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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 2020 took place on 9–11 October 2020. The festival will return in 2021 for its special 25th Anniversary edition, with dates to be confirmed. In the meantime, explore Widescreen Weekend Rediscoveries—a strand of monthly screenings celebrating classic and cult films—below.

Widescreen Weekend Rediscoveries

We’re excited to bring you Widescreen Weekend Rediscoveries, monthly one-off screenings to help you to rediscover the magic of the big screen. These selections will continue the festival celebration year-round, showcasing a mix of screen heritage, classic films and cult favourites, all on a range of formats including print, digital and Cinerama.

Special Kids’ Club screenings will also be available each month, focusing on sweeping landscapes, other worlds, and breathtaking visuals—features that really showcase the widescreen aspect ratio, introducing young audiences to widescreen cinema.

Widescreen Weekend Rediscoveries will be listed below, and you can explore our full film programme on the Pictureville Cinema page.