‘Hateful Eight’ 70mm Roadshow Set for 100 Theaters in 44 Markets (EXCLUSIVE)

The limited engagement may have been halved but not the number of venues.

While the limited nature of the 70mm roadshow roll-out of Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” has been cut in half, the engagement will still run for two weeks (overlapping the nationwide digital release on Dec. 31) and will screen in 100 venues in 44 markets, Variety has learned.

The markets include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Washington DC, Houston, Detroit, Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa, Minneapolis, Denver, Miami, Cleveland, Orlando, Sacramento, St. Louis, Portland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Baltimore, San Diego, Nashville, Kansas City, San Antonio, West Palm Beach, Birmingham, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Austin, New Orleans, Providence, Knoxville, Santa Barbara, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver.

Tarantino and cast members will be touring the country making surprise appearances in select cities at 70mm roadshow showings.

This marks the widest 70mm release in 20 years.

Also, starting today, moviegoers can purchase tickets for the 70mm roadshow showings at tickets.thehatefuleight.com. Tarantino and TWC are commemorating the opening with the “12 Days of HATEFUL EIGHT Giveaways”, where each day a different “Hateful Eight prize, piece of memorabilia or once-in-a-lifetime experience will be given away to moviegoers who buy roadshow tickets in advance leading up to the Christmas day opening.

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  1. jeffn8 says:

    REPORTS COMING IN FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY: THOUSANDS OF 70MM FANS DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED AS THE HATEFUL EIGHT 70MM ROAD SHOW IS ON A VERY SMALL SCREEN IN MOST THEATRES!!

    Due to an extremely unfortunate scheduling mishap:
    THE 70MM “Road Show” of H8FUL EIGHT is NOT showing in any truly large auditorium or giant wide screen on the ENTIRE WEST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES!! *

    * {except The Hollywood Theatre in Portland Oregon}

    I really do NOT know what they were thinking, releasing THE HATEFUL EIGHT on Dec. 25, one week after STAR WARS (the most well known, anticipated, big screen movie in decades). But seeing a true 70MM movie in a small auditorium would be like… Remember watching extreme Letterbox on your old CRT TV? It’s like trying to see a moving picture on a narrow ribbon on a small square. If you’ve never seen a 70MM Movie or CINERAMA Film on a truly huge, wide screen you really should try to some day. It is breathtaking. Better than IMAX.

    And I don’t know about the rest of the country, but in California, the attempt to bring back 70MM “Road Show” Presentation of THE H8FUL EIGHT will NOT be showing at:

    The Cinerama Dome in Hollywood (the only truly huge, really wide screen left in California); The Chinese Theatre in Hollywood (which just got a 70MM Projector for Interstellar last year); The large (main) auditorium of The Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland; Any IMAX Theatre anywhere; The giant, curved, extra wide silver screen at our local Galaxy Theatre in Riverbank, etc…

    Quentin Tarantino apparently said that it is showing in The Cinerama Dome. But I just checked the schedule again, and it is NOT.

    Instead, EVERY Theatre on the West Coast (except two*) that is showing The 70MM H8FUL EIGHT Road Show is also showing STAR WARS at the same time. And from an email to me from one Bay Area theatre…

    “STAR WARS (BY CONTRACT) MUST PLAY IN OUR LARGEST AUDITORIUM WITH NO CHANGES TO ITS SHOWTIMES FROM DEC 18 – JAN 14” (that is a direct, exact quote).

    * The ONLY Theatre in California that is Not also showing STAR WARS at the same time, is The Tower Theatre in Sacramento, which WAS a Cinerama Theatre until the 1980s, when they divided it up into one MEDIUM size screen, and two TINY screens.

    The Castro Theatre in San Francisco (which had its last 70MM Film Festival in July 2008) must have lost, sold, or broke their 70MM projection equipment (as I thought), because they are not showing THE H8FUL EIGHT OR STAR WARS!

    And last, but definitely not least: The Cinerama Theatre in Seattle, Washington is also NOT showing THE H8FUL EIGHT 70MM Road Show. They too are showing STAR WARS during that time instead.

