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 brought over 600 audience members a new type of cinema experience: the chance to experience cinema inside a dome. This incredible film experience surrounded audiences with 360° visuals inside a dome cinema tent provided by Immersive Exepriences. We mapped Cinerama footage into 360, saw the incredible Indian dance puece Liminality by 4 Pi Productions, and had space adventures for all ages throughout the weekend.

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