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Paul Mayer
Oh get out of it Melvin, before it pulls you under!

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From: Albuquerque, NM
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Coming in June to the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA:


After it was discovered that films originally shot in 35mm could be blown up to 70mm to take advantage of the latter format’s superior sound and brighter imagery, numerous blockbusters were converted to the widescreen format, a process that peaked in the 1980s. Join us for two weekends of fantasy, horror and sci-fi as we turn the clock back 35 years with some of the most memorable movies of 1982, including THE DARK CRYSTAL, TRON and E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL.

Series compiled by Grant Moninger. Program notes by John Hagelston.

Egyptian Theatre • Thu, Jun 15, 2017 - Sun, Jun 25, 2017

Films in this Series at the Egyptian:

The Dark Crystal
Thu 15 June 2017 @ 7:30pm
Fri 23 June 2017 @ 10:00pm

Fri 16 June 2017 @ 7:30pm
Sat 24 June 2017 @ 7:30pm

The Thing
Sat 17 June 2017 @ 7:30pm
Wed 21 June 2017 @ 7:30pm
Color partially faded. Only known 70mm print.

Sat 17 June 2017 @ 10:00pm
Thu 22 June 2017 @ 7:30pm

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
Sun 18 June 2017 @ 5:00pm
Fri 23 June 2017 @ 7:30pm

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Brad Miller

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From: Plano, TX (36.2 miles NW of Rockwall)
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numerous blockbusters were converted to the widescreen format
Such an interesting selection of words.

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Mark Ogden
Jedi Master Film Handler

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Does Tron really qualify for this? Pretty sure was shot in 70mm with maybe one or two 35mm cuts at most.

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Sean Weitzel
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Vacaville, CA (1790 miles west of Rockwall)
Registered: Dec 1999

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Correct. The majority of TRON was photographed 5/65mm. They talk about using the cameras from Lawrence of Arabia on the Laserdisc commentary track.

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