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Despite the rise in digital projection, there are still 35mm screenings of new releases, as well as repertory screenings of older movies at select theaters across the country. But The American Genre Film Archive will offer up something different on 35mm for those lucky enough to be near the right theaters.
The AGFA Horror Trailer Show is a special event screening coming to select Alamo Drafthouse locations for Reel Film Day, an annual celebration of watching 35mm film prints in theaters that happens on March 5 or 3/5. The 35mm screening will be jam-packed with “the most spine-ripping, slime-slinging, soul-shredding horror trailers from AGFA’s vaults.” We’re talking stuff like rare trailers, commercials and ephemera, and a lot of it hasn’t been seen since it originally played in theaters decades ago. Find out more below.The AGFA Horror Trailer Show
AGFA director Joe Ziemba had this to say about the collection of 35mm horror trailers:
“We typically only see 35mm prints struck for major releases like Joker and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. But 35mm is part of our DNA at AGFA, and we’ve dreamed of striking new prints for years. The AGFA Horror Trailer Show is the perfect opportunity to make this a reality, while also exposing new fans to the beauty of watching actual film projected in a theater.”
Here are some stills from a few of the rare horror trailers you’ll see highlighted in The AGFA Horror Trailer Show:#gallery-2 #gallery-2 .gallery-item #gallery-2 img #gallery-2 .gallery-caption /* see gallery_shortcode in wp-includes/media.php */
For Reel Film Day screenings of The AGFA Horror Trailer Show, here’s where you’ll have to be on March 5:Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar / Austin, TX – The AGFA Horror Trailer Show Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn / Brooklyn, NY – The AGFA Horror Trailer Show Alamo Drafthouse Downtown LA / Los Angeles, CA – The AGFA Horror Trailer Show Alamo Drafthouse New Mission / San Francisco, CA – The AGFA Horror Trailer Show Alamo Drafthouse Littleton / Littleton, CO – The AGFA Horror Trailer Show Alamo Drafthouse La Vista / Omaha, NE – The AGFA Horror Trailer Show Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh / Raleigh, NC – The AGFA Horror Trailer Show
In addition, there will also be screenings of a few feature films on 35 mm for Reel Film Day too:Alamo Drafthouse Park North / San Antonio, TX – Mystery Screening Alamo Drafthouse Marketplace / New Braunfels, TX – Class of 1984 Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers / Yonkers, NY – Wake in Fright Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet / Kansas City, MO – Shaolin vs Wu-Tang...
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