Wednesday, November 26, 2014


“RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus” Will Bring Belly Laughs to Naughty and Nice Nationwide this Holiday Season
Fathom Events, RiffTrax and IGN Present All-New Hilarious Commentary on This Holiday Title in Select U.S. Cinemas on December 4
DENVER – October 22, 2014 – Fathom Events,® and IGN are thrilled to bring Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”) back to select cinemas nationwide for RiffTrax Live: Santa Clauson Thursday, December 4 LIVE at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00p.m. CT and tape-delayed to 7:00 p.m. MT/ 8:00 p.m. PT for a hilarious never-before-seen take on K. Gordon Murray's “Santa Claus.” But before then, RiffTrax Live: Anaconda,” will come to select movie theaters nationwide live 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). Fill the rest of your year with RiffTrax cheer!
Tickets for “RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus” are available at participating theater box offices and online at The event will be presented in 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).
"Just in time for Christmas, all your favorite characters are here: Santa, his reindeer, Merlin, the Devil himself and all his fellow devils, and of course a giant shirtless blacksmith. Merry Christmas?!" Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax said.
From the strange and ridiculously colorful world of K. Gordon Murray comes the 1959 Holiday classic Santa Claus.  Made in Mexico and dubbed into glorious English, “Santa Claus” tells the story of Santa Claus, who lives in a big white castle above us in Geosynchronous Orbit and watches over us all in a way that would make the NSA jealous. It’s Christmas Eve, and on Earth poor little Lupita wishes for a doll.  Santa hears her wish and prepares for his yearly visit, helped by the heavily medicated Merlin the Wizard and Santa’s unintentionally creepy mechanical reindeer. Meanwhile, the Devil tries to foil Santa’s plans and sends his leotard-bedecked demon, Pitch, to turn the children against Santa and ruin Christmas. Tension mounts as Pitch endlessly plots to thwart Santa’s magical ride but his attempts are unsuccessful and Christmas is, of course, saved.
“It’s the season for giving and Rifftrax will be gifting loads of laughter this holiday season with their take on ‘Santa Claus,’” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of Fathom Events. “We can’t wait to see what Mike, Kevin and Bill have in store for this, their 14th title with Fathom!”

About Fathom Events
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
About RiffTrax
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
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,  IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices across North America, Europe and Australia.

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