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The Matrix is coming to IMAX for exactly 2 days

It will be the first time the 1999 blockbuster will be available on IMAX

Morpheus, Trinity, and Neo on a poster for The Matrix (1999) in IMAX. Image: Warner Bros. Pictures
Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

The Matrix — the original movie that kicked off the franchise and changed action cinema forever — is coming to IMAX for the first time. The movie will hit IMAX theaters in “select markets” on Dec. 7 and 8.

That’s just about two weeks before the release of The Matrix Resurrections, which sees The Matrix stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss return as Neo and Trinity, with Lana Wachowski returning to direct and co-write.

Though the Wachowskis’ previous sequels to The MatrixThe Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions — ran in IMAX, this will be a first for the franchise’s foundation. It is “the first Warner Bros. Pictures title ever to undergo the IMAX Digital Remastering (DMR) process for its screens” according to a Warner Bros.’ news release.

The Matrix kicked off a truly singular film franchise that has continued to entertain audiences and influence the industry since 1999,” Jeff Goldstein, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Domestic Distribution said in a news release. “We’re thrilled to partner with IMAX on another first for the fans who’ve waited more than 20 years to see The Matrix in this format.”

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