‘Titanic’ returns in 3D to celebrate 25th Anniversary

Middle school filmgoers attend 3D version of 1997 film ‘Titanic’

Filmmaker James Cameron’s 1997 film ‘Titanic’ returned to theaters in 3D to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Tali Gurule ’27 said that seeing it in theaters was a rare opportunity that enhanced the movie experience.

“Titanic has always been one of the most touching movies, but seeing it on a big screen after 25 years proved that it’s one of the most timeless as well,” Gurule said.

For a quarter of a century, Cameron’s 3-hour long movie has told the true story of the RMS Titanic through the perspective of two fictional characters. The Titanic, built by shipbuilding company Harland and Wolff, sank in April of 1912 on its first voyage after unexpectedly hitting an iceberg. Just hours after the collision, the entire ship disappeared into the water, taking over 1,500 lives aboard.

Since the incident, many are determined to discover more about the Titanic and visit its remains underwater in the North Atlantic. In a recent interview with People Magazine, Cameron shared that his interest in the Titanic’s real sinking initially inspired him to create the film.

With a budget of $200 million, Cameron ambitiously worked to ensure that the movie replicated each detail of the original ship as best as possible. It was his meticulous detail work that led the film to the number one spot in the box office for 15 consecutive weeks after its release.

Following its record breaking debut, Titanic continued to hold an important place in the film industry, quickly becoming a classic. Through the years, Cameron’s moving story has allowed people to witness a close-up view of the “ship of dreams”.

In honor of its continuing success, Titanic was remastered and brought into theaters across the globe for the month of February. Tickets sold quickly, and theaters were filled with many who had only seen the movie from home, providing an opportunity to see Titanic in a new light.