‘Star Trek’ IMAX Theater Listings + IMAX Trailer
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Paramount Pictures’ Star Trek opens in IMAX theatres May 7, 2009

Director J.J. Abrams Beams Moviegoers on Board the USS Enterprise with The IMAX Experience

Limited Two-Week IMAX Run Has IMAX Theatres Operating Around the Clock

LOS ANGELES, April 28 — Paramount Pictures and IMAX Corporation today announced that Star Trek, directed by J.J. Abrams (“Mission: Impossible III”, “Lost” and “Alias”), will open for a special, limited two-week run in 134 IMAX theatres domestically, concurrently with the wide release on Thursday, May 7 at 7 pm. The film will also open in 29 IMAX theatres internationally. Star Trek has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology.

The film has already received strong reviews, and IMAX theatres are adding midnight shows to meet the demand during the limited run.

“Star Trek is a fantastic addition to our 2009 film slate, and we’re pleased that the continuing rollout of digital IMAX theatre systems made this limited release possible,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. “This film combines top Hollywood story-telling talent with space exploration, which is a perfect combination for The IMAX Experience.”

“J.J. Abrams’ extraordinary vision and IMAX’s DNA has created a powerful combination that is generating strong pre-sales and incredible buzz as fans worldwide anticipate its release,” added Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “Both Star Trek and IMAX take audiences to far away places they would normally not be able to go, and Paramount Pictures has done an excellent job making it possible for these two great brands to come together. We’re already seeing feverish interest from the young tech-savvy crowd in addition to the millions of Trekkies worldwide.”

The greatest adventure of all time begins with “Star Trek,” the incredible story of a young crew’s maiden voyage onboard the most advanced starship ever created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. On a journey filled with action, comedy and cosmic peril, the new recruits must find a way to stop an evil being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind.

The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock (Zachary Quinto), was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before!

Theater Listings

Star Trek: The IMAX Experience is scheduled to play day-and-date at the following IMAX Theatres beginning May 8th.

