Des Moines Film Society

Your Guide to Star Wars (plus other movies) in Des Moines (but mostly just Star Wars)

If you're one of the millions anticipating the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens this week, the question isn't so much if you're going to see the movie, but how. In Des Moines, we are lucky enough to have three choices in format: Standard and 3D (both projected digitally), or IMAX (projected on film). The Science Center of Iowa IMAX Dome Theater is one of only seven theaters in the US screening The Force Awakens on...

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The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight was shot on Panovision 70mm film* - the widest and richest cinema format, used for epics like Ben-Hur and Lawrence of Arabia. And while the film will be mass-distributed digitally when it hits theaters on Christmas Day, the 70mm version is also rolling out as an exclusive Road Show in a few select cinemas around the country. The Road Show release format was popular in the 1960s, often for big "event pictures. Road...

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