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STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE Headed Back to Theaters + Ticket Giveaway Details


Star Trek: The Motion Picture is coming back to theaters for two nights in September

Star Trek’s first leap onto the silver screen, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and will be headed back into theaters for a special two-night engagement.

The special 40th anniversary TMP showings will happen on September 15th and 18th in theaters nationwide, as part of a Fathom Events screening.

Advance tickets for the 40th anniversary screening will go on sale beginning August 2nd on the Fathom Events website.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture, directed by Robert Wise, first hit U.S. theaters on December 7, 1979 and stars William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Majel Barrett, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Persis Khambatta and Stephen Collins. The film’s iconic Jerry Goldsmith score was later used in the opening credits of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

We’re giving away five pairs of tickets to readers!

Update: The ticket giveaway has ended.

To celebrate the film’s return to theaters, we’re giving away five pairs of tickets to readers over on Twitter!

To enter for a chance to win, all you have to do is follow @TrekNewsNet and @FathomEvents on Twitter and retweet our post.

Beginning on August 2nd, you can make sure the film is screening at an AMC or Regal theater in your area.

The cast of Star Trek: The Motion Picture

The cast of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Pictures)

In addition to the screenings, Paramount announced at San Diego Comic-Con the potential plans to remaster the 1979 film in a 4K Blu-ray “Director’s Edition.”

Stay tuned to for all the latest information related to Star Trek: The Motion Picture‘s 40th anniversary.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article had listed only the September 15th screenings.

Connect with us on social media: @TrekNewsNet on Twitter, @TrekNews on Facebook, and @TrekNews on Instagram.

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Founded in 2011. UX, visual designer, and published photographer based in the Boston area. Connoisseur of Star Trek, sci-fi, '80s horror, synthwave sounds, and tacos. You can follow Brian on Twitter @brianwilkins.



  1. John Field

    August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Which version will hit the theatre?.

  2. Chad Woodward

    August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    One would certainly hope it would be the version that Robert Wise wanted everyone to see i.e. the directors addition

  3. Cienna Tower

    August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I hope it’s the updated edition, and I also hope that means we’ll finally get the updated edition on bluray. Time’s a wasting and I ain’t getting any younger.

  4. Jeremy Shirland

    August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    They should just release 5 minutes of the Enterprise space shots (which were utterly amazing), and save us 3 hours of staring at our iPhones.

  5. Iain Gowers

    August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    no uk

  6. MDTrekFan

    August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    The only non-film version worthy of a BIG screen release is the HD version of the original movie. The DE is only 720p and plays unsatisfactorily on a large screen. I’ve seen it at the AFI in Silver Spring MD.

  7. Sherlock Holmes

    August 22, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I am a rabid Trekker, but that movie WAS NOT GOOD.

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