Nerdage

NewsOK | BLOGS

Rifftrax Reefer Madness coming to theaters on Aug. 19

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 3:42 pm •  Published: July 29, 2010

This trailer, shown at Comic-Con, promotes the upcoming “Reefer Madness” Rifftrax live event taking place at theaters throughout the country (and three in Oklahoma) on Aug. 19.  There will be an encore presentation on Aug. 24.

The former “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ stars Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett will reunite on the big screen to live-riff the 1936 cult classic that warns of the dangers of marijuana.  Audiences will also receive free digital items after the event.

Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, please visit the website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“Reefer Madness is bizarre, paranoid and hilarious, everything we like in a movie,” said Michael J. Nelson, RiffTrax creator and former host of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning Mystery Science Theater 3000, in a news release. “I’ve seen it a hundred times and I still find it funny—and I’ve never even smoked pot!”

Oklahoma theaters participating include:

AMC Quail Springs 24
2501 W MEMORIAL RD
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73134
405-755-2466

Tinseltown USA
6001 N MARTIN LUTHER KING AVE
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73111
405-424-0461

Spotlight 14
1100 N INTERSTATE DR
NORMAN, OK 73072
405-579-0923

Cinemark Tulsa 17 with IMAX
10802 E 71ST ST
TULSA, OK 74133
918-250-1956

Fans also have the chance to hear their own joke used in the live event.  Fans can submit a riff for the available clips at  www.RiffTrax.com/contest through Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. One winner for each clip will be chosen by the RiffTrax team, and each winner will receive a “RiffTrax Swag Bag” and an on-screen credit in the event.

Veronica Belmont, left, with the Rifftrax crew of Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy at Comic-Con. (Photo by Annette Price.)
Veronica Belmont, left, with the Rifftrax crew of Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy at Comic-Con. (Photo by Annette Price.)

“As fans have seen in our Fathom events before, the RiffTrax guys are comedic geniuses and seeing them improvise this so effectively live on 40-foot screens is astounding,” said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom, in the release. “With its legendary camp, Reefer Madness is the perfect platform for Michael, Kevin and Bill to create yet another hilarious experience for fans in theatres.”

- Matt Price

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Thunder No. 7 in ESPN's 'Ultimate Team Rankings'
  2. 2
    This Might Explain Why Diet Soda Drinkers Are Often Overweight
  3. 3
    PHOTO: Kevin Durant is ready for the Washington Nationals' playoff run
  4. 4
    Former Rangers manager Ron Washington: 'Not true to my wife'
  5. 5
    ‘Grey's Anatomy’ Cast Gets Prison Mean for ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Parody Photo
+ show more