The cities and dates for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight roadshow release finally have been locked down, The Weinstein Company announced this morning. The film will screen in 70mm in 100 theaters across 44 markets nationwide for one week, with select presentations to feature surprise appearances by Tarantino and cast members.
Beginning Christmas Day, The Hateful Eight will screen in 70mm in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Houston, Detroit, Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa, Minneapolis, Denver, Miami, Cleveland, Orlando, Sacramento, St. Louis, Portland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Baltimore, San Diego, Nashville, Kansas City, San Antonio, West Palm Beach, Birmingham, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Austin, New Orleans, Providence, Knoxville, Santa Barbara, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
To promote the 70mm roadshow release, Tarantino and TWC have partnered for “12 Days of Hateful Eight Giveaways,” with prizes, memorabilia and “once-in-a-lifetime experiences” given away to advance ticket purchasers each day until the Christmas release. Advance tickets are available on tickets.thehatefuleight.com.
A throwback to early and mid-20th century film releases, the Roadshow engagement features an overture before the film starts, an intermission and a limited-edition program provided to attendees. Hateful Eight was shot on the same cameras used for Ben-Hur, and the it’s the first film shot in Ultra Panavision 70mm since 1966’s Khartoum. Tarantino, TWC and other filmmakers including Martin Scorsese and Judd Apatow have negotiated deals with Kodak to continue production of the format despite higher cost and fragility compared to digital.
Tarantino’s Western-cum-parlour mystery stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern and is written and directed by Tarantino. Following the roadshow release, The Hateful Eight will see nationwide digital theatrical release beginning December 31. It premieres tonight in New York in 70mm at the Ziegfeld theater.