|Larger Than Life: 70MM
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 well be screening 70mm prints of Oscar-winning and
Oscar-nominated films. Please join us for WEST SIDE STORY, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA,
SILVERADO, VERTIGO, ITS A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and,
in honor of James Camerons 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
Saturday, March 6 7:30 PM
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