Rifftrax Live hits theaters Wednesday

Events, Movies, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of RiffTrax invite you to join them on Wednesday to take on the cheesy 1962 fantasy epic Jack the Giant Killer.

When beautiful Princess Elaine (Judi Meredith) is kidnapped by a hideous giant, it is up to the resourceful farm boy Jack (Kerwin Mathews) to rescue her from his evil clutches. But no sooner is she free than the evil sorcerer Pendragon bewitches Jack’s new love and locks her in his enchanted fortress. Now our hero must cross the ocean to brave dragons, two-headed ogres and an army of ghouls to save his damsel in distress.

In addition to the riffs at the expense of Vikings, giant rubber monsters and a leprechaun in a jar, audiences will be treated to a brand new short from the guys, two original animated shorts from Rich “Lowtax” Kyanka of Something Awful,  free digital goodies after the event including a downloadable short, avatars and a digital photo of the guys. A URL will be revealed on-screen at which you can receive your free digital goodies after the live event.

Participating Valley theaters include:

  • AMC Mesa Grande 24, 1647 S. Stapely Drive in Mesa.
  • Cinemark Mesa 16, 1051 N. Dobson Road in Mesa.
  • AMC Ahwatukee 24, 4915 E. Ray Road in Phoenix.
  • AMC Desert Ridge 18, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. in Phoenix.

The show begins at 8 p.m. and cost is $12.50 per person. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.