NCM ® Fathom Events, RiffTrax and IGN are kicking off 2013 with the gift of laughter with encore presentations of two of the most hilarious episodes of the now legendary “RiffTrax Live” cinema series. “ The Best of RiffTrax Live: ‘Manos’ The Hands of Fate” will hit select movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. local time, and “The Best of RiffTrax Live: Plan 9 from Outer Space” will follow one week later on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. local time. Fans will enjoy some hearty laughs courtesy of the stars of RiffTrax – Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”) – as they fire their wisecracking commentary at two of the greatest B-movies of all time. Tickets for “The Best of RiffTrax Live: ‘Manos’ The Hands of Fate” and “Plan 9 from Outer Space” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The events will be broadcast to more than 530 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices visit the NCM Fathom Events website ( theaters and participants are subject to change). ”I’m really excited because it’s not every day you get a chance to see the worst movie ever made and then a week later see a movie even worse than that. Truly, you owe it to yourself to see these classics of the genre,” said Michael J. Nelson, RiffTrax creator and former host of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” “The Best of RiffTrax Live: ‘Manos’ The Hands of Fate” – Jan. 24 Originally broadcast to theaters in August 2012, “RiffTrax Live: ‘Manos’ The Hands of Fate” brings Torgo and other crazy characters back by popular demand. Riffing on one of the worst films of all time, this one-night encore gives fans another chance to see the comedians of RiffTrax roasting the film on the big screen. The event also features two shorts, including the introduction of that lovable loser Norman.