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Rifftrax Live Chicago: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

It's that time again to play that timeless Christmas classic. No, not It's a Wonderful Life. I'm talking about the classic with good ol' Santa Claus bringing joy to everyone. No, not Miracle on 34th Street. I'm talking about Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, with Santa Claus and Dropo, the laziest martian on Mars. Rifftrax is bringing back one of the movies made famous in MST3K (and became a staple during the Comedy Channel/Central era) and broadcasting it in theaters nationwide.

We will be meeting in the lobby of the Showplace ICON. I usually get there at around 6:00, so if you want to come around then, that's fine. There is a parking garage at the theater and parking is free. If you're coming by train, it's near the Roosevelt stop on the red line. We'll be heading into the theater at about 6:45. Seating is reserved so buy your tickets in advance. I'm seated at H7 if you want to join me. If you're seated somewhere else, not a problem. We usually meet afterward and head upstairs to the restaurant for some bacon popcorn (mmmmm........bacon popcorn). So join us as we see Santa, Kimar, Voldar, and Dropo on the big screen. Hooray for Santy Claus!

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  • Amanda C.

    Last time I can ever watch that movie.

    December 6, 2013

  • Al

    Super-fun Meetup at the ICON!! Not only did the Rifftrax guys find some new gems in the movie (like how the robot's music sounds like the funeral march for Alex Trebek), but followed up with a great gathering upstairs, where we talked of bacon, Amsterdam, patent law, popcorn, "Doc-Blocking" at conventions (nice one, Scott!), Mormon romantic comedies, and this amazing podcast all about the making of bad movies (thanks, Mindy):

    http://www.earwolf.com/episode/hudson-hawk/
    http://www.earwolf.com/episode/congo/
    http://www.earwolf.com/episode/the-room-directors-edition/

    December 6, 2013

  • Amanda C.

    I sure hope there's a Norman short! I love that Depression Porn!

    December 4, 2013

    • Al

      That would be awesome - His assembly of Christmas decorations would put Clark Griswold to shame.

      December 5, 2013

  • Christos the G.

    G14. My wife can't make it, just me.

    December 4, 2013

  • Al

    I'll be taking seats H15 and H16 (bringing my crowbar into the theater will help with that)

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • Mark M.

    Seats: E8, E9

    December 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Seat F10.

    November 17, 2013

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