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STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (2013): J.J. Abrams’ film opens 1 Day Earlier

Star Trek Into Darkness IMAX

Star Trek into Darkness opening one day earlier. With strong IMAX theater ticket sales across the country for the sneak peek release of J.J. AbramsStar Trek into Darkness (2013), “Paramount Pictures has moved the film’s Friday, May 17th [wide] release up a day to May 16th.”

The official press release for Star Trek into Darkness‘ release date move:

IMAX theatres are reporting sell-outs of its special “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” sneak peek shows on Wednesday, May 15th, with showings in Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Austin, San Francisco, Houston, San Diego and Minneapolis now at capacity.  Interest continues to be strong at other IMAX locations across the country, which are offering fans the opportunity to be the first to see the film at 8:00 p.m. that evening.  In response, Paramount Pictures has moved the film’s Friday, May 17th release up a day to May 16th.

Tickets are available on the film’s first-of-its-kind movie App, a technology that allows users to delve deeper into the Star Trek universe, and can also be accessed via or through,, as well as other ticketing platforms and at theatre box offices.  While supplies last, all 8:00 p.m. IMAX fan sneak attendees will receive a limited-edition IMAX FANFIX™ “Star Trek” Gallery 1988 movie print by Mark Englert.

The IMAX release of “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” will feature approximately 30 minutes of footage filmed with the extremely high-resolution IMAX® cameras. These specific sequences, which will expand to fill more of the screen exclusively in IMAX, will deliver unprecedented crispness and clarity and a truly immersive experience for moviegoers.

Paramount’s “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” based upon “Star Trek” created by Gene Roddenberry, is written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and directed by J.J. Abrams.  Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci.  Jeffrey Chernov and Skydance Productions’ David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake are the executive producers.

“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” opens in theaters everywhere May 16th, 2013.

We previously published these Star Trek into Darkness articles:

Star Trek into Darkness (2013) Teaser Poster

Star Trek into Darkness (2013) US Teaser Trailer, Japanese Teaser Trailer

Star Trek into Darkness (2013) IMAX first 9 minutes of film video

Star Trek into Darkness (2013) Teaser Trailer 2

Star Trek into Darkness (2013) Super Bowl 47 (XLVII) TV spot

Star Trek into Darkness (2013) Teaser Trailer 3

Star Trek into Darkness (2013) International Movie Trailer

Star Trek into Darkness (2013) Movie Trailer

Star Trek into Darkness (2013) Japan Movie Trailer + USS Vengeance Pic

Star Trek into Darkness‘ plot synopsis: “In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.”

Star Trek into Darkness stars Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Alice Eve, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nolan North, Nazneen Contractor, Heather Langenkamp, Jon Lee Brody, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Zoe Saldana, and Peter Weller.

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