“Top Gun” Gets 35th Anniversary Theatrical Run

Top Gun is one of the most beloved films of the 1980s, despite being blatant military propaganda. Fans have even dubbed May 13th "Top Gun Day," despite it having no actual connection to the film or its premiere.

But Paramount knows fans feel the need for speed, so they're re-releasing the film in theaters. The week-long run will feature a newly remastered version of the film, presented in Dolby Vision picture and Dolby Atmos sound so you can really see those glistening abs and hear those jet engines roar. It's also perfect timing for the 35th anniversary on May 16. The studio also hopes to build anticipation for the sequel Top Gun: Maverick, which is scheduled to open in November.

The theatrical re-release of Top Gun begins Friday, May 13.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.