After the successful crowdsourcing relaunch of “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” fellow MSTies will be in for a real treat this summer in select cinemas nationwide.
RiffTrax Live Presents: MST3K Reunion Show
RiffTrax, in conjunction with NCM Fathom Events will present a live broadcast of the MST3K reunion show in select theaters from coast-to-coast on June 28 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central (which will be tape-delayed to 7 p.m. Mountain/8 p.m. Pacific). A re-showing of the event will occur on Tue., July 12 at 7:30 p.m. (local time).
The live event will be broadcast via satellite from the State Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Backed through the power of Crowdsourcing
The upcoming MST3K reunion event was made possible through the use of crowdsourcing, via Kickstarter. The RiffTrax crew met their goal in March (which also funded the recent RiffTrax showing of another iconic B-movie that was riffed on MST3K, “Time Chasers.”
A cavalcade of MST3K stars!
According to the website for NCM Fathom Events, the event will feature many familiar faces from the series. MST3K alums and RiffTrax founders Michael J. Nelson (second host of MST3K), Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett will appear, along with series creator (and first host of MST3K) Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl and Bridget Jones Nelson. Jonah Ray, who will appear as the new host of MST3K (in the upcoming revival series) will also make an appearance in the live presentation.
In addition to the reunion, several vintage short subjects will be riffed!
The RiffTrax cast, along with the MST3K cast members will be riffing several vintage “campy” educational and industrial short subject films that were hilariously mocked on the show. According to Katie Rife’s article in A.V. Club, a surprise segment called “SUPER-RIFF-A-PALOOZA!”
If you’re a fan of “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” or if you’ve never seen a live RiffTrax presentation before, this is the perfect opportunity to see the masters of movie riffing and MST3K alumns on the big screen!
To all fellow “MSTies/Friends of the Matinee:” Summer greetings to all readers of “Silver Screen Reflections!” Watch an entertaining film on the big screen and do something that is fun, interesting and exciting this Summer!
RiffTrax Live! MST3K Reunion Showcase
Broadcast live via satellite in select theaters from coast-to-coast on Tue., June 28 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central (tape-delayed 7 p,m. Mountain/8 p.m. Pacific).
Re-Broadcast to theaters from coast-to-coast on Tue., July 12 at 7:30 p.m. (local time)*.
Though the live event will not be shown near the home office of “Silver Screen Reflections” (according to the the list of theaters on the NCM Fathom site), here are several locations throughout the Washington, D.C./Baltimore region that will be participating in the event:
Cinemark 24 Egyptian (Arundel Mills Mall)*
7000 Arundel Mills Circle, C-1
Hanover, MD 21076
20000 Century Blvd,,
Germantown, MD 20874
701 7th St NW,
Washington, DC 20001
4110 West Ox Road,
Fairfax, VA 22033
Information on “RiffTrax Live: Time Chasers Encore” (via Fathom Events, which will be shown on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern)