Durham, N.C. — Director Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight is garnering Academy Award-buzz. You can see it in a special format this week and next at the Streets of Southpoint's AMC Theatre.
The 70mm Roadshow engagement of The Hateful Eight offers a longer version of the film and includes a musical overture at the start the show, an intermission between acts and a souvenir program.
The film was shot in Ultra Panavision 70, a very rare and exceptional format that provides a wider and more detailed image.
"The thing about the roadshows is that it made movies special. It wasn’t just a movie playing at your local theater. They would do these big musical productions before the normal release of the film. You would get a big colorful program. It was a presentation. They would play a Broadway show overture version of the soundtrack. If you’re going to shoot your movie and release it in 70mm, it’s really the way to go: twenty-four frames a second flickering through a projector, creating the illusion of movement," Tarantino said in a statement.
Tickets prices are about $5 more for the 70mm screenings than for the regular digital film.