Star Trek Into Darkness Australia Gala Premiere Set For April 23rd – More Cities To Follow [UPDATED]

JJ Abrams and his Star Trek Into Darkness stars are getting ready to take their show on the road with a series of gala premieres around the world. It looks like once again Sydney Australia will have the honor of being first, with a premiere on April 23rd. They will then head to a number of other cities around the world. More details exclusive below.  [UPDATE: Australian ticket contest giveaway]


UPDATE: Win tickets to see Australian Premiere

Empire Australia have launched a contest giving away 25 pairs of tickets to the April 23rd premiere in Sydney. Details at


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Star Trek Into Darkness International Premiere Tour Kicks Off late April

Star Trek Into Darkness will open to the public as soon as May 9th in many markets around the world (including Australia). But before the official release date comes the gala red carpet events and it appears the official world premiere will be in Sydney Australia – as it was with the 2009 Star Trek movie. The Australian Telegraph is reporting that director J.J. Abrams along with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Karl Urban will attend a red carpet premiere for Star Trek Into Darkness in Sydney Australia on April 23rd. The event will be at the George Street Event Cinema. 

Photos from Star Trek 2009 premiere in Sydney, Australia

TrekMovie has also confirmed that (like with the 2009 movie) there will be additional international gala events for Into Darkness.  As for additional stops on the tour, so far we have learned of Moscow (April 25th), Berlin (April 29) and London (May 2nd). There may be additional cities and dates as well (and it is possible that there may be another city before Sydney but so far it seems likely Australia will be the first stop). TrekMovie sources indicate that the cast and crew attending each event will vary with the London premiere expected to have an especially large collection of Into Darkness stars.

As of Friday Paramount was still not officially confirming the schedule so it is possible that the list of cities and/or dates could change. We are expecting some kind of announcement in the following week with more details on international premieres and possibly US premiere as well, so stay tuned to TrekMovie.

Simon Pegg at the London premiere of Star Trek in 2009 – He will be at the Into Darkness premiere on May 2nd

Thanks to TrekMovie Australian correspondent John Penberthy who contributed to this report

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First Contact!!

I can’t help but be a little jealous of the people (anywhere) who get to see this before me. XD

Just a few weeks til we get to hear how great this movie is, can’t wait!

So a little after April 23 we should be hearing whether or not Cumberbatch is who everyone thinks he is….

Exciting! And now hoping to be a part of it in some way in Sydney :)

But i’m good. I just need to go in with zero expectations at all.

I loved the first movie enough to trust that they know what they’re doing.

Whatever happens i’ll watch with an open mind at least.

Plus. May 9th in the UK . only 4 weeks to go.

Great, spoilers will be nearly impossible to avoid.

I don’t care who sees it first, as long as I see it in a theatre. I haven’t missed seeing a Star Trek since I first started going since Star Trek 4 (I was 9 when I started), and I’ll be damned if I am going to start now.

According to the travel company that made the flight arrangements for the trip to the L.A. (Hollywood) premiere that I won using the app, that premiere is May 14th.

@4. David,
“So a little after April 23 we should be hearing whether or not Cumberbatch is who everyone thinks he is….”

Yup. And because Australia is an English language country, the entire synopsis is likely to be posted on Wikipedia within a day.

Australia! Friggin Australia! Why? This is the USA..they should premier it here. This is America! :D

They need to premier it here in Washington DC! Like they did for TMP. Have it at the Air & Space..they’ve got IMAX. :) How fitting it would be..another Star Trek at the Smithsonian.

Gee, it’s getting close now. Too bad I can’t see myself taking a midweek trip to Sydney to try and catch a glimpse of them. I’ll have to be content with whatever the news services report. Heaven help me – I might be forced to watch commercial ‘morning’ TV to catch a report. On second thought, I could never sit through that. Might record it though, so I can fast forward through the dross…

Roll on May 9!

So I guess I’ll want to stop visiging the Internet on the 23rd if I want to avoid spoilers.


@11: But that’s exactly why they are going abroad with those premiers. The old Trek movies, even the last one, didn’t do too well outside the US. They are hellbound on conquering the global market, which has become increasingly important for Hollywood BO numbers. It’s not enough to make 250$ domestically to cash in a fair return. STID has to do better internationally. First, they are going for the rest of the English-speaking work (Australia, UK etc), second for Russia (Chekov) and then Germany (where NextGen had been huge, but TOS movies including the reboot never really took off). That policy may be the only reason we’ve got London and Benedict Cumberbatch in the movie. He’s one of the biggest stars of UK TV these days and they’re eager to chime in the 2012 London hype (Olympics, Queen, Skyfall) and the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. They even released a DH/ST crossover comic book for that purpose…

Nice – hope they offer tix to Sydney like they did last time. It was great getting to experience it with the stars.

hell-bent, not hellbound, sorry…


Haven’t you heard? Australia is the lucky country. Has been for quite a while! Come on down!

Technically, wasn’t the first place to see the 2009 Star Trek movie the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX?

So London may be the first premiere that Cumberbatch is at, due to current filming of Sherlock? That’d kind of suck. I hope they’re putting Sherlock on hold early enough that it doesn’t happen that way. Guess we’ll see.

It seems like a long time till the film opens in the U.S. … and I have trouble staying away from spoilers. Sigh.

Trekmovie should premiere it here :)

23 April in Australia. This is such bullshit.

Hi, I’m here in Sydney and would kill to get an invite.

My Star Trek group has 8 folks who would love to attend.

Two of us managed to get into the Opera House premiere for the last film, be a shame to break tradition.

Any idea who we could contact?

Signing off to avoid any leaks, will return after I see STID on may 15th 8pm est!

@11 “They need to premier it here in Washington DC! Like they did for TMP. Have it at the Air & Space..they’ve got IMAX. :) How fitting it would be..another Star Trek at the Smithsonian.”

Exactly. Or somewhere in the U.S. or Canada — here on the continent which pays most of Treks earnings. Given the poor international performance of Trek 2009, why should the international market be “rewarded” by getting to see the movie weeks before the U.S.

I cold live with an international premiere or two a day or so before 15 May; but three fracking weeks ahead of us?

This is just plain wrong.

#11. Hear, hear! I want it here, here, too!

How do we get tickets to be part of the Sydney premier on the 23rd.
My hunsband, my daughter and I are huge fans of Star Trek and
were part of the red carpet premier in Sydney in 2009.
Would love to be part of this latest films premier.

Doesn’t releasing the film 3 weeks ahead of the U.S. market pretty much negate the whole “JJ secrecy” thing? Because now we are going to hear about all the major plot points and ending well before the movie, unless we deliberately ignore all Trek media. I’m sure Anthony will provide all the details here before May 15th, right?

So what was the point of all the secrecy then???

Disco didnt we already have a spoiler filed article on the film a few weeks to a month ago from a screening and even then with the screencaps of a newer trailer they spoiled who robocop was playing in the film by accident.

really just should have said X admiral, not such and so key to the films plots characters admiral guys

so the best thing is to self regulate and just avoid those spoiler filed places and comments sections, and stick with general reviews to give you an idea of the quality of the film when it comes out

which for me is Confused Mathew, Sfdebris and Linkara of that guy with the glasses.

if they say its a good film and worth going to see I will, if not well I already suffered through alot of bad voyager and enterprise episodes and do not wish to be subjected to more on a 2 hour scale.

I dont think its going to be like that but you never know.

LOL! Exactly! April 23rd-secrecy over!

DH/ST!? If you mean DW/ST crossover then yeah,but it wasn’t for that purpose,it was just for fun,and fun it was. Hope they do it again at some point,with the TOS crew.


Anthony, will you be posting your review, and the plot spoilers, on the date of the international premiere, or will you wait until 15 May? Thanks

I must’ve missed that spoiler filled article,is it still here somehwere? Or do you mean the screening of about 30 minutes and an article about that. Not too many spoilers there though.


