If you can’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con AND you can’t stand knowing that anyone else is seeing the movie two days before you do, you might be in luck, depending on your location.
Selected theaters across the country are running IMAX marathons on July 20th starting at 4:30 p.m. featuring Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and yes, Star Trek Beyond to wrap things up, with the new movie premiering at 10:00 p.m. That means east coasters will actually see the movie at the same time as the Comic-Con crowd, albeit without the live orchestra, cast, and crew. It’s the next best thing.
Marathon-goers will receive an event lanyard, an exclusive poster, and a Starfleet patch as seen in the movie while supplies last.
Talk about a dilemma! If you’ve already bought your tickets for the July 22nd premiere, or don’t have any days off coming to you, this presents quite a conundrum. It does look like a lot of fun, plus you’ll be spending a day with like-minded souls AND seeing the movie two days before almost everybody else. And Harkins is offering a free small popcorn, which won’t last for all three movies, but helps a little. Bring sandwiches.
Tickets are already on sale. Here’s a list of AMC theaters where you can buy tickets. The same event is also happening at a Harkins Theater in Arizona. If you’ve seen more, please post them in the comments.