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‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ beams back into NEPA theaters for 40th anniversary Sept. 15-18

‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ beams back into NEPA theaters for 40th anniversary Sept. 15-18
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From a press release:

In 1979, the Starship Enterprise flew its very first big-screen mission in “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.” To mark the film’s 40th anniversary, Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures will bring this awe-inspiring adventure back to movie theaters for two days only on Sunday, Sept. 15 and Wednesday, Sept. 18.

In its first nationwide cinema release since the film premiered in December of 1979, the original theatrical cut of “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” will include the film’s soaring overture by famed composer Jerry Goldsmith. Preceding the film, this special presentation will also feature the behind-the-scenes documentary short “The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture.”

“Star Trek: The Motion Picture” will be shown in select movie theaters across the country, including Cinemark 20 (40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic), Cinemark Stroud Mall (160 Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg), and AMC Classic Bloomsburg 11 (1879 Columbia Blvd., Bloomsburg). It will screen sat 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sept. 15 and at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sept. 18.

Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and James Doohan, the movie sees Admiral James T. Kirk return to the helm of an updated U.S.S. Enterprise to confront an alien spacecraft of enormous power heading toward Earth.

A mammoth undertaking by Oscar-winning director Robert Wise, “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” boldly took audiences further into the final frontier than ever before and kicked off one of the biggest franchises in movie history. The film became the fourth highest grossing of the year and earned three Academy Award nominations, including Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, and Best Original Music Score.

“‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ is a visual marvel and a film that even many ardent ‘Star Trek’ fans have never had an opportunity to see on a big screen. Fathom Events is honored to celebrate this cinematic classic’s 40th anniversary with this special theatrical presentation,” Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said.

Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all the top 100 DMAs (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc., and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group, Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters, such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events, and popular anime franchises.

Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras, including audience Q&As, backstage footage, and interviews with the 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 1,010 locations and 1,628 screens in 182 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events, and new product launches.