RE: #11

Loved your post, but as an Aussie, I’m sure glad and feel privileged to be getting the premiere of this film. Although not that it makes much of a difference as I will still have to wait the five weeks like everyone else

Despite what people will tell you, you can go to the premieres, I managed to last time and it was an amazing experience.
Be prepared to shell out at least 500 dollars and double that if u want to go to the afterparty with all the stars..worth the experience I say!


Think of this as the gods of trek finally giving back to us internationals for not being able to access a bunch of videos on this site from time to time.

See! Everything has balanced out ;)

Fk yeah Australia

JIMINY CRICKET!!!! I hope that was Australian dollars! lol! I paid nowhere near that much for my various premieres and afterparties,usually end up between 100-125 US dollars. And yeah,totally worth it of course. So much fun and bumping into all kinds of people,great times. Not doing it this time though,didn’t do it for the last movie either.

Roll on April 23rd so we can get all the spoilers,lol! And I can decide on popping over to London or not for the May 9th showing.

Have fun!


Actually, as at the time I’m posting this $1 Australian = $1.04 US…

How can I get tickets to the Sydney premier? Is there a link.

Empire Online are running a competition with 25 double passes to give away to the Sydney premiere. Here is the link:!-star-trek-into-darkness-australian-premiere-tickets/

HOLY MOLY! Even MORE expensive! LOL! But still worth it of course. Sometimes it’s that pricey ‘cos they do it for charity and such. At least some of the ones I’ve been to in the UK have.

Now where’s the darn merchandise from this movie!? lol!


If I cannot get to the Sydney premier I will be attending my local cinema on the 9th with friends.

We will all dress up as a klingon, captain Kirk and myself as spock.

We are going to stand outside the cinema at the end and say “beam me up” into our iphone star trek communicator and spray santa snow into the air above our heads.

Ok, sounds dumb but it’ll be fun for us.

Cheers ObsessiveStarTrekFan

I attended the 2009 Sydney premiere and I’ll do everything in my power to attend this one. It was ana amazing experience.

I guess I need to edit my hosts file to block me from viewing this and other Trek sites after that date until I’ve seen it then. :P

Otherwise reading all the details will be unavoidable. I wish I hadn’t gone as far as I have with them but it’s very hard to resist the temptation.

@24. “Exactly. …Why should the international market be “rewarded” by getting to see the movie weeks before the U.S.”

They’re not “reward[ing]” the international market. They’re trying to generate more revenue in the international market by debuting it overseas first.

Just because the primary revenue is generated in North America does not mean we’re any more entitled to it than anyone else. Complaining about who gets to see it first, and when, is very un-Star Trek like.

I am only 3+ hours away from Sydney (by air) but I need to get my passport updated and I doubt that can done in the next week. According to my husband, Air NZ are doing some cheap deals to Sydney, but then again timing and finances are not on my side. Getting hold of premier tickets could be a problem, let alone being able to go to any after-party… plus I have a cold

I feel stymied…so what’s new?…:(

it will be impossible to avoid spoilers and torture for us that have to wait may lol

#37, #38, #39, #44

A lot of local ‘concierge/luxury lifestyle’ services maybe able to help you…you have to be a member (In the UK there is Quintissentially, for example)..these guys will find you the best premiere tickets + afterparty where you are pretty much with the cast. They are not made available for the public directly.

For Trek 09 we got to walk the carpet, get an introduction to the movie from Chris Pine, Zach Quinto and JJ Abrams..(got a high five!)…

.if you wanna do this though, go all the way…try and get the best package available…it’s a once in a lifetime experience and makes you (and the people in the crowd snapping photos!) think you’re a star!

and just to say prices were higher because the concierge company needs to make money as well :D

Guess I will have to avoid Trek sites from April 23rd until I see it. I wonder if who John Harrison really is will leak out on April 23rd?