FRI MAY 3, 2024 7:00 PM


$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Newly struck 70mm print! 

Limited Engagement 

Tickets are no longer on sale for this event.

  • RELEASED IN: 1956
  • 119 MINUTES
  • DIRECTED BY: John Ford


With THE SEARCHERS, John Wayne and director John Ford forged an indelible saga of the frontier and the men and women who challenged it.

Wayne plays Ethan Edwards, an ex-Confederate who sets out to find his niece, captured by Comanches who massacred his family. He won’t surrender to hunger, thirst, the elements, or loneliness. And in his obsessive quest, Ethan finds something unexpected: his own humanity. One of the most influential movies ever made.

Note About the Print: 

THE SEARCHERS (1956) was filmed in VistaVision and released in 1.85. WB’s Motion Picture Imaging scanned the original 8 perf 35mm VistaVision camera negative in 13k with all restoration work completed in 6.5k, Jan Yarbrough, Colorist. The 70mm film print was created at Fotokem by filming out a new 65mm negative. WB’s Post Production Creative Services restored the original mono audio mix, with Doug Mountain as lead and assistance from Matt Vowles. Inventure Studios created the DTS encoded deliverable of the restored audio to playback flawlessly with the 70mm film print. The Film Foundation has given approval of this newly restored version.

FORMAT: 70mm

DISTRIBUTOR: Park Circus / Warner Bros.