The first one also went to theaters after becoming a sensation on social media
“Sharknado 2: The Second One” will be the second one to hit theaters after a stunning TV debut.
The SyFy original movie will be presented by Fathom Events for one night only on Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. local time across the country. Fathom said that more than 400 theaters are participating.
“We anticipate the tidal wave of ‘Sharknado’ fans will hit local movie theaters once again this August as fans get their next chance to experience this phenomenon in the biggest way possible,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said.
In addition to watching Tara Reid and Ian Ziering battle another herd of swirling sharks — this time ripping through New York City — audiences will be treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the sequel to 2013 hit “Sharknado.”
The limited theatrical release for “Sharknado” was a success a year ago. Theaters not only quickly sold out of tickets, but added more screenings to meet the demand for the made-for-TV movie that premiered to nearly 1.4 million total viewers.
“Sharknado 2″ pulled in 3.9 million total viewers when it premiered last week. A third installment has already been greenlit.
Tony Maglio contributed to this report