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'Sharknado 2' will jump to the big screen for one night

Syfy (tv network)Tara ReidIan Ziering
'Sharknado 2' is jumping from basic cable to the big screen Aug. 21
'Sharknado 2' will touch down in multiplexes -- for one night only

Take cover — the storm hasn't passed yet.

On Aug. 21, Syfy's perfunctorily titled basic-cable B-movie "Sharknado 2: The Second One" — about a tornado full of sharks ravaging the Big Apple — will touch down in multiplexes nationwide for one night only.

Presented by Syfy, Fathom Events and the Asylum, "Sharknado 2" will play in more than 400 theaters (double its predecessor's footprint), including the Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles, the AMC Burbank 16 and the Alhambra Renaissance 14. (A full list of theaters is available on the Fathom website.)

The screenings will also include 10 minutes of bonus behind-the-scenes footage and bloopers.

"Sharknado 2," the schlocky sequel to the 2013 viral hit "Sharknado," transplants Tara Reid and Ian Ziering (plus a slew of cameos) to New York City, where another freak storm sends thousands of sharks raining down from the sky.

The telepic attracted nearly 4 million viewers when it debuted July 30, the most ever for a Syfy original movie. In other words, don't be surprised if the forecast calls for a "Sharknado 3."

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