Set Your Phasers To Stun. Experience Star Trek Beyond In IMAX 3D



The much anticipated release of the latest addition to the Star Trek franchise blasts its way onto the big screen from Friday, 26 August. Star Trek Beyond releases in Ster-Kinekor cinemas nationally, including in the larger than life IMAX 3D format, for those who want to maximise their movie experience! In fact, the best way to watch the non-stop action of this sci-fi movie is on the huge IMAX screen with its powerful surround sound.

Read the SAMDB review of Star Trek Beyond.

To enjoy the full effects of all the mind-blowing 3D effects, make sure you book your tickets to watch Star Trek Beyond: the IMAX® 3D Experience in one of the seven Ster-Kinekor IMAX theatres, situated at Eastgate and Cradlestone Mall in Johannesburg, Mall of Africa in Midrand, The Grove Mall in Pretoria, Gateway in Durban, Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth and CapeGate in Cape Town.

Halfway through their five-year mission, the USS Enterprise enters uncharted territory on the fringes of Federation Space, where it is almost destroyed by a powerful, relentless and unknown alien threat. Now stranded on a remote and mysterious planet with no hope of rescue, Kirk must work to reunite his crew and defend themselves in a bid to get home alive.

The assault comes from Krall (Idris Elba), a lizard-like dictator who derives his energy from sucking the life out of his victims. He is in search of an ancient and valuable artefact that he believes is aboard the badly damaged starship. Left stranded in a rugged wilderness, Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the crew must now battle a deadly alien race while trying to find a way off their hostile planet.

Star Trek Beyond is directed by Justin Lin. This film reunites Jon Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin. Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Lydia Wilson and Joe Taslim also join the star-studded cast line-up.

Based upon Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry, the film’s writers are Roberto Orci and John D. Payne & Patrick Mckay; and Douglas Jung and Simon Pegg. The film is produced by J.J. Abrams and Roberto Orci, and Justin Lin through his Perfect Storm Entertainment. The executive producers are Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Lindsey Weber.

Justin Lin, director of the latest Star Trek film, commented that he was very conscious about creating Star Trek Beyond to ensure that it embodied and should be viewed as a big screen movie experience in order for the audience to have the feel of the movie.

The IMAX release of Star Trek Beyond is digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience ® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customised theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they too are winging their way through outer space.

The world premiere of Star Trek Beyond took place at the San Diego Comicon, in a custom-built, open air IMAX theatre:

Rihanna’s new single, “Sledgehammer,” directed by Floria Sigismondi, is the song written for Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot’s soon to be released film, Star Trek Beyond. This is the first music video to be shot entirely with IMAX® cameras, and made its debut exclusively in IMAX theatres.

Bookings are now open for all screenings of Star Trek Beyond – in the IMAX 3D Experience and in 3D at Ster-Kinekor’s luxurious Cine Prestige cinemas at select sites, as well as in 3D and 2D at Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide. Members of the various Ster-Kinekor loyalty programmes can enjoy all the benefits and discounts offered by the different programmes from SK Club, Discovery Vitality and Edgars Club, when booking tickets for this film.

The film releases in Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide on Friday, 26 August. Star Trek Beyond carries a 10-12 PGV classification, and the running time is 2hrs 2mins.

For more information on Star Trek Beyond at Ster-Kinekor, IMAX® and Cine Prestige cinemas, download the Ster-Kinekor App on your smart phone for updates and to book tickets from your mobile. To find out what other exciting promotions Ster-Kinekor has on offer, visit or Follow @sterkinekor on Twitter or Ster-Kinekor Theatres on Facebook. For queries, call Ticketline on 0861 MOVIES (668 437) or book at the box office.


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By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

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