Academy Hosting 'The Last 70mm Film Festival' in LA This Summer

June 19, 2012

The Last 70mm Film Festival

Another summer screening series from AMPAS, aka The Academy, and this time it's not outdoors, but something else spectacular. They're hosting a series dubbed "The Last 70mm Film Festival" (meaning no more 70mm after? oh no!) that will feature six screenings of 70mm classics, usually with a cast reunion or rarely screened 70mm shorts. The line-up includes Stanley Kramer's It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World to open, plus classics like Sleeping Beauty, Sound of Music and, of course, Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. If you're lucky enough to live in Los Angeles, you should be able to see a couple of these 70mm screenings.

From the official event listing on, found via Thompson on Hollywood. It states: "Join us for six 70mm classics, each from a different genre." Screenings are on Monday nights, and they are open to the public, but you have to buy a "Series Pass" if you want guaranteed admission. They're $20 and have been selling through the Academy already; any other remaining individual tickets go on sale starting June 29th. For more info on the event, visit the website, or go straight to the online ticketing page. Here's the line-up:

July 9th:
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

July 16th:
Sleeping Beauty (1959)

July 23rd:
Grand Prix (1966)

July 30th:
The Sound of Music (1965)

August 6th:
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

August 13th:
Spartacus (1960)

Great selection. I'd really love to go see some of these, especially on 70mm at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, I'm sure the projection there will be incredible. I'm not the biggest fan of the theater myself, but I'm sure any of these would be a real cinematic treat to see. This screening series all ties in with their new "exhibition of film stills, behind-the-scenes images and other materials related to the 70mm films showcased in our summer screening series." That exhibition will be on display in the Academy's Grand Lobby Gallery; open Tuesday through Friday, 10AM to 5PM and weekends, Noon to 6PM, starting July 6th. That's all we've got on these screenings, besides that you will have to get a ticket and show up to see what they've got in store.

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I'd split a gut to see 2001 in 70mm. Timing sucks though; I'll be in SoCal next week. If only...

DaveLister_JMC on Jun 19, 2012


Damn! SPARTACUS! One of personal favorites.

DAVIDPD on Jun 19, 2012


This Classic artful pictures are: Eternal Forever

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 19, 2012

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