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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.
The Film Programs of the American Cinematheque are presented at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Randall Michelson. Detail of Egyptian Theatre Ceiling. Aero Theatre: Barry King.

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Larger Than Life: 70MM

 

Some Films in this series are at the Aero Theatre!

 

Seeing a movie in the 70mm format is a totally immersing and even exhilarating experience. From Super Technirama 70 to Ultra Panavision to Dimension 150 and more, the 70mm large-screen format has always promised – and delivered – a Barnum-esque world of spectacular sights and 6-track sounds. From 1955 to 1970 – the Golden Age of 70mm filmmaking – there were nearly 60 Hollywood features shot in large-format, with many more released in special engagements as 35mm-to-70mm blow-ups (which still offered sound and image quality superior to their 35mm counterparts).

This time around we’ll be screening 70mm prints of Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films. Please join us for WEST SIDE STORY, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, SILVERADO, VERTIGO, IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and, in honor of James Cameron’s recent return to box office domination, TITANIC!

 

 

Friday, March 5 – 7:30 PM

70mm! WEST SIDE STORY, 1961, MGM Repertory, 151 min. The Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins-helmed musical stars Natalie Wood as the lovely Maria and Richard Beymer as her star-crossed lover Tony. Score by Leonard Bernstein, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Winner of 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Director. View trailer

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Saturday, March 6 – 7:30 PM

70mm! LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, 1962, Sony Repertory, 216 min. This sweeping epic of Arab infighting and British colonialism is as timely as ever, and as beautiful. Peter O'Toole stars in director David Lean's masterpiece that is made to be seen on the big screen! Nominated for 7 Academy Awards out of 10 nominations. View trailer

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