    I was definitely planning on seeing The Hateful Eight, but I give up. It is NOT worth the higher admission price to see an Epic Big Screen 70MM Film on a SMALL SCREEN, in a SMALL AUDITORIUM!!!

    This is more disappointing to me than anybody. I have been wanting and wishing and hoping to see several 70MM Classics, like MAD MAD WORLD and 2001, and all the Cinerama Films on truly huge, wide screens since I was a kid in the 1970s. I was fortunate enough to see the restored Director’s Cut of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA in the beautiful Northpoint Theatre in San Francisco in 1989, but that theatre closed in 1997 – indicative of the fact that it’s been common practice for decades to tear down or divide up the theatres that HAD giant wide screens. But with larger and larger curved Ultra HDTVs getting less expensive all the time, theatres are going to have to tear down those walls, or build big new auditoriums, and install Giant Wide Screens all over again.

    * * * * * * *

    In the hopes that someone in Hollywood will see this and think about changing things…

    FIVE perfectly good new movies that started last week ALL went directly to SMALL screens at the best movie theatre in my area, because they were released one week after STAR WARS. Same thing happens every year, year after year: During Summer and Holidays, all the good big screen movies are out at once, so some go directly to small screens, and then a month later nothing is showing anywhere that we want to go see at all. Thing is, I won’t set foot in a small auditorium with a small screen. I’m just not going to pay all that money to see a BIG screen movie on a SMALL screen, when I can see it later on my own big HDTV. And I know this happens everywhere, because I have personally checked the sizes of ALL the screens in pretty much every movie theatre in my area (of Central California), and the San Francisco area, and Sacramento area. NONE of them have enough large screens to handle showing many big screen movies at once, and many of the screens are VERY small.

    * * * * * * *

    I just listened to the Interview with Quentin Tarantino on Howard Stern. I really feel for the guy, but in it, no one explained why the release date is Dec. 25, one week after Star Wars. Same with the Seth Meyers interview.

    I do believe that Disney forced Quentin’s movie out of The Cinerama Dome, but how is it Disney’s fault that Quentin Tarantino or the Weinstein Company scheduled their big 70MM movie to start one week after Star Wars? – Literally the most anticipated, well known, big screen movie in decades.

    * * * * * * *

    • Jonny 0 says:

      jeffn8: It’s showing in the upstairs theater at Grand Lake. While obviously not as impressive as the downstairs theater, it’s still quite large and the sound system is excellent. I agree, though, releasing it against Star Wars was a huge mistake. Regardless, it’s doing amazing business with lines around the block that I haven’t seen since the pre-internet/pre-DVD days. We tried to see it twice and it was sold out both times. Going to hit it at a matinee tomorrow.

      • jeffn8 says:

        Wow man. That sucks. Wouldn’t it be cool if Quentin Tarantino sort of remade How The West Was Won with all of its outdoor scenes, but also his intense bloody shoutouts. And then show it in 70MM at a time when there are no other big movies out. Now that might bring back 70MM.

      • jeffn8 says:

        Yeah, see, that was my whole point with this article. To me, the only reason to go to all the additional expense to film a movie with 70MM cameras on that giant size film, and then show it with expensive 70MM projectors, is so that people can see it on huge, giant, extra wide screens… In short, to blow them away. And now I find out that it wasn’t worth it in the first place because there aren’t many outdoor scenes…… Oh well. Frankly, I don’t even care about this movie. What I really wanted was for something or someone to bring back 70MM so that I can start seeing the big 70MM Classics on big widescreens like I have wanted to since I was a kid in the 1970s.

      • Jonny 0 says:

        Yeah, man, but according to my bro, an actor, the film doesn’t make decent use of 70MM. My bro was like “Why did he do it?” There’s a handful of wide shots and then it goes to Tarantinos conversational style of close ups.

      • jeffn8 says:

        I’m glad it’s doing so well. And I didn’t know their auditorium upstairs was a decent size. Someone else said it wasn’t. But I’m glad to hear that it’s at least do-able there.

