RiffTrax to Take a Comedy Bite out of Syfy’s Global Cult Sensation in “RiffTrax Live: Sharknado” this July

  RiffTrax to Take a Comedy Bite out of Syfy’s Global Cult Sensation in
  “RiffTrax Live: Sharknado” this July

   Fathom Events, RiffTrax, The Asylum, IGN and Syfy Present the Hilarious
 “RiffTrax Live: Sharknado” in Select Cinemas for Only Two Nights on July 10
                                    and 15

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- May 7, 2014

Just when you thought “Sharknado,” a movie about mega-cyclones sucking up
sharks from the ocean and hurling them onto land, couldn’t get any more
absurd, the stars of RiffTrax have blown those expectations right out of the
water and created a perfect storm of funny. The sidesplitting RiffTrax crew –
Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the
groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”) – is set for what may be their
most epic event ever as they take on the Syfy instant cult classic
"Sharknado." Presented by Fathom Events, RiffTrax, The Asylum, IGN and Syfy, 
“RiffTrax Live: Sharknado” will be broadcast live from the historic State
Theater in Minneapolis to select movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, July
10 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT/ 7:00 p.m. MT and 8:00 p.m. PT, HI and AK,
with a second showing on Tuesday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. local time.

Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Sharknado” are available at participating theater
box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For Minneapolis-area fans,
tickets to the live performance at the State Theatre may be purchased online
here beginning May 5 at 2:00 p.m. CST.

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).

“Sharknado” premiered on Syfy on July 11, 2013, becoming an immediate
worldwide sensation, generating nearly 5,000 tweets a minute and quickly
amassing nearly 400,000 social mentions. In August, Fathom Events and The
Asylum held a raucous midnight showing in more than 200 theaters nationwide.
Fans should also keep an eye out for “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” which will
premiere Wednesday July 30th at 9/8c on Syfy.

Produced by The Asylum, “Sharknado” is the story of beachside bar regulars
including owner Fin (Ian Ziering, "Beverly Hills 90210"), bartender Nova
(Casie Scerbo, "Make It Or Break It") and local drunk George (John Heard,
"Home Alone") as they team up with Fin’s ex-wife April (Tara Reid, "Scrubs")
to investigate the ecological nightmare that has sharks swimming through the
streets of Los Angeles and falling from the skies.

Entertainment Weekly described it as “… an hour-and-a-half of ridiculous,
slapstick, theatrical, scientifically-impossible fun” and New York Daily News
said, “’Sharknado’ is bad to the bone. It’s absurd. It’s ridiculous. If you’re
a fan of low-budget horror movies and you miss it, you will regret it for the
rest of your life.”

"We're excited to have landed the big fish that is Sharknado. For a long time
we've wanted to do a shark based movie as well as a tornado based film so we
think combining the two will be twice as thrilling for our audience,” said
Michael J. Nelson, RiffTrax creator and former host of the Emmy-nominated,
Peabody Award-winning “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”

“We have had tremendous success separately with both ’Sharknado’ and RiffTrax.
Putting the two of them together is a marriage made in apocalyptic,
flying-shark heaven,” said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of Fathom
Events. “Fans are going to be figuratively, and probably literally, rolling on
the floor laughing.”

**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

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

About RiffTrax

Featuring the former stars of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning show
“Mystery Science Theater 3000,”RiffTrax is an entertainment companywith 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 The Asylum

The Asylum is one of the world's leading brand-oriented motion picture and
television studios. With a focus on high-concept, market-driven entertainment,
like SHARKNADO, The Asylum finances, produces and releases 25 films per year
through its direct pipeline to the nation's top retailers and its network of
international partners. Since its founding in 1997, The Asylum has released
more than 500 films and has built a library of over 200 original productions,
including top-rated movie premieres for Syfy, Lifetime and Animal Planet
networks. This year, The Asylum announces its first foray into series
television with Z NATION, a 13-episode action-horror series premiering on

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.

About Syfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year
round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science
fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a
portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to
limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and
currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the
world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a
subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)

For artwork/photos related to“RiffTrax Live: Sharknado,”clickhere.


Fathom Events
Jessica Hanus, 303-792-8766
Scoop Marketing for Fathom Events
Erik Stein, 818-761-6100
Sarah Vanderbush, 858-794-8500
Public Relations for RiffTrax
Jeff Whitton
Scott Collura, 718-772-2830
Gary Morgenstein, 212-664-6407
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