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  • Writer's pictureCarrie Specht

Jurassic Park Back in Movie Theaters

The Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios Hollywood has become extinct. However, the prehistoric adventure is far from dead. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's adventure classic, Fathom Events and Universal Pictures are working together to bring the original 1993 adventure back to movie theaters nationwide this month. Chomping, stomping, gnashing, screaming and dinosaur mayhem can once again be enjoyed on the big screen.

For three days only, September 16, 18 the 19 Jurassic Park will roar back to movie theaters playing in more than 500 cinemas across the country. This is just days away, so make sure you and other fans you may know, don't miss out on this rare opportunity to relive the adventures on Isla Nubar. Tickets are available now at and at participating theater box offices for these special presentations.

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. 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 (Spider-Man, Mission: Impossible). The film utilized digital visual effects in ways moviegoers had never seen before. Winner of three Academy Awards® – including Best Sound Effects, Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects the film was largely shot on location in Kauai, Hawaii, and features an iconic musical score by composer John Williams. ​

In addition to the rerelease, each screening is accompanied by the theatrical debut of a 17 minute "Fan-Made Recreation" of the groundbreaking adventure created by fans around the world, who showcase both their passion for the prehistoric adventure and their boundless ingenuity, making this event a celebration both of the film and its legion of fans. Few films have excited a generation of moviegoers as much as Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. The film will play in more than 500 movie theaters across the country on Sunday, September 16, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time); and at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, and Wednesday, September 19. Tickets to “Jurassic Park” screenings can be purchased online at or at participating theater box offices.

Jurassic Park is a watershed achievement, a grand adventure, and a cinematic event all rolled into one,” said Tom Lucas, Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations. “Fathom Events is tremendously proud to work with Universal Pictures to celebrate the movie’s quarter-century milestone by presenting it, once again, on the big screen.”

Here is a link to the event on the Fathom Events website. While there be sure to check out the other screenings they have planned for anniversaries, holidays, concert presentations and special stage productions. There's always a ton of one of a kind events from which to chose, so take your time and plan out your whole season of entertainment.

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