See it first, in West Seattle! ‘Interstellar’ to premiere at The Admiral

That’s the final trailer for “Interstellar” – which you’ll be able to see at West Seattle’s historic Admiral Theater before it hits the megaplexes. The Admiral’s announcement explains why (and when):

How exciting is this? Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that the highly anticipated “INTERSTELLAR” from Christopher Nolan will be released in 70mm IMAX® film, 70mm film and 35mm film formats on Wednesday, November 5th, two days ahead of its nationwide release. Because the Admiral Theater is one of only a few theaters screening in 35 mm, we have been selected to premiere this highly anticipated holiday movie.

“In the past, we have always had to wait in line for a film to run its course in major chains before coming to us,” says Dinah Brein, Admiral Manager. “More and more, new films aren’t even being made in 35mm, so this is a huge treat for us, sort of an early ‘Thanksgiving blessing’.”

The Admiral will have a special sneak-peek showing of the movie, Tuesday, November 4th at 8:00 PM and then will show the movie multiple times beginning on Wednesday, November 5th. Ticket prices will be set at $10.25 for adults and $8.50 for seniors (65 and over) and children under 11. All screenings before 5:00 pm will be matinee priced at $8.50. Senior Tuesday discount does not apply and special tickets (Groupon, Living Social and Deal Flicks) will not be accepted for the run of the film.

“INTERSTELLAR” was shot using a combination of 35mm anamorphic film and 65mm IMAX film to maximize the crispness and clarity of the image and give the audience a truly cinematic and immersive experience. These advance engagements highlight those theaters presenting “INTERSTELLAR” in its native formats.

“INTERSTELLAR” stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, and Michael Caine. With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; travelling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Directed by Christopher Nolan, written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, and produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Lynda Obst.

P.S. because you’re probably wondering: No new official news on The Admiral’s future.

11 Replies to "See it first, in West Seattle! 'Interstellar' to premiere at The Admiral"

  • James October 16, 2014 (10:44 am)

    Congrats to the Admiral! What a cool opportunity.

  • John October 16, 2014 (10:46 am)

    Way to go Admiral Theater! I’m looking forward to seeing this movie. This movie will probably be our reality in the near future.

  • cjboffoli October 16, 2014 (11:28 am)

    Such great news! Though the advent of digital film distribution certainly saves studios and distributors the considerable expense of producing release prints, I think there is definitely something lost in the experience of digital projection. It is akin to watching television together in a theater. Actually watching light projected through film continues a great tradition in a century-old industry in which America is a powerhouse, still unmatched by any competitor in the world.

  • JanS October 16, 2014 (12:16 pm)

    where’s my “like” button? :)

  • lox October 16, 2014 (2:25 pm)

    Awesome! Saw the preview at the re-opening of The Egyptian and they spoke about how Nolan is really concerned with keeping the 35mm alive. I’ll be there. And congrats to The Admiral!

  • wakeflood October 16, 2014 (4:08 pm)

    Can’t wait for the Super 8 version!!

    JK – This is really great news. Congrats to you guys!

  • J242 October 16, 2014 (5:13 pm)

    Great news! Maybe The Admiral can build momentum on this to screen 35 mm exclusives for “theme” nights/seasons and more special Rocky Horror style events. Regardless, this is great news for them and I’m sure the place will be packed!

  • kayo October 18, 2014 (6:33 am)

    Cool! Will definitely try to go check it out.

  • John October 23, 2014 (9:11 am)

    Just bought my tickets last night, can’t wait!

  • Tony November 2, 2014 (5:29 pm)

    Where do you buy tickets? @ theater?? Thanks

  • WSB November 2, 2014 (5:40 pm)

    Far as I know, the theater is the only place to buy tickets. Nothing unusual listed on the sidebar except a different price since it’s first-run:

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