This week the full programme for Widescreen Weekend was announced – and we’re delighted to be bringing something special to the Bradford-based festival this year.

Widescreen Weekend is a unique festival of large-screen formats and cinema technologies celebrating the past, present and future of film. It’s a long weekend of big, bold and wide cinema experiences, showcasing the National Media 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. This year’s Widescreen Weekend will include a special Women in Widescreen celebration, plus Celluloid Saturday—a whole day of film on film.

Festival highlights include film screenings, talks and special events:


IMAX: Apollo 11 – Friday 11 October, 2pm
Carmen Jones – Saturday 12 October, 1.30pm
The Selfish Giant + Clio Barnard in Conversation – Sunday 13 October, 6pm


Shades of Grey: The History and Ethics of Colourisation in Cinema – Thursday 10 October, 1.45pm

Special Events

Film Heritage Walking Tour – Saturday 12 October, 10am
Girls On Film Podcast Live – Sunday 13 October, 12pm


Live Cinema UK will be bringing audiences a new type of cinema experience: the chance to experience cinema inside a dome. Step into the immersive dome to experience a new way of seeing 360° cinema—no headset required. This incredible film experience surrounds you with 360° visuals. Enter the dome cinema tent and you’ll be able to immerse yourself in imagined worlds or, in the grand tradition of Cinerama travelogues, voyage to exotic locations around the globe. There’s no need for a special headset: whether you’re a VR convert or a total novice, you can virtually visit all kinds of spaces simply by stepping inside. Further details of the programme and how to book will be announced closer to the event date.

Where: National Media Museum, Bradford
When: 10 – 13 October 2019

Keep an eye on the event page for updates.
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