“RiffTrax Live: Night of the Living Dead” Brings Original Zombie Classic to Cinemas in Time for Halloween

  “RiffTrax Live: Night of the Living Dead” Brings Original Zombie Classic to
  Cinemas in Time for Halloween

 NCM Fathom Events, RiffTrax and IGN Present Hilarious Commentary on the 1968
               Zombie Flick in Select Movie Theaters on Oct. 24

Business Wire

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- September 3, 2013

The “RiffTrax Live” cinema series has been racking in the “LOLs” and “ROTFLs”
with its celebrated comedic treatment of films since 2009. This fall, the
stars of RiffTrax—Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known
for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”)—are back for a
hilarious never-before-seen take on the George Romero zombie movie “Night of
the Living Dead.”  Movie theater audiences will witness shambling zombies (and
lead actors alike) meeting their end via razor-sharp mockery, as NCM Fathom
Events, RiffTrax and IGN present “RiffTrax Live: Night of the Living Dead”  on
Thursday, Oct. 24, live at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT and tape delayed at
7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT/HI/AK.

Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Night of the Living Dead”  are available at
participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The
event will be broadcast to more than 600 select movie theaters across the
country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list
of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters
and participants are subject to change).

“Halloween is a time to celebrate the simple things: neighbor kids begging at
your door, cleaning splattered eggs off your car window, and of course,
laughing along with the classic zombie movie that kick-started the genre.
We’re thrilled to be riffing along with a great print of this much-loved
film!” said Michael J. Nelson, RiffTrax creator and former host of the
Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”

A classic horror film, 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead” kicked off the
ubiquitous zombie craze. The movie begins when Barbara and her brother Johnny
travel to the countryside to visit their father’s gravestone. In the cemetery,
Johnny is murdered by a peculiar man and Barbara must flee to an abandoned
farmhouse. Also hiding from the zombies in the house is Ben, who boards up the
doors and windows. After listening to the radio and learning that a satellite
returning from space has reanimated the dead, Ben and Barbara discover five
additional survivors hidden in the basement. Harry—one of the ragtag band of
survivors—disagrees with Ben’s leadership, and the tension between the two men
intensifies. As the group waits out the apocalypse, the house is besieged by
an increasing throng of living dead.

“An evening at the movie theater with RiffTrax Live is always a hilarious and
fun experience,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom
Events. “Seeing the guys fire their wisecracking commentary at ‘Night of the
Living Dead’ on the big screen is a must-see for everyone’s Halloween to-do
list.”

**Editor Note: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and 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.

About National CineMedia (NCM)

National CineMedia (NCM) operates NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated
media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through
mobile technology. The NCM Cinema Network and NCM Fathom Events present cinema
advertising and events across the nation’s largest digital in-theater network,
comprised of theaters owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc.
(NYSE: CNK), Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) and other leading regional
theater circuits. NCM’s theater advertising network covers 183 Designated
Market Areas® (49 of the top 50) and includes approximately 19,600 screens
(approximately 18,800 digital). During 2012, over 710 million patrons attended
movies shown in theaters in which NCM currently has exclusive, cinema
advertising agreements in place. The NCM Fathom Events live digital broadcast
network (“DBN”) is comprised of approximately 750 locations in 173 Designated
Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). The NCM Interactive Network
offers 360-degree integrated marketing opportunities in combination with
cinema, encompassing 37 entertainment-related websites, online widgets and
mobile applications. National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) owns a 45.1%
interest in and is the managing member of National CineMedia LLC. For more
information, visit www.ncm.com or www.FathomEvents.com. (NCMI-E)

About RiffTrax

Featuring former members of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning show
“Mystery Science Theater 3000,” RiffTrax is composed of Michael J. Nelson,
Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett. Nelson has appeared on numerous radio and TV
shows, written a regular column for TV Guide, and authored many best-selling
books. Perhaps best known as the man behind the plucky red robot Tom Servo on
“Mystery Science Theater 3000,” Murphy is also author of the bestselling book
“A Year at the Movies: One Man’s Filmgoing Odyssey,” and has been a regular
contributor to NPR’s “Weekend Edition” and “Wits.” In addition to being a
screenwriter and an internationally-produced playwright, Corbett was the voice
of the robot Crow (version 2.0) on “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” as well as
many other strange characters including the clueless alien The Observer
(a.k.a. “Brain Guy”). 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.

Contact:

NCM Fathom Events
Leslie Obletz, 303-957-1825
leslie.obletz@ncm.com
or
Michelle Portillo, 303-792-8651
michelle.portillo@ncm.com
or
Scoop Marketing for NCM Fathom Events
Erik Stein, 818-761-6100
estein@solters.com
or
RiffTrax
Josh Gemma, 858-794-8500 x109
josh@rifftrax.com
or
IGN
Scott Collura, 718-772-2830
scollura@ign.com
 
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