TERMINATOR 2 in 3D will screen this weekend! Has the running time been revealed?

Every year, the American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California is the premiere global marketplace where Hollywood’s decision makers and trendsetters all gather under one roof. Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. In just eight days, more than $1 billion in deals will be sealed (on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production) making AFM the must-attend industry event.

There will be roughly 700 screenings this year of approximately 400 films, and one of those new films will be the much anticipated “Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D”!  Screening two shows only this weekend, a lucky group of people that work in the film industry will be the first ones to see James Cameron’s legendary film in all its 3D glory! Here are the T2 AFM Screening Times:

  1. Friday, Nov. 4th : 1:00 PM – ArcLight Screening Room #1
  2. Saturday, Nov. 5th : 11:00 AM – ArcLight Screening Room #7

While a select few can see it as early as tomorrow,  unfortunately the regular movie going  audiences and Terminator fans will still have to wait until 2017 to see “Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D”.

What is also interesting is one source reported the T2 in 3D screenings to be 157 minutes in length! Does this mean director James Cameron authorized a 3D conversion of his Special Edition?

As most fans are aware, the original 1991 theatrical and home video release of the blockbuster hit “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” had an approximate running time of 137 minutes (2 hours, 17 minutes). However, two years later in November 1993, James Cameron officially released a Special Edition Director’s cut of T2 on home video which restored over 15 minutes of previously unseen footage resulting in an extended 153 Minute version of the film.

It is important to remember that there is an expectation of additional credits that will be tacked to the end of T2 in 3D, acknowledging all the hard workers who made this new 3D version of T2 possible.  These 3D extended credits could explain the additional 4 minutes of length past the Special Edition running time (which results in the 157 Minute reported total).

Could this be our confirmation of which  version of T2 we can expect in theaters next year?  As fans of the T2 Special Edition, let’s hope!

We’ll be back!

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