Today IMAX Corporation and Paramount Pictures officially confirmed that the new Star Trek movie will be released simultaneously on IMAX on May 8th, 2009. The film will play in IMAX theater worldwide. And to announce the event the new Star Trek trailer is showing in IMAX theaters this weekend.
Trailer today – movie in May
The IMAX version of the new Star Trek trailer is showing at IMAX theaters around the world, with the new sci-fi remake The Day The Earth Stood Still. That film is playing at 123 IMAX theaters in the US and Canada and an additional 26 IMAX theaters around the world.
To find your closest IMAX theater, go to IMAX.com.
[NOTE: according to spokesperson for IMAX the Star Trek trailer has been provided to all IMAX theaters in English-speaking territories, however it can’t hurt to ask at your local theater to be sure.]
In May the new Star Trek movie will beam into IMAX theaters around the world. The film will be digitally re-mastered into the IMAX format. This will be the first Star Trek movie to be released in the IMAX format.
12.12.08…the day the Earth stood still…and Trek went IMAX
Comments on IMAX from JJ Abrams and others
The official press release includes a number of comments…
Star Trek director J.J. Abrams
I’m thrilled that audiences will be able to experience this new, epic world of Star Trek – with an incredible cast and mind-blowing visual effects – on what is, obviously, the most remarkable film format in the world.
Rob Moore, Vice Chairman, Paramount Pictures
We’re excited to share the enhanced IMAX version of this film with the millions of dedicated fans who have been anticipating this release since production began. The IMAX Experience adds that extra level of excitement to an already action-packed film, giving moviegoers a premium ‘event’ at the multiplex.
Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment
Both Star Trek and IMAX have taken audiences to far away places they would normally not be able to go, and in this case, it’s space – the final frontier. J.J. Abrams has created a powerful movie that has fans worldwide feverishly anticipating its release. We are thrilled to partner with Paramount Pictures to bring J.J.’S exciting vision of this incredible space adventure to IMAX screens.
Hmmmm…. now where’s the closest IMAX theater to Port Alberni again???
lol well second actually
I’ll be one of the first to buy tickets!!
IMAAAX!!!!!! I can’t wait! 8D
Unfortunately, the IMAX Theatre in Omaha is like… really expensive. And it’s located in a very expensive zoo. UGH. D:
I heard Michael Rennie was ill The Day the Earth Stood Still. Can anyone confirm that? ;-)
IMAX = COOL….. IMAX 3D would have been cooler. But still cool none the less.
If you live in Port Alberni you would go to the National Geographic Imax Theatre in Victoria, BC located in the Royal British Columbia Museum.
Finally a news item without complex discussions of quantum mechanics.
IMAX, that’s easy, no PhD required…
…unless the theatre is in an alternate universe…
9 – Since there are Infinite universes, it means that there are Infinite IMAX Theaters ;-)
My migraine is back.
Actually, the fact that Star Trek is being shown in IMAX is a sign that Paramount has faith in the movie.
#12 Or…. After spending 150 mil on the movie, a few bucks more for IMAX is not that big of a deal. :P
Just kidding. Great news nevertheless.
Here’s some irony, our IMAX is a mere few blocks from the McGill University’s William Shatner Student Centre.
So is there one near Vulcan, Alberta? Hmmm
# 6 – Yes!
But he told us where we stand…
..which I think was in line to see Trek at the IMAX…
#8 – I don’t think that the Museum shows many theatrical releases. But I can only hope!!
#14 – I know that there’s at least one in one of the Silvercitys at the south end of Calgary.
My girlfriend lives within a short (15 minute) bus ride from Navy Pier, Chicago, where we will see it. When we started dating 2.5 years ago i warned her she would have to go see this movie at some indeterminate time in the future. I have also been talking about it non-stop. Oddly enough, she is still with me, go figure!
There is no IMAX theatre in Northern Ireland. Well, there is, but it was closed down less than a year after it opened (and that was abouit 8 years ago). It used to show those terrible “simulation” experiences (like “Dinosaur Adventure” or something like that). It never showed actual movies. It’s such a pity because it’s been there for 8 years, unused. I think that if they showed real movies on it, the IMAX theatre they have would be booming with business. So disappointed that I’ll never get to see STAR TREK in IMAX.
Edmonton, Alberta has at least two IMAX. One in West Edmonton Mall and the other in the Telus Space Sciences Centre. The latter being more appropriate. ;)
Nice. I always made it a point to see the 70 mm showings of the Trek movies back in the 80’s, can’t wait to see Trek on the IMAX.
Now if it would just play at the local DLP theater…since I’ll be seeing it 20 times, I’d like the last showing to be as crisp and clean as the first.
Sweet! There’s an IMAX theatre right down the street from me! :-)
Bigger is better. I may have to fly to Sydney for the premiere – the screen 29.42m high by 35.73m wide, When they fire photons I’ll have to duck!
Such great news. This movie will be a visual feast!
That makes three cinema visits of Star Trek:
the German Dub, the original version and the IMAX Version.
