RiffTrax Live features cult classic Reefer Madness

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Listening to people talk during a movie used to be an unpleasant experience, but the locally-produced Mystery Science Theater 3000 made it incredibly entertaining. The voices of Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett were often the only thing that made the b-movies the show featured bearable.

After MST3K ended its hugely successful run in 1999, ridiculous movies were no longer seemed as silly as we knew they could be. Thankfully, the old gang has moved their talent for mocking films to the internet.

Their new incarnation is is called RiffTrax, which are "comedic MP3 tracks that you play in-sync with your favorite movies." No longer bound by flicks in the public domain, the material available to them has grown exponentially; they've even created a track to play along with Twilight.

In the not too distant future, Nelson, Murphy, and Corbett will once again beam their silly commentary through space--this time in select theaters, including Block E's AMC Theater. RiffTrax Live will feature the trio's commentary to the cult classic Reefer Madness, and will be broadcast nationwide.

In honor of this event, audiences will receive free digital goodies, and will be treated to the world premier of three new shorts from the team, as well as two original video shorts from Rich "Lowtax" Kyanka from Something Awful. If you can't make it on Thursday, you'll have a chance to see it rebroadcast on Tuesday, August 24.

RiffTrax Live screens Thursday, August 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets $12.50, and available through Fathom Events.


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