      • Jonny 0 says:

        “do-able” is the correct way to put it. You won’t be blown away. That said, my brother saw it and was disappointed. A few shots that take advantage of 70mm but the vast majority of the film takes place indoors and he wonders why they went to the extra expense.

  2. jeffn8 says:

    Sorry, I meant W I D E S C R E E N movies!!
    Can’t edit on this silly site.

  3. I’ll never forget seeing 2001:A Space Odyssey in 3-projector Cinerama in 1968 with the full Overture and Intermission. Seeing this Tarintino “throwback” in all it’s glory is going to be a treat!

    • Antoine Doinel says:

      2001 was not in three projector cinerama. Better check your memory or at least lie better. Otherwise, I agree with the sentiment.

    • jeffn8 says:

      Yeah. I know. I saw Far and Away (the last 70MM movie) when it first came out in the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, and the Lawrence of Arabia Director’s restoration on the Northpoint Theatre’s one huge wide screen in San Francisco (which closed years ago), and Brainstorm and Tron at The Castro Theatre’s last 70MM Film Festival in 2008. And after wanting to see lots more true 70MM movies on true 70MM screens, and all the Cinerama Films on Cinerama screens since I was kid in the 1970s…. That is it.

      I think that as Ultra 4K HDTVs with their big curved screens get less expensive, Theatre Owners are going to have to tear down the walls in their divided up theatres, or build big new Wide Auditoriums so Hollywood can bring back 70MM. I don’t care if the new 70MM projectors are all freakin Digital. I just really really like the breath taking experience of seeing truly huge W I D E S C R E E N movies!!

      • jeffn8 says:

        Antoine: Thank You for the correction. I guess what I meant was that the best place to see 70MM movies is on Cinerama screens. And I would like to see all the Cinerama films one day too.

      • Antoine Doinel says:

        Jeff. I agree with your passion, but there were no Cinerama movies in the 1970’s. Only one feature film was ever shot in Cinerama, and that was How The West Was Won.

  4. He should have done it in Maxivision to bring some new life to the far more numerous but quickly dwindling 35mm projectors out there

  5. Really depressing that Sundance in Madison, WI isn’t listed. The Marquee poster was up in their lobby…. what a tease!

  6. KX says:

    This is killing me. I want to go and watch the Roadshow version of The Hateful 8 so badly, but I live half a world away from the cities mentioned in the article. It’s killing me on the inside.

    • jeffn8 says:

      Believe me. I totally understand. Here I am in the middle of Northern California, where, if I had a time machine to get to the mid 1970s (just before I was able to drive to these places on my own) I could see 70MM movies and classics and even Cinerama Films on any one of a dozen or more huge Cinerama Screens less than a two hour drive from here!! But now? The only Theatre left that could have showed this 70MM Road Show on their big huge wide screen, and actually wanted to is under contract to show Star Wars instead for the first month because of this giant scheduling blunder.

      • jeffn8 says:

        Hey Eric

        Good question.

        1. Several weeks ago, I thought about asking every movie theatre in Northern California the exact size of the screen (in feet and inches) that they were going to show the 70MM Road Show on, so I could let people know what the best theatres were to see it in, but I changed my mind after I asked the Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland about the Road Show in an email. This is an exact quote from their reply:

        “STAR WARS (BY CONTRACT) MUST PLAY IN OUR LARGEST AUDITORIUM WITH NO CHANGES TO ITS SHOWTIMES FROM DEC 18 – JAN 14”

        2. I assumed that since the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood was also forced by Disney to show STAR WARS for the first several weeks of its run, that ALL movie theatres showing both films have received the same orders, and…

        3. Every Bay Area Theatre showing THE HATEFUL EIGHT 70MM Road Show is also showing STAR WARS.

        4. The best movie theatre in my area is The Galaxy. It has one giant screen, three very large screens, two medium size screens, and six small screens. They are not showing THE HATEFUL EIGHT 70MM Road Show. BUT to illustrate my point: Out of SIX very good movies coming out THIS week, FIVE of them are going directly to SMALL screens, with only one of them going to a medium size screen, all because of STAR WARS.

