Arts and Culture, Astoria, Movies, Museums and Galleries
Jul 27, 2016

Summer Movie Happenings In The Neighborhood!

  It’s that time of year again! Museum of the Moving Image is getting ready to roll out their series See It Big! The 70mm Show, a set of screenings that feature eight classic (…)

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Photo Courtesy of Museum of the Moving Image

Photo Courtesy of Museum of the Moving Image

It’s that time of year again! Museum of the Moving Image is getting ready to roll out their series See It Big! The 70mm Show, a set of screenings that feature eight classic and contemporary films photographed in 70mm that will be projected in 70mm in the Museum’s Sumner M. Redstone Theater.

The series will kick off Friday, July 29, with 2001: A Space Odyssey, a film with a cool connection to the museum. You may not know that the trailblazing Stanley Kubrick film partly inspired the architectural design of the Redstone Theater, where the series will take place. (pretty awesome, right?) The rest of the series includes both classic and contemporary movies (like The Hateful Eight, pictured above), spanning genres like westerns, musicals, and science fiction.

What makes 70mm films so special? According to Chief Curator David Schwartz, “The Museum is committed to preserving the theatrical presentation of 70mm films in their original format. With a higher resolution and more light hitting the frame, 70mm film offers a bigger, brighter image than 35mm—there is nothing comparable to the crisp images and rich sound of 70mm film.

Here’s the schedule:

2001: A Space Odyssey
Friday, July 29, 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, July 30, 3:00 P.M.
Sunday, July 31, 3:00 P.M.
Sunday, July 31, 7:00 P.M.

Spartacus
Friday, August 5, 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 6, 6:00 P.M.
Sunday, August7, 3:00 P.M.

Khartoum
Saturday, August 6, 3:00 P.M.
Sunday, August 7, 7:00 P.M.

The Hateful Eight
Friday, August 12, 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, August 14, 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 20, 3:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 20, 7:00 P.M.

The Wild Bunch
Saturday, August 13, 2:00 P.M.
Sunday, August 14, 3:30 P.M.

Let’s Spend the Night Together
Friday, August 26, 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, August 28, 4:00 P.M.

Star!
Saturday, August 27, 3:00 P.M.
Sunday, August 28, 7:00 P.M.

Hamlet
Friday, September 2, 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, September 3, 4:00 P.M.
Sunday, September 4, 4:00 P.M.

Tickets are on sale for $15. More information can be found here!

rural-route

Also kicking off on July 29th is the 12th Annual Rural Route Film Festival, a different kind of series that shines a light on works that “deal with unique people and places outside of the bustle of the city.” This year, the festival will focuses on stories of “brave youth and their animal friends.”  The lineup will include a combination of classic films and new movies, plus exciting shorts from all over the world.

The Opening Nigh Screening Party will take place on Friday at Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm (Flagship Long Island City, Queens location) and COFFEED – (37-18 Northern Blvd, LIC). Tickets to opening night can be found here.

The full schedule of events can be found here.

 

Happy film-going!

 

 

About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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