July 1 – July 31, 2022

ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70 FEST

Series | Aero Theatre 

 

The Golden Age of 70mm filmmaking from 1955 to 1970 brought us nearly 60 Hollywood features, among them such masterpieces as VERTIGO, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (the AC has struck prints of the last two of these exclusively for our audiences). Our July salute to the large-screen format also includes newly struck 70mm prints from Universal of AIRPORT and SPARTACUS.

In addition to films shot in large-format, many were released in the 1980s in special engagements as 70mm blow-ups, which offered sound and image quality superior to the original 35mm prints and enhanced the spectacle of the filmmakers’ visions, as in John Carpenter’s STARMAN and Walter Hill’s STREETS OF FIRE. Since then, 70mm filmmaking never really went away – Spike Lee put it to impressive use in 1992’s MALCOLM X, as did Robert Altman with SHORT CUTS a year later. A print of the latter film has been shipped in from the George Eastman Museum to make a rare West Coast appearance in our series.

In recent years, a new generation has embraced large-format presentations. Paul Thomas Anderson’s ambitious period drama THE MASTER, Christopher Nolan’s WWII-set DUNKIRK and Quentin Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT have all stretched the boundaries of the medium using 70mm’s epic canvas. The 2015 Western was the first film made in Ultra Panavision in more than 40 years and anchors a closing weekend devoted to that widescreen variant that also includes such favorites as IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD and KHARTOUM.

Read More about 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
FRI JULY 1, 2022

7:30 PM

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

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

Aero Theatre | In 70mm 

The AC’s own exclusive print!

 

Read More about 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
SAT JULY 2, 2022

7:30 PM

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

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

Aero Theatre | In 70mm 

The AC’s own exclusive print!

 

Read More about BARAKA
SUN JULY 3, 2022

7:30 PM

BARAKA

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

Aero Theatre | In 70mm 

‘ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70 FEST’ 

Read More about THE MASTER
THU JULY 7, 2022

7:30 PM

THE MASTER

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

Aero Theatre | In 70mm 

‘ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70 FEST’ 

Read More about MALCOLM X
FRI JULY 8, 2022

7:30 PM

MALCOLM X

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

Aero Theatre | In 70mm 

‘ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70 FEST’ 

Read More about SHORT CUTS
SAT JULY 9, 2022

7:30 PM

SHORT CUTS

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

Aero Theatre | In 70mm 

Print courtesy of the George Eastman Museum.

Not screened theatrically in 20 years!

‘ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70 FEST’ 

Read More about DUNKIRK
SUN JULY 10, 2022

7:30 PM

DUNKIRK

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

Aero Theatre | In 70mm 

‘ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70 FEST’ 

Read More about STREETS OF FIRE / GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND
FRI JULY 15, 2022

7:30 PM

STREETS OF FIRE / GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND

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

Aero Theatre | In 70mm 

‘ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70 FEST’ 

Read More about LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
SAT JULY 16, 2022

7:30 PM

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

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

Aero Theatre | In 70mm 

The AC’s own exclusive print!

‘ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70 FEST’ 

Read More about SHORT CUTS
SUN JULY 17, 2022

7:30 PM

SHORT CUTS

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

Aero Theatre | In 70mm 

Print courtesy of the George Eastman Museum.

Not screened theatrically in 20 years!

‘ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70 FEST’ 

Read More about AIRPORT
THU JULY 21, 2022

7:30 PM

AIRPORT

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

Aero Theatre | In 70mm 

Newly struck print!

‘ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70 FEST’ 

Read More about VERTIGO
FRI JULY 22, 2022

7:30 PM

VERTIGO

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

Aero Theatre | In 70mm 

‘ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70 FEST’ 

Read More about STARMAN / HOWARD THE DUCK
SAT JULY 23, 2022

7:30 PM

STARMAN / HOWARD THE DUCK

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

Aero Theatre | In 70mm 

‘ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70 FEST’ 

Read More about SPARTACUS
SUN JULY 24, 2022

7:30 PM

SPARTACUS

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

Aero Theatre | In 70mm 

Struck from the 4K restoration!

‘ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70 FEST’ 

Read More about KHARTOUM
THU JULY 28, 2022

7:30 PM

KHARTOUM

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

Aero Theatre | Ultra Panavision-70 print 

Ultra Panavision-70 print!

‘ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70 FEST’ 

Read More about THE HATEFUL EIGHT
FRI JULY 29, 2022

7:30 PM

THE HATEFUL EIGHT

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

Aero Theatre | Ultra Panavision-70 print 

‘ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70 FEST’ 

Read More about IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD
SAT JULY 30, 2022

7:30 PM

IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD

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

Aero Theatre | Ultra Panavision-70 print

Introduction by Scott Alexander. 

‘ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70 FEST’ 

Read More about THE WILD BUNCH
SUN JULY 31, 2022

7:30 PM

THE WILD BUNCH

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

Aero Theatre | In 70mm 

‘ULTRA CINEMATHEQUE 70 FEST’