Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until Friday, November 7th, but apparently some folks will be seeing it three days early because there are theaters in Los Angeles that are selling tickets to IMAX screenings beginning at 8:00pm on Tuesday, November 4th.
It’d make sense for Paramount to hold midnight showings the night before the big debut, but three days early is another story. If this is the real deal, it’s surprising the studio hasn’t made an official announcement about this yet. Hit the jump for more on these Interstellar early showings. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, David Oyelowo, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, David Gyasi, Mackenzie Foy, Bill Irwin, Timothée Chalamet and Matt Damon.
First Showing is the outlet that spotted the early screenings on MovieTickets.com. If you search for Interstellar showings on November 4th 40 miles from the 90505 zip code, you get options including the AMC Universal Citywalk Stadium 19 and the AMC Puente Hills 20, but no TCL Chinese Theatre, the IMAX flagship theater that is installing a 15perf/70mm film projection system just for Interstellar.
When I conduct this search myself, I do get the exact same theaters, but every single showing is either listed in grey or listed in grey and crossed out, which could mean those theaters don’t sell tickets via MovieTickets.com or that the showings are completely sold out. In First Showing’s screenshot, however, the times are listed in gold denoting that there are tickets available. That screenshot had to have been taken at some point today and it seems unlikely every single one would sell out so quickly, especially without an official announcement, so perhaps the earlier availability was some sort of error.
Hopefully Paramount will confirm these early screenings and sort all of this out soon, but in the meantime, you can browse all of our latest Interstellar coverage using the links below:
- 4 New INTERSTELLAR TV Spots Released; Nolan Cities THE RIGHT STUFF, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, and 2001 as Influences
- Check out Six More INTERSTELLAR Images; Film Will Be Christopher Nolan’s Longest Yet
- Six New INTERSTELLAR Images Featuring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Christopher Nolan
- INTERSTELLAR Empire Covers Featuring Matthew McConaughey
- Matthew McConaughey Splashes Down in Another New INTERSTELLAR Poster