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Reminder: Saturday Midnight Screening Of Star Trek II in 70MM w/ Nicholas Meyer in West L.A. June 19, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Feature Films (TMP-NEM), , trackback

Tonight the Summer STAR TREK Simply 70 Spectacular-Spectacular Saturdays continues at the Royal Theater in West L.A. with a 70 MM showing of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, preceded by a Q&A session with director Nicholas Meyer. And over subsequent Saturdays in June and July the remaining original cast Star Trek movies will shown with more guests, get all the details below.


Wrath of Khan in 70MM tonight with Nick Meyers

This summer Laemmle Theaters (in conjunction with Ledjer Film & Theater services and is running all six of the original crew Star Trek features in a series of midnight movies at the Royal Theatre in West L.A. The Simply 70(mm) STAR TREK Spectacular-Spectacular Saturdays will present each film in 70mm and 6-channel Stereo. Each film will also have a Q&A session with a Star Trek celebrity. Last week kicked off with Star Trek: The Motion Picture along with Arlene Martel.

This weekend things really get cooking with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, featuring director Nicholas Meyer. As I will be doing for every week, I will be handling the Q&A with Meyers. The Q&A’s all start around midnight, followed by the screening.

See Star Trek II in 70MM with special guest Nick Meyer at Royal Theater in West LA tonight Saturday June 19th 

 Updated Schedule: More 70MM Trek

Over the rest of the summer the rest of the original Star Trek movie will also be shown in 70mm, each with a special guests. There has been a schedule change. Due to a conflict Catherin Hicks cannot make the Star Trek IV screening on July 10th, but Nichelle Nichols will be taking her place.

Date Film Guest
June 19 STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN Nicholas Meyer
(assoc. Producer)
July 10 STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME Nichelle Nichols
(Pavel Chekov)
(Hikaru Sulu)

here is the promo trailer for the series


What: Simply 70 Star Trek movie series

When: Saturdays at midnight in June and July (see above schedule)

Where: Laemmle’s Royal Theatre is located at 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025, (310) 478-3836 

Tickets: $10 for general admission. You can buy tickets at the box office or online at


1. Captain Conrad - June 19, 2010

Meet the director of the best Trek film ever made!?! Aw man I so want to go to that!!!!! Andy, can you please get me an autographed poster or something? That would be awesome!!!

2. luke montgomery - June 19, 2010

just bought my tix! seen it a million times but never on the big screen :)

3. luke montgomery - June 19, 2010

but god that promo is awful.

4. Admiral Stedman - June 19, 2010

The promo is just a re-cut voice over of the STVI Teaser Trailer. When it first came out I enjoyed the footage the picked for it.

As for ST:TWOK I would LOVE to be there. Saw it in theaters when I was 11 with my neighbor Sal. Two years later we would WALK almost 5 miles to see ST:TSFS as no one would drive us to the theater.

Enjoy it LA, this is the best of the all, and I envy you.

Please take this show on the road and come to Florida!

5. Pat D - June 19, 2010

A awful recut of an AWESOME STVI teaser trailer.

6. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - June 19, 2010

I so want to be there for Trek 2. I seen it 9 times at the theater back in 82. Would so love to see it again on the big screen. Khannnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7. - June 19, 2010

I did photograph a Katherine Hicks a few years back. Different girl though

I recently purchased Wrath of Khan after not seeing it for many years. Though i had mentally noted that it was very good i had really forgotten just how so.

I remember seeing a comparison between TWOK and Nemesis and the reviewer pointing out how every shot fired in Twok was vital and could have meant the end for wither party thus the tension compared with ship floating around in Nemesis just shooting each other.

That was such a great observation and a testament to Meyer’s skills.

8. Buzz Cagney - June 19, 2010

Wish I could be there. Have a brilliant time guys.

9. Admiral Shatner - June 19, 2010

I wish this was near me.

10. jas_montreal - June 19, 2010

Damn you California people….. I wish i could be there….

11. red dead ryan - June 19, 2010


Who’s Andy?

Anyway, I wish I was in the L.A area. Or I wish I was “dead” Obi Wan Kenobi so I could “pop” in and truly be there “in spirit”. :-)

12. Pro-Khan-Sel - June 19, 2010

Aw C’mon! The trailer wasn’t that bad.

