Widescreen Weekend is a unique festival of large-screen formats and cinema technologies, celebrating the past, present and future of film. Enjoy a long weekend of big, bold and wide cinema experiences – glorious 70mm screenings, new Cinerama restorations and great guests will remind you why going to the movies is so magical! Pass holders will receive a dedicated seat for the duration of the festival and access to all screenings and events, including the Opening Night reception.
Join us as we explore widescreen cinema and new cinema technologies in a day dedicated to future filmmakers. With talks and sessions from industry guests and the famous Student Widescreen Competition, this is a day for discovering all that makes widescreen so great. The day pass gives you access to all screenings and events on Thursday 12 October, including the Opening Night screening and reception.
Please present your confirmation at the festival delegate desk on the morning of 12 October and you will receive your tickets for the day's events. For group bookings of 6 or more, please contact email@example.com
Widescreen Weekend’s Saturday is dedicating its whole programme to photochemical film. Whether it’s 35mm, 70mm or 3-strip Cinerama, Saturday is the day to immersive yourself in celluloid and experience the heart and soul of the festival. The Celluloid Saturday day pass gains you access into all screenings and events on Saturday 14 October. All screenings are presented as film prints. (You will be allocated the best available seats and your tickets for all of the screenings can be collected from the Festival desk on the day).
In the year 2200, Commander John J Adams (Leslie Nielsen) leads an expedition of American astronauts, leaving Earth to journey for 378 days to Altair IV (the 'forbidden planet') to investigate the disappearance of the research party and colonisers sent some 20 years earlier. Shakespeare's The Tempest is magnificently transformed into this sumptuous big-budget (for its day) sci-fi film - the first genuine sci-fi produced by MGM. Filmed in gorgeous CinemaScope, it remains a classic of the 1950s.
18.1535mm: Playing from a 35mm print
Lost in Space: With Major Tim Peake's Soyuz TMA-19M descent module on show at the National Science and Media Museum from September, we celebrate with a season of films that take us to outer space and beyond.