Cinerama Presents: 70mm Film Festival, September 9-19

Posted on September 06, 2016, 11:09 am
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Fans of cinema, rejoice! Starting this Friday, September 9 through September 19, Cinerama will present an awesome line-up at the 70mm Film Festival.

“Why exactly is 70mm film special?” you might ask.

Pulling a few lines Wikipedia, “70 mm film (or 65mm film) is a wide high-resolution film gauge for still and motion picture photography, with higher resolution than the standard 35 mm motion picture film format. As used in cameras, the film is 65 mm (2.6 in) wide.”

In other words, it makes the screen look very, very big.

Most recently, audiences have seen what 70mm can do in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. In that film’s opening shot, we see travelers in the distance against an expansive, snow covered Wyoming. But more than that, Tarantino utilizes a wide lens for the interior shots in Minnie’s Haberdashery. The film’s a murder mystery, so having all the players visible on screen at the same time really heightens the drama.

The Hateful Eight will play on September 15, and it is just one of many great films by prominent filmmakers. If you’ve never seen 2001: A Space Odyssey in theaters, for example, there’s really no better way than in 70mm.

Feast your eyes on this schedule of films. Tickets are available online for $15. Don’t wait! They’re selling out fast!


70mm Film Festival

When: September 9-19

Where: Cinerama (2100 Fourth Ave)


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