'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Getting a 70mm IMAX Release in September
"Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?" He's back! Everyone is back this year, from Indiana Jones to Jaws to James Bond. THR is breaking the news early to report that in honor of the upcoming Blu-Ray release of the original three Indiana Jones movies on Blu-Ray in September, IMAX is going to be showing an exclusive "reformatted" 70mm print of Raiders of the Lost Ark in IMAX theaters everywhere for one week. The 1981 classic that started it all, restored for the Blu-Ray release, inspected/approved by Steven Spielberg and Paramount, returning to IMAX in glorious 70mm this fall. It's going to be a wonderful fall for 70mm movies.
The news just hit and the complete theater listing will come with a press release in the next few days. In the meantime, what we do know is that Raiders of the Lost Ark starring Harrison Ford and Karen Allen (and John Rhys-Davies!) is coming to IMAX theaters, both digital LieMAX and 70mm/film, on September 7th and will run for a week until September 13th (via ScreenCrush). In addition, if you're in Austin, as part of their 70mm event, they're showing Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in early September at the Alamo Drafthouse. I am a lifelong fan of the classic Indy movies and can't wait to see the restored, cleaned up, high def Blu-Ray release anyway. We'll update with complete info/theater listings from Paramount once it's out.