The case for repertory theaters and the continuation of support for the 35mm format is being made right before our eyes. I saw RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK in July on 35mm at the Hollywood Theatre here in Portland and it sold out. Though it was recently released to IMAX, the popularity of the re-release has resulted in another 300 theaters being added to the films schedule. The New Beverly doesn’t show anything BUT 35mm. Classic films belong on the big-screen, this is why single screen theaters are so vital to our communities and why they need our support. They shouldn’t be forced to invest $70,000 plus in digital projection to remain in business. There is an audience for classic cinema and Hollywood knows it, they just don’t want anything to bite into their nut of green. Anyway, I’ll step off my soapbox and stick to the news you intended to read.
Back to our regularly scheduled program.
JOHN CARPENTER’S HALLOWEEN is coming back to haunt theaters once again on October 25th in honor of the holiday that shares its name. I have never had the pleasure of seeing this film in the theater and I hope Portland makes the list of exclusive theaters you can catch this release. Screenvision has the full list of theaters (click here) and new locations are being added through September 28th so the site is worth bookmarking. This movie is a certified Top 10 for me. Carpenter knew that effective use of tension would play better than buckets of blood and empty screams, this is true horror, terror unlike anything I have ever seen. To see this with a crowd would be a goddamn thrill.
SEE YOU ON FORTY DEUCE,
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