Big Films for a Big Screen

posted by Ed Solero on February 8, 2006 at 6:18 am

NEW YORK, NY – An article in the New York Post by Lou Lumenick announces an Oscar-themed film retrospective at Manhattan’s plush single screen Ziegfeld Theater. This series has been discussed at great length on the Ziegfeld’s page on Cinema Treasures and finally seems to be getting some coverage in the press, though I still haven’t seen a single print ad in any of the local dailies.

The program kicks off with a “Best Actor” series featuring “The Godfather”, “The Godfather, Part II” and “Chinatown” (separate $7.50 admission for each film) that will run through next Thursday. Other films to be screened during the series (which comes to an end on March 9th) include “My Fair Lady”, “West Side Story”, “Chicago”, “Ben-Hur”(1959), “Gladiator”, “Braveheart”, the complete “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and all three Indiana Jones films.

Alas, it does not appear that any of these films will be screened in 70mm. I still would urge all members of Cinema Treasures who reside within the NY Metro area to turn out as often as possible to support the festival. The full schedule is posted on Clearview Cinema’s website.

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