- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Christopher Nolan’s space epic “Interstellar” will open two days early in theaters projecting the movie on film, rather than digital.

Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. announced the unusual pre-release on Wednesday. “Interstellar” will first play in 225 select North American theaters beginning Nov. 5 ahead of the film’s Nov. 7 wide release.

The theaters will play “Interstellar” on either 70mm Imax film, 70mm film or 35mm film. Nolan shot the movie with a combination of 35mm film and 65mm Imax film.

The director has long been a vocal advocate for celluloid, which has been widely phased out of both movie production and projection by digital.

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