The Hateful Eight

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 Show releases typically featured things like an overture, intermission, extra footage and even printed program notes. The Road Show version of The Hateful Eight will feature six extra minutes of footage, an overture and intermission, and be the only way to see the film in 70mm. In short, it is THE way to see The Hateful Eight.

The problem is: Very few cinemas around the country are still equipped to show a film in 70mm, and none in Des Moines are. The Road Show will be playing in fewer than 100 theaters around the country.

So we were wondering…

What if we could take you from Des Moines to a historic theater for a screening ofThe Hateful Eight Road Show? Would you be interested? Think of it as The Hateful Eight Road Show – Road Show.

We’ve got a plan in the works, but we need to gauge how must interest there is. If you’d be interested in a road trip to see The Hateful Eight in beautiful 70mm, e-mail me and let me know.

If it feels like there is enough interest, we will follow up soon with more details.

For more details on the Road Show special event as well as what makes 70mm so special, check out this video.


*Okay, technically it’s shot in 65mm and projected in 70mm, but let’s not quibble over semantics.