It’s time for “RiffTrax Holiday Special Double Feature”
RiffTrax, in conjunction with Fathom Events will be presenting a special encore double feature from two previous RiffTrax holiday events (featuring MST3K alums Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett) in select cinema venues from coast-to-coast for one day only on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. (local time).
“What will be showcased in the RiffTrax Holiday Special Double Feature?”
The RiffTrax crew and their special double feature presentation will consist of the their 2013 presentation of the 1964 low-budget kiddie flick, “Santa Claus Conquers The Martians” (starring Pia Zadora, Bill McCutcheon, Ned Wertimer and John Call)*.
The second feature will be the 2009 presentation, “RiffTrax Live: Christmas Shorts-stravaganza,” featuring a smorgasbord of cheesy educational and industrial holiday short subjects riffed by Mike, Kevin and Bill with special guest “Weird Al” Yankovic!
But wait… there’s more!
According to the official RiffTrax press release, one of the group’s most popular shorts will be showcased by popular demand, “Parade of Aquatic Champions.” Originally released by Post Pictures Corporation, the Kodachrome film featured cameo appearances by Olympic swimming champions Johnny Weissmuller (who was known for playing “Tarzan” in film adaptations based off of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novelizations from 1932-48) and Buster Crabbe (who was known for playing Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers in Universal’s filmed serial adaptations of the two popular comic strip series in the 1930s).
As a special bonus, the RiffTrax crew will be riffing on holiday photographs sent in by RiffTrax fans throughout the country.
Why you should consider attending the “RiffTrax Holiday Special Double Feature”
The upcoming presentation of RiffTrax’s “Holiday Special Double Feature” is perfect for fellow fans of RiffTrax and MST3K (fellow MSTies/friends of the matinee) that can’t get enough of riffing Z-budget films after the MST3K “Turkey Day ‘16” marathon. This is also perfect those who want to kick off the holiday season with the fine art of comedic movie riffing.
*Fun Facts: “Santa Claus Conquers The Martians” was originally released to theaters by Embassy Pictures, founded by Joseph E. Levine. Levine’s distribution firm was better known for releasing art house and prolific independent features, including Mike Nichols’ “The Graduate” (1967, one year before Levine sold Embassy to aviation and broadcasting conglomerate Avco Corporation).
Sidebar: “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” was shown on “Mystery Science Theater 3000” (ep. #321, hosted by Joel Hodgson), which was broadcast on Comedy Central on Dec. 21, 1991.
Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. (local time) in select theaters from coast-to-coast (One day only!)
Closest theater venue to the home office of “Silver Screen Reflections:”
20 Presidential Circle
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: (717) 334-5575
Other area theater venues:
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, Suite 12110,
Fairfax, VA 22033
A Happy (and peaceful) Thanksgiving holiday to all fellow friends of the matinee (from the author and writer of “Silver Screen Reflections”).
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We’re all in this together.