Syfy’s original movie ‘Sharknado’ seriously getting theatrical run

SharknadoDid you think that the entire country had moved on from “Sharknado” already? Then there’s obviously going to be a shock coming your way. Just like you were probably never prepared for the possibility of seeing an entire storm made up of sharks falling from the sky, you probably were not prepared for the possibility of seeing Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, and some very cheesy killer sharks on the big screen.

It was announced this week that on August 2 at midnight, Regal Entertainment is going to screen this Syfy original movie, which is a product of our friends over at The Asylum, in about 200 of their theaters. This means another opportunity to hear the words “we’re going to need a bigger chopper” uttered on the big screen, and to also see some very bad things happen to the dad from “Home Alone.” (We’d say “spoiler alert” before that, but did you really expect a movie called “Sharknado” to not contain bad things?)

In a statement announcing this news, Regal Entertainment Group’s director of digital marketing Chris Sylvia had the following to say:

“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 … 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.”

While we are 100% certain that the idea of this movie in theaters is going to lead to copious amounts of eye-rolling and claims that it will make no money, “Sharknado” actually had a larger viewing audience for its second airing that for its premiere. If people out there want to have a good time or to watch something ironically, this could be the opportunity to do so. It’s not the second coming of “Citizen Kane,” but it is good, mindless fun.

Photo: Syfy / The Asylum

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