Why is it important: IMAX will air The Matrix for two nights only early next month, ahead of the premiere of Resurrection of the Matrix on December 22nd. This might be your only opportunity to watch the movie that started it all on IMAX, so if you’re wondering at all, it might be best to pick up your tickets now.
The original film debuted in theaters in 1999. Despite the box office and the lingering impact it has had on the film industry and pop culture, The Matrix never made it to IMAX. Its sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, both launched on IMAX when they were released six months apart in 2003.
Megan Colligan, President of IMAX Entertainment, said Deadline that with the excitement building up around The Resurrection Matrix, this is the perfect time to see the movie that started it all like never before.
“The Matrix has forever changed the visual language of epic filmmaking, and we’re thrilled that fans around the world will be able to enjoy this groundbreaking film on IMAX for the first time,” added Colligan.
The Matrix will only air for two nights – December 7 and 8 – at select IMAX theaters across the country. You will need to check the IMAX website for ticket availability and availability in your area. Given his exhibitions and popularity, it would be nice to go ahead and get Tickets shortly before they sell out.
The fourth film in the franchise, The Resurrection Matrix, hits theaters on December 22nd. It will also be available on HBO Max for ad-free subscribers if you’d rather watch the movie at home in your spare time.