Classic science-fiction blockbuster The Matrix is returning to theaters for a single week, AMC Theatres has revealed. The movie was released on March 31, 1999, more than 20 years ago. The re-release will give younger fans the chance to experience the movie in theaters with the latest cinematic technologies, including Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
The movie’s celebratory return to theaters was revealed by AMC Theatres and Dolby, the latter of which announced that The Matrix has been remastered in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for an improved cinematic experience. Dolby released a retro-styled trailer (below) to announce the plan:
Of course, the 20th-anniversary celebration is happening a few months later than the movie’s actual anniversary — it’s unclear whether Warner Bros. had planned to have a limited theater run this year or if this is a last-minute release. Regardless, Matrix fans can order advanced tickets on AMC’s website now.
The movie will return on August 30 and remain through September 5, after which point your chance to see the movie on the big screen will end. Interested fans can enter their location and see available showtimes in their city here. Due to the theater chain’s relatively limited number of locations, some customers may be required to expand their search to other cities in their state.
As of Monday evening, AMC hasn’t updated the movie’s showtimes to include listing for many theaters. The company notes on its website that it usually releases showtimes on Wednesday afternoon for movies scheduled to premiere on the upcoming Friday or later.