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Academy Celebrates 70mm All Summer Long

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will kick off its summer screening series, “The Last 70mm Film Festival,” on Monday, July 9, with a big-screen presentation of “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” (1963). The six-film series, which will run through August 13, will showcase 70mm classics from different genres, and will include a new print of “Spartacus” and rarely screened 70mm short subjects. All screenings will be held on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Pre-show festivities will begin at 7 p.m.

As theaters increasingly move towards digital projection, there has never been a better time to celebrate these vibrant, clear 70mm prints.

The complete schedule for “The Last 70mm Film Festival” is as follows:

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