Here's Where You Can Watch J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek' Movies with a Live Orchestra

Here's Where You Can Watch J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek' Movies with a Live Orchestra

Apr 18, 2014

Star Trek into Darkness

Thanks to technology, we’ve all grown accustomed to seeing movies in IMAX with crazy 7.1 surround sound making us feel like we’re right in the middle of the action. However, over the course of the past few years, we’ve seen a resurgence in “novelty” showings of films wherein the feature is accompanied by a live score. Italian prog-rockers Goblin will be playing their iconic score from Dario Argento’s Suspiria at a screening next month, but if you’re not into the whole horror thing, then maybe today’s news is more your speed.

The Dissolve reports that J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, will be traveling the country starting next month with live musical accompaniment from various local orchestras. While I’ve never personally been to one of these live events, I think it sounds like a neat way to see a movie. I’d not want to see every film with live musicians doing the score, but I can certainly see where it enhances certain titles.

Check out the list of dates below. We're guessing tickets for that show in San Diego, which happens during Comic-Con, will be hard to come by – so you might want to look into snagging a seat sooner rather than later.

May 24: Star Trek Into Darkness, KKL Luzerne (Lucerne)
May 25: Star Trek, KKL Luzerne (Lucerne)
May 29-31: Star Trek, Royal Albert Hall (London)
May 30-31: Star Trek Into Darkness, Royal Albert Hall (London)
July 18: Star Trek, Jones Hall (Houston)
July 19: Star Trek Into Darkness, Jones Hall (Houston)
July 26: Star Trek, Embarcadero Marina Park South (San Diego)
July 31: Star Trek Into Darkness, The Mann Center (Philadelphia)
March 21, 2015: Star Trek, Sony Centre (Toronto)

Have you seen a movie with live band or orchestra playing the soundtrack? What did you make of the experience? You know the drill – share with us in the comment section below.

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