The Cinerama will host a Big Screen 70mm Film Festival showing 15 legendary films. Many of these films have a different character when shown on a truly big screen. If you or your kids have not seen Lawrence of Arabia on a huge screen as it was intended to be shown, then you haven't really seen it. Nothing else does it justice.
The 70mm prints the Cinerama will show are on loan from Hollywood studios' vaults and rarely seen by general audiences. Opening weekend will feature two of only seven movies ever produced for Cinerama’s three‐projector technology, This is Cinerama and How The West Was Won. Cinerama came to popularity in the early 1960s, shot with three 35mm motion picture cameras mounted as one unit, sharing one motor. Three separate projectors running simultaneously merged the film into one movie, shown on a giant, deeply curved screen.
Among the more kid-friendly 70mm movies they will show are:
The Sound of Music
West Side Story
My Fair Lady
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
More mature audiences will also enjoy:
Lawrence of Arabia
2001: A Space Odyssey
I have long promised my kids that if Lawrence of Arabia ever played at the Cinerama (or some other appropriately-sized screen), that we would go and see it. Lawrence is schedule for 10/4 at 8:00, 10/7 at 8:00, and 10/15 at 4:00.