Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Cinematheque announces first month of films in its new theater

[Press release from the Cleveland Cinematheque.]

CASABLANCA will be the first film shown by the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque when the 30-year-old specialty film presenter moves its program into a new venue, the Peter B. Lewis Theater at 11610 Euclid Avenue, on Friday, August 7. The 1942 World War II-era romance that stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman will show two times that night: at 7:00 pm from 35mm film, and (for a separate admission) at 9:15 pm from DCP (digital cinema package, the new digital cinema standard). The two different formats showcase the versatility of the Cinematheque’s new facility, which is located inside the Cleveland Institute of Art’s new George Gund Building in the Uptown district.

The next day, on Saturday, August 8, the Cinematheque will begin a month-long film series entitled “This Is 4K!” that will introduce ultra-high definition 4K digital projection of movies to its patrons. (4K refers to the number of pixels constituting horizontal resolution on a digital image.) But whereas most movie theaters have 2K digital cinema projectors, the Cinematheque has a state-of-the-art 4K unit—with more than double the resolution of 2K and four times that of HD!
“This Is 4K!” is designed to show off these new capabilities. Nine feature films that have been digitally mastered or digitally restored in 4K will also be projected in 4K throughout August. Among the movies are such celebrated classics as Satyajit Ray’s “The Apu Trilogy,” Carol Reed’s THE THIRD MAN, and Roberto Rossellini’s OPEN CITY, as well as the globe-trotting 2011 sight-and-sound spectacular SAMSARA.  A complete listing of August films follows.
Unless noted, admission to each film is $9; Cinematheque members and those age 25 & under $7. A second film on the same night costs an additional $7. Free parking for filmgoers is available in the Cleveland Institute of Art’s lot 73, located on the west side of E. 117th Street right next to the Peter B. Lewis Theater. There is additional free parking in the Institute’s Annex Lot, located on the west side of E. 117th. Entrance to the Peter B. Lewis Theater is through Entrances C, D, and E on the E. 116th and E. 117th Street sides of the building.
For further information, visit; contact John Ewing or Tim Harry at (216) 421-7450; or send an email to Cinematheque programs are supported by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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