By Tony Sokol
It’s been 20 years, and I can still smell the fresh paint. The china had never been used. The sheets never been slept in. Titanic was called the Ship of Dreams, and so was the movie. Titanic brought James Cameron 11 Oscars at the 70th annual Academy Awards, including best picture and director. The film tied Ben-Hur for the most Oscars ever. It is also managing editor Marie Bargas’ favorite film. Dolby Laboratories, Paramount Pictures, and AMC Theatres announced that Titanic will return to select theaters nationwide for an exclusive one-week engagement in Dolby Cinema at AMC.
Winning a ticket will be the best thing that ever happened to you. No matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, you will see the 1997 classic love tragedy Cameron raised for a 3D re-release in 2012, and Titanic Live with live orchestration from James Horner. This marks the first-ever release of Titanic in Dolby Vision in 2D and 3D, a direct result of ongoing partnerships with both James Cameron and Paramount Pictures.
“We mastered a few minutes of Titanic in Dolby Vision and I was stunned. It was like seeing it for the first time. Now that the entire film has been mastered, I’m excited to share it with audiences across the U.S.,” Cameron said in a statement.
“This is beyond 3D, beyond 70mm, it’s beyond anything you’ve seen before. The image leaps off the screen as bright and vibrant as life itself. This is the way all movies should be seen and without a doubt, Titanic has NEVER looked better.”
“Our partnership with James and Paramount Pictures has enabled us to showcase a masterpiece of theater in the most incredible way,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories.
“This timeless love story makes the perfect romantic date – or fun night out with friends,” said Elizabeth Frank, EVP Global Programming and Chief Content Officer, AMC. “Twenty years since it first played in theatres, Titanic in Dolby Cinema at AMC will captivate movie fans like never before.”
Audiences can experience Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox’s Titanic in all Dolby Cinema at AMC locations, including 20 locations supporting 3D, beginning December 1, 2017. Moviegoers can buy tickets through Dolby Cinema at AMC locations and online at http://www.amctheatres.com/titanic, with each Titanic ticket transaction including a free digital movie download of Titanic redeemable at paramountmovies.com while supplies last