Steven Spielberg’s seminal classic Jurassic Park is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and if you look at the box office, dinosaurs have never been bigger. In 2015, Jurassic World returned fans to the island of Isla Nublar and raked in $1.6 billion worldwide. Currently, its sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, sits third on the 2018 worldwide box office charts with a whopping $1.2 billion. While it pained me how much I disliked Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, no one can deny that dinosaurs are still a big money attraction. And while the sequels may suffer from the law of diminishing returns, the original holds up as royalty. Now, thanks to Fathom Events, fans of the original can see it in theaters this September.
Presented by Universal Studios, the “Jurassic Park: 25th Anniversary” presentation will include a never before seen 17-minute fan-made remake. Stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Richard Attenborough will be hitting the big screen again in over 500 participating theaters for 2pm and 7pm (local time) showings on Sunday, September 16th, and 7pm (local time) showings on Tuesday, September 18th and Wednesday, September 19th. So hold onto your butts and be ready to relive one of the greatest theater experiences of all time. I personally am so excited for my kids to see the original the way I did back when I was 11.
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A defining pop-culture milestone of the 1990s, “Jurassic Park” is based on the best-selling novel by Michael Crichton, with a screenplay by Crichton and David Koepp. The film utilized digital visual effects in ways moviegoers had never seen before. Actors Sam Neill and Laura Dern star as paleontologists Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler, who, along with mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are selected to tour an island theme park populated by cloned dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park’s mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they quickly find out otherwise when the predators break free and go on the hunt.