“Sharks–I never saw that coming.”
Sharknado–the Syfy Channel’s latest entry in its ongoing run of monster mash-up disaster movies–just won’t let up. If you’re on Twitter, you already know how Sharknado was THE hot topic the day of its premiere July 11, 2013, with real-time tweets from celebrities and every other TV watcher throughout the first airing. Sharknado’s premiere earned 1.4 million viewers. It’s first encore netted 1.9 million viewers on July 19. This weekend, yet another re-broadcast resulted in the Syfy Channel breaking previous records for a re-broadcast with 2.1 million viewers. And the sequel is already in production, with an expected release date next summer.
And this Friday night, Sharknado hits the big screen. Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water, or, to walk about freely without fear of airborne sharks. And tornados.
That’s right, because you (or somebody near you) demanded it, the Syfy Channel is teaming up with the Fathom Events series to air a one-time showing of Sharknado across the U.S. this Friday night (OK, technically Saturday morning at midnight).
When the mainstream press recounts the pop culture phenomena of 2013 at year’s end, if Sharknado doesn’t top the charts, then someone just wasn’t paying attention.
Click here for screening locations and to order tickets. If you like crazy, low-budget flicks and don’t mind paying to see what you can watch on TV for free for that possibility of a sci-fi/monster mash-up revelation in the theater, well this one is for you. Let’s face it, we all have unintentionally seen far worse in the theater. And if it is like previous Fathom Events, this one will likely draw a fun and active crowd.