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 26th - 28th.

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 Metallica's James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo.

Filmmaker Nimród 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 3-D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously.

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Metallica Through the Never opens exclusively at select IMAX theaters nationwide on September 27th and will expand into additional theaters and cities on Oct. 4th.

Thursday, September 26

James Hetfield:

  • San Francisco, CA: Theater TBD, 10:00 p.m.
  • San Francisco, CA: AMC Emeryville, 12:15 a.m. (9/27)

Lars Ulrich:

  • Los Angeles, CA: CHINESE, 10 p.m. screening
  • Los Angeles, CA: Theater TBD 12:01 a.m. (9/27)

Kirk Hammett:

  • Milwaukee, WI: AMC Mayfair (Wauwatosa), 10:00 p.m.
  • Chicago, IL: AMC Woodfield (Schaumburg), 12:15 a.m. (9/27)

Robert Trujillo:

  • New Brunswick: AMC New Brunswick 18, 10:00 p.m.
  • Philadelphia: AMC Franklin Mills, 12:01 a.m. (9/27)

Friday, September 27

Lars Ulrich:

  • Riverside, CA: AMC Tyler Galleria, 4:30 p.m.
  • Norwalk, CA: AMC Norwalk, 7:35 p.m.

Kirk Hammett:

  • Houston, TX: AMC Gulf Point, 4:40 p.m.
  • Dallas, TX: AMC Northpark, 10:00 p.m.

Robert Trujillo:

  • Washington, DC: Regal Majestic 20 (Silver Springs), 7:30 p.m.
  • Boston, MA: AMC Boston Commons 19, 12:10 a.m. (9/28)