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Two Week engagement has Trek Hitting IMAX.

By Jarrod Sarafin     September 02, 2009
Source: IMAX Corporation

Kirk (Chris Pine) and crew thinking strategy in STAR TREK(2009).
© Paramount Pictures

If you missed out on watching Star Trek in theaters earlier this summer, you'll have another chance to check it out, this time on the largest theatrical screens available courtesy of IMAX. The company has alerted the media that beginning on September 4, 2009, they will be showing the J.J. Abrams film in 100 IMAX theaters for a two-week engagement.

To see the full list of which cities will be hosting the special event, click here.

Paramount's reboot of the popular franchise beamed into theaters on May 8th, scoring an opening weekend tally of $75.2 million. It would go on to gross $256.6 mil in the states and $383.0 mil worldwide. The film starred John Cho, Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Winona Ryder, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Eric Bana and Leonard Nimoy. Abrams directed from a screenplay by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.

A sequel is currently being planned by Abrams and Paramount.

Interested in seeing it again in IMAX? Sound off below.


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Muenster 9/2/2009 5:29:56 AM

Saw it once... Was entertained for the most part, but have no real interest to pay $12 to see it again.

miket@jartrealestate.com_home 9/2/2009 5:30:11 AM

The more I think about the new Star Trek movie the less I like it. I don't know if seeing it in Imax will help me forget how bad parts of the story were. 

marcd30319 9/2/2009 5:48:04 AM

The idea of a Starfleet Academy film where Kirk and Spock first met was a lousy idea when it was first propsed by Harve Bennett back in 1990, and now with JJ Abrams, you also get a total re-boot of Star Trek timeline that essentially jetisons the original series and every subsequent movie and TV series of the Star Trek franchise, with the unfortunate exception of the unlamented Enterprise series.

Now, Abrams wants a re-match between Kirk and Khan.

For this first-generation Trekker, I would paraphrase Jed Clampett by saying:  Pitiable ... just pitiable.

HudsonTaco 9/2/2009 6:27:57 AM

Well is isn't coming to Calgary. I loved this movie, other than Star Trek 6 this was the best ST movie expirience I have had in a theater (I was too young for Wrath of Khan). I may not be a first generation as I am only 30 but I know the series backwards and forwards and to me this was the best thing they have put out in 15 years. Like it or not Trek was dead, this movie revitalized it because it was done differently tha whats come before. I look forward to the next one even if he redoes Khan it will be great fun, but will not be as good as the original as that is one of the best SciFi movies ever made.

Season 4 of Enterprise was awsome.

Redshirt1 9/2/2009 6:35:26 AM

As a "first generation Treker"  I thought that this movie was nothing short of brilliant.  It reset the franchise in an innovative way that gets rid of alot of the continuity baggage that so many fanboys hang onto.  This very same baggage that often ends up making so many fans hate Star Trek when it tries to do something different, like Enterprise.  As much as I love the original serries we have to be honest about it for every Space Seed or City on the Edge of Forever episode there was also a Spock's brain episode lurking in the dark.  I appreciate what has come before, but I also realize that there has come a time for change within the Star Trek universe and, at least in my opinion Abrams with his first outting in the Trek-verse has shown that he is adapt at handlling this change.

fft5305 9/2/2009 6:48:22 AM

I loved the new Trek, but already saw it twice in the theater. Don't need to see it again. I'll wait for the DVD.

hanso 9/2/2009 6:53:57 AM

Can someone tell me the difference between true IMAX and the other IMAX?  I'm too lazy to google it, thanks.

And like Muenster, I won't be paying for Star Trek on IMAX.  Good film just don't want to pay for it again.

galaga51 9/2/2009 7:13:57 AM

Enjoyed it.  Good, not great.  Imax? Pass.   Next?

monkeyfoot 9/2/2009 7:46:08 AM

Hudson & Redshirt, I agree. Trek had run out of gas as a movie & TV franchise. The choices were to let it go or find some way to revitalize it. My idea would have been some straight tot DVD movies Of Capt. Sulu's adventures and some cheaply done online Trek webisodes of various stories. But the one they came up with was brilliant. Not only breathing new life into it but intro-ing it to new audiences.

Marcd, it looks like you didn't like it, which is fine. There are things I would have done different. They never once reference Roddenberry's main idea of Trek. Which is that mankind can rise above all its pettiness and warfare and matured into a race that could boldly go where no one has gone before. But besides that, you can't argue with over 300 mil worldwide and critical acclaim. 

Hanso, I'm not sure what you mean by "true" and the "other" IMAX. I know there are other large format movie systems. But I don't think they are very popular. An IMAX projectionist once told me that years ago, some company paid off a projectionist in a theatre to let their people stay all night and disassemble the entire IMAX projector and study it so they could duplicate it for themselves.      

todd890 9/2/2009 8:22:09 AM

Why in heavens name is it coming back out. I don't see the point  since it is coming to DVD in all forms.

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