Tickets On Sale for 70mm Roadshow 'The Hateful Eight' in 44 Cities
Get ready for Quentin Tarantino's glorious 70mm roadshow extravaganza, coming to a movie theater near you. The Weinstein Co. has confirmed and announced the list of 100 theaters in 44 cities that will be showing Tarantino's The Hateful Eight in 70mm, with intermission. The snowy western is about a group of "hateful" bounty hunters trapped in a cabin in a blizzard. We've been reporting on details for the 70mm release, including this excellent featurette that explains what it all means, but now they've released the full list and tickets are on sale. You can find your nearest 70mm-equiped cinema be consulting the ticketing part of The Hateful Eight website. If you're a fan of ultra-wide panavision cinematography, this is do-not-miss.
The list of cities was revealed by Variety, where they add: "Tarantino and cast members will be touring the country making surprise appearances in select cities at 70mm roadshow showings." Quick glance at the list:
The markets include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Washington DC, Houston, Detroit, Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa, Minneapolis, Denver, Miami, Cleveland, Orlando, Sacramento, St. Louis, Portland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Baltimore, San Diego, Nashville, Kansas City, San Antonio, West Palm Beach, Birmingham, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Austin, New Orleans, Providence, Knoxville, Santa Barbara, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver.
For tickets and info on the venues or the film, visit the official site: http://tickets.thehatefuleight.com.
It has been reported that Tarantino has been rallying movie theaters to re-install 70mm projectors just for this opening. It's linked to the idea that hopefully filmmakers will keep 70mm screenings going in certain places all year, every year. Variety states that these 44 markets and 100 theaters committed for The Hateful Eight make this "the widest 70mm release in 20 years." It's great to see so many movie theaters stepping up.
The Hateful Eight is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained). Six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape carrying bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. But their journey is about to get disrupted by a blizzard, leaving them stranded at Minnie's Haberdashery with six other travelers (Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Demian Bichir), and they might not all make it out alive. The Weinstein Company will open The Hateful Eight in a limited 70mm roadshow release starting on December 25th, 2015, Christmas Day, later this year. We'll see ya'll in theaters then.