Fans of Star Trek: The Motion Picture shown on the big screen, rejoice because the film will return to theaters for two days this September.
Entertainment reports that the limited re-release via Fathom Events and Paramount will be “presented in its original widescreen aspect ratio in more than five hundred theaters and include the behind-the-scenes documentary short The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture.”
This release comes as the 40th Anniversary of the release of the movie (December 7, 1979) approaches.
Directed by Robert Wise, Star Trek: The Motion Picture featured the original cast; William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Grace Lee Whitney, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, and George Takei, along with guest stars Persis Khambatta, Stephen Collins, Mark Lenard, and more.
“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,” said Tom Lucas, Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations. “Fathom Events is honored to celebrate this cinematic classic’s 40th anniversary with this special theatrical presentation.”
Star Trek: The Motion Picture “became the fourth highest grossing of the year and earned three Academy Award nominations, including Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, and Best Music, Original Score.”
Tickets for the event, which will take place on September 15 and September 18, will go on sale August 2. Once the sale goes live, you can get your tickets for the events here, at Fathom Events.