Hennepin Theatre Trust scheduling and safety update

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live is returning to Minneapolis with the Time Bubble Tour Nov. 26-27, 2021 at the Pantages Theatre

July 7, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (July 7, 2021) — Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that Alternaversal, the production company responsible for the critically-acclaimed TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix, announced that its nationwide tour of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) LIVE: Time Bubble Tour will play Minneapolis at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Friday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 27 (both shows at 7 p.m.). The tour has released the the first 27 of an expected 80 nationwide dates, taking the tour through spring 2022. The long-running series (34 years old next Thanksgiving!) has also garnered the Peabody Award for Broadcast Excellence and multiple Emmy award nominations.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 9 at 11 a.m. at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.

DAY DATE TIME VENUE TICKET PRICES
Friday Nov. 26 7 p.m. Pantages Theatre $39.50, $49.50
Saturday Nov. 27 7 p.m. Pantages Theatre $39.50, $49.50

All pricing includes a Building and Restoration Fee of $4.

The “Time Bubble Tour,” supervised by series creator Joel Hodgson, will launch in October of 2021 in York, PA, and feature the beloved returning cast of the 2019 “Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour,” Emily Marsh, Conor McGiffin, Nate Begle, and Yvonne Freese, along with the world’s only movie-riffing robots, Tom Servo, Crow, and GPC. The show features the film Making Contact and will include all the tour signatures: hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, and silly sketches. The show will be directed by Tim Ryder, an alumni of the Second City Mainstage cast and writer and performer from the MST3K TV series.

“I’m thrilled to announce that the MST3K live show is back on the road for audiences to enjoy together again, especially after a year that’s been tough on all of us. I’ve learned to never underestimate the power of hanging with friends and watching a cheesy movie while bots yell stuff at the screen,” said series creator, Joel Hodgson.

Making Contact (1985) is the Roland Emmerich directed film that Emily and the Bots will riff, featuring animated toys and an evil ventriloquist dummy in an overcrowded childhood during the eighties.

“If the tour is coming anywhere near your town, and you consider yourself an MST3K fan, you absolutely owe it to yourself to get a ticket.” – Geek.com

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

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

Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.

Alternaversal is the production company founded by Joel Hodgson after bringing the series back with a record-breaking MST3K Kickstarter campaign in 2015, raising over 6 million dollars! The series currently resides on Netflix with 20 feature-length episodes where it has been frequently included as one of the top trending programs on Netflix. Last May, Hodgson sponsored a second Kickstarter campaign that broke the previous record by raising $6.5 million.

About “Mystery Science Theater 3000”
Premiering in 1988 on KTMA-TV in Minneapolis, MST3K, the long-running and original “talk back” show has earned its place in history as one of the Top 100 TV Shows of all time, according to Time, Rolling Stone, and Entertainment Weekly. 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 cheesy movies the world has ever seen.