Huntsville – Spacedome IMAX at US Space and Rocket Center
Phoenix – AMC Deer Valley 30 with IMAX
Little Rock – Dickinson Chenal 9 IMAX Theatre
Aliso Viejo – Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX
Anaheim – CinemaFusion IMAX Anaheim GardenWalk
Arcadia – AMC Santa Anita 16 & IMAX
Burbank – AMC Burbank 16 & IMAX
Camarillo – Edwards Camarillo Palace Stadium 12 & IMAX
Dublin – Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX
El Dorado Hills – Regal Cinemas El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 & IMAX
Emeryville – AMC Bay Street 16 & IMAX
Escondido – Regal Escondido Stadium 16 & IMAX
Fairfield – Edwards Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX
Fresno – Edwards Fresno Stadium 21 & IMAX
Irvine – Edwards Irvine Spectrum IMAX
Long Beach – Edwards Long Beach 26 & IMAX
Los Angeles – AMC Century City 15 & IMAX
Los Angeles – IMAX Theatre at The Bridge: cinema de lux
Los Angeles – AMC Universal CityWalk Stadium 19 with IMAX
Ontario – Edwards Ontario Palace 22 & IMAX
San Diego – AMC Palm Promenade 24 & IMAX
San Diego – Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & IMAX
San Jose – AMC Eastridge Mall 15 & IMAX
San Francisco – AMC Loews Metreon 16 with IMAX
Santa Clara – AMC Mercado 20 & IMAX
Simi Valley – Regal Civic Center Plaza 16 & IMAX
South Gate – Edwards South Gate Stadium 20 & IMAX
Stockton – Regal City Centre Stadium 16 & IMAX
Torrance – AMC Del Amo 18 & IMAX
Woodland Hills – AMC Promenade 16 & IMAX
Denver – UA Colorado Center Stadium 9 & IMAX
Highland Ranch – AMC Highland Ranch 24 & IMAX
Westminster – AMC Orchard 12 & IMAX
Westminster – AMC Westminster Promenade 24 & IMAX
Altamonte Springs – AMC Altamonte Mall 18 & IMAX
Aventura – AMC Aventura 24 & IMAX
Fort Lauderdale – AutoNation(R) IMAX(R) Theater at Museum of Discovery
and Science
Fort Myers – Regal Gulf Coast Town Center Stadium 16 & IMAX
Jacksonville – AMC Regency 24 & IMAX
Kennedy Space Center – IMAX Theatres at Kennedy Space Centre
Orange Park – AMC Orange Park 24 & IMAX
Orlando – Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX
Orlando – Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 & IMAX
St. Augustine – World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre
St. Petersburg – Muvico Baywalk 20 & IMAX
Tampa – AMC Veterans 24 & IMAX
Tampa – Channelside Cinemas 9 & IMAX
West Palm Beach – Muvico Parisian IMAX
Augusta – Regal Augusta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX
Buford – Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium 20 & IMAX
Kennesaw – AMC Barrett Commons 24 & IMAX
Morrow – AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 & IMAX
Honolulu – Regal Dole Cannery 18 & IMAX
Batavia – Randall 15 IMAX
Chicago – Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
Lincolnshire – Regal Lincolnshire 20 & IMAX
South Barrington – AMC Barrington 30 & IMAX
Woodridge – Cinemark Seven Bridges IMAX
Indianapolis – Kerasotes ShowPlace 16 & IMAX
Noblesville – Hamilton 16 IMAX
Portage – Portage 16 IMAX
Council Bluffs – Kerasotes Star Cinemas 16 & IMAX
Olathe – AMC Studio 30 & IMAX
Newport – AMC Newport On The Levee 20 & IMAX
Harahan – AMC Elmwood Palace 20 & IMAX
Saco – Cinemagic & IMAX in Saco
Baltimore – AMC Loews White Marsh 16 & IMAX
Columbia – AMC Columbia 14 & IMAX
Natick – Verizon IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan’s Furniture – Natick
Reading – Verizon IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan’s Furniture – Reading
Dearborn – The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre
Detroit – The New Detroit Science Center’s IMAX Dome Theatre
Grand Blanc – Trillium Cinema 14 & IMAX, Grand Blanc
Grand Rapids – Celebration! Cinema IMAX Theatre
Lansing – Celebration! Cinema IMAX Theatre
Sterling Heights – AMC Forum 30 & IMAX
Apple Valley – Great Clips IMAX Theatre
Kansas City – AMC BarryWoods 24 & IMAX
St. Louis – Wehrenberg Ronnies 20 IMAX
Henderson – Regal Sunset Station Stadium 13 & IMAX
Las Vegas – Regal Red Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX
North Las Vegas – Regal Aliante Stadium 16 & IMAX
New Hampshire
Hooksett – Cinemagic & IMAX in Hooksett
New Jersey
Atlantic City – Tropicana IMAX Theatre
Cherry Hill – AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 & IMAX
Hamilton – AMC Hamilton 24 & IMAX
New York
Albany – Regal Crossgates Mall 18 & IMAX
Brooklyn – UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 & IMAX
Deer Park – Regal Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX
Garden City – Leroy R. and Rose W. Grumman IMAX Dome Theater
New Rochelle – Regal New Roc City 18 & IMAX
New York City – AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 & IMAX
New York City – AMC Empire 25 & IMAX
Stony Brook – AMC Stony Brook 17 & IMAX
West Nyack – IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
White Plains – City Center 15 & IMAX: Cinema de Lux
North Carolina
Charlotte – Regal Stonecrest At Piper Glen Stadium 22 & IMAX
Raleigh – Wachovia IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum
Columbus – AMC Easton Town Center 30 & IMAX
Springdale – IMAX Theatre at Springdale 18: Cinema De Lux
Tigard – Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX
Bensalem – AMC Neshaminy 24 & IMAX
Homestead – AMC Waterfront 22 & IMAX
King of Prussia – UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX
Reading – RC Reading Movies 11 + IMAX
Tarentum – Cinemark IMAX Theatre at the Galleria Pittsburgh Mills
Rhode Island
Providence – Providence Place Cinemas 16 & IMAX
Knoxville – Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 at Turkey Creek
Nashville – Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX
Austin – The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum IMAX Theatre
Dallas – Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Cinemark 17
Houston – AMC Gulf Pointe 30 & IMAX
Houston – Edwards Houston Marq*e 23 & IMAX
Mesquite – AMC Mesquite 30 & IMAX
San Antonio – Santikos Palladium 18 IMAX Theatre
Sugar Land – AMC First Colony 24 & IMAX
Tomball – Santikos Silverado Station 18 IMAX
Sandy – Megaplex 17 IMAX at Jordan Commons
Alexandria – AMC Hoffman Center 22 & IMAX
Chantilly – Airbus IMAX Theater
Hampton – Riverside IMAX Theater at the Virginia Air & Space Center
Midlothian – Regal Commonwealth 20 & IMAX
Virginia Beach – AMC Lynnhaven 18 & IMAX
Woodbridge – AMC Potomac Mills 18 & IMAX
Bellevue – Lincoln Square Cinemas IMAX Theatre
Lacey – Regal Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX
Seattle – Pacific Science Center Boeing IMAX Theatre
Tukwila – AMC Southcenter 16 & IMAX
Fitchburg – Kerasotes Star 18 & IMAX

