WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 AT 7:00PM & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 AT NOON
General Admission: $12 | Loft Members: $10
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Experience Stanley Kubrick’s thrilling, Oscar-winning 1960 epic, Spartacus, projected from a new 70mm print with DTS sound from Universal Pictures! This gorgeous new 70mm print was made from Universal’s 4K restoration, and was struck in January 2020 and delivered to the studio days before the pandemic shutdown. The print finally had its World Premiere at the TCM Film Festival in April, 2022!
“I am Spartacus!” Legendary director Stanley Kubrick’s thrilling, colossal epic of rebellion and revolution is one of the most visually stunning films ever produced in 70mm. Kirk Douglas stars as the brave gladiator who leads his fellow slaves in a revolt against the Roman Republic – where the backstabbing and intrigue equal the sweeping battlefield action, and where steely-eyed dictator wannabe Laurence Olivier must contend with crafty senator Charles Laughton, his slave-dealing friend Peter Ustinov (who won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance, giving him the honor of being the only actor to win an Oscar for a Kubrick film), and his protégé John Gavin (playing Caesar). Also swept into the all-star firestorm are Jean Simmons, Nina Foch and Tony Curtis, whose innuendo-laden discussion of “oysters and snails” with Olivier in the bath became one of Hollywood’s most infamously censored scenes. Brilliantly scripted by writer Dalton Trumbo (whose hiring by producer Kirk Douglas helped shatter the decade-long Hollywood blacklist), with Oscar-winning cinematography by Russell Metty (shot in Super Technirama 70mm), Kubrick’s follow-up to Paths of Glory was a massive critical and commercial success, becoming Universal’s biggest hit up to that point and winning four Academy Awards. (Dir. by Stanley Kubrick, 1960, USA, 184 mins., Rated PG-13)
Presented in 70mm! With a greater aspect ratio and higher resolution than 35mm film, 70mm is sharper, richer and more immersive – the ultimate in film projection.