It may have been watched by just 1 million people—less than tune-in on average for any old schlocky Syfy movie—but all those thousands of tweets about Sharknado were not in vain. In response to the social-media sensation, the highly mockable telefilm is coming to destroy the nation’s movie theaters in a swirl of high-velocity winds, very sharp teeth, and subpar acting.
Next Friday, August 2 at midnight, viewers will be able to see Sharknado as it was never intended to be seen: on the big screen. At last, all the glory of Ian Ziering and Tara Reid doing battle with tornados filled with man-eating sharks on a screen almost as large as the folly of making a movie about Ian Ziering and Tara Reid doing battle with tornados filled with man-eating sharks!
You’ll find a full list of participating theaters right here. And now, back to work on my pitch for Tsunamisaurus Rex.