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Catch ’Sharknado’ Tonight at Midnight

Friday Aug 2, 2013
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Since it premiered last month, Sharknado is an entertainment phenomena, generating 5,000 tweets a minute during its July 11 broadcast, numerous late night parodies and spawning a sequel, in which the flesh-eating storm hits takes Manhattan.

If ever there is a Midnight Movie it is this one, which is why it is being presented
for a special Midnight showing tonight (Friday, August 2 starting at 12:05 a.m. local time) by NCM Fathom Events and The Asylum. "Sharknado" premiered on the Syfy Network.

Tickets for "Sharknado" are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. "Sharknado" appears on the big screen in more than 200 select movie theaters through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Produced by The Asylum, "Sharknado" is the story of beachside bar regulars including owner Fin (Ian Ziering, "Beverly Hills 90210"), bartender Nova (Casie Scerbo, "Make It Or Break It") and local drunk George (John Heard, "Home Alone") as they team up with Fin’s ex-wife April (Tara Reid, "Scrubs") to investigate the ecological nightmare that has sharks swimming through the streets of Los Angeles and falling from the skies.

"’Sharknado’ was an instant hit with fans - and celebrities - from the moment they first saw it, creating a social media phenomenon on July 11 with nearly 400,000 social mentions," said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president for NCM Fathom Events. "Imagine sharks invading from the skies on 40-foot screens in movie theaters nationwide. Next week’s special midnight showing is a first for Fathom and will answer the age-old question: Who knew sharks could fly?"

Entertainment Weekly described it as "... an hour-and-a-half of ridiculous, slapstick, theatrical, scientifically-impossible fun" and New York Daily News said "’Sharknado’ is bad to the bone. It’s absurd. It’s ridiculous. If you’re a fan of low-budget horror movies and you miss it, you will regret it for the rest of your life."

"The Asylum is very excited to give more fans the opportunity to see Sharknado the way it should be with the community that has embraced this film on a global basis," said Paul Bales, partner.

"Hosting ’Sharknado’ at midnight is a tremendous alternative entertainment choice for our guests and Regal is proud that the forecast is for ’Sharknado’ to hit approximately 200 of our theaters all across the country," said Ray Nutt, senior vice president for Regal Entertainment Group.

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