NEW 70MM SCREENINGS AT THE PRINCE CHARLES
With Christopher Nolan's new film Dunkirk gearing up for a 70mm release, The Prince Charles Cinema in London are offering a chance to experience some earlier films given the grand 70mm treatment. Unlike 2001 which was captured in Super 65mm for the 70mm format, the below films are 35mm to 70mm 'blow ups', which meant a special 70mm print was struck to cater for the premium large film format. Some of these are quite rare to see in the larger format.
In the year 10191, a spice called melange is the most valuable substance known in the universe, and its only source is the desert planet Arrakis. A royal decree awards Arrakis to Duke Leto Atreides and ousts his bitter enemies, the Harkonnens. However, when the Harkonnens violently seize back their fiefdom, it is up to Paul (Kyle MacLachlan), Leto's son, to lead the Fremen, the natives of Arrakis, in a battle for control of the planet and its spice. Based on Frank Herbert's epic novel.
July 8th, 12th, 16th, 20th and 24th at 8:45pm
LAST ACTION HERO (1993)
Following the death of his father, young Danny Madigan (Austin O'Brien) takes comfort in watching action movies featuring the indestructible Los Angeles cop Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger). After being given a magic ticket by theater manager Nick (Robert Prosky), Danny is sucked into the screen and bonds with Slater. When evil fictional villain Benedict (Charles Dance) gets his hands on the ticket and enters the real world, Danny and Jack must follow and stop him.
Sat 29th July 5:45pm
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.
Sat 5th Tue 8th, Fri 11th, Thurs 17th August 8:01pm (on a 24 hour clock, that's 20:01. Clever!)
Sun 20th Aug 2:20pm and Tue 29th Aug 8:01pm
Enter the world of "Willow." Journey to the far corners of your imagination, to a land of myth and magic, where dream and reality live side by side ... to a place that never existed, a time that never was. It is a world where a young man named Willow lives out an adventure that explodes beyond the boundaries of his own hopes and fears
Fri 1st Sept 8:45pm, Sun 3rd Sept 3pm, Wed 13th Sept 8:45pm, Sat 16th Sept 8:45pm, Tues 26th Sept 8:45pm
Program notes by The Prince Charles Cinema