We reported back in July that Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan would be returning to theaters for a short time in September for its 35th anniversary – but now we’ve got more details about the two-night-only revival next month!
September 15 update: Fathom Events has added one more night of screenings, September 21.
‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’ Receives Special Encore
Screenings in Select Cinemas on September 21 Only
WHAT: The epic science-fiction adventure “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” returns to the big screen for one more day on Thursday, September 21. This encore presentation of the 1982 classic comes to select cinemas nationwide in response to the overwhelmingly positive fan response to the initial 35th anniversary screenings.
“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” will be presented in a digitally remastered Director’s Cut and, as an added bonus for Star Trek and movie fans, William Shatner appears in a newly produced in-depth interview that will play before each screening.
WHO: Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures
WHEN: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)
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August 30 update: Here’s Fathom’s official trailer for the event:
Fathom Events – the same company who put on the Star Trek: The Next Generation theatrical screenings during the Blu-ray releases – is bringing The Wrath of Khan to theaters on September 10 and September 13, along with a “special introduction” by Captain Kirk actor William Shatner.
“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. “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” will be presented 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.
Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures will present “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” on Sunday, September 10, and Wednesday, September 13, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time each day.
Tickets for “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 35th Anniversary” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy this event in more than 600 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“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), 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 film, 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,” Tom Lucas, Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations, 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.”
You can find a screening near you at FathomEvents.com.