Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, May 23, 2019 - Sun, May 26, 2019
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MEMORIAL DAY 70MM!

Seeing a movie in the 70mm format is a totally immersive, 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. The Golden Age of 70mm filmmaking from 1955 to 1970 brought us nearly 60 Hollywood features, among them such masterpieces as LAWRENCE OF ARABIA and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.

In addition to films shot in large-format, many more were released in special engagements as 35mm-to-70mm blow-ups (which still offered sound and image quality superior to their 35mm counterparts). This was a particularly popular practice in the 1980s. Our Memorial Day weekend of king-size cinema includes original release blow-up prints of Steven Spielberg’s epic fantasy adventure HOOK and a pair of John Carpenter sci-fi favorites, THE THING and STARMAN.

Series compiled by Grant Moninger. Program notes by John Hagelston.

Aero TheatreThu, May 23, 2019 - Sun, May 26, 2019
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Thu, May 23, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Fri, May 24, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Sat, May 25, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Sun, May 26, 2019 - 7:30pm
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