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Star Trek IMAX® film is beaming into the Detroit Science Center's Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre


Written by: Detroit Science Center
Date: April 8, 2009

The Detroit Science Center is the current host of STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION, making it the only venue to offer both the Exhibition and the film on the release date for the ultimate Star Trek experience.


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First Feature-Length Film to be Shown in Michigan's Only IMAX® Dome will Offer Fans the Ultimate Star Trek Experience When Combined With STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION

Advance Film Tickets on Sale April 10 at

DETROIT, April 8, 2009 -- The Detroit Science Center's Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre is boldly going where it has never gone before -- into the realm of blockbuster Hollywood films. Its first venture into this strange new world: Star Trek, the new feature film opening nationwide on May 8, 2009.

The film will open at the Science Center at 12:01 a.m. on May 8, preceded by a launch party starting at 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 7. Advance tickets go on sale Friday, April 10, at

The Detroit Science Center is the current host of STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION, making it the only venue to offer both the Exhibition and the film on the release date for the ultimate Star Trek experience. This multi-city touring exhibition contains the world's most comprehensive collection of authentic Star Trek ships, set re-creations, costumes and props from five television series and 10 films over the last 40+ years.

"The combination of the IMAX film and Exhibition will provide an unmatched Star Trek experience for our visitors," said Detroit Science Center Vice President of Science Programs Todd Slisher. "The viewing area on the IMAX Dome covers 5,365 square feet of the screen, making it the largest film screen in the state and the best theater environment to experience Star Trek. You'll truly feel like you're a part of the action."

Star Trek, the much-anticipated film that chronicles the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members, will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® through proprietary IMAX DMR® technology. With crystal clear images, laseraligned digital sound and maximized field of view, IMAX provides the world's most immersive movie experience.

Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment Present a Bad Robot Production, Star Trek, starring John Cho, Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Winona Ryder, Zo Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Eric Bana and Leonard Nimoy.

Based upon Star Trek Created by Gene Roddenberry, the film is produced by J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III, Fringe, Lost and Alias) and Damon Lindelof. The executive producers are Bryan Burk, Jeffrey Chernov, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Transformers, MI: III). The director of photography is Dan Mindel, ASC. The production designer is Scott Chambliss. The film is edited by Maryann Brandon, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. The costume designer is Michael Kaplan. The visual effects & animation are by Industrial Light and Magic. The music is by Michael Giacchino.

Detroit Science Center admission is $13.95 for adults and $12.95 for children and seniors. This includes the Detroit Science Center's five theaters (including the Star Trek IMAX film) and its hands-on exhibits. Combination tickets for the Star Trek film and STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION are $24.95 for adults and $20.95 for children and seniors. For show times and additional information, please call 313.577.8400 or go to

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group, and Worldwide Television Distribution.

STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION is produced by Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRXI) and licensed from CBS Consumer Products.

® & © 2009 CBS Studios Inc. All rights reserved. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc.

The Detroit Science Center is a hands-on museum that inspires its visitors to pursue and support careers in engineering, technology and science. The Science Center features five theaters, including Michigan's only Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre, the Dassault Systémes Planetarium, the Toyota Engineering Theater, the DTE Energy Sparks Theater and the Chrysler Science Stage; a 9,000 square-foot Science Hall for traveling exhibits; hands-on exhibit galleries focusing on space, life and physical science; the United States Steel Fun Factory; an exhibit gallery just for pint-size scientists; and a Special Events Lobby. The Science Center has served more than 2.3 million visitors since its grand re-opening on July 28, 2001. It is one of the 10 largest science museums in the country. For more information, please call 313.577.8400 or visit the website,

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