'Mememto' is Returning to Theaters for One Night on February 17
by Ethan Anderton
February 10, 2011
We've already highlighted special screenings of films like Back to the Future and Airplane, both considered classics from decades past. Now a movie that has arguably become a true modern classic is heading back to theaters for one night with some special guests in tow. For its 10th anniversary, Memento will be returning to select theaters for a special screening on February 17th complete with a recorded Q&A session between Guillermo del Toro and the film's director Christopher Nolan which took place on February 4th at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, where the film was also screened. Follow this on Facebook. Details below!
Here's the small list of select theaters where you can catch the Memento screening:
» City Cinemas Village East 7 – New York, NY
» Studio Movie Grill Holcomb Bridge 9 –Alpharetta, GA (Atlanta area)
» National Amusements Legacy Place 15 – Dedham, MA (Boston area)
» Studio Movie Grill 9 – Arlington – Arlington, TX (Dallas area)
» Studio Movie Grill City Center 8 – Houston, TX
» Rave The Bridge 19 – Los Angeles, CA
» UltraStar Mission Valley 7 – San Diego, CA
» Rave Fairfax Corner 14 – Fairfax, VA (Washington DC area)
» Cineplex Varsity 12 – Toronto, ON
» Cineplex Scotiabank 9 – Vancouver, BC
Along with seeing an all-new, director-approved, high definition digital print of Memento, the film that launched Christopher Nolan's career, you'll be able to see the director chatting about the impact the film had on his life and future as a film director. One such gem from the Q&A includes his reflection on a screening of Memento at the Toronto International Film Festival (quote pulled via Movieline):
"It took a long time to write, and for me to learn how to make a film on the scale that I needed it to be. But it was born of a belief, when I sat at the Toronto Film Festival and watched Memento with an audience and heard them responding to it in a very mainstream way — a very clear-cut, communicative relationship between the audience and the story. I felt like you could do that on a big scale. You could do a big version of that and people would get it, would respond to it."
So for those of you who love Inception and have been championing the film for Best Picture and every other award for which it has been nominated, you can thank Memento for continuing to inspire Christopher Nolan even ten years after he finished the film. There's plenty more good stuff in the special Q&A that can only be seen in theaters (unless you were the lucky few there that night). If you need anymore convincing, Movieline has ten specific highlights that prove this screening is one that you should not miss. For more information, check out the full press release or the screening's Facebook page. Will you relive Memento in theaters?