‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’ returns to local theaters
Calling all Trekkies! In addition to being the 55th anniversary of Star Trek, this year also marks the 35th anniversary of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. To celebrate, Paramount Pictures and Fathom Events will “beam” a remastered version of The Voyage Home to select movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, Aug. 19 (which also would have been Gene Roddenberry’s 100th birthday) and Sunday, Aug. 22.
This special screening will also include a featurette called “Three Picture Saga,” featuring cast and crew exploring the backstory of the story arc seen in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
Plot: When a mysterious alien power threatens the atmosphere of Earth in the 23rd Century, Captain Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco to save mankind. Exploring this strange new world, they encounter punk rock, pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien as anything in the far reaches of the galaxy.
“We are so proud to work with Paramount to bring this Star Trek film back to theaters for the 35th anniversary,” said Tom Lucas, VP of Studio Relations at Fathom Events in a statement. “Between being nominated for four Academy Awards and the unconventional storyline, this film, in particular, deserves the big-screen treatment.”
The event is set to coincide not only with the film’s 35th anniversary, but also with its upcoming release on 4K UHD Blu-ray in Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection, set to hit shelves on September 7.
Screenings will be held at AMC Stony Brook 17, 2196 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook at 3 and 7 p.m. on both days and at Island Cinema De Lux, 185 Morris Ave., Holtsville at 7 p.m. on Aug. 19 and 3 p.m. on Aug. 22. To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.fathomevents.com.