Written By: Ken Hulsey
Sources: Variety / American Cinematheque
Due to contract obligations earlier this year, J.J. Abrams new "Star Trek" film only ran in Imax theaters for two weeks instead of the standard four. Now that the other summer blockbuster films have cleared out, namely "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian", "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", the film will be allowed to finish it's run. That means starting Friday 100 Imax theaters across the country will begin screening the film, again.
Due to "Star Trek's" release date of May 8th, Imax theaters had to cut the film's run short in order to fill prior contract obligations. After those obligations were fulfilled, the film was once again free to continue it's run.
It should be noted that some theaters may not be exclusively showing "Star Trek", so fans may want to check with their local Imax theater for times when the movie will be shown.
For those of you who have followed my writing since the days of the long-dead kensforce.com, you may remember my 'falling-out' with the American Cinematheque and their screenings at the historic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. I haven't posted info on one of their screenings in some time, but I'm willing to bury the hatchet and tell you about a special screening of "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" on the 19th of this month. The event will feature many of the people who worked behind-the-scenes on several of the "Trek" movies.
Here is the info:
Sunday, September 27 - 5:30 PM
STAR TREK: 40 Years of Designing the Future
Director’s Cut! STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, 1979, Paramount, 132 min. Director Robert Wise, ably assisted by Harold Michelson’s (DICK TRACY) otherworldly production design, Jerry Goldsmith’s stirring score and a special effects team including Douglas Trumbull, John Dykstra and Ramon Sanchez, delivers the first STAR TREK film as a profound meditation on man’s struggle to survive against the negative forces in the universe. With William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Walter Koenig, George Takei, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, Persis Khambatta.
This program will review the full spectrum of STAR TREK’s visual achievements and its contributions to the art of narrative design for science fiction. Production Designers John Jefferies, Joseph R. Jennings, Herman Zimmerman and Scott Chambliss, along with moderator and VFX artist Darin R. Dochterman, will take us on a journey using visual clip pods based on design themes such as the ships, the bridge, alien worlds, gadgets & gizmos, and production challenges. Collaborating with Dochterman in the selection of the content for this program are Designers Michael and Denise Okuda, authors of The Star Trek Encyclopedia. Included are pre-recorded guest speaker clips from such STAR TREK veterans as a concept artist, VFX artist, set decorator, costume designer, graphic artist and producer. The panel and clip show will be presented first. Pre-show 5:00 PM, Program 5:30 PM, Film 8:00 PM.
Info about purchasing tickets can be found - HERE
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