Star Trek is Heading Back to IMAX Theaters This Weekend!
by Alex Billington
September 1, 2009
IMAX has booked J.J. Abrams' Star Trek for a re-release this weekend in 85 theaters around the US and Canada. Originally released on May 8th, Star Trek only ran for two weeks in IMAX because they had to replace it with Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. It sounds like IMAX had a contractual obligation to run it longer and is making up for that. There is currently a downtime in IMAX and instead of filling it with boring documentaries, they've decided to run Star Trek for another two weeks until Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs opens on September 18th. Sounds like a great opportunity to go see it again!
Most movies usually play for four weeks in IMAX - Trek is now getting its last two. TrekMovie.com has a complete list of all 85 IMAX theaters that will be playing Star Trek and you can buy advance tickets now on IMAX.com. There have been some very interesting details revealed recently about the way IMAX works, such as the contracts they establish with studios and how hard it is to book movies in their theaters, like the screw up they made with the two week delay of Half-Blood Prince in IMAX. I'd actually love to see Trek again in theaters before it hits Blu-Ray in November, but I won't be around these next few weeks to catch it.
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Perhaps I'll make my way to the Bridge or Arclight this weekend to catch it again
Keith on Sep 1, 2009
HAHA Australia get the Blu-ray before America. Sorry I had too. Fingers crossed Aussie IMAX has this on this weekend, would love to watch this for a 4th time in IMAX 🙂
Ben on Sep 1, 2009
I saw Star Trek at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX a few weeks ago. To my knowledge it has run there all summer, on a full-sized, true IMAX system. After seeing it on a "LIEMAX" (opening night), on a Mega Screen, and at an outdoor drive-in, the true IMAX was the very best viewing yet. Highly recommended.
Great Smoky on Sep 2, 2009
I like those "boring documentaries" 100 fold more then that Star Trek shit! sorry... someone has to be a hater or else its not FirstShowing 😉
DoomCanoe on Sep 2, 2009
Couldnt care less about this massiv fuckup which calls itself a Star Trek movie.
Calibretto on Sep 2, 2009
I saw Star Trek the day it was released over here in New Zealand in Imax theatre. It was totally awesome. Would love to see it again in Imax!
bubbledude on Sep 2, 2009
I wonder when the 3D release will be?
Tra la la la la di da on Sep 2, 2009
If figures some tripe by the awful Stiller had to ruin our Star Trek IMAX experience. At least I saw it when it first came out.
Clover on Sep 2, 2009
It's been playing at the Boston Aquarium all summer
Johnny G on Sep 2, 2009
Just 2 weeks! I missed this second showing! I saw the first, and I wanted to see it again, but was busy with school. Why couldn't it have been 4 weeks? I am NOT happy!
Victoria N on Oct 6, 2009
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