Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 - Fri, Sep 1, 2017
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THE RETURN OF 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 VERTIGO 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 recent 82 Blowup series highlighted a small cache of prints recently discovered in England, including THE DARK CRYSTAL, E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL and THE THING. This month, we’re pleased to present two additional prints from that find: BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II and Steven Spielberg’s ALWAYS.

70mm filmmaking never went away - witness its spectacular use in 1992's BARAKA - but in recent years, a new generation of directors has embraced it. Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson have all stretched the boundaries of the medium with dazzling widescreen epics. Joining their ranks this summer is Patty Jenkins with WONDER WOMAN; the success of that blockbuster action-adventure reaffirms the sensory wonders possible with 70mm film.

Series also include 70mm prints of LAST ACTION HERO, HOOK and STREETS OF FIRE.

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

Aero TheatreThu, Aug 10, 2017 - Fri, Sep 1, 2017
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Thu, Aug 10, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Aug 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Aug 12, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Aug 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Producer Mark Magidson In Person!
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Aug 18, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Aug 19, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Family Matinee!
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Sun, Aug 20, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Thu, Aug 31, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Sep 1, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Sep 1, 2017 - 7:30pm
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