        5. The Galaxy Theatre has three extra large screens and one giant wall-to-wall screen (which is really very wide because the auditorium is actually huge and there are no exit doors next to the screen. They are in the left and right walls instead.) But in my experience the biggest screens in the Bay Area that claim to be giant wall to wall screens are tall but not very wide because the auditoriums are not very wide in the first place, AND there are exit doors on both sides of the screen (instead of in the left and right walls). So they seem big but are more square than a wide rectangle.

        6. And (here is the important part) a true 70MM film projected onto a tall square screen is so wide that it is more like letterbox on an old TV, which is like trying to enjoy a moving picture on a narrow ribbon.

        7. And last but not least: Have you ever seen a true 70MM movie on a really huge, wide screen like the Cinerama dome in Hollywood? Or the Northpoint in SF? This is a breath taking experience, better than IMAX, but of all the movie theatres I have been to the past 15 years or so, the largest screens are a lot smaller than those, and the rest of the screens in each theatre are a lot smaller than that, and STAR WARS is going to be showing in all the largest screens.

        So, for all the above reasons, I simply cannot believe that the little Hateful Eight 70MM Road Show can possibly be showing on any screen in Northern California large enough to do it justice. No.

        If you find out otherwise, as in the actual width (in feet and inches) of a screen that it is actually on, being comparable to the Northpoint Theatre or Cinerama Dome, or even one of the largest widest remaining screens in Northern California… Please let me know. I will change my article immediately.

      • Eric says:

        Hey jeffn8. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have a question for you: How do you know which cinema screens in the NorCal area would, for lack of a better term, do the 70mm screening justice? For instance, I clicked the tickets link provided in the article above, and it popped up with a lot of different showings starting december 24th. Why would they advertise the 70MM road show screenings for all of these theaters I see in the bay area (pleseant hill, oakland, union city) if they aren’t for the true 70mm viewing experience? Thanks.

        Eric

  7. jeffn8 says:

    Wish I could edit my previous post. Here is my updated article again…

    Due to an extremely unfortunate scheduling mishap:
    THE 70MM “Road Show” of H8FUL EIGHT is NOT showing in any truly large auditorium or giant wide screen on the ENTIRE WEST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES!! *

    * {except The Hollywood Theatre in Portland Oregon}

    I really do NOT know what they were thinking, releasing THE HATEFUL EIGHT on Dec. 25, one week after STAR WARS (the most well known, anticipated, big screen movie in decades). But seeing a true 70MM movie in a small auditorium would be like… Remember watching extreme Letterbox on your old CRT TV? It’s like trying to see a moving picture on a narrow ribbon on a small square. If you’ve never seen a true 70MM movie or Cinerama film on a truly huge, wide screen you really should try to some day. It is breathtaking. Better than IMAX.

    And I don’t know about the rest of the country, but in California, the special – big deal – bring back 70MM “Road Show” Presentation of THE H8FUL EIGHT will NOT be showing at:

    The Cinerama Dome in Hollywood (the only truly huge, really wide screen left in California); The Chinese Theatre in Hollywood (which just got a 70MM Projector for Interstellar last year); The large (main) auditorium of The Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland; Any IMAX Theatre anywhere; The giant, curved, extra wide silver screen at our local Galaxy Theatre in Riverbank, etc…

    Quentin Tarantino apparently said that it is showing in The Cinerama Dome. But I just checked the schedule again, and it is NOT.

    Instead, EVERY Theatre on the West Coast (except two*) that is showing The 70MM H8FUL EIGHT Road Show is also showing STAR WARS at the same time. And from an email to me from one Bay Area theatre…

    “STAR WARS (BY CONTRACT) MUST PLAY IN OUR LARGEST AUDITORIUM WITH NO CHANGES TO ITS SHOWTIMES FROM DEC 18 – JAN 14”

    * The ONLY Theatre in California that is Not also showing STAR WARS at the same time, is The Tower Theatre in Sacramento, which WAS a Cinerama Theatre until the 1980s, when they divided it up into one MEDIUM size screen, and two TINY screens.

