If you live in LA and want to have a Trek-tastic time next weekend, then head to Santa Monica for a 2 day long Star Trek Marathon from American Cinematheque and TrekMovie.com. The event includes a screening of Star Trek 2009, a 10th anniv. screening of Free Enterprise (with a panel), plus a showing of the "Genesis Trilogy" of Star Trek II, III & IV, including a panel with Nicholas Meyer. There will also be free prizes, details below.
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American Cinematheque tribute to 30 Years of Trek Movies
The American Cinematheque in association with TrekMovie.com is proud to announce a special tribute to 30 Years of Star Trek Films being held at the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theater in Santa Monica on Friday, December and Saturday, December 5th honoring the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture on December 7, 1979.
Friday December 4th
Friday will feature a theatrical screening of this year’s hit film, Star Trek, directed by J.J. Abrams and be followed by a Trek giveaway of highly coveted Trek merchandise courtesy Playmates Toys, Pocket Books, Titan Books, IDW, and CBS Paramount Home Video.
Immediately following the film is the 10th anniversary tribute to the Trek-centric cult classic, Free Enterprise, introduced by filmmakers Robert Meyer Burnett and Mark A. Altman and followed by a cast and crew reunion. The film will be projected in its original theatrical version.
Says writer/producer Altman, “We’re thrilled the film is being honored by the Cinematheque on its 10th anniversary and look forward to loving long and paryting like it’s 1999. I can’t imagine a better double bill than Trek 2009 and Free Enterprise other than when Free Enterprise played in Westwood followed by Buckaroo Banzai, but that’s a whole other story…”
Saturday December 5th
Saturday will be a Trek Triple Play with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan immediately followed by Q&A with director Nicholas Meyer who will discuss his work on the film as well as co-writing Star Trek IV and writing and directing Star Trek VI. This will be followed by showings of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and concluding with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. The event will be moderated by Geek Monthly’s Jeff Bond and TrekMovie’s Anthony Pascale.
Additional guests to be announced (and if you were involved in the making of any of these films, please contact us). More information at americancinematheque.com.
American Cinematheque/TrekMovie Star Trek Movie Marathon Weekend
Here is all the info you need to know
What: Four Star Trek movies + Free Enterprise + panels over two nights with free prizes
Where: American Cinematheque’s Aero Theater
1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street in Santa Monica
When: Friday December 4th & Saturday December 5th. Each night kicks off at 7:30PM.
Tickets: You can buy tickets at Fandango. Each day costs only $10 (with discounts for students, seniors or members). Click links below to buy at Fandango
TrekMovie will be giving away some tickets via our Twitter this week, so keep following.