Film Event: The Hateful Eight 70mm Roadshow At ODEON Leicester Square

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The Hateful Eight 70mm
Last night's date night was phenomenal and I just had to share it with you all. As an added Christmas present, Jack got us tickets to see Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Roadshow at ODEON's Leicester Square. For me, it proved to be one of my favourite cinema experiences to date. Here's a little look...

The Hateful Eight 70mm Odeon
The Hateful Eight Leicester Square
In the 1950s and 60s, Roadshows were a grand cinema exhibition. Complete with a musical interlude, intermission and souvenir programme, movie goers could dress up for an evening of film, projected on a large scale screen as if they were attending a Broadway show. Embracing this tradition, Jack and I rocked up to Leicester Square's ODEON to bask in Tarantino's latest masterpiece, The Hateful Eight (2015) - projected in glorious 70mm Ultra Panavision.

Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh, the Roadshow started in the US on Christmas Day, breaking six state box office records and travelling all over the country before finally reaching the UK for it's opening night. Shot in 65mm but projected in 70mm, the film is only the 11th film to projected in Ultra Panavision - the largest format you can get and twice the size of your average cinema screen. Pretty impressive right? The film nerd in me has been well and truly awakened.

Leopard print cinema seats
The Hateful Eight Odeon Leicester Square
cinema popcorn odeon
As promised, there was a musical interlude and Jack and I were each given a special edition programme as part of our ticket. The 10 page booklet includes some exclusive on-set images, a little look the cast, the history of 70mm and Ultra Panavision.

I've always loved Tarantino. Not only for his incredible filmmaking but for his passion of film as a whole. As demonstrated with Grindhouse (2007), a double feature production, he's a huge lover of nostalgia and the experience of film. I love that ODEON are one of the few cinemas out there finding more ways to regain this and I really hope to attend more events like this soon. All this, combined with the amazing atmosphere of one of London's most beautiful screens, made for breathtaking film viewing. Jack and I finished up the evening with a short stroll round London before heading home. I always liked to drop by The Princes Charles Cinema and check out their signs...

The Hateful Eight 70mm roadshow programme
The Hateful Eight souvenir book
Prince Charles Cinema Leicester Square
Well, that's another fantastic (no doubt soon-to-be Oscar nominated) film ticked off my list already this year. Will you be seeing The Hateful Eight? What would be your ultimate cinema experience? As always, I love reading your comments so please do leave me lots of lovely ones below. Don't forget, if you already follow me on the platforms on the competition, you can still enter!

I'll be following with a review of The Hateful Eight shortly but until then, 




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32 comments:

  1. Such a cool looking experience! Great that there's a take away souvenir programme too, to remember it by! Wish we had something like that up here! :)
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    1. I know, it really made it more of an experience instead of just a trip to the cinema. Maybe it'll tour the UK as well? That would be pretty cool :) x

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  2. This looks amazing! Eagerly awaiting your review! Xx

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    1. Yay! Thanks hun, soon to follow along with many others haha xx

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  3. i reallllly wanna see this on my birthday! The whole experience sounds amazing, especially for a cinema lover as me!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Get in while you still can, tickets are going fast :) Hope you have a wonderful bday x

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  4. It comes out in Australia shortly! I've got a voucher for gold class and this is what I'll be using it on!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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    1. Aw awesome, it's so worth it. I hope you like it hun! x

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  5. Best date night ever! I loved the seats so much xo

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    1. I know! Glad you enjoyed it too! I know haha how cool is that? Makes for great photos xx

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  6. I really enjoyed this post, I'm so glad I just came across your blog! It seems that you had a blast. The pictures are also amazing! xx

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    1. Aw thanks so much, that's so kind of you! I love yours too - amazing photography xx

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  7. Such a cool post :) Bonjour from France, Sand.
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  8. Great post!
    The seats are just amaaazing!
    Emma
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    1. I know! Who thought of that?? Such a good idea for cinema seats! x

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  9. Wow what a great cinematic experience! You took wonderful photos as well :) xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

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    1. Thanks hun, it really was so worth it - so much more special then your average cinema trip x

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  10. I really want to see it! But I don't think it's being shown anywhere near me, which is a shame. Love Tarantino's work. Death Proof is definitely one of my favourites.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

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    1. Oh really? that's such a shame - do you have an Odeon near you? Death Proof is such a classic, very hit and miss for some people but a great example of Tarantino x

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  11. It looks like you had a amazing time, how cool are those seats!! I will have to go and see this for sure! I saw Star Wars the other night, loved it! Brilliant film.

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    1. It was so much fun! Yay! I'm so so glad you liked it. I've seen it a few times and definitely liked it more each time x

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  12. I seriously cannot wait to so see this film. Also, leopard print chairs?! WTF how awesome is that?

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  13. I've already watched the movie hateful eight, since I loveeeeeeeee all tarantino movies <3 Overall, i liked to movie but it's not one of my favorites!

    Followed you on bloglovin :)

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad someone else has seen it already. I totally agree, big Tarantino fan for sure. This isn't his strongest necessarily but it's still great xx

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  14. that popcorn looks yummy hehe!
    -Morgs x
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  15. I was avoiding this post until now because I thought there might be a full review here. So I didn't want to read it until I saw the Hateful Eight. I'm a big Tarantino fan! I'm looking forward to your review, Sophie :)

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    1. Don't worry I'll be posting lots of Oscar film reviews very soon :) thanks Gil, hope you've had a good weekend!

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