Celebrate The Holidays With “RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus Conquers The Martians”

  Celebrate The Holidays With “RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus Conquers The
  Martians”

 NCM Fathom Events, RiffTrax and IGN Present All-New Sidesplitting Commentary
     on a Holiday ‘Classic’ in Select Movie Theaters Nationwide on Dec. 5

Business Wire

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- October 28, 2013

You better watch out, you better not cry, ‘cause Santa Claus is coming… to
Mars? 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 all-new take on a family ‘classic’ with “RiffTrax Live: Santa
Claus Conquers the Martians”  on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00
p.m. CT and tape delayed at 7:00 p.m. MT and 8:00 p.m PT/HI/AK. NCM Fathom
Events, RiffTrax and IGN will present RiffTrax’s first big-screen holiday
event since the beloved “RiffTrax Live: Christmas Shorts-Stravaganza” in 2009
with “Weird Al” Yankovic. This festive season event, a riff on one of the most
popular titles in the MST3K catalog, is set to be  an uproarious night for
naughty and nice alike.

Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,”  are available
at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The
event will be broadcast to more than 570 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).

"I'm excited to be revisiting this gem, not only because it promises to be a
lot of fun, but also because it just wouldn't be the holidays without those
beloved Yuletide characters Kimar, Voldar, Hargo, and of course that
shockingly stupid Martian, Droppo!” said Michael J. Nelson, RiffTrax creator
and former host of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning “Mystery Science
Theater 3000.”

Many have forgotten (or choose to forget) the Santa/Martian wars of 1964, and
“Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” bravely attempts to set the record
straight. Martian parents Kimar and Momar become concerned that their children
Bomar and Girmar have become too attached to television programs from Earth.
Their solution is brilliant — if a bit of a non sequitur— they decide to
kidnap Santa Claus! The nasty Martian villain Voldar captures two Earth
children, Billy and Betty, along with Santa and heads off for Mars. Only the
bravery of Billy and Betty and the bumbling of a stowaway and “the laziest man
on Mars,” Droppo, can foil Voldar’s evil plans.

“Kris Kringle vs. Martians is the perfect riff-fodder and we can’t wait to see
what the RiffTrax guys have in store for this live, big screen event,” said
Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “One thing’s
for sure, all fans should expect to have their stockings filled with laughs.”

**Editor Note: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett are available
for select telephone, radio and television press interviews. Artwork, bios 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 47.0%
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

RiffTrax is an entertainment and comedy e-commerce company featuring the stars
of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning show “Mystery Science Theater
3000.” The guys at RiffTrax have added their comedic riffing treatment to over
150 feature films and over 200 classic educational shorts over the past 7
years. RiffTrax is composed 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.

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
Sarah Vanderbush, 858-794-8500
sarah@rifftrax.com
or
IGN
Scott Collura, 718-772-2830
scollura@ign.com
 
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