom Events, RiffTrax and IGN Present the Hilarious “RiffTrax Live: Godzilla” in Select Cinemas for Only Two Nights on August 14 and 19
CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--"Here, lizard lizard lizard!” Size does matter as the stars of Rifftrax are set to bring larger-than-life laughs nationwide as they riff on one of the most frequently requested titles in RiffTrax history, “Godzilla.” Thanks to a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign that raised money to license a “big” Hollywood title, the RiffTrax crew – Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”) – are back again this summer with a riotous never-before-seen take on the ‘90s creature feature. Presented by Fathom Events, RiffTrax and IGN, “RiffTrax Live: Godzilla” will be broadcast LIVE from Durham, NC, to select movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, August 14, 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 a second showing on Tuesday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
“Because everything about it is big, we pledge to supersize the laughs as well.”
Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Godzilla” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in nearly 650 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).
"Thanks to our many Kickstarter contributors we're happy to be able to do the best giant lizard movie of the late 90's!” said Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax. “Because everything about it is big, we pledge to supersize the laughs as well."
One of the most frequently requested titles in RiffTrax history, the 1998 daikaiju flick “Godzilla” was reimagined from the popular Japanese film of the same name but with bigger, better visual effects. The plot revolves around a giant reptilian monster, mutated by nuclear tests in French Polynesia, that makes its way north to nest its young and begins wreaking havoc on New York City. Directed by Roland Emmerich with screenplay by Dean Devlin and Emmerich, the film stars Matthew Broderick (Dr. Niko Tatopoulos), Maria Pitillo (Audrey Timmonds), Hank Azaria (Victor 'Animal' Palotti), Kevin Dunn (Colonel Hicks), Jean Reno (Philippe Roaché) and the Taco Bell Chihuahua…?!
“The RiffTrax crew has kept Fathom audiences in stitches thanks to their comedic genius and quick wit,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of Fathom Events. “‘RiffTrax Live: Godzilla’ is the perfect match for another night of monstrous laughs in theaters nationwide.”
**Editor Note: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and/or Bill Corbett will be available for select telephone, radio and television press interviews. Artwork, photos and other promotional materials can be found at www.rifftrax.com/epk.
GODZILLA® and the GODZILLA character and design are marks of Toho Co., Ltd.
About AC JV, LLC
Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC. Fathom 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. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras – creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom’s live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
Featuring the former stars of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning show “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” RiffTrax is an entertainment company with over 200 feature-length films and over 200 shorts, all with the funny running commentary of Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett. In addition to their starring roles as Mike, Tom Servo, and Crow on “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” they have appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, penned the screenplays for Hollywood Blockbuster films, and authored numerous best-selling books. To find out more about RiffTrax, visit www.rifftrax.com.
About IGN Entertainment
IGN Entertainment is the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reach more than 57 million unique users worldwide, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore. IGN is the Web's #1 video game information destination and also owns the world's largest men's lifestyle website, AskMen.com. IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices across North America, Europe and Australia.