‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’ Director’s Cut beams into NEPA theaters Sept. 10-13
From a press release:
“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” the epic science fiction adventure that continues to captivate audiences, marks its 35th anniversary with a two-day-only return to cinemas nationwide.
The classic 1982 film will be presented by Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures in a digitally remastered Director’s Cut and, as an added bonus for “Star Trek” and movie fans, William Shatner will appear in a newly produced in-depth interview that will play before each screening at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, and Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Tickets for “Star Trek II” can be purchased online by visiting fathomevents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 600 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network, including Cinemark 20 (40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic), Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 & IMAX (3909 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City), and Cinemark Stroud Mall (160 Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg).
“Making ‘Star Trek II’ seems like only yesterday,” Shatner said. “Even back then, we knew we were creating something really special, and to have ‘The Wrath of Khan’ back on the big screen 35 years later is a wonderful testament both to the film itself and to the incredible passion of ‘Star Trek’ fans.”
Director Nicholas Meyer’s “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” was a box-office hit upon its release – the sixth highest-grossing film of 1982 – and continues to be revered and quoted by fans. The film, a continuation of the original “Star Trek” series episode “The Space Seed,” finds longtime Starfleet nemesis Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalban) alive and well, marooned on a seemingly lifeless planet. When he’s discovered by Chekov (Walter Koenig), Khan will stop at nothing to exact revenge against the man who exiled him on the barren world: Admiral James T. Kirk.
Kirk must lead his loyal crew – including Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Bones (DeForest Kelley), Uhura (Nichelle Nichols), Sulu (George Takei), and Scotty (James Doohan) – and an unprepared group of trainees led by half-human, half-Klingon Lt. Saavik (Kirstie Alley) in a race against time to stop Khan from deploying a device that threatens the entire universe. Bibi Besch, Paul Winfield, and Merritt Butrick also star in the movie, which features an unforgettable musical score by the late James Horner. The Director’s Cut of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” is currently available on Blu-ray with more than two hours of in-depth bonus features.
“’Star Trek II’ holds a special place in the hearts of ‘Star Trek’ fans,” Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said. “Fathom is proud to work with Paramount Pictures to present it again on the big screen, with all of its excitement, action, drama, and emotion.”
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top designated market areas and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events, such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera; dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live; sporting events like Copa America Centenario; concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush, and Mötley Crüe; the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series; and inspirational events.
Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras, including audience Q&As, backstage footage, and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs.