THE HATEFUL EIGHT 70mm ROADSHOW
Screening in London, Edinburgh and BARNSLEY!
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PARKWAY CINEMA BARNSLEY PRESS RELEASE
Once again the Parkway Cinema Barnsley is leading the way! Quentin
Tarantino set out to create something special with his latest film;
"The Hateful Eight". In these modern times, virtually all cinemas
screen digitally from hard drives – there is very little actual film in
cinemas anymore. Tarantino decided to shoot "The Hateful Eight"
on film, but not just any old film; 70mm film. This is twice the width
(and resolution) of the more commonly used 35mm and was first used
during the 50’s and 60’s for the ‘epic’ films of the time (El Cid,
Ben Hur etc). A massive screen coupled with 6-track magnetic sound
meant that these screenings were only ever seen in the super cinemas in
the larger cities. The smaller cinemas would screen 35mm as usual, with
a much less dramatic effect.
In exactly the same way, the majority of cinemas have screened this film
in ‘DCP’ (digital) format, including us. However, across the World,
there have been a limited number of 70mm prints and many cinemas have
re-equipped to be able to screen it in this way. For the UK, just one
print was supplied. This had an exclusive run at the Odeon Leicester
Square. From there it went to the Filmhouse Edinburgh and in early April
it will be in BARNSLEY!
We have been working on our still-installed film projection kit to adapt
it not only for 70mm film, but also the very wide format of Ultra
Panavision that Tarantino used to shoot the film. On top of this we
needed to add DTS digital sound facilities. We have also had to replace
the lens turret, lamphouse and backing lens, all to accommodate the
super wide format of Ultra Panavision! We spent a day on a scaffold
tower lowering the top screen masking to allow us to mask to the correct
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70mm Arrives in Barnsley
The Hateful Eight in London at The Odeon
The UK 7OMM “Hateful 8” Roadshow goes
Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" in Ultra Panavision 70
For more information, please contact:
Parkway Cinema Barnsley Ltd
Every screening will have a personal introduction from me and we will be
inviting interested parties into the projection room after the show. We
are using a Cinemeccanica Victoria 8 projector, now equipped with a
X6500 lamphouse and 4000W Xenon lamp, together with a Kinoton ST270
platter. Audio is DTS 70 via an XD10 processor and a Dolby CP500
All this means that there are just three towns/cities in the UK where
the full experience of "The Hateful Eight" 70mm Roadshow can be
enjoyed as the director intended; London, Edinburgh and BARNSLEY! This
will be the first time that any 70mm film has been screened to an
audience in Barnsley, let alone a Roadshow!
Ultra Panavision 70 refers to the very rare and exceptional format that
Quentin Tarantino and his team used to shoot "The Hateful Eight".
Panavision’s unique anamorphic camera lenses capture images on 70mm film
in an incredible aspect ratio of 2.76:1. Almost all films you see today
are shot in ratios of either 1.85:1 or 2.39:1. So, to put it simply,
Ultra Panavision 70 provides an amazingly wider and more detailed image.
Says Tarantino of this special event release: “The thing about the
Roadshows is that it made movies special. It wasn’t just a movie playing
at your local theatre. They would do these big musical productions
before the normal release of the film. You would get a big colourful
program. It was a presentation. They would play a Broadway show overture
version of the soundtrack. If you’re going to shoot your movie and
release it in 70mm, it’s really the way to go: twenty-four frames a
second flickering through a projector, creating the illusion of
This Ultra Panavision 70mm Roadshow presentation of "The Hateful
Eight" is an experience that hasn’t been had in over fifty years.
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