Even before it was sent forth on its maiden voyage toward the IMAX screen late last year, moviegoers the world over anticipated that Christopher Nolan’s cerebral sci-fi would take full advantage of the big-screen platform. Low and behold, despite its narrative flaws, Interstellar was brimming with such visual majesty and wonderfully orchestrated shots that it became almost a necessity to see it on the largest screen possible. And thankfully, Warner Bros. is offering those who perhaps slept on the opportunity to see the film in IMAX another chance.
That’s right, on Saturday, February 21st for one-day-only, the studio is re-releasing Interstellar alongside twelve minutes of behind-the-scenes footage to boot. Here’s a brief rundown of what to expect when Nolan’s opus hits the screen once more.
The one-day-only “An Encore of Interstellar: The IMAX Experience” showings will take place at 3:00 p.m. local times at participating AMC Theatres and will feature more than 12 minutes of never-before-seen exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Moviegoers who purchase a ticket at a participating AMC Theatres box office to see “An Encore of Interstellar: The IMAX Experience” can receive an additional ticket free. This special offer is only available at participating AMC Theatres box offices; online purchases are not eligible.
Nominated for five Oscar awards across a variety of technical categories including Best Original Design and Best Sound Mixing, Interstellar certainly inspired the voting members of the Academy, even if the film’s ambitious, physics-bending storytelling didn’t receive similar attention.
In case you weren’t already aware, Nolan’s latest genre piece takes place in the not-do-distant future where humanity is forced to live on a planet earth ravaged by dust storms and food shortages. With our pale blue dot decaying by the day, the remnants of NASA piece together a final mission in a bid to find a new hospitable planet to call our own.
With TARS and CASE working on the logistics, Interstellar is expected to dock on Blu-Ray in time for March 31.