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.