Have a Imax theatre 120 kilometers away from me, thats worth it!!!!
I won’t see the trailer with a mediocre remake of a classic.
Last night, I was lucky enough to see a free screening of “Day the Earth Stood Still” (which I give a B+/A-) at the IMAX here in NYC. As an unexpected treat I got to see the Star Trek trailer there. Needless to say, it gave me serious goose-bumps and I felt so happily nerdy. I will definitely be see this at the IMAX. Watchmen too BTW.
TDTESS 2008 is sub-par, but not awful. I imagine seeing it in Imax (I did not) would make it even better.
Trust me, you’ve all sat through worse movies that this.
1.) Vancouver. Dude, if you email me ahead of time, I’ll pick up an extra ticket for you.
22.) Visual feast – heck yeah. But we’ll have to see it 3x just to catch everything.
24.) How can you see a movie, when it’s just your brain floating in the jar?
25.) Lucky bast$#@! <– not really a swear word. Honest.
Alright, I’m convinced: as an IMAX release, this becomes a must-see event. Now I must decide between the commercial IMAX cinema at King of Prussia or the smaller installation at the Franklin Museum & National Shrine on the eponymous Boulevard.
Ok. I stand corrected. It IS coming in IMAX. SO much for what they told me some months ago. I never did hear back from IMAX with the second email.
Trek. Imax. Drool.
IMAX is always an awesome way to see a film.
NOT CANNON! Star Trek must ONLY be viewed on 1960/70s approved cinematical technology otherwise it will be in violation of Rodenberry lore & dogmatism.
# 32 SexyAsianGurl
You Keep Saying “Cannon”, Technically, in this Context, the spelling of the word Cannon is not Canon…….
…………I haven’t had Dinner Yet, and I’m acting like the rest of these Goof Balls…….Guess I just wanted to reply to ya……
…….I’ve got nothing……..
Well….Rodenberry’s vision of Star Trek was items of
3) Personal Handheld Communicators
5) Phasers with both Kill and Stun
6) Bio-Beds that could monitor your life signs
Gee it sounds to me that Star Trek under Rodenberry’s vision of the F*U*T*U*R*E
was Futuristic in nature. So seeing it on an IMAX film presentation, seems pretty future like to me. :(
24… “I won’t see the trailer with a mediocre remake of a classic.”
Wow! There are reviews of the remake of TDTESS that say it is as good as “mediocre”? They liked it a lot more than most other reviewers…
I bet Poland, the a**hole of Europe won’t get an IMAX version. Heck, we’re lucky to see ST in May. The ONLY European country that the movie premieres later than normally: 29.05. What a turnoff
This says a lot about the film, the fact they are going transfer the film to the very expensive IMAX format. So the powers that be must feel that this film will be out of this galaxy.
Not even “The Dark Knight” was completely in the IMAX format only parts of it.
Will the movie be in every IMAX theatre? I’d love for it to be at the one in Chattanooga!
it is not known how many IMAX theaters will have star trek, but probably the same group that have THe Day The Earth Stood Still. A lot of IMAX theaters are in musuems and run the sciencey discovery channel kind of stuff.
Does anybody know whether this Imax experience will be in 3D or standard IMAX DMR (which is for short 2D) form?
@ #5. There’s a second IMAX theater in the Omaha metro area. The Star Cinema in Council Bluffs, IA has an IMAX screen.
Well. Im in Luck. The Imax Theater here in Austin Tx shows Movies. From The Dark Night to The day the Earth Stood Still and im seeing that one in Imax and Way kool to see the Trailer on Imax. Ill be first in line with my Ticket already bought for the Imax Showing of Star Trek. Now this is way to kool. Or as Scoty says. TIS EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!.
I hope they give out 3-D glasses like they did for Superman Returns!
I remember ducking last year when the big E flew toward the screen during an TOS-R episode. It was a hilarious realization when I caught myself trying to get out of the ship’s way. 2-D never looked so real.
I hope to have a similar experience when I see this movie in freakin’ IMAX!!!
She must have an inner geek, either that or you took her to Mamma Mia 26 times!
Hmmm should make more money for Paramount…
The IMAX in Melbourne Auatralia is so lame- the screen is big yes- but the seeting starts from the middle of the theatre so its no different than sitting in the front row of the regular theatre- which i usualy do.
unless they include extra scenes like they did with TransFormers IMAX id be hard pressed to find a reason to see JJ Abrams new Star Wars… i mean STAR TREK film at my local IMAX
is this design flaw in any other IMAX theatres around the world?
I only go for 3D Films
33: YOU ARE NOT CANNON! Technically you died in the 21st Century, whereas I am from the 23rd and my crew of the USS.BRITNEY are going to boycott this movie, and your pathetic spelling quibbles!
Sounds great, there’s an IMAX in the mall down the street from me. I can’t wait for this!
That is wonderful 10 min from my house
oh my Fn God.. in IMAX.
This just keeps on getting better.
oh my Fn God.. in IMAX.This just keeps on getting better. Woohoo!