RiffTrax Makes Sci-Fi Sushi Out of ‘Space Mutiny’ in Movie Theaters Nationwide For Two Nights This June
March 26, 2018
DENVER – March 26, 2018 – RiffTrax is set to kick off a sidesplitting summer in cinemas nationwide with 1988’s “Space Mutiny.” The film was panned by Eccentric Cinema as "quite possibly the worst science fiction/space adventure film made in English," which makes it ripe for the hilarious mocking of RiffTrax’s Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (of Mystery Science Theater 3000® fame). In addition to the full feature, event attendees will be treated to one of RiffTrax’s beloved shorts.
Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Space Mutiny” can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices.
Presented in more than 700 select cinemas by RiffTrax and Fathom Events, “RiffTrax Live: Space Mutiny” screens live on Thursday, June 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT with an encore presentation on Tuesday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. local time, through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
One of the funniest films featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 in the Emmy® Award nominated show's 11-year run, “Space Mutiny” is a hilariously bad sci-fi epic that's guaranteed to have you in stitches. Combine a wardrobe of spandex and tinfoil; a set boasting AstroTurf® and spray-painted floor buffers; and special effects that, well, aren't so special, and you've got one of the most hysterical cheeseball movies to ever come out of the '80s. Grab your friends and have a riot with this underground cult hit.
“Since 2009, RiffTrax has been creating hilarious and fun experiences for fans in movie theaters nationwide,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “With ‘Space Mutiny,’ we know that Mike, Kevin and Bill will bring two nights of laughs to kick off the summer cinema season.”
"We're excited to revisit ‘Space Mutiny’ because not only was it a favorite of the MST3K audience, it was a favorite of the writers,” Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax said. “And spending screen time with Reb Brown again will be like seeing an old friend. An old friend who wears shiny silver pants."
“RiffTrax Live: Space Mutiny” is the 27th original title event broadcast to movie theaters since Fathom Events and RiffTrax began their partnership in 2009.
***Editor’s Note: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett are available for select interviews.