'Sharknado' in Theaters Aug. 2
Sharknado is coming to a theater near you.
Regal Cinemas will host midnight shows of Sharknado on August 2 at roughly 200 theaters across the country, including New York City's Regal Union Square Stadium 14 and L.A.'s Regal L.A. Live Stadium 14.
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Sharknado created a Twitter frenzy when it first aired on Syfy two weeks ago. A follow-up film, in which the Sharknado invades New York City, was recently announced and is set to air on Syfy in 2014.
Regal is hoping to create an experience similar to theatrical showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show by featuring Sharknado on the big screen.
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“You know how audiences have had fun with Rocky Horror Picture Show over the years. If the internet reactions to this film are any indication, then our moviegoers are primed and ready to enjoy Sharknado larger than life in cinemas,” Chris Sylvia, director of digital marketing for Regal Entertainment Group, said in a statement. “Regal is proud to be giving our guests this chance to fuel the social media whirlwind by inviting friends to come to the show and tweeting reactions.”
Ken Thewes, Regal's chief marketing officer added: “There’s just something epic about watching these huge beasts on the big screen with your friends and family. The crowd reactions will make for a memorable experience in our theatres.”
Tickets will cost $12.50 each.