The 2009 film Star Trek
, directed by J.J. Abrams is an excellent choice for your next outdoor movie event! The film has a whopping 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and has no doubt turned an entirely new generation into trekkies! The film stars Chris Pine as James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Leonard Nimoy as the elder Spock, along with Winona Ryder and Zoe Saldana among others. Here's the theatrical release trailer!
is a reintroduction of the original series, as most of the original characters are portrayed in the film, but with a new cast. The film follows James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) before they join forces on the USS Enterprise to bring down the evil Romulan Nero. Nero is from the future, and is seeking to destroy the federation of planets as revenge for his planet being destroyed and his race becoming virtually extinct. The film goes back and forth in space-time, as the elder Spock (portrayed by Leonard Nimoy) travels through time in order to assist in fighting Nero's evil plans.
is an action packed film, and with a PG-13 rating, almost everyone in your community will be able to join in the screening of the film. It is truly an inspiring movie, that is really about good and evil, as well as family and the things that bring us together. If you are adventurous and though your community would enjoy it, you could screen some of the older star trek films in a series along with the 2009 version. You might be surprised at what happens.
There are no doubt many pre-show activities you could create with Star Trek! Costume contests are of course a great choice for Star Trek, although you could have some really interesting concessions such as gooey alien inspired treats. You could also have your MC dress up as a main character from the film. How great would it be to have Spock or Captain Kirk leading the events for the evening! It would truly be an evening that would be memorable for your entire community.
If anyone has screened Star Trek this summer on their Open Air Cinema screen, please post an image and description of what happened in the comments section below. We'd love to see what you're up to!