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Widescreen Weekend

Widescreen Weekend is a unique festival of large-screen formats and cinema technologies celebrating the past, present and future of film.

Enjoy a long weekend of big, bold and wide cinema experiences as we showcase the museum’s fantastic projection facilities. Glorious 70mm screenings, new Cinerama restorations and great guests will remind you why going to the movies is so magical.

Widescreen Weekend Rediscoveries

We’re excited to bring you Widescreen Weekend Rediscoveries every month. These selections will continue the festival celebration year-round with a mix of screen heritage, classics and cult favourites on a range of formats including print, digital and Cinerama. There’ll also be special Kids’ Club screenings focusing on sweeping landscapes, other worlds and breathtaking visuals—the perfect way to introduce young audiences to widescreen cinema.

Celebrating 25 editions of Widescreen Weekend

2021 is a special time for Widescreen Weekend as we reach our 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion and celebrate, we wanted to remember and reflect on the festival and its history—so we asked you to send us your fond memories, personal stories, favourite moments and anniversary wishes.

We are so lucky to have loyal and passionate supporters who have been with us from the beginning, and we’re very grateful to everyone who took the time to contribute. Read the full story for personal reflections from some of the staff working behind the scenes, stories shared with us by our dedicated ‘Widescreeners’, and ways to explore the festival’s history.

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