'Interstellar' IMAX Showings Listed Starting Tuesday, November 4th
by Alex Billington
September 30, 2014
"Mankind's next step will be our greatest." Well, this is interesting. We haven't heard or seen any official announcements yet, however theaters in Los Angeles are selling tickets for 8PM shows of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar starting on Tuesday night, November 4th. Up until today, Interstellar has been officially scheduled to open everywhere on November 7th, and we expected them to run late night/midnight shows the evening before. However, these listings are a full three days early, occurring Tuesday night (for midnight) with the full opening likely on November 5th. So far these listings are only for IMAX theaters, which means this could be an IMAX event to fuel (a few days early) the launch of this cinematic experience.
Below is a screenshot directly from MovieTickets.com (link via Twitter) showing listings starting at 8PM on Tuesday, November 4th running all throughout the night (yes, I would buy three back-to-back showings, no shame). There's also a listing for the IMAX screen at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA for 8PM on Tuesday, November 4th meaning this isn't just a one-off special event. Selling actual tickets is about as close as we'll get to official confirmation this is happening. Click below to book your own tickets:
Update! All early tickets are available now - visit the official website to find tickets for your location.
It was revealed last week that IMAX's flagship TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood will be installing a special 70mm film projector just for Interstellar. We're currently waiting for IMAX's final list of cinemas showing Interstellar on 70mm film, which may be included in a bigger announcement waiting to hit. We've also sent an e-mail to Paramount for confirmation on exact plans. From the looks of it, select IMAX screens around the country will start showing Interstellar at 8PM on Tuesday, November 4th, three days before the actual release. This is the best way to see the film anyway, now it's just a matter of getting your tickets before they sell out. Stay tuned for additional updates / details on exact IMAX plans. Or if you live in LA – book now.
Update!! This early release has now been confirmed officially via press release after the new trailer launch. "The advance showings will play in select theaters in more than 225 locations across the U.S. and Canada." Tickets are on sale now - get yours here. You can also find full theater listings and a guide to when/how to see the film in the format you choose via their official website. Most early locations are now selling tickets, so check Fandango as well for your local IMAX cinemas. This is one you don't want to miss seeing in the best way possible on the biggest screen possible. All 8PM tickets are available now and selling out very fast.
Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of the films Doodlebug, Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. The screenplay is by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, based on scientific theories by Caltech astrophysicist Kip Thorne and follows a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Matthew McConaughey stars in the film which Paramount Pictures releases on November 7th. For more information and to see a visualization of the stars, visit interstellarmovie.com. Or follow @Interstellar.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
DAVIDPD on Sep 30, 2014
How come NY isn't getting these early showings? Makes no sense to me. Also, I tried looking at times for this movie on the day it's supposed to come out (November 7th) and they don't even have the AMC Loews theater in NY listed? Weird...
Big R on Sep 30, 2014
Ok cool, I'll check back in a few weeks. The city location for the AMC theater I mentioned has a "true" IMAX screen, so I hope and I think they will get an advanced showing for Interstellar. I just need to see the tickets going on sale to be certain!
Big R on Sep 30, 2014
Tickets in America are going on sale on the 1st. Also IMAX will be releasing the list of the 50 IMAX screens that are playing Interstellar in 15/70 and trailer 4 is coming. It's gonna be crazy today!
PQ on Sep 30, 2014
It looks like the only IMAX theatres getting it early on Nov. 5 are 70mm IMAX screens. Here in the Bay Area you can buy tickets for the SF Metreon or the Tech Museum in San Jose for late night shows on Nov 4th. Other "lie-max" screens are opening it on Nov. 7
Marco Cerritos on Sep 30, 2014
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