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‘Avatar’ Returns to Theaters for Limited Run Starting Sept 23


James Cameron’s Academy Award®-winning 2009 epic adventure “Avatar,” the most successful film of all time, will return to theaters September 23rd in stunning 4K High Dynamic Range.

About the Film

Avatar” took the world by storm when it first hit theaters in 2009.

Writer, director, and executive producer James Cameron took audiences to the distant moon of Pandora in the year 2154, and introduced them to visuals, graphics, and special effects that created unforgettable experiences.

On the lush alien world of Pandora live the Na’vi, beings who appear primitive but are highly evolved.

Because the planet’s environment is poisonous, human/Na’vi hybrids, called Avatars, must link to human minds to allow for free movement on Pandora.

Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a paralyzed former Marine, becomes mobile again through one such Avatar, and falls in love with a Na’vi woman (Zoe Saldana). As a bond with her grows, he is drawn into a battle for the survival of her world.

“Avatar” also stars Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver.

Nominated for nine Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Director, the film won three Oscars® for Best Cinematography, Production Design and Visual Effects.

Back in Theaters

This groundbreaking film will be back on the big screen to wow audiences again, with a new 4K HDR remastered picture.

Additionally, theaters with 3D capabilities will show the remastered version of the movie with an added dimension to bring this stunning experience further to life.

It is scheduled to be in theaters for two weeks from September 23, 2022. Disney+ has temporarily removed the film from streaming until after the theatrical run.

A New Trailer

Here is a new trailer for the film featuring the remastered visuals:

The Sequel

The theatrical release of “Avatar” also serves to reacquaint audiences with the film in advance of the highly-anticipated sequel “Avatar: The Way of Water,” set for release on December 16.

There are three more films scheduled to be release every two years. “Avatar 3” is scheduled to open December 20, 2024, “Avatar 4” will be released on December 18, 2026 and “Avatar 5” is set to open on December 22, 2028.

Avatar: The Way of Water

Will you be seeing the original film when it returns to theaters? Let us know in the comments.

Avatar re-release poster