    The Castro Theatre in San Francisco (which had its last 70MM Film Festival in July 2008) must have lost, sold, or broke their 70MM projection equipment (as I thought), because they are not showing THE H8FUL EIGHT OR STAR WARS!

    And last, but definitely not least: The Cinerama Theatre in Seattle, Washington is also NOT showing THE H8FUL EIGHT 70MM Road Show. They too are showing STAR WARS during that time instead.

    I was definitely planning on seeing The Hateful Eight, but I give up. It is NOT worth the higher admission price to see an Epic Big Screen 70MM Film on a SMALL SCREEN, in a SMALL AUDITORIUM!!!

    This is more disappointing to me than anybody. I have been wanting and wishing and hoping to see several 70MM Classics, like MAD MAD WORLD and 2001, and all the Cinerama Films on truly huge, wide screens since I was a kid in the 1970s. I was fortunate enough to see the restored Director’s Cut of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA in the beautiful Northpoint Theatre in San Francisco in 1989, but that theatre closed in 1997 – indicative of the fact that it’s been common practice for decades to tear down or divide up the theatres that HAD giant wide screens. But with larger and larger curved Ultra HDTVs getting less expensive all the time, theatres are going to have to tear down those walls, or build new ones, and install Giant Wide Screens all over again.

    * * * * * * *

    I just listened to the Interview with Quentin Tarantino on Howard Stern. I really feel for the guy, but in it, no one explained why the release date is Dec. 25, one week after Star Wars. Howard Stern said he will fix it. Same with the Seth Meyers interview.

    I do believe that Disney forced Quentin’s movie out of The Cinerama Dome, but how is it Disney’s fault that Quentin Tarantino or the Weinstein Company scheduled their big 70MM movie to start one week after Star Wars? – Literally the most anticipated, well known, big screen movie in decades.

    It’s like sending David in to fight Goliath, only this time Goliath is a big handsome giant with 10 times as many fans as David, so naturally he’s given all the biggest slingshots, and David is left with nothing but a few small slingshots, and doesn’t have a chance. So half of David’s fans give up and decide to come back in a few weeks when David will hopefully be given a couple of bigger slingshots here and there, after Goliath has gone way.

    * * * * * * *

  8. jeffn8 says:

    Can’t find the Edit Button, so here is a very updated edition of my article…

    Due to an extremely unfortunate scheduling mishap:
    THE 70MM “Road Show” of H8FUL EIGHT is NOT showing in any truly large auditorium or giant wide screen on the ENTIRE WEST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES!! *

    * {except The Hollywood Theatre in Portland Oregon}

    I really do NOT know what they were thinking, releasing THE HATEFUL EIGHT on Dec. 25, one week after STAR WARS (the most well known, anticipated, big screen movie in decades). But seeing a true 70MM movie in a small auditorium would be like… Remember watching extreme Letterbox on your old CRT TV? It’s like trying to see a moving picture on a narrow ribbon on a small square.

    And I don’t know about the rest of the country, but in California, the special – big deal – bring back 70MM “Road Show” Presentation of THE H8FUL EIGHT will NOT be showing at:

    The Cinerama Dome in Hollywood (the only truly huge, really wide screen left in California); The Chinese Theatre in Hollywood (which just got a 70MM Projector for Interstellar last year); The large (main) auditorium of The Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland; Any IMAX Theatre anywhere; The giant, curved, extra wide silver screen at our local Galaxy Theatre in Riverbank, etc…

    Quentin Tarantino apparently said that it is showing in The Cinerama Dome. But I just checked the schedule again, and it is NOT.

