70mm is the most majestic of all film formats, and unsurpassed by any digital format. Back in the day, when a movie was shot in Super 65mm (for a 70mm print), you knew it was something special. 70mm processes like Super Panavision, Ultra Panavision and Todd AO lead the way, and some 35mm movies were also put through a 'blow up' 70mm process to create an even greater image for prestige presentations. A costly process, shooting Super 65mm film outputting of 70mm prints declined throughout the 1980s. However a small resurgence, thanks to Directors seeing the benefit of the majestic format, started in the 1990s.

Baraka (1992) and Hamlet (1996) were shot in the format, and despite studios wanting to move away from the format, newer Directors began to shoot new films in Super 65mm like Samsara (2011) and The Master (2012). Highly profitable film makers like Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino shunned digital to capture Interstellar (2014) and The Hateful Eight (2015), releasing them in film only formats much to the dismay of studio executives who couldn't understand the public's new found appetite for film presentation. With celluloid still being used to shoot many of the biggest movies of the last two years, plus Imax 70mm film, there is a shift back to experiencing many of the greats as they were meant to be seen. We'll update this page frequently as 70mm print screenings are announced, and we highly recommend seeing any of these stunning and rare film experience, that harness the craft of 'film' making, and skilled hands to project it.

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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

@ Prince Charles Cinema / March 3rd, 11th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 24th & 28th

Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece was shot for 70mm presentation and is utterly mesmerizing to see it as intended (Super Panavision 70mm print).

KONG: SKULL ISLAND (2017) 

@ Multiple venues / From March 10th

The all new King Kong film gets the 70mm presentation treatment at various venues in New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles and more.

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EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1987) @ Schauburg Cinerama Theatre Germany / September 30th

Photographed in Super 35mm, a very young Christian bale stars in Steven Speilberg's underated drama of a small boy living in Shangahi forced into a prison camp during a Japanese invasion of Shanghai. 70mm Blow up print plays as part of the Todd-AO 70mm Film Festival

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BOLSHOI BALLET 67 (1965) @ Schauburg Cinerama Theatre Germany / October 1st

Photographed in 70mm and Technicolor, this stunning films tells the story of a young Russian girl whose dream of becoming a prima ballerina comes true. 70mm 6 Track sound print. plays as part of the Todd-AO 70mm Film Festival. A very rare print.

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GORRILAS IN THE MIST (1988) @ Schauburg Cinerama Theatre Germany / October 1st

Sigourney Weaver delivers a powerful performance as wildlife activist Dian Fossey who organized a defence league to protect the Gorilla's of Uganda and Rwanda from poachers. 70mm blow-up print plays as part of the Todd-AO 70mm Film Festival.

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THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990) @ Schauburg Cinerama Theatre Germany / October 1st

Sean Connery stars in this successful adaptation of the Tom Clancy thriller in which a Soviet submarine Captain defies orders and goes off course, setting his sites on the East Coast of the United States. 70mm blow-up print plays as part of the Todd-AO 70mm Film Festival.

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DICK TRACY (1990) @ Schauburg Cinerama Theatre Germany / October 2nd

Warren Beatty, as Director and star, leads a phenomenal all star ensemble cast including Madonna, Al Pacino, Dick Van Dyke and many more, across this super saturated color spectacular based on the iconic detective newspaper strip. 70mm blow-up print plays as part of the Todd-AO 70mm Film Festival.

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THE RIGHT STUFF (1983) @ Schauburg Cinerama Theatre Germany / October 2nd

This adaptation of the non fiction novel by Tom Wolfe spans the first fifteen years of the American space program. Ensemble cast includes Ed Harris, Sam Shepard and Dennis Quaid. Directed by Philip Kaufman.70mm blow-up print plays as part of the Todd-AO 70mm Film Festival

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986) @ Schauburg Cinerama Theatre Germany / October 2nd

Frank Oz directs this quirky musical classic starring Rick Moranis as a meek store owner who discovers a strange singing plant that brings in business for his struggling store, but needs a steady diet of human flesh to stay alive! Also stars John Candy, Steve Martin and Bill Murray. 70mm blow-up print plays as part of the Todd-AO 70mm Film Festival.

