The wait is almost over, Alamo Drafthouse fans! 70mm makes its debut this Friday (08/24) at The Ritz!
After our early July construction project and our official series announcement on August 10th, we are honored to introduce you to our eagerly anticipated inaugural seven-film series “Presented in Amazing AlamoScope: 70mm at The Ritz!” It has been a long time coming, but we are as excited as our fans to celebrate this legendary film format in the way it was meant to be. Now that we have 70mm projectors permanently installed at The Ritz, we find ourselves open to a whole new world of programming wonder. Rest assured, this maiden voyage into the wide world of 70mm is only the first of many offerings to come!
The first installment in our 70mm series is Jerome Robbins’ and Robert Wise’s much-loved WEST SIDE STORY. A winner of ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture (Robert Wise), Best Director (Jerome Robbins / Robert Wise), and Best Actress (Rita Moreno), WEST SIDE STORY is a revelation in the canon of American musical cinema and a prime example of the 70mm format. A loose modernization of Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET set on the streets of New York City, WEST SIDE STORY is a powerful testament to the spectacle of pure, cinematic entertainment and is an undisputed American masterpiece.
WEST SIDE STORY opens on Friday, August 24th and continues its engagement at The Ritz until 08/30.
Tickets are also on sale now for the second installment in our AlamoScope series, INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, which begins its engagement at The Ritz starting August 31st until September 6th.
Additionally, tickets for Ron Fricke’s BARAKA go on sale on August 24th, which plays 09/07 - 09/13!
Celebrate 70mm with us! In the meantime, explore our entire line-up for more information! (Sam Prime)