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

Rediscover the magic of the big screen with beloved classics, musicals and restorations in our Restorations & Rediscoveries strand. Join us for a celebration of legendary female editors with our Women in Widescreen: Mother Cutter focus, featuring cult favourites and blockbusters. Our Kids’ Club screening offers widescreen fun for all the family, and don’t miss our Friday night special event exploring early 3D cinema with historian Denis Pellerin and 50s horror Creature from the Black Lagoon.


Individual tickets for Widescreen Weekend screenings are now on sale. Find booking links on individual film pages, or browse the cinema calendar.

About the festival

We are excited to bring you a new format for 2020: Widescreen Weekend: Theatrical Cut. It’s a slightly shorter festival, but will still deliver big, bold and wide cinema experiences as we showcase the museum’s fantastic projection facilities. Glorious 70mm screenings, stunning Cinerama restorations and cult classics will remind you why going to the movies is so magical.