Picturehouse announced today that METALLICA's James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo will make in-theater appearances in celebration of the opening weekend of "Metallica Through The Never" at select IMAX theatres around the country September 26-28."Metallica Through The Never" recently premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and stars METALLICA, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history, and critically acclaimed actor Dane DeHaan. "Metallica Through The Never" is a music-driven, 3D motion picture event directed by Nimród Antal and co-written by Antal with Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett and Trujillo. Antal immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of METALLICA's most iconic songs — created exclusively for the film — combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band's trailblazing iconography. Dane DeHaan ("The Place Beyond The Pines") portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, during METALLICA's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and state-of-the-art 3D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously. "Metallica Through The Never" opens exclusively at select IMAX theatres nationwide on September 27 and will expand into additional theatres and cities on October 4. Thursday, September 26 James Hetfield: San Francisco, California: Exact theater to be determined, 10:00 p.m.
San Francisco, CA: AMC Emeryville, 12:15 a.m. (technically September 27)
Lars Ulrich: Los Angeles, California: Chinese, 10 p.m. screening
Los Angeles, California: Exact theater to be determined 12:01 a.m. (technically September 27)
Kirk Hammett: Milwaukee, Wisconsin: AMC Mayfair (Wauwatosa), 10:00 p.m.
Chicago, Illinois: AMC Woodfield (Schaumburg), 12:15 a.m. (technically September 27)
Robert Trujillo: New Brunswick, New Jersey: AMC New Brunswick 18, 10:00 p.m.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: AMC Franklin Mills, 12:01 a.m. (technically September 27) Friday, September 27 Lars Ulrich: Riverside, California: AMC Tyler Galleria, 4:30 p.m.
Norwalk, California: AMC Norwalk, 7:35 p.m.
Kirk Hammett: Houston, Texas: AMC Gulf Point, 4:40 p.m.
Dallas, Texas: AMC Northpark, 10:00 p.m.
Robert Trujillo: Washington, DC: Regal Majestic 20 (Silver Springs), 7:30 p.m.
Boston, Massachusetts: AMC Boston Commons 19, 12:10 a.m. (technically September 28)