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The Next Marathon will be held Presidents' Day Weekend 2018 at the Somerville Theater, Somerville Massachusetts.
It will be preceded by the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival at the same venue.


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70mm/Widescreen Festival at the Somerville Theatre (Read 1056 times)
Aug 19th, 2016 at 3:01pm

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From 16 - 25 September 2016, at the Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA

Well, it's taken over a decade, but we're going to run what I hope will be the first of an annual festival next month.  Heres the line up:

16 September - LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (70mm print)

17 September - LORD JIM and IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD (70mm prints)

18 September - TRON and SLEEPING BEAUTY (70mm prints; the latter is the scarcest title we'll be showing)

19 September - RIDE LONESOME (35mm) and THE WILD BUNCH (70mm)

20 September - INTERSTELLAR (70mm)

21 September - SILVERADO (70mm)

22 September - WEST SIDE STORY (70mm)

23 September - 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME (70mm prints)

24 September - THE VIKINGS (35mm, probably a Tech print) and SPARTACUS (70mm)

25 September - THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (35mm IB Tech print) and BEN-HUR (35mm IB Tech print, with some reels in mag)

This will be a rather busy week for me.  For those of you interested in seeing these projected correctly, heres your chance!!!
 

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Reply #1 - Aug 29th, 2016 at 12:18pm

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Looks like a great great series. Sadly, bad timing for me. But, any New Englander who doesn't go at least once is missing out!
 
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Reply #2 - Aug 29th, 2016 at 12:19pm

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Would come if I didn't live 640 miles from Boston.
Hope it goes well.

Thought that IMAX was the last major refuge of 70mm other than the Coolidge and a few theaters that had reverted. Now I understand that they have been doing away with 70mm projection, most recently to an electronic laser projection system with (Gasp!) loss of projection resolution, but a return to the original 70 mm IMAX projection ratio.

Again. Best wishes.

edit: Here's a clip I found of the changing of an IMAX 70mm  xenon projection bulb. Perhaps David does have it easy? ::http://www.popsci.com/watch-elaborate-process-changing-imax-lightbulb
 

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Reply #3 - Sep 19th, 2016 at 1:07pm

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How's the Fest going? Good attendence?
 
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Reply #4 - Sep 27th, 2016 at 8:46pm

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From where I sit, pretty good for the well-known stuff - 2001 sold out, and there were some pretty darn good crowds for Spartacus, Star Trek IV, West Side Story, Sleeping Beauty.  Not quite huge for some others, but good enough that they are making plans for next year.

(Ain't even gonna say the name of the obvious 40th Anniversary thing I'm hoping for because it's probably impossible on multiple levels)
 
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Reply #5 - Oct 3rd, 2016 at 11:04pm

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Jay Seaver wrote on Sep 27th, 2016 at 8:46pm:
From where I sit, pretty good for the well-known stuff - 2001 sold out, and there were some pretty darn good crowds for Spartacus, Star Trek IV, West Side Story, Sleeping Beauty.  Not quite huge for some others, but good enough that they are making plans for next year.

(Ain't even gonna say the name of the obvious 40th Anniversary thing I'm hoping for because it's probably impossible on multiple levels)


Why? Won't Columbia/Sony allow the best Sci-Fi film of 1977 to show for it's 40th?

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Reply #6 - Sep 2nd, 2017 at 7:13pm

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And we're doing it again!  For those of you in the Boston area, heres your chance!

From 20 September - 1 October, at The Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA

20 September - THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY (70mm print)

21 September - LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (70mm print)

22 September - THE DARK CRYSTAL and HOWARD THE DUCK (70mm prints)

23 September - LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (again) (70mm print)

24 September - THE DARK CRYSTAL (again) and HOOK and THE UNTOUCHABLES (70mm prints)

25 September - DAYS OF THUNDER (70mm print)

26 September - WONDER WOMAN (70mm print)

27 September - TOP GUN and BLUE THUNDER (70mm prints)

28 September - CLEOPATRA (70mm print)

29 September - GETTYSBURG (70mm print)

1 October - NORTH BY NORTHWEST (35mm IB Tech print) and VERTIGO (35mm IB Tech print) and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (70mm print)

Some real rarities here, & a couple of the SF-related!  Dont miss them!!!
 

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Reply #7 - Sep 5th, 2017 at 6:58am

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Looking forward to HOWARD THE DUCK at the Marathon in February!

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Great festival. Good luck.
 
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