70/70: Laemmle 70th Anniversary Series

posted by Coate on December 4, 2008 at 6:00 am

LOS ANGELES, CA — 70/70: A Series Of 70mm Films Celebrating Laemmle’s 70th Anniversary

In celebration of its 70th anniversary, Laemmle Theatres is pleased to present 70/70: A Series of 70mm Films Celebrating Laemmle’s 70th Anniversary. All screenings will take place at the Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles and benefit various local charities. Filmmaker James Cameron, Actor Bill Paxton and others will participate in Q&A’s after the screenings of their films on Saturday, December 20th.

December 19, 2008 ~ A Little English
Benefitting the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic

THE REMAINS OF THE DAY (1993)
TOMMY (1975)
PINK FLOYD: THE WALL (1982)

December 20, 2008 ~ James Cameron Day
Benefitting the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Diabetes Association

THE ABYSS (1989) ~ post-screening Q&A with James Cameron and Bill Paxton
TITANIC (1997) ~ post-screening Q&A with James Cameron, Bill Paxton, Bernard Fox and Karen Zumsteg
ALIENS (1986) ~ post-screening Q&A with James Cameron and Bill Paxton

December 21, 2008 ~ Family Day
Benefiting the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Diabetes Association

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
GREMLINS (1984)
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989)
THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987)

December 22, 2008 ~ Outer Space Day
Benefitting AIDS Walk L.A.

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982)
ALIEN (1979)

December 23, 2008 ~ The Crew is in Trouble Day
Benefitting AIDS Walk L.A.

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990)

http://www.laemmle.com/viewmovie.php?mid=4615

Royal Theatre, 11523 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles
(310) 477-5581

www.laemmle.com

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Comments (16)

markp
markp on December 4, 2008 at 7:06 am

This is how films SHOULD be presented. This is totally cool. I wish this could come to New York City area.

MPol
MPol on December 4, 2008 at 7:25 am

I wholeheartedly agree, movie534. How I wish this could come to the Boston area, and also include such great, golden oldie-but-goody classics such as West Side Story, Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia and many others.

muviebuf
muviebuf on December 4, 2008 at 8:48 am

Where are they going to get decent 70MM prints of some of these pictures. Are they striking new prints?

I understood that there were no runable 70MM prints at all of Titantic and that all the ones for Raiders were either badly faded or trashed.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on December 4, 2008 at 8:53 am

Aww man, I wish this could come to the Chicago area. I know this will be a feast for the eyes.

William
William on December 4, 2008 at 10:51 am

Some of the prints might be Studio prints not the regular whats left over depot prints.

MPol
MPol on December 4, 2008 at 7:34 pm

Jonathan:

I know that there are new 70mm prints of West Side Story and Lawrence of Arabia.

Fairly recently, West Side Story played at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre on a least a couple of occasions.

Lawrence of Arabia’s played in a number of places, too, recent.y

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on December 4, 2008 at 8:11 pm

I wish I were in Los Angeles instead of Springfield, Missouri. You know, I’d pay to watch every single one of them if I were there.

MPol
MPol on December 4, 2008 at 8:30 pm

I wish they’d come to the Boston area somewhere. I’d pay to watch afew of them that sound really appealing.

IanJudge
IanJudge on December 4, 2008 at 8:38 pm

MPol,

The Coolidge in the Boston are has run some nice 70mm features as you are probably aware, and I feel lucky to live in a metro are that still has at least one theater with 70mm capability. But like many of you, I would love to see these screenings.

I would also love to be there to see some pristine 70mm prints and have a chance to laugh in James Cameron’s face should he suggest, as he has done many times, that digital filming and presentation is better than film. How anyone who has seen a proper 70mm presentation could say that and call themselves a motion picture professional is beyond me.

MPol
MPol on December 5, 2008 at 5:34 am

Good points, Ian M. Judge. As a person who goes to the Coolidge quite a bit and holds a yearly membership there, I’m fully aware of that. it’s dlear that digital cinema definitely has its problems, as many other posts here on this site suggest.

I only wish that the Coolidge would get more 70mm film features, but I guess that’s just me.

William
William on December 5, 2008 at 8:38 am

The Dec. 21st. showing of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 70MM has been replaced with “Top Gun”.

MPol
MPol on December 5, 2008 at 3:24 pm

Where was the screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 70mm on December 21st scheduled to take place, William? Just curious. Also, “Top Gun” doesn’t sound like a movie that I want to see.

MPol
MPol on December 5, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Oops—my bad. It’s in California. sorry.

narin
narin on December 19, 2008 at 8:45 pm

James Cameron, Bill Paxton, Bernard Fox, and Karen Zumsteg will not be able to attend any of the screenings on Sunday. However, I can confirm that director Joe Dante, star Zach Galligan, and actor William Schallert will all be in attendance for the 4 pm Sunday screening of Gremlins. Also, as mentioned above, Top Gun replaced Raiders of the Lost Ark on the schedule. Additionally, there will be a short selection of 70 mm trailers preceding the screening of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

narin
narin on December 19, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Also, I want to respond to the comment above about there not being any decent 70 mm prints of Titanic. This is definitely false. We did a run-through of the print of Titanic that we will be screening, and it looks really good.

Jonesy
Jonesy on December 25, 2008 at 11:17 am

So did anyone make it to any of these screenings? How were the prints? How were the crowds? I’d love to hear a full report.

Jonesy
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