It’s Summertime Madness at ‘RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party!’ With RiffTrax, MST3K Alumni and More Coming to Movie Theaters This June

DENVER – APRIL 10, 2017 – No need for any SPF 50 at this Summer Shorts Beach Party! Coming to cinemas for two hilarious nights this June “RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party!,” unites the RiffTrax masterminds: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett (of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fame) , MST3K alumni and some famous friends to put the (sun)burns on a series of bizarre shorts, as well as a few goofy educational bits.

Presented by Fathom Events and RiffTrax, “RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party!” comes to movie theaters nationwide live on Thursday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT (MT and PT tape-delayed) with a special second showing on Tuesday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. (local time).

Joining Mike, Kevin and Bill will be RiffTrax’s own duo of Bridget Jones (MST3K’s beloved “Mister B Natural”) and Mary Jo Pehl (MST3K’s “Pearl Forrester”), Paul F. Tompkins (“BoJack Horseman,” “Comedy Bang-Bang”), plus MST3K’s “The Mads” themselves: Trace Beaulieu (“Dr. Clayton Forrester,” “Crow T. Robot”), “TV’s Frank” Conniff and more special guests to be announced. Following the shorts, the ensemble cast will join on stage to treat audiences to a “RIFF-A-PALOOZA” - featuring all the performers at once!

Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party!” can be purchased beginning Thursday, April 13, 2017 online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete list of theater locations will be available April 13 on the Fathom Event’s website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Prior to the “Shorts” event, “RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop” will be broadcast live to movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. MT/ 8:00 p.m. PT, with a second showing on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. local time.

“Last year, when RiffTrax’s Mike, Kevin and Bill brought MST3K cast members together for the ‘RifffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion Show,’ the fan response was overwhelming,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “We’re thrilled they’ve once again secured Trace, Frank, Mary Jo and Bridget for this event – one that’s certain to be a highlight of 2017.”

“RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party!” is the 25th RiffTrax title for Fathom Events since the 2009 start of the companies’ partnership. Some of the most popular titles in the RiffTrax Live lineup include the “MST3K Reunion Show,” “Starship Troopers” and “Night of the Living Dead.”

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