13. ST 2 70mm Memories - June 19, 2010

I must have seen the movie at least 12-15, maybe 20x in 70mm before it went and a few times in regular 35mm.

If this print is good..these are my favorite 70mm-6 track presentation moments:

1. The whoosh of the ships going by ESPECIALLY the Reliant-fish-out-of-water shot after the Enterprise fires back at it after using its prefix code.

2. The various transporter effects. If properly showcased, it is loud and all over the theater.

3. Just after Khan tells Kirk he has ‘beaten him by marooning him on Genesis and Kirk yells “KHAAAAAAAN…”
look for the echo-y effect to start at the front of the theater, then progress to the middle (“Khaaaaaaaan..”) and trail off again in the rear surrounds. Then there’s that shot of Khan sighing in relief.

4. After Kirk & Co just beam down to the Genesis cave and McCoy opens the ‘Genesis device door’, you will hear the sound of what sounds like a screw or bolt that hits the floor heard in the REAR RIGHT of the theater. If the soundtrack is in good condition, you’ll hear it there and a few people will turn their heads to the back as if its happening live. Then David swoops down and attacks Kirk and ‘fights him’ in one of the cheesiest Trek fights on film (too staged). The sounds of the various metallic containers are tossed about and heard throughout the theater..also very cool.

5. After Saavik’s Kobyashi failure, Kirk will be heard to “open it up” or “open her up” then the Enterprise screen sound effect should be travel as the door opens and there’s that cool shot of Kirk bathed in the smoky lights. A maintenence guy yells “blowers on” and you should hear various “blowers” in surround ‘sucking’ up the smoke as it were.

I missed the computer voice and red alert klaxon alarm in TMP. Yes, I know the producers, or maybe it was Meyer, who are made this film to be more ‘human’ and have human voices read off the departure check list…”preflux chillers on…intercooler matrix restoration..” coils..” etc.

I wish I were there. *sigh*

I’ve seen only II-V in 70mm and I think III has the best soundtrack, imho. The surround fx of the Genesis planet destruction really brought to life the place even though it was filmed on sound stages and done in miniature and, who could forget the countdown and destruction of the Enterprise. It was more cathartic for me then Spock’s death.

14. Simon - June 19, 2010

#13 – You’re right & left surround FX are ONLY present in the 5.1 & 7.1 remixes done for DVD and Blu-ray.

The original 70MM track was *mono* surround. Left-Center-Right-Surround-and 2 “baby boom” channels.

Any discrete surround FX you may have heard was because they panned it to the left or right channels in unison with the surround channel.

15. Simon - June 19, 2010

PS: “The Undiscovered Country” was the first Star Trek film with discrete surrounds in 70MM. It was also the first film tested with 5.1 Dolby Digital (although “Batman Returns” was the first “official” release, “ST:VI” and “Newsies” had limited test prints in DD).

“Star Trek IV” was the first 70MM Dolby SR film. I saw it in that format at the Fox Westwood in CA. It was called “70MM Dolby Spectral Sound”. By the time “Star Trek V” rolled around it was “70MM Dolby SR”.

I saw “Star Trek III” in 70MM in Manhattan, New York.

Again, II-III-IV-V were all mono surround.

By the time “Generations” was released, the digital formats had taken over. No more TREK in 70MM. ST2009 in IMAX was the first time in 20 years had a TREK film been blown up to large format (*all* TREK productions have been 35MM anamorphic Panavision, with the exception of ST:VI which was Super35).

16. Captain Conrad - June 19, 2010

Was up late. I meant Anthony

17. Shane Zeranski - June 20, 2010

Great time, Anthony. Good Q&A.

18. Scott Gammans - June 20, 2010

@5: My main problem with it was the poor voiceover work. Come on, guys… NOT everyone can do a voiceover. This guys sounded like an uninspired dork with a head cold.

19. captain_neill - June 20, 2010

Wish I was there. Wrath of Khan is my fav Trek movie and would love to have seen it on the big screen.

20. nike air jordan jumpman pro - October 8, 2010

to make the comic book based on his novel though and included him in the project.

21. Tim - July 19, 2011

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