Ben-Hur (1959) – IB Technicolor 35mm

Duration: 212 Rated G Director: William Wyler
Ben-Hur (1959)

The winner of 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, Ben-Hur stands as one of the greatest Hollywood epics ever filmed. A member of the Jewish nobility living in Jerusalem, Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) lives a religious life and peacefully opposes the tyrannical occupation of Judea by Rome. When a boyhood friend, Messala (Stephen Boyd), returns to the region as a Roman official, he and Judah become estranged due to Messala’s fanatical loyalty to Rome and ruthless indifference to the fate of Judea. Casting friendship aside, Messala fabricates a charge of treason against Ben-Hur, his sister and mother, all of whom are arrested by Roman soldiers.​

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 as part of our 70mm & WideScreen Fest.

Ben-Hur (1959) – IB Technicolor 35mm Tickets

Saturday June 22
2:00 pm
Main Theatre (Cinema 1)