Mystery Science Theater 3000

30th Anniversary Tour

After an incredible tour in 2017, “Mystery Science Theater 3000” announces the MST3K Live 30th Anniversary Tour featuring, for the first time in 25 years, original host and MST3K creator Joel Hodgson back in the red jumpsuit as Joel Robinson. Alongside new MST3K host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray), Joel, Jonah and the Bots will bring new movies and all new riffs and sketches live to the stage across U.S. cities this fall, including the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 27 at 5:00 p.m.

Tickets are on sale at kirbycenter.org, the Kirby Center Box Office and charge by phone at 570-826-1100. 

Of the upcoming tour, Hodgson says, “The craziest and most exciting thing for me is that I am putting on my old jumpsuit and will be riffing live, shoulder to shoulder with Jonah, Crow, and Tom Servo for two incredibly strange feature films. I’m going to have to go into training to get caught up to the skill level of Jonah and this new cast. If you saw last year’s tour you have some idea just how talented these young movie riffers are.”

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live 30th Anniversary Tour consists of two separate, completely unique shows. Each event will include all the things expected from an MST3K experience: a cheesy B-movie, hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, silly sketches, plus – for the first time – Joel and Jonah riffing together side-by-side. Both shows feature movies never before seen on the MST3K series. The show at the F.M. Kirby Center will be “The Brain”, a Canadian science fiction suburban nightmare. 

Following its record-breaking #BringBackMST3K Kickstarter campaign, the inaugural new season of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” launched on April 14, 2017, exclusively on Netflix and earned a critics’ rating of “100% Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes. The New York Times hails, “At last, a revival of something actually worth reviving… a different cast but the same outlook and style — and mercifully, the same reliable, giddy humor.”  “MST3K is just as hilarious as ever in rebooted form, turning its bemused eye on old, schlocky fare for some good, old-fashioned riffing,” raves Vanity Fair. And Nerdist says, “The references are updated, the sets are snazzier, but the heart and soul of MST3K certainly remains intact.”  In November of 2017, it was announced that Netflix was renewing the series, and the second season will air “in the not-too-distant future.”

HISTORY OF MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: For almost 30 years, the award-winning comedy television series Mystery Science Theater 3000 has been known as one of the top cult TV shows of all time. The story of a human host and his robot sidekicks trapped aboard a satellite and forced to watch cheesy movies by their captors, MST3K has maintained its reputation thanks to its fervently devoted fan base, known as MSTies.

Created by Joel Hodgson, the first season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 aired in 1988 on KTMA-TV in Minneapolis. Set on the Satellite of Love, the series follows a hapless host trapped by mad scientists on a satellite in space, who is forced to watch some of the most outrageously unfortunate B-movies ever created. To keep sane, he’s built two robot sidekicks, and together they do a running commentary on the films, affectionately mocking their flaws with inspired wisecracks and acting as a lively movie theater peanut gallery.

MST3K’s national broadcast life began in 1989 on the Comedy Channel (later to become Comedy Central), where it ran for seven seasons. The show’s final three seasons aired on the Sci-Fi Channel. Series creator Hodgson originally played the stranded man, Joel Robinson. When he left in 1993, series head writer Mike Nelson replaced him as the new B-movie victim, and continued in the role for the rest of the show’s run. The format proved to be popular, and during its ten seasons and 197 episodes on Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi Channel, it attained a loyal fan base and critical acclaim, including a Peabody Award and two Primetime Emmy® nominations.

In late 2015, Shout! Factory and creator Joel Hodgson formed a new partnership known as Satellite of Love LLC, to acquire the global IP rights to MST3K with the aim of producing new episodes and managing and developing the IP in other areas. The highly successful Mystery Science Theater Kickstarter campaign to #BringBackMST3K, spearheaded by Shout! Factory and Hodgson surpassed its goal by funding the production of 14 new episodes and set the world record as the highest-funded Film and TV crowdfunding campaign in history. The new episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 debuted as a Netflix Original Series on April 14th, 2017. Later in 2017, Netflix renewed the series for another season.

All VIP Sales are through Ticketmaster
MST3K 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR - $303.00 plus fees
One (1) Incredible Top Price Ticket in the Front Row
One Exclusive Invite to the VIP Meet & Greet with Joel Hodgson & Jonah Ray of Mystery Science Theater 3000!
One Individual Photo Opportunity with Joel & Jonah in their Jumpsuits with Tom and Crow on the Satellite of Love Set!
Plus One Individual Photo with Joel Hodgson
VIP Experience Also Includes a Q&A Session with Joel & Jonah
Forget the Lines! Early Access to the Merchandise Booth for MST3K Shopping Needs Before the General Public
Signing Off – One Autographed (by Joel Hodgson) Limited Edition MST3K 30th Anniversary Tour Print
Special 30th Anniversary Crow Collectible Laser-Cut Wood Standee signed by Joel Hodgson
The Essential MST3K Tour Merchandise
- All New 30th Anniversary MST3K Tote Bag
- Commemorative 30th Anniversary MST3K VIP Tour Laminate & Matching Lanyard
* Venue seating configurations can vary market-by-market
 
SATELLITE CELEBRATION - $203.00 plus fees
One (1) Amazing Top Price Ticket in the First Ten (10) Rows
One Exclusive Invite to the VIP Meet & Greet with Joel Hodgson & Jonah Ray of Mystery Science Theater 3000!
One Individual Photo Opportunity with Joel & Jonah in their jumpsuits with Tom and Crow on the Satellite of Love Set!
VIP Experience Also Includes a Q&A Session with Joel & Jonah
Forget the Lines! Early Access to the Merchandise Booth for MST3K Shopping Needs Before the General Public
Limited Edition MST3K 30th Anniversary Tour Print
The Essential MST3K Tour Merchandise
- All New 30th Anniversary MST3K Tote Bag
- Commemorative 30th Anniversary MST3K VIP Tour Laminate & Matching Lanyard
* Venue seating configurations can vary market-by-market
 
GIZMONIC GOODS - $103.00 plus fees
One (1) Awesome Top Price Ticket
Limited Edition Mystery Science Theater 30th Anniversary Tour Print
The Essential MST3K Tour Merchandise
- All New 30th Anniversary MST3K Tote Bag
- Commemorative 30th Anniversary MST3K VIP Tour Laminate & Matching Lanyard
* Please note venue seating configurations can vary market-by-market
 
VIP PACKAGE DISCLAIMER INFORMATION
All package purchasers will be contacted via e-mail a few days prior to the event date. Information will be sent to the e-mail
address provided at the time of purchase. 
 
All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges under any circumstances. All packages and package contents are nontransferable.
VIP merchandise will be distributed at the show; some exceptions may apply. Package purchases are restricted to U.S. & Canadian addresses only. All VIP programs and times may vary market-by-market and are subject to modification at any time for any reason. Information provided at the time of purchase (name, address, e-mail, etc.) is the same information that will be utilized for individual contact requirements as applicable. The artist, tour, promoter, ticketing company, venue or any other affiliated parties are not responsible for outdated or inaccurate information provided by the consumer at the time of purchase.
Commemorative VIP laminates are for commemorative purposes only. The VIP laminate does not gain or authorize access into the venue, VIP or any backstage areas.
 

 

Event Details

Showtime(s)

Oct 27, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Doors open at 4:00 PM

Ticket Prices

$39.50
$49.50
plus fees

Tickets Go On Sale

Jun 8, 2018

Additional Details:

A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Thursday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m.
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