There’s something in the water… and in the sky. And soon, in IMAX theaters. Two Steven Spielberg classics will get nationwide re-releases on IMAX screens this summer.

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment are partnering with IMAX to re-release E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Jaws in theaters soon. E.T. will release exclusively in IMAX theaters beginning August 12, celebrating the film’s 40th anniversary. Jaws will follow shortly after, releasing September 2 in IMAX and RealD 3D.

“IMAX is thrilled to partner with Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment to offer audiences the opportunity to experience these two iconic films in IMAX for the very first time,” said Megan Colligan, President of IMAX Entertainment. “Steven Spielberg redefined modern cinema and ushered in a new era of bold, swing-for-the-fences filmmaking, and the IMAX Experience has expanded around the world because of the trail blazed by films like E.T. and Jaws.”

Both E.T. and Jaws made significant marks on cinema, earning acclaim from audiences as well as awards. E.T. received nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and won four. Jaws also earned a Best Picture nomination, ultimately taking home three Oscars, including one for John Williams’ iconic score.

“Universal is honored to have been a part of so many extraordinary, unforgettable Steven Spielberg films over the past 47 years, including Jaws in 1975, E.T. in 1982 and Jurassic Park in 1993,” said Jim Orr, president of domestic theatrical distribution for Universal Pictures. “No filmmaker, it’s fair to say, has had a greater or more enduring impact on American cinema or has created more indelible cinematic memories for tens of billions of people worldwide. We couldn’t think of a more perfect way to celebrate the anniversary of E.T. and the first Universal-Spielberg summer blockbuster, Jaws, than to allow audiences to experience these films in a way they’ve never been able to before.”

So, watch out for the ticket drops for both E.T. and Jaws as they head to IMAX soon.

Source: Deadline

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