RIFFTRAX LIVE: ANACONDA to Put the Squeeze on Theaters Nationwide this Fall
Fathom Events, RiffTrax.com and IGN are proud to announce the RiffTrax crew - Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking "Mystery Science Theater 3000") - are back again, this time to put the squeeze on audiences' funny bones with their take on "Anaconda," the 13th hilarious RiffTrax title shown by Fathom Events. "RiffTrax Live: Anaconda," directed by Luis Llosa and written by Hans Bauer and Jim Cash & Jack Epps, Jr., will come to select movie theaters nationwide LIVE from the Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC, on Thursday, October 30 at 8:00pm ET / 7:00pm CT and 7:00pm MT / 8:00 pm PT/HI/AK (tape delay) with a second showing on Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30pm (local time).
Tickets for "RiffTrax Live: Anaconda" are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. 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).
"Anaconda is a great movie for us and hugely fun to do. It is, after all, indisputably the best digital snake movie of 1997," Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax said.
In Anaconda, a documentary film crew led by anthropologist Steven Cale (Eric Stoltz) and director Terri Flores (Jennifer Lopez) enters the mysterious world of the Amazon in search of the legendary Shirishama Indians. Cameraman Danny (Ice Cube) smells trouble when the crew picks up a suspicious passenger-Paul Sarone (Jon Voight), a charismatic loner and "river man" whose professed knowledge of the Shirishama entices the crew. But Sarone's motive for driving the crew deeper into the river is his own dark quest to track a lethal 40-foot Anaconda, and he'll Sacrifice anything and anyone to find his adversary. The expedition becomes a jungle nightmare when Sarone leads the crew directly into the jaws of the killer snake and they must use every primal resource just tostay alive.
"The RiffTrax guys are absolute fan-favorites and downright hysterical," said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of Fathom Events. "If anyone can take 'Anaconda' to another level in movie theaters it's Mike, Kevin and Bill!"
**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 www.rifftrax.com/epk.
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 www.fathomevents.com.
Featuring the former stars of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning show "Mystery Science Theater 3000," RiffTrax is an entertainment company with 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 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.
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