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'Sharknado' coming to theaters

Ian Ziering, center, stars in the original "Sharknado."

Ian Ziering, center, stars in the original "Sharknado." Credit: Syfy

“Sharknado,” the surprise hit from the Syfy channel, will hit the big screen at a one-time midnight showing August 2 around the country.

The movie, about a freak hurricane that swamps a water-logged Los Angeles with man-eating sharks, stars Tara Reid, John Heard and a chainsaw-wielding Ian Ziering of Fox's “Beverly Hills, 90210.” Though one of many B-movie hommages from Syfy, “Sharknado” quickly became a cultural sensation after it aired July 11 thanks to hundreds of thousands of social media mentions.

The theater chain Regal Entertainment Group is holding midnight showings at 200 theaters around the country, including at the UA Westbury Stadium 12 & IMAX and the UA Hampton Bays 5.

For more information go to regmovies.com.

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