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Februrary 2013 | 70mm Festival at the Music Box Theatre, Chicago

Friday Feb. 15 – Thursday Feb. 28, 2013 at the Music Box Theatre, Chicago.

“The Music Box Theatre is proud to bring you a two week festival of films presented in glorious 70mm. See these films as their creators wished them to be seen: on the big screen, in a theatre, on film, and in 70mm.

Almost since the advent of film there have been variations of 70mm film used to capture visual clarity unequalled in 35mm filming. As 70mm films became popular in the 1940’s through the 1980’s most were filmed in 65mm with the remaining 5mm devoted to sound. Due to the costs of 70mm film few films were ever shot in this large format, and following their initial release many of them were also released in 35mm to facilitate wide release. Other films were shot in 35mm and “blown up” top 70mm to facilitate more sound information. When DTS sound and Dolby Surround were introduced to cinemas, 70mm (and auditoriums devoted to 70mm) all but disappeared. The result: few people have had the chance to see true 70mm presentation.”

To find out more about the festival including the full listing of movies and to purchase tickets visit musicboxtheatre.com

Thanks to members Terry Monohan and Ted Gooding for passing on this listing!

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