KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sharknado is not only taking the country by storm, but it's looking to take a big bite out two movie theaters across the metro.
The Syfy hit is launching its attack on August 2 at Regal Cinemas Kansas City Stadium 18. It will also be playing at the Regal Southwind Stadium 12 in Lawrence, Kan.
Sharknado originally aired on television July 11. It drew a modest 1.37 million viewers, but it became a phenomenon after trending worldwide for hours on twitter during its premiere.
At one point the hastag (# sharknado) received about 5,000 tweets per minute, and accumulated more than 600,000 social media mentions.
It drew so much attention through social media, that it sparked a sequel which is expected to air on Syfy in July 2014.
If you haven't seen Sharknado watch the trailer below ... if you dare.
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