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Cinematic Titanic Ends its Voyage.

cinematic-titanic-540x330_1321018985The Cinematic Titanic stage show has announced plans to gracefully run itself into an iceberg at the end of its current tour.

CT was founded by original cast members of Mystery Science Theater 3000 Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, J. Elvis Weinstein, Frank Conniff and Mary Jo Pehl, and features a similar premise of movie riffing silhouettes.

In an e-mail to fans, the crew of CT wrote:

We feel that with any project there is a time to move on and as 5 people living in 5 different cities with different lives and projects, it has become increasingly difficult to coordinate our schedules and give Cinematic Titanic the attention it requires to keep growing as a creative enterprise and a business. As a result, we have decided to take this indefinite hiatus.

They went on to say that they were still discussing the possibility of future DVD releases.

Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, who were the stars of MST3K for the last half of its run started a similar project called RiffTrax shortly before the inception of Cinematic Titanic.  RiffTrax focuses primarily on digital distribution, though they’ve done some stage shows and DVDs as well.

Here’s the complete e-mail:

As we have been adding dates to our live show schedule for 2013, we have come to the decision that this will be our last year actively touring as Cinematic Titanic. We feel that with any project there is a time to move on and as 5 people living in 5 different cities with different lives and projects, it has become increasingly difficult to coordinate our schedules and give Cinematic Titanic the attention it requires to keep growing as a creative enterprise and a business. As a result, we have decided to take this indefinite hiatus.

The last 5+ years have been an amazing opportunity for us all to reconnect creatively with one another and more importantly to connect with the fans of MST3K and new fans of Cinematic Titanic. We’ve had the great pleasure of playing some beautiful theaters around the country and have taken movie riffing to places we never dreamed, like ILM and Pixar, a sports arena, and even Broadway! The love we’ve been shown by those we’ve met and performed for will be with us forever.

We will be performing as many dates as is feasible this year and we hope you’ll come out and see us go at it one last time if we come to a theater near you in 2013. We are still in discussions about the production of additional DVDs and we’ll keep you posted.

We thank you deeply for all the support you’ve shown Cinematic Titanic over these years and we’re looking forward to many great shows in the year ahead.

Cheers,

The CT Crew

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