Paramount announced today that the Star Trek Into Darkness release date has moved up one day and the movie will now open on Thursday, May 16. Fans in Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Austin, San Francisco, Houston, San Diego and Minneapolis get a special bonus with some sneak peak shows on Wednesday, May 15.

Originally supposed to hit theaters on Friday, May 17, the new Star Trek Into Darkness release date will present Paramount with a long weekend as it attempts to try to match the impressive opening of Iron Man 3, which brought in $175.3 million last weekend for the second biggest opening ever.

Tickets can be purchased at, and and anyone who gets into the sneak screenings in the limited cities on Wednesday night will get a limited edition movie print.

Star Trek Into Darkness release date

In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. As the heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.