70MM Film Festival: The Ultimate Edition

Friday, February 19th – Thursday, March 10th, 2016


Friday, February 19th to Thursday, March 10th
New 41-foot screen—double the image size of past presentations! New 7.1 channel sound system!

The Music Box is about to embark upon its biggest 70mm festival yet. Thousands of pounds of film will be shipped across the country, all to provide the most immersive viewing experience possible in the best prints available. Sit back, relax, turn your phone off, throw away your worries, and let a sea of color and light wash over you—this is the way movies were meant to be seen.


Vertigo [70mm]

directed by Alfred Hitchcock in English starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes

Restored 70mm Print from Universal with DTS Sound

Named the Greatest Film of All Time by Sight & Sound, Jimmy Stewart stars in Hitchcock’s greatest mystery!


Ghostbusters [70mm]

directed by Ivan Reitman in English starring Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd

Original 70mm print with 6-Track Magnetic Sound

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson star as a quartet of Manhattan-based “paranormal investigators”. When their government grants run out, the former three go into business as The Ghostbusters, later hiring Hudson on. Armed with electronic paraphernalia, the team is spectacularly successful, ridding the Big Apple of dozens of ghoulies, ghosties and long-legged beasties.

<cite>The Wild Bunch</cite>

The Wild Bunch [70mm]

directed by Sam Peckinpah in English starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

Director’s Cut With 6-Track Magnetic Sound

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the “traditional” American West is disappearing around them.

<cite>The Master</cite>

The Master [70mm]

directed by Paul Thomas Anderson in English starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams

Set in America in the years following World War II, a charismatic intellectual (Philip Seymour Hoffman) launches a faith-based organization and taps a young drifter (Joaquin Phoenix) as his right-hand man.

<cite>Inherent Vice</cite>

Inherent Vice [70mm]

directed by Paul Thomas Anderson in English starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon

Based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon

When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin…well, easy for her to say.

<cite>The Hateful Eight: 70MM Roadshow Edition</cite>

The Hateful Eight: 70MM Roadshow Edition [70mm]

directed by Quentin Tarantino in English starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Demian Bichir, Walton Goggins

Presented in glorious Ultra Panavision 70mm! New 40-foot screen specially installed for this film—double the size of previous 70mm presentations! New 7.1 channel sound system!

<cite>It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World</cite>

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World [70mm]

directed by Stanley Kramer in English starring Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, Jonathan Winters, Edie Adams, Dorothy Provine, Jimmy Durante, Peter Falk

Restored print presented in Ultra Panavision with DTS sound

An all-star cast tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure, in the biggest comedy to ever hit the screen.

<cite>2001: A Space Odyssey</cite>

2001: A Space Odyssey [70mm]

directed by Stanley Kubrick in English starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, and William Sylvester

70mm Print from Warner Brothers with DTS Sound

2001: A Space Odyssey is a countdown to tomorrow, a road map to human destiny, a quest for the infinite. It is a dazzling, Academy Award®-winning visual achievement, a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a stunning meld of music and motion.

It may be the masterwork of director Stanley Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke)… and it will likely excite, inspire and enthrall for generations.


Brainstorm [70mm]

directed by Douglas Trumbull in English starring Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher

Original 70mm print with 6-Track Magnetic Sound. Featuring virtual reality sequences in Super Panavision 70!

Douglas Trumbull’s mind-bending 1983 film Brainstorm may be best known as Natalie Wood’s last film before her untimely drowning death in the middle of production, but it is also a solid science fiction drama that was well ahead of its time.


Krull [70mm]

directed by Peter Yates in English starring Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones

Original 70mm print with 6-Track Magnetic Sound

From the sky will come the Black Fortress. From the Fortress will come the Slayers to devour the planet of Krull. Then shall a girl of ancient name become queen…she shall choose a king…and together they shall rule the planet. And their son shall rule the galaxy.

<cite>Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines</cite>

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines [70mm]

directed by Ken Annakin in English starring Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox, Terry-Thomas

or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes

Restored 70mm Print from 20th Century Fox with DTS Sound


Interstellar [70mm]

directed by Christopher Nolan in English starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine

In the near future, Earth has been devastated by drought and famine, causing a scarcity in food and extreme changes in climate. When humanity is facing extinction, a mysterious rip in the space-time continuum is discovered, giving mankind the opportunity to widen its lifespan.


Starman [70mm]

directed by John Carpenter in English starring Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith

Original 70mm print with 6-Track Magnetic Sound

Director John Carpenter presents a romantic science fiction odyssey starring Jeff Bridges as an innocent alien from a distant planet who learns what it means to be a man in love.


Cleopatra [70mm]

directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz in English starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison

Archival print from 20th Century Fox

The biggest film of its time! Winner of 4 Academy Awards

<cite>Lawrence of Arabia</cite>

Lawrence of Arabia [70mm]

directed by David Lean in English starring Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn

Restored print with 6-track magnetic sound

Winner of 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Lawrence of Arabia is a timeless motion picture masterpiece.

<cite>West Side Story</cite>

West Side Story [70mm]

directed by Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise in English starring Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno

Restored 70mm Print with DTS Sound

Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture


Full Festival Pass – $70 General Admission/$60 for Music Box Members (Only 70 passes available!)
Tickets – $13 General Admission/$10 for Music Box Members

****Full Festival Passes are SOLD OUT. Tickets to individual screenings are still available****


Friday, February 19th


Saturday, February 20th

The Wild Bunch
The Master
Inherent Vice

Monday, February 22nd


Wednesday, February 24th

Inherent Vice

Thursday, February 25th

The Master

Monday, February 29th

2001: A Space Odyssey

Tuesday, March 1st

2001: A Space Odyssey

Wednesday, March 2nd

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Thursday, March 3rd

2001: A Space Odyssey

Friday, March 4th


Saturday, March 5th

70MM Shorts Program
Lawrence of Arabia

Sunday, March 6th

West Side Story
Lawrence of Arabia

Monday, March 7th

West Side Story

Tuesday, March 8th

Lawrence of Arabia

Wednesday, March 9th


Thursday, March 10th

Lawrence of Arabia

We’ll be pulling out all the stops: timeless classics in breathtaking restoration prints, treasures from the days of the 70mm blowup, and plenty of surprises, all on our massive temporary 40 foot wide screen, installed just for this festival and The Hateful Eight. Whether you make it out to one film or all of them (we’ll be showing over a dozen!), you’ll never want to watch a movie without an overture again.

What is 70MM?
70MM film offers images of unequaled sharpness and clarity, with as much as four times the resolution of 35MM and digital projection. The film itself runs through the projector at 112 feet per minute and weighs about 40 pounds a reel. All this to provide the best motion picture experience possible, the culmination of over a century of engineering and artistry. 70MM is uniquely beautiful. Sunsets and landscapes take on a vibrant, earthbound presence, and close ups make their actors larger than life. As more light is pushed through the projector gate, contrast, color, and brightness are all increased: the whites are brighter and the blacks are deeper, the light is more intense, and colors are richer than anything possible with digital projection. This is film turned up to 11.

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