Joel Hodgson of 'Mystery Science Theater' coming to Scranton Cultural Center


February 20. 2013 3:37AM
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‚??Mystery Science Theater 3000‚?Ě is coming to the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Feb. 9 when Joel Hodgson, one of the creators of the series, presents ‚??Riffing Myself,‚?Ě an in-depth look at the creation of ‚??Mystery Science Theater 3000‚?Ě as well as his career.

In addition, there will be a question and answer period, giving audience members the chance to delve deeper into the world of movie riffing as well as Hodgson's passion for film and his career as a stand-up comedian.

Following the presentation, there will be a screening of the cult classic ‚??Pod People,‚?Ě a film in which a boy finds and befriends a lovable alien creature. But there‚??s a problem ‚?? the alien‚??s mother is quickly on the hunt for whoever has taken her child. The film was featured on ‚??Mystery Science Theater 3000‚?Ě in 1991.

A special VIP session is scheduled prior to the presentation at 6 p.m. Attendees will have a meet and greet with Hodgson and will receive opportunities for autographs and photos.

General admission tickets are $18 and grant access to the 7 p.m. Q & A session and screening of ‚??Pod People.‚?Ě VIP tickets are $30 and grant access to the VIP Meet and Greet at 6 p.m., as well as the Q & A and film screening. In addition, drinks and light fare will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

Tickets can be purchased at the Scranton Cultural Center Box Office by calling 570.344.1111, at ticketmaster.com, by calling 1.800.745.3000, or at select Wal-Mart, Boscov‚??s, and Gallery of Sound locations. For additional information and a complete schedule of events, vist scrantonculturalcenter.org.


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