'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' Returning to Theaters for 40th Anniversary

Tickets go on sale Aug. 2.
'Star Trek: The Motion Picture'   |   Paramount Pictures/Photofest
Tickets go on sale Aug. 2.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture is returning to theaters this fall for a limited rerelease to celebrate the iconic film's 40th anniversary.

The William Shatner and the late Leonard Nimoy-starrer based on the popular 1960s sci-fi TV show returns to the big screen via Fathom Events and Paramount.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture will be in theaters for two days only: Sept. 15 and 18, according to Fathom Events.

Tickets go on sale Aug. 2 at FathomEvents.com.

Along with Shatner and Nimoy, the film first released on Dec. 7 1979, directed by Robert Wise, also stars DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig and James Doohan. 

Upon its initial release, the film was met with lukewarm reviews from critics, but was a box office hit anyway. Its total domestic lifetime gross is $82.2 million.