    Instead, EVERY Theatre on the West Coast (except two*) that is showing The 70MM H8FUL EIGHT road show is also showing STAR WARS at the same time. And from an email to me from one Bay Area theatre, “STAR WARS (BY CONTRACT) MUST PLAY IN OUR LARGEST AUDITORIUM WITH NO CHANGES TO ITS SHOWTIMES FROM DEC 18 – JAN 14”

    * The ONLY Theatre in California that is Not also showing STAR WARS at the same time, is The Tower Theatre in Sacramento, which WAS a Cinerama Theatre until the 1980s, when they divided it up into one medium size screen, and two tiny screens.

    The Castro Theatre in San Francisco (which had its last 70MM Film Festival in July 2008) must have lost, sold, or broke their 70MM projection equipment (as I thought), because they are not showing THE H8FUL EIGHT OR STAR WARS!

    And last, but definitely not least: The Cinerama Theatre in Seattle, Washington is also NOT showing THE H8FUL EIGHT 70MM Road Show. They too are showing STAR WARS during that time instead.

    I was definitely planning on seeing The Hateful Eight, but I give up. It is NOT worth the higher admission price to see an Epic Big Screen 70MM Film on a SMALL SCREEN, in a SMALL AUDITORIUM!!!

    This is more disappointing to me than anybody. I have been wanting and wishing and hoping to see several 70MM Classics, like MAD MAD WORLD and 2001, and all the Cinerama Films on truly huge, wide screens since I was a kid in the 1970s. I was fortunate enough to see the restored Director’s Cut of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA in the beautiful Northpoint Theatre in San Francisco in 1989, but that theatre closed in 1997. It’s been common practice for decades to tear down or divide up the theatres that had giant wide screens, but with huge, curved, Ultra HDTVs getting less expensive all the time, theatres are going to have to tear down those walls, and install Giant Wide Screens all over again.)

    https://www.arclightcinemas.com/en/movies/coming-soon

    * * * * * * *

    I just listened to the Interview with Quentin Tarantino on Howard Stern. I really feel for the guy, but in it, no one explained why the release date is Dec. 25, one week after Star Wars. Howard Stern said he will fix it.

    I do believe that Disney forced Quentin’s movie out of The Cinerama Dome, but how is it Disney’s fault that Quentin Tarantino or the Weinstein Company scheduled their big 70MM movie to start one week after Star Wars? – Literally the most anticipated, well known, big screen movie in decades.

    It’s like sending David in to fight Goliath, only this time Goliath is a big handsome giant with 10 times as many fans as David, so naturally he’s give all the biggest slingshots, and David is left with nothing but a few small slingshots, and doesn’t have a chance. So half of David’s fans give up and decide to come back in a few weeks when David will hopefully be given a couple of bigger slingshots here and there, after Goliath has gone way.

    * * * * * * *

  9. Tarantino himself clarified this on Howard Stern today. He had a contract with the LA dome and Disney corporate told them unless they played star wars instead they would pull star wars from ALL OF THEIR THEATERS.

    Shady, underhanded, corporate black mail.

    Again, Tarantino had a signed deal with the dome, but Disney is blackmailing them into violating that contract.

    • jeffn8 says:

      I do believe that happened, but how is it Disney’s fault that Quentin Tarantino or the Weinstein Company scheduled their big 70MM movie to start one week after Star Wars – Literally the most anticipated, well known, big screen movie in decades?

      It’s like sending David in to fight Goliath, only this time Goliath is a big handsome giant with 10 times as many fans as David, so naturally he’s give all the biggest slingshots, and David is left with nothing but a few small slingshots, and doesn’t have a chance. So half of David’s fans give up and decide to come back in a few weeks when David will hopefully be given a couple of bigger slingshots here and there, after Goliath has gone way.

  10. jeffn8 says:

    Tried, to Edit this, can’t find the button to…

    Due to an extremely unfortunate scheduling mishap: THE 70MM “Road Show” of H8FUL EIGHT is NOT showing in any truly large auditorium or giant wide screen on the ENTIRE WEST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES!! *

    * {except The Hollywood Theatre in Portland Oregon}

    I really do NOT know what they were thinking, releasing THE HATEFUL EIGHT on Dec. 25, one week after STAR WARS (the most well known, anticipated, big screen movie in decades).

