Trek fans, now hear this. I’ve got the showtimes for the Thursday showings for Star Trek Into Darkness right here in my hot little hand. No, really, I’ve got them on my iPhone in this nifty little movie app.
Paramount announced Tuesday that the next chapter to J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek would be released a whole day earlier than scheduled. Into Darkness, which features the new Enterprise gang Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg with Benedict Cumberbatch as our villain John Harrison (who may or may not be Khan), was set to drop on Friday May 17 but now will hit theaters on Thursday May 16. (A whole week away!)
Marquee Cinemas in South Charleston will be showing the movie in 3D only at 12:40 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:40 p.m. and 9:40 p.m.
Regal Nitro Stadium 12 is offering a special Wednesday night Trek experience. The theater will show Star Trek at 9 p.m. Wednesday followed at 12:01 a.m. by Star Trek Into Darkness.
The theater, which is out behind the Nitro Marketplace, has done these in the past, offering fans the chance to spend all day catching up on movie series’ on the big screen before the newest flick premieres. Last year the theater ran the four previous Twilight movies before The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two began just after midnight. The theater also showed the recently remastered Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Best of Both Worlds” last month. I was there, it was awesome.
Thursday’s showings at Nitro will be 1:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. in regular format. Those 3D glasses will be needed for the shows at 12:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
So there you have it. See you guys at the movies.