'Star Trek' opening now May 16

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

An updated answer to the question, when does the new Star Trek open?
“Star Trek Into Darkness," returning Zachary Quinto as Spock (above), is now opening everywhere on Thursday, May 16 a day earlier than planned. Here is part of the press release: 
IMAX theaters are reporting sell-outs of its special “Star Trek Into Darkness” sneak peek shows on Wednesday, May 15, with showings in Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Austin, San Francisco, Houston, San Diego and Minneapolis now at capacity. 
Interest continues to be strong at other IMAX locations across the country, which are offering fans the opportunity to be the first to see the film at 8 that evening.  In response, Paramount Pictures has moved the film’s May 17 release up a day to May 16th.
Tickets are available on the film’s movie App, a technology that allows users to delve deeper into the Star Trek universe, and can also be accessed via or through,, as well as other ticketing platforms and at theater box offices. 
 While supplies last, all 8:00 p.m. IMAX fan sneak attendees will receive a limited-edition IMAX FANFIX “Star Trek” Gallery 1988 movie print by Mark Englert.
The IMAX release of “Star Trek Into Darkness” will feature approximately 30 minutes of footage filmed with the extremely high-resolution IMAX cameras. These specific sequences will expand to fill more of the screen exclusively in IMAX.

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