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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live Hits the Road with an All New National Tour This Fall

Get ready to laugh and join along in one of the funniest movie events to hit the theaters near you! Original host and the creative vision behind the beloved TV and Netflix comedy series “Mystery Science Theater 3000” (MST3K) for more than three decades, Joel Hodgson announces today that he will headline a North American tour for a third and final time in an all new LIVE production, titled Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour. Produced by Alternaversal LLC, the tour will launch this September in York, PA, and premiere two never-before-screened films: No Retreat, No Surrender andCircus of Horrors

Following the wildly successful “Watch Out for Snakes! Tour” in 2017 and “30th Anniversary Tour” in 2018, Hodgson will don the red jumpsuit one final time as Joel Robinson to host Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour alongside the world’s greatest – and only – movie riffing robots, Tom Servo, Crow, and Gypsy. Together, they will tackle two never-before-screened films with the rapid-fire hilarity that has built MST3K’s loyal following over more than 30 years. 

“This is our third national tour, and it’s bigger than the first two combined!,” said Hodgson. “I really wanted to do something special since it’s my farewell tour with MST3K Live. Also, Tom, Crow, and Gypsy have become such great live performers, I decided to give them the ultimate challenge: a movie riffing robot circus!” 

“MST3K contains some of the HIPPEST, deepest SATIRE of the generation.”- Los Angeles Times

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live gives fans the chance to sit in the same theater with their favorite characters as they riff on new “So-Bad-It’s-Good” feature films. The two films, No Retreat, No Surrender and Circus of Horrors, are sold and shown as separate events, but each event includes all of the MST3K signatures: a cheesy B-movie, hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, silly sketches, and Hodgson in the red jumpsuit as host Joel Robinson. 

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour is written by Joel Hodgson, Elliott Kalan, Jonah Ray, Grant Baciocco, Harold Buchholz, Matt Conant, Rebecca Hanson, Matt McGinnis, Mary Robinson, and Tim Ryder. All have also written for the “Mystery Science Theater 3000” TV show. 

Premiering in 1988 on KTMA-TV in Minneapolis, MST3K has earned its place in history as one of the Top 100 TV Shows of all time (TimeRolling StoneEntertainment Weekly), receiving multiple Emmy® nominations, and a Peabody Award along the way. Following a record setting Kickstarter campaign, the series was revived in 2017 with all new episodes now streaming on Netflix. 

“30 years later, that INGENIOUS B-movie spoof is STILL GOING STRONG.”- The New York Times

TOUR ROUTE The tour will visit the following venues with additional dates to be announced shortly.

York, PAThe Pullo Center
9/19-20/2019Brooklyn, NYKings Theatre
10/1/2019Kalamazoo, MI  
Miller Auditorium
10/3/2019Indianapolis, INClowes Memorial Hall
10/6/2019Columbus, OHJo Ann Davidson Theatre
10/11-12/2019Boston, MAEmerson Colonial Theatre
10/15/2019Richmond, VACarpenter Theatre
10/17/2019Charlotte, NCKnight Theater
10/18-19/2019Washington, DCNational Theatre
10/20/2019Wilmington, NCThe Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College
10/25/2019Philadelphia, PAMerriam Theater
10/26/2019New Brunswick, NJState Theatre New Jersey
10/29/2019Fayetteville, ARWalton Arts Center
11/2/2019Milwaukee, WIMiller High Life Theatre
11/3/2019Davenport, IARiver Center Adler Theatre
11/5/2019Dubuque, IAFive Flags Center
11/9/2019Detroit, MIThe Fox Theatre
11/12/2019Toledo, OHThe Valentine Theater
11/14/2019Springfield, OHClark State Performing Arts Center
11/17/2019Dallas, TXWinspear Opera House
11/18/2019North Little Rock, ARCHARTS Theater at UA-Pulaski Tech
11/21/2019North Charleston, SCNorth Charleston Performing Arts Center
11/23/2019Memphis, TNOrpheum Theatre
11/29/2019Fort Myers, FLBarbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW
12/1/2019Jacksonville, FLFlorida Theatre
12/2/2019Niceville, FLMattie Kelly Arts Center at NW Florida State College
12/4/2019Fort Lauderdale, FLParker Playhouse
12/7/2019New Orleans, LAMahalia Jackson Theatre of Performing Arts
1/15/2020Bremerton, WAAdmiral Theatre
1/16/2020Spokane, WAINB Performing Arts Center
1/17/2020Portland, ORKeller Auditorium
1/18/2020Seattle, WAMoore Theatre
1/19/2020Eugene, ORHult Center for the Performing Arts
1/20/2020Medford, ORCraterian Theater
1/23/2020San Jose, CASan Jose Center for the Performing Arts
1/25/2020San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre
1/28/2020El Paso, TXPlaza Theatre
1/29/2020Mesa, AZIkeda Theatre
2/12/2020Cheyenne, WYCheyenne Civic Center
2/13/2020Durango, COCommunity Concert Hall
2/14/2020Albuquerque, NMPopejoy Hall
2/15/2020Denver, COBuell Theatre
2/16/2020Colorado Springs, COPikes Peak Center
2/18/2020Omaha, NEOrpheum Theater
2/19/2020Columbia, MOJesse Auditorium
2/20/2020Oklahoma City, OKHudiburg Chevrolet Center
2/24/2020San Antonio, TXTobin Center for the Performing Arts
2/28-29/2020Minneapolis, MNPantages Theater
3/1/2020Madison, WICapitol Theater
3/4/2020Reading, PASantander Performing Arts Center

 For the latest tour stops and scheduled films, visit or follow MST3K on Facebook and Instagram.

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