    And I don’t know about the rest of the country, but in California, the special – big deal – bring back 70MM “Road Show” Presentation of THE H8FUL EIGHT will NOT be showing at: The Cinerama Dome in Hollywood (the only truly huge, really wide screen left in California); The large (main) auditorium of The Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland; The giant, curved, extra wide silver screen at our local Galaxy Theatre in Riverbank, etc…

    Quentin Tarantino apparently said that it is showing in The Cinerama Dome. But I just checked the schedule again, and it is NOT. See for yourself…
    https://www.arclightcinemas.com/en/movies/coming-soon

    Instead, EVERY Theatre on the West Coast (except two*) that is showing The 70MM H8FUL EIGHT road show is also showing STAR WARS at the same time. And from an email to me from one Bay Area theatre, “STAR WARS (BY CONTRACT) MUST PLAY IN OUR LARGEST AUDITORIUM WITH NO CHANGES TO ITS SHOWTIMES FROM DEC 18 – JAN 14”

    * The ONLY Theatre in California that is Not also showing STAR WARS at the same time, is The Tower Theatre in Sacramento, which WAS a Cinerama Theatre until the 1980s, when they divided it up into one medium size screen, and two tiny screens.

    The Castro Theatre in San Francisco (which had its last 70MM Film Festival in July 2008) must have lost, sold, or broke their 70MM projection equipment (as I thought), because they are not showing THE H8FUL EIGHT OR STAR WARS!

    And last, but definitely not least: The Cinerama Theatre in Seattle, Washington is also NOT showing THE H8FUL EIGHT 70MM Road Show. They too are showing STAR WARS during that time instead.

    I was definitely planning on seeing it, but I give up. It is NOT worth the extra price for admission to see an Epic Big Screen 70MM Film on a SMALL SCREEN, in a SMALL AUDITORIUM!!!

    * * * * * * * *

  11. br0ck5am5on says:

    I can’t wait to see The H8ful Eight. Tarantino treats the medium like a craft. There’s too many other movies in the market that treat the medium and their audience like they’re disposable. Thank God for Quentin!

  12. Spencer60000 says:

    Really? Who cares. He hasn’t made a decent movie in years, and this doesn’t look to break that streak.

    Add in all his anti-cop BS and I’ll give this a miss without hesitation.

  13. I have zero interest in seeing Star Wars, mostly because I am not a child. I have every intention of seeing H8ful Eight, in 70mm.

  14. jeffn8 says:

    WARNING
    Through no fault of the Theatres, THE 70MM “Road Show” Presentation of H8FUL EIGHT is NOT showing in any truly large auditorium on the ENTIRE WEST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES!! *

    * {except The Hollywood Theatre in Portland Oregon}

    I really do NOT know what they were thinking, releasing THE HATEFUL EIGHT one week after STAR WARS on December 25, when 8 other movies are opening – some of them big adventures too.

    And I don’t know about the rest of the country, but in California, the special – big deal – bring back 70MM presentation of The H8ful Eight will NOT be showing at: The Cinerama Dome in Hollywood (the only truly huge, really wide screen left in California); The large (main) auditorium of The Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland; The Giant, Curved, Extra Wide Silver Screen at our local Galaxy Theatre in Riverbank, etc…

    Instead, EVERY Theatre on the West Coast (except two*) that is showing The 70MM H8FUL EIGHT Road Show is also showing STAR WARS at the same time. And from an email to me from one Bay Area Theatre, “STAR WARS (BY CONTRACT) MUST PLAY IN OUR LARGEST AUDITORIUM WITH NO CHANGES TO ITS SHOWTIMES FROM DEC 18 – JAN 14”

    * The ONLY Theatre in California that is not also showing STAR WARS at the same time, is The Tower Theatre in Sacramento, which WAS a Cinerama Theatre until the 1980s, when they divided it up into one medium size screen, and two tiny screens.

