Our hearts will truly go on! Twenty years after breaking box-office records and captivating moviegoers worldwide, Titanic will make a return to theaters for a very limited time in honor of the film’s anniversary.
The movie, which has been remastered in high-definition Dolby Vision for the occasion, will be shown in both 2D and 3D in 87 AMC theaters for one week beginning on December 1. In a statement about the re-release, director James Cameron said the reformatted flick is like seeing it for the first time.
“We mastered a few minutes of Titanic in Dolby Vision and I was stunned,” he said. “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 US. This is beyond 3D, beyond 70mm, it’s beyond anything you’ve ever seen before.”
Even two decades after its release, Titanic continues to resonate in a big way with people — its stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet included. The pair formed a lifelong BFFship on the set of the movie, and recently revealed that they still recite lines from the movie to each other.
To this day, artifacts from the actual Titanic, which tragically sank in 1912 and claimed the lives of roughly 1,500 people, also garner rabid interest. A recovered letter from a passenger on the ship recently sold for a record $166,000.
The film remains the second top-grossing film of all time, after the same director’s Avatar.
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(Photo via Merie Weismiller Wallace/Paramount Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox)