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Resurrecting Nearly Obsolete Film Projectors For Tarantino

Boston Light & Sound is bringing back 70mm film projectors to play director Quentin Tarantino's newest film.  (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Boston Light & Sound is bringing back 70mm film projectors to play director Quentin Tarantino's newest film. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

A week before the latest Quentin Tarantino film goes into wide release, one hundred theaters around the country will be showing it the way the director wants it seen.

Beginning on Christmas Day, those theaters will be screening “The Hateful Eight” in an all but obsolete film format. To make that happen, a Boston company has resurrected enough of the old, hulking machines needed to put the 70-millimeter film on the big screen.

Andrea Shea fromHere & Now contributor WBUR reports.

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