    The Castro Theatre in San Francisco (which had its last 70MM Film Festival in July 2008) must have lost, sold, or broke their 70MM projection equipment (as I thought), because they are not showing THE H8FUL EIGHT OR STAR WARS!

    And last, but definitely not least: The Cinerama Theatre in Seattle, Washington is also NOT showing THE H8FUL EIGHT 70MM Road Show. They too are showing STAR WARS during that time instead.

    * * * * * * *

    • Per Tarantino himself, the roadshow will indeed be playing the Cinerama Dome for its LA roadshow run.

      • jeffn8 says:

        To, The Central OP: Thank You so much for verifying my research into this fact. I really appreciate it, Jeff

      • The Central OP says:

        Kristopher, I hate to tell you this but Tarantino was either mistaken or mislead because it is NOT scheduled at the Cinerama Dome. It’s slated for Auditorium 3, which is their biggest black box theatre, but it ain’t the Dome. I actually went there this evening and asked them if there were any plans to have it in the Cinerama Dome but you can be fairly certain that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will still be in the Dome the day after Christmas and beyond.

      • jeffn8 says:

        Again, wish I could edit my post. Sorry, but here is another update…

        Due to an extremely unfortunate scheduling mishap:
        THE 70MM “Road Show” of H8FUL EIGHT is NOT showing in any truly large auditorium or giant wide screen on the ENTIRE WEST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES!! *

        * {except The Hollywood Theatre in Portland Oregon}

        I really do NOT know what they were thinking, releasing THE HATEFUL EIGHT on Dec. 25, one week after STAR WARS (the most well known, anticipated, big screen movie in decades). But seeing a true 70MM movie in a small auditorium would be like… Remember watching extreme Letterbox on your old CRT TV? It’s like trying to see a moving picture on a narrow ribbon on a small square.

        And I don’t know about the rest of the country, but in California, the special – big deal – bring back 70MM “Road Show” Presentation of THE H8FUL EIGHT will NOT be showing at:

        The Cinerama Dome in Hollywood (the only truly huge, really wide screen left in California); The Chinese Theatre in Hollywood (which just got a 70MM Projector for Interstellar last year); The large (main) auditorium of The Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland; Any IMAX Theatre anywhere; The giant, curved, extra wide silver screen at our local Galaxy Theatre in Riverbank, etc…

        Quentin Tarantino apparently said that it is showing in The Cinerama Dome. But I just checked the schedule again, and it is NOT. See for yourself…
        https://www.arclightcinemas.com/en/movies/coming-soon

        Instead, EVERY Theatre on the West Coast (except two*) that is showing The 70MM H8FUL EIGHT road show is also showing STAR WARS at the same time. And from an email to me from one Bay Area theatre, “STAR WARS (BY CONTRACT) MUST PLAY IN OUR LARGEST AUDITORIUM WITH NO CHANGES TO ITS SHOWTIMES FROM DEC 18 – JAN 14”

        * The ONLY Theatre in California that is Not also showing STAR WARS at the same time, is The Tower Theatre in Sacramento, which WAS a Cinerama Theatre until the 1980s, when they divided it up into one medium size screen, and two tiny screens.

        The Castro Theatre in San Francisco (which had its last 70MM Film Festival in July 2008) must have lost, sold, or broke their 70MM projection equipment (as I thought), because they are not showing THE H8FUL EIGHT OR STAR WARS!

        And last, but definitely not least: The Cinerama Theatre in Seattle, Washington is also NOT showing THE H8FUL EIGHT 70MM Road Show. They too are showing STAR WARS during that time instead.

        I was definitely planning on seeing The Hateful Eight, but I give up. It is NOT worth the higher admission price to see an Epic Big Screen 70MM Film on a SMALL SCREEN, in a SMALL AUDITORIUM!!!

        * * * * * * *

      • jeffn8 says:

        Ummm… Look at their Upcoming Schedule. It looks like it is Star Wars in the Dome, and The Hateful Eight NOT…
        https://www.arclightcinemas.com/en/movies/coming-soon

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