'Star Trek Into Darkness' To Hit Theaters A Day Early

"Star Trek Into Darkness"

The movie will open wide on Thursday, May 16, following Imax showings the night before.

Star Trek Into Darkness will hit movie theaters a day earlier than originally planned, Paramount announced today.

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The film, director J.J. Abrams’ second foray into the Star Trek universe, had been scheduled to open wide on Friday, May 17, but will now go out on Thursday, May 16.

Additionally, Imax theaters nationwide, which report that they have begun selling out shows, will offer early screenings of the film at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15.

The Imax release of the movie will feature about 30 minutes of footage filmed with high-resolution Imax cameras.