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Anthony J Lombardi
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Posted: 20 July 2017 at 9:24am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

http://www.treknews.net/2017/07/20/star-trek-ii-wrath-of-kha n-35-anniversary/

If I don't have to travel too far I might go see the film again.
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Joseph Greathouse
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Posted: 20 July 2017 at 9:29am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

We actually just had it here in Des Moines on the big screen on the 11th. It wasn't an AMC theater, though. I couldn't make that date earlier this month, so nice to see I may have another shot.
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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 10 August 2017 at 6:14pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

My local theaters finally confirmed showings for Sept 10th and 13th (at non-AMC screens).

Bought my ticket today because my nearest theaters are reserved seating only, and Fandango showed that the center ones are starting to fill up.
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Bill Mimbu
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According to this IGN article (and interview with director Nicholas Meyer) , the theatrical screenings will be preceded by an 18 minute interview with William Shatner:

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Luke Styer
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While I doubt many people will be seeing this particular movie for the first time at one of these showings, those pre-film bits annoy me because they are often full of spoilers.  Even having seen Wrath of Khan a dozen times, I'd rather sit down to watch it relatively fresh, and I have seen other films for the first time in this sort of rerelease.
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Robert Bradley
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Posted: 08 September 2017 at 10:33am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

We have tickets for Sunday.

I still have fond memories of seeing it in the theater 35 years ago, and it's unquestionably the movie that I've seen the most times.

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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 08 September 2017 at 11:10am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Got my tickets. Taking a friend who's never seen it. I hope the pre-film Shatner interview isn't too spoilery. It would be nice if they didn't assume that everyone going to this event has already seen the film.
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Mike Baswell
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Posted: 08 September 2017 at 7:37pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Going Sunday afternoon here is Birmingham, Alabama. I'm so excited! I hope I don't quote the entire movie out loud without thinking.
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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 09 September 2017 at 6:34pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Glad I had bought my tickets last month... The theater is looking very full for tomorrow.
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Stephen Churay
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Posted: 09 September 2017 at 9:30pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I have my tickets for tomorrow at 7pm. I'm
bringing my 8 yr old son with me. In fact
we're starting our day with SPACE SEED and
finishing it with WRATH OF KAHN.
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 11:53pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

As noted, I took a friend who'd never seen the film (although she's seen the occasional episode of TOS) Had her watch "Space Seed", the night before. 

Unfortunately, the friggin' pre-movie Shatner interview went right into heavy spoilers. My friend hadn't even been aware that Spock died in the film, until the interview let the cat out of the bag. Ah, well.

There was a good turnout at my theater--some 30-40 people, with a good range of ages. Young couples, families, and older folks.

No surprise, but this was a projection of the Director's Cut 4K master which was released on Blu-Ray, last year. It looked really good on the big screen. The film itself got the proper laughs and reactions in the right spots. Had a great time.

As the lights came up, my friend turned to me and said, "That was wonderful!". She's now planning on finally cracking open the six-movie Blu-Ray set I gave her as a Christmas gift and checking out the other films. She happened to tune in to THE FINAL FRONTIER on late-light TV, a few months back, which wasn't the best way to start. Now she has more motivation.
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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 11:55pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Well, the preshow onscreen quiz was anything but spoiler-free, and the Shatner interview didn't really help in that regard as well... Got commercials for DISCOVERY too.

That said, it was almost like seeing TWOK for the very first time, with the incredible amount of detail now visible and hearing James Horner's music in surround sound. Absolutely enjoyed it.

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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 11 September 2017 at 12:20am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

I told my friend about the film's name-change from THE VENGEANCE OF KHAN (because of its similarity to the later-renamed REVENGE OF THE JEDI) literally about a minute before the trivia question regarding that factoid popped up onscreen. We both got a good laugh out of the coincidence.

And, yeah, the trivia questions also laid on the spoilers, which was annoying.
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Robert Bradley
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Posted: 12 September 2017 at 8:12am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

The biggest difference to me between watching it on television over the years and then back again at the theater was the sound.

You miss so many subtle things in the transition to television (unless you have a high-end system at home I suppose).

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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 12 September 2017 at 9:38am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

The music is especially well-served by a theatrical presentation. Fantastic to hear.
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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 12 September 2017 at 10:22am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

For me, actually seeing the title "A Tale of Two Cities" on the book Kirk was carrying during his walk-thru of the wrecked Bridge simulator, was nothing short of astonishing...
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Stephen Churay
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Posted: 12 September 2017 at 7:48pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

What a beautiful presentation. Interesting
to note, I saw this movie once in '82 when
I was nine. I've since probably seen it a
hundred times on television, tape DVD and
BluRay. Seeing it on the big screen really
brought the emotions out of me at the end
of the film. I've never had that happen at
the house.
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 12 September 2017 at 9:52pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Watching movies in the theater really is a radically different experience than watching them at home. They demand your full attention. They're immersive. You can't pause, rewind, or multitask. You 're urrounded by other people. You've paid to be there. It's an investment and a commitment.


Those viewing conditions allow movies to thrill, move, and stimulate in the way they're supposed to! TWOK plays great on the big screen.
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John Byrne

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Watching movies in the theater really is a radically different experience than watching them at home. They demand your full attention. They're immersive. You can't pause, rewind, or multitask. You 're urrounded by other people. You've paid to be there. It's an investment and a commitment.

Those viewing conditions allow movies to thrill, move, and stimulate in the way they're supposed to! TWOK plays great on the big screen.

Too many movies seen surrounded by people who clearly do not realize they are not at home in their living rooms. Loud voices, rambunctious kids, and, a late 20th Century addition, cell phone!

I'll take the home version!

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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 13 September 2017 at 9:04am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Yeah, the problem with the theatrical experience these days is the etiquette of moviegoers. Fortunately, I can think of only a handful of experiences in my entire life where inappropriate audience behavior negatively impacted on the experience. 

The TWOK screening I recently attended was positively respectful. No one bothered to laugh/mock/scream  "Khan!" along with Kirk. I only heard a few loving laughs at some of the jokes.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 13 September 2017 at 9:45am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

My "favorite" has to be when my bud Gary Cody and I went to see a movie in a Times Square theater. As soon as the end credits started a guy two rows behind us cranked up his large portable CD player (I am avoiding slang here) and drowned out the score.
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Joe Welsh
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Posted: 13 September 2017 at 1:37pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

I am going tonight at 7pm.  Can't wait for the day to be over.  

Joe
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Christopher Giles
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Posted: 14 September 2017 at 5:43am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

I took the day off and went to see it yesterday at 2:00. Counting me,
there were only four people in the theatre. It really was a great time.
The older I get the more I feel "at home" with the movie adventures of
Kirk and crew. It's as if they are growing older with me.

Oh, and for those interested, in the theatre was a lady in her late
50's/early 60's, a husband in his 50's with a wife of the same age who
didn't appear to want to be there, and me.

I'd like to see the others in theatre like this - especially ST 6.
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