See It Big! The 70mm Show
Jul 29 — Sep 4, 2016
The release of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight in 70mm, in more than 160 theaters around the country last December was a remarkable revival of the big-screen format. To show the film as Tarantino intended, many theaters were retro-fitted with vintage 70mm film projectors, behemoth machines that have become obsolete in the digital age. Museum of the Moving Image is committed to preserving the theatrical presentation of 70mm films in their original format, and the all-70mm version of See it Big! has now become an annual tradition. Opening with 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Stanley Kubrick classic that partly inspired the architectural design of the Museum’s Sumner M. Redstone Theater, the series includes a selection of classic and recent examples of such visually spectacular genres as the western, musical, and the science fiction film.