Nova Scotia
Halifax – Empire IMAX Theatre
Gloucester – Cineplex SilverCity Gloucester IMAX Theatre
Vaughan – Cineplex Colossus Woodbridge IMAX Theatre
Montreal – Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Montreal IMAX Theatre
Quebec City – IMAX Le Theatre

Melbourne – Highpoint Hoyts IMAX**
Melbourne – Melbourne IMAX**
Perth – Carousel Hoyts IMAX**
Sydney – Entertainment Quarter Hoyts Sydney**
Sydney – LG IMAX Theatre Sydney**
Beijing – Shijingcheng Wanda Cinema*
Changsha – Changsha Wanda International Cinema*
Changchun – Wanda International Cinema Changchun*
Ilsan – CGV Ilsan*
Seoul – CGV Wangsipni*
Seoul – CGV Yongsan*
Metepec – Cinepolis Metepec IMAX Theatre
Amsterdam – Pathe Arena IMAX**
New Zealand
Auckland – SKYCITY IMAX Theatre Queen Street**
Manila – San Miguel Coca-Cola IMAX
Moscow – KinoStar City @ Mega Belaya Dacha**
Barakaldo – Yelmo Cines Megapark
Malaga – Yelmo Cines Plaza Mayor
Oviedo – Yelmo Cines Los Prados
Taipei – Samsung IMAX Miramar Cinemas
Taipei – Sun VieShow IMAX Theatre

Birmingham – IMAX Cinema Millennium Point
Bradford – National Media Museum IMAX Bradford
Glasgow – Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema
Greenwich – ODEON Greenwich
London – BFI London IMAX Cinema
Manchester – ODEON Manchester IMAX Cinema at The Printworks
Wimbledon – ODEON Wimbledon
Kiev – Utel IMAX Theatre**

*denotes later launch **denotes early launch

Additional theatres will be confirmed. Please check local listings or
IMAX.com for final theatre listings, launch dates and showtimes.



  1. I’m torn about seeing a film in IMAX. Aren’t the best IMAX movies filmed in IMAX for IMAX theaters? Is IMAX different from the filmmaker’s vision? Does any of this matter if it looks frakkin’ awesome?

    Comment by Captain Karl — April 29, 2009 @ 10:42 am

  2. While we welcomed IMAX expansion into our local theaters (Southcenter in Tukwila, Wa, and Lincoln Square in Bellevue, Wa), I must say that after our first experience we are unlikely to choose IMAX over the regular screens in those theaters.

    We arrived at Lincoln Square Cinemas 45min before the Star Trek feature with our pre-purchased tickets to find the line already quite long. When they opened the doors and we went in, the only spot large enough to handle 4 of us together was either in the first three rows or the back row, so we opted for the back row about 1/4th of the way across on the right (as viewed from the screen). From that location the ceiling mounted speaker above us in the back corner totally dominated the experience, there was no balance. It seems as if those upper rear speakers are being relied on for most of the bass in the entire theater, rather than distributing the sound more evenly. Wandering around the theater during the closing credits, we realized that quite a bit of the theater around the edges and in front was not very desirable seating due to sound or view angles. Certainly most of those seats were not worth the 40%-50% premium over the regular screens. Because of the relatively short runs each movie is being given on those screens, most showings we could make it to are selling-out, thus in addition to the increased ticket price we would have to spend at least an additional hour in line for good seating. It just isn’t worth that to us.

    What would it take to bring us in regularly? (we are big movie buffs)

    Reserved seating. If we could pick our seats at the time we booked on-line then we would probably catch most movies offered in IMAX, secure that we could show up 10-15min before the showing and be happy with the experience.

    I realize that reserved seating itself offers some challenges, as when people see the only seats left are less desirable they might not purchase, leaving you with non-sold-out showings. I believe you could address that by one of two methods.
    1) Only make the most desirable block of seats near the center reserved seating, once those were sold out the rest are general admission.
    2) Tiered pricing based on seat desirability.

    Comment by Scott — May 11, 2009 @ 11:58 pm

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