SyFy TV movie that caused perfect storm of pop culture attention will be shown in 200 theaters around the country for a one-time midnight showing.
Just when you thought it was safe to go the multiplex, the big fish of “Sharknado” are headed to the big screen.
The SyFy TV movie about a storm that rains live sharks down on Los Angeles set off a social media phenomenon when it aired two weeks ago. After the surprise success of the campy B-movie starring Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, more than 200 movie theaters around the country will screen a midnight showing on Aug. 2.
The one-day-only event is the brainchild of NCM Fathom Events and The Asylum, the studio behind “Sharknado,” hoping to tap into the popularity of the original broadcast, which spawned an average of 5,000 tweets per second.
Among the theaters where “Sharknado” will be screening is the Union Square Stadium 14 deep in the heart of Manhattan, where the forecast calls for a “Sharknado 2” to touch down next year.
Syfy channel officials confirmed last week that plans are in the works for the sequel, in which more freak tornadoes carrying man-eating sharks would be set in New York City.
BY ETHAN SACKS / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS