Big Picture Thinking in Somerville

{ Wednesday, September 20th – Sunday, October 1st } Somerville Theatre’s 70mm & Widescreen Festival embraces the big screen.

Cinephiles rejoice. Somerville Theatre will bring its 70mm & Widescreen Festival back for a second year of supreme cinema splendor. The only event of its kind in New England, the festival boasts half a century of excellent films on rarely screened vintage prints in the biggest and best exhibition format possible: 70mm. With 17 screenings unfolding over 12 days in the theatre’s main auditorium, the 70mm & Widescreen Festival offers plenty of chances to see Hollywood hallmarks the way they were meant to be seen.

Charlton Heston-starring The Agony and the Ecstasy opens the festival on Wednesday, September 20th at 7:30 p.m. Curated films screening through the rest of the fest include epic classics Lawrence of Arabia and Cleopatra; and 1980s entries The Untouchables, Howard the DuckTop Gun, and The Dark Crystal. Enjoy some 1990s Steven Spielberg courtesy of Hook, or a contemporary adventure like Wonder Woman. Alfred Hitchcock fans can also catch North By Northwest and Vertigo in 35mm IB Technicolor VistaVision in back-to-back matinees on Sunday, October 1st. 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick’s magnum opus, will close out the festival that night.

70mm & Widescreen Festival
Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square
Somerville, Massachusetts
Wednesday, September 20 through Sunday, October 1
Tickets for individual screenings: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and up; matinees $12 for adults, $10 children 12 and under
Top image 2001: A Space Odyssey, courtesy IMDb
Nathan FrontieroBig Picture Thinking in Somerville

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