Originally posted on Variety:
Paramount Pictures will open Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” on film at 240 theaters on Nov. 5, two days before its nationwide release in the U.S.
The advance showings of the sci-fi tentpole, starring Matthew McConaughey, will play in more than 240 screens in 77 markets across the U.S. and Canada, including 41 Imax screens, 10 in 70 mm and 189 in 35 mm.
Nolan shot the movie with a combination of 35mm anamorphic film and 65mm Imax. The picture will unspool in film formats in its early showings, something of a rarity now that most theater chains have switched over to digital projection.
But Nolan is a film purist and has loudly advocated for the preservation of film. Last summer, he joined a band of A-list directors that included Quentin Tarantino, JJ Abrams and Judd Apatow to successfully push studios to reach a deal with Kodak so that the company would continue…
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