Paramount Moves Up ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

When it was originally announced that select cities would have early 'sneak peak' IMAX showings of J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated Star Trek Into Darkness, distributor Paramount Pictures could have never expected the reaction they got.  Showings in Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Austin, San Francisco, Houston, San Diego and Minneapolis are now Sold Out, and other citites are showing great interest in the sequel to 2009's summer blockbuster Star Trek.

In response to the outpour of support, Parmoaunt has opted to move the film's release (originally set for May 17th) up a day to May 16th.  This will allow fans to enjoy the sure hit a whole 24 hours before expected...I'll wait while you scream in sheer excitement.

This will thwart any chance that Star Trek Into Darkness had of setting any kind of opening weekend record, and could irritate fans who had already purchased opening night tickts (and are now left with second night tickets).  But to the masses this is a great sign that Paramount listened to fans and was willing to accomidate the demand.

The IMAX release of Star Trek Into Darkness will feature 30 minutes of enhanced footage.  These segments will take up the entire screen and offer up footage that is incredibly crisp and and clear, the perfect way to experience a no-holds-bar intergalatic battle.

Star Trek Into Darkness is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, John Cho and Benedict Cumberbatch.  It is now set to hit theaters on Thursday, May 16, 2013.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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