The Music Box Theater in Chicago, Illinois is presenting a 70mm film festival from February 15-28. If you've never seen a film in 70mm and you live in the Chicago area, prepare to be completely overwhelmed. 70mm isn't about size, it's about the look and feel and sound. This is a rare chance to experience these films as they were originally intended.
If you have seen a 70mm presentation before, it was probably 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) or Vertigo (1958), which have both toured that way in the last ten years or so. Both of those are playing. But you also have a chance to see the extravagantly adventurous Lord Jim (1965), the impossibly enchanting Jacques Tati masterpiece Playtime (1967), and, perhaps most unbelievably, Lifeforce (1985)! That's right, horror fans, Tobe Hooper's alien vampire zombie space opus will be presented in 70mm.
Other films include West Side Story (1961), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), Hamlet (1996), and The Master (2012).
You'll have more than one opportunity to see each of the films and can purchase tickets for single screenings or the entire festival. For more information, visit the official Music Box 70MM Film Festival page.