Cinemas occasionally step out of their normal schedules to stage interesting screenings. We're not referring to the screenings themselves, as in the content of the films, but rather how the films are presented, and why, and how often.
Take AMC's Best Picture Showcase, which puts up all of the movies nominated in the Best Picture category just days ahead of the Oscars (and, yes, all the movies screen in a row, making it a day-long thing). And take those major franchise nights, where three or four of the franchise's early films screen ahead of the newest chapter, to stoke fans' fervor.
The stoking-of-fan-fervor files are about to get a bit deeper with the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX's next move: The Hollywood landmark will screen Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" for 24 hours straight starting on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Yes, this is a few days ahead of the film's Friday, Nov. 7 opening. For sure, it'll be in IMAX 70MM, "the biggest format available." Indeed, this is film, not digital, making it a pretty magical moment for old-school fans, especially since digital download is the way most other theatres will go with the film.
Yes, it is opening at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX ahead of anywhere else in the country. Yes, a Christopher Nolan film looks rather sharp when played that crisply; remember the topsy-turvy hallway scene from "Inception"?
Your stomach just flipped, didn't it?
The first "Insterstellar" screening is at 8 p.m. on Nov. 4, while the last showing of the 24-hour cycle falls at 10:45 p.m. on Nov. 5. Are you planning on attending every one of 'em? There are eight screenings in all, which might seem a little light for a full day of movie-repeating, but consider that the space-themed epic in at 169 minutes.
Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, and Michael Caine star in a script penned by Jonathan Nolan.
As for the accoladed director? You can get into his head -- or at least his footprints -- in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX. Christopher Nolan left his prints there back in 2012.