Quentin Tarantino will play Santa Claus to film fans on Christmas Day by launching an Old-Fashioned Roadshow to promote his new movie The Hateful Eight. He has been teasing his plans to open the film to a huge fanfare and now he has announced dates and venues.
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The old-fashioned Roadshow will open on Christmas Day and will run for two weeks, one of those weeks being exclusive in 44 markets in 100 theaters (and classic theaters like Music Box Theater in Chicago, Hollywood Theater in Portland, Fox Theater in Detroit and Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles).
The Hateful Eight 70mm Release
“We’ll go into theaters where they may not have movies anymore but we’ll set up our screens and projectors and let it rip,” Tarantino adds. “If the theaters aren’t equipped with 70 mm, we will move screens in. I wanted it to be like Neil Diamond or Book of Mormon coming into town.
“It’s a herculean effort but we wanted an old school roadshow. It’s seven minutes longer and everyone who goes will get really cool programs hot off the presses with Hateful 8 pin-up T-shirt that says, ‘I saw Hateful 8 in 70 mm’.”
Tickets for the special screening went on sale on Monday.
The filmmaker recently revealed his roadshow plans during an appearance on late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live, telling the host, “It was kinda a big thing (30 years ago), it was a big show… and now it’s kinda fallen down into almost you’re renting a chair for two hours and then you leave. So the idea here was to give everyone a big show.”
The roadshow events will come with overture, composed by Ennio Morricone, who provided the score for the film.