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LETHAL WEAPON 2 (1989) @ Schauburg Cinerama Theatre Germany / October 2nd

Mel Gibson and Danny Glover return to the mean streets of L.A for this essential buddy comedy Directed by Richard Donner ands scored by Eric Clapton. 70mm blow-up print plays as part of the Todd-AO 70mm Film Festival.

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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) @ Gartenbaukino, Viena / October 2nd, 8th and 14th

Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece was shot for 70mm presentation and certainly not computers, TV's or devices and is utterly mesmerizing to see it as intended (Super Panavision 70mm print). 

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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) @ Prince Charles Cinema, London / October 2nd and 4th

Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece was shot for 70mm presentation and certainly not computers, TV's or devices and is utterly mesmerizing to see it as intended (Super Panavision 70mm print). 

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BARAKA (1992) @ Astor Theatre, Melbourne / October 3rd

Shot in 70mm, Baraka is a stunning big screen achievment of mesmerizing time lapse, emotional set pieces and thundering score that take us to the most beautiful places on Earth, and into the depths of man's apparent contempt for the well being of the planet. A true visual odyssey that must be seen big.

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SPARTACUS (1960) @ Gartenbaukino, Viena / October 9th & 18th

Brought in after filming had commenced, Kubrick put his trademark sensibilities on the screen in this Roman Empire era epic of freedom and slavery anchored by Kirk Douglas, and featuring three of the most outstanding and nuanced performances put on screen by Peter Ustinov, Laurence Olivier and Charles Laughton (70MM Ultra Panavision Mag print).

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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) @ Heights Theater, Minneapolis / October 10th and 11th

Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece was shot for 70mm presentation and certainly not computers, TV's or devices and is utterly mesmerizing to see it as intended (Super Panavision 70mm print). 

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POLTERGEIST (1982) @ Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge UK / October 15th

One of countless brilliant horror classics to get remade, this original produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Tobe Hooper remains unequalled. A family becomes spooked when their young daughter begins talking to 'the other side' via their television set. Brilliant visual effects and scares. (70mm blow-up print)

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DUNE (1984) @ Prince Charles Cinema, London / October 14th, 19th & 23rd

Based on an essentially un-filmable mammoth sci-fi opus by Frank Herbert, David Lynch took on the task and ended up hating the results. It has become a cult movie curiosity, scoring a legion of devoted fans, and curious viewers attracted to assessing the result of an impossible cinematic task. It remain a true feat of movie making either way. (70mm blow-up print)

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EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990) @ Prince Charles Cinema / October 27th & 29th, November 1st, 5th & 9th.

Made at the height of Tim Burton's oddball creativity in Hollywood, Edward Scissrohands is the perfect dark fairytale of a hapless creation left to fend for himself before being welcomed into a wonderfully stylized American suburbia. Starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder (70mm blow up, 6 Track Sound).

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BATMAN (1989) @ Prince Charles Cinema / November 12th, 14th, 19th, 23rd, 26th, 27th & 29th

Still among the bench marks in which all comic to screen adaptions are judged, Tim Burton's imagining of the caped crusader was completely against type (Michael Keaton was a controversial choice) and blew all expectations out of the water. A triumph of production design, and a sensational ensemble cast including Jack Nicholson's unforgettable Joker, plus a stand out soundtrack by Prince.  (70mm blow up, 6 Track Sound).

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GREMLINS (1984) @ Prince Charles Cinema / December 2nd and 3rd **Zach Galligan live on stage**

Joe Dante's homage to B-grade monster movies has held up so well due to it's very subversive and whip smart sense of humor, engaging practical effects and innovation. Prince Charles Cinema will present this beloved classic with Gremlins star Zach Galligan live on stage to present the film and audience Q&A.  (70mm blow up print)

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DIE HARD (1988) @ Prince Charles Cinema

December 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 30th

Perhaps the oddest Christmas season movie tradition of all, but with an action classic so influential as this, who really cares. Bruce Willis is at his best in the action thriller that still defines the genre today, featuring the late Alan Rickman's deliciously dapper performance as the main villain. (70mm blow up print)