Picturehouse announced today that the four members of the legendary rock band Metallica will be making special in-theater appearances around the country to present advance IMAX screenings of their upcoming concert experience Metallica Through the Never, beginning on Thursday night, September 26, at 10PM.
Band founders James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich will mainly be sticking to the California area for their appearances on Thursday and Friday nights, September 26 and 27, while lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bass player Robert Trujillo will be traveling around a bit for their screenings. (Trujillo actually will appear at a theater in Maryland and another one in Boston on the same night with less than five hours in between showtimes.)
Metallica Through the Never officially opens in IMAX 3D theaters on Friday, September 27 before expanding to more cities and theaters on October 4.
You can read the full press release and list of band member appearances below:
Picturehouse announced today that Metallicas James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo will make in-theater appearances in celebration of the opening weekend of Metallica Through the Never at select IMAX® theatres around the country September 26th – 28th.
Metallica Through the Never recently premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and stars Metallica, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history, and critically acclaimed actor, Dane DeHaan. Metallica Through the Never is a music-driven, 3D motion picture event directed by Nimród Antal and co-written by Antal with Metallicas James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo.
Filmmaker Nimród Antal immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of Metallicas most iconic songs — created exclusively for the film — combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the bands trailblazing iconography. Dane DeHaan (The Place Beyond the Pines) portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, during Metallicas roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and state-of-the-art 3-D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously.
Metallica Through the Never opens exclusively at select IMAX® theatres nationwide on September 27th and will expand into additional theatres and cities on Oct. 4th.
Thursday, September 26
Friday, September 27