70mm and WideScreen Festival

THIS YEAR’S FEST CONTINUES OUR YEAR-LONG CELEBRATION OF COLUMBIA PICTURES AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER  

We have chosen titles from the respective libraries of Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, as these studios are both celebrating a centennial this year.

Included in this year’s 70mm and WideScreen Festival are two of the most notable 70mm titles of all time: Lawrence of Arabia (Columbia) and 2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM). 

From Columbia, we’re also presenting a spectacular 70mm print of the seldom run Lord Jim. And while no circulating 70mm prints of MGM’s monstrously successful Ben-Hur can be found in the US, we are screening an IB Technicolor 35mm print with amazing color.   

Other not-to-be-missed titles include an ultra-rare (though slightly faded) 35mm print of John Frankenheimer’s Grand Prix (with 4-track magnetic sound), Gene Kelly’s widescreen roller skating dancing in It’s Always Fair Weather (35mm), and the rarely screened Raintree County, originally filmed in MGM Camera 65 and here presented in 35mm.

We hope you will join us for some – or hopefully all – of these screenings before prints like these become even more scarce.