So, the Egyptian will project The French Line, Inferno, Second Chance and Money From Home in original 3-strip Technicolor / dye-transfer prints. Three strips of film going through each projector. You don't see that everyday.
Kiss Me Kate and It Came From Outer Space will be heard in the original stereophonic sound. Wonderful films, immensely entertaining.
I'm especially looking forward to the premieres. Hondo 3-D had two trade screenings in 2006 -- or was it 2007 -- but so far as I know this is the first time the public will be able to see Hondo 3-D since 1953. You can bet the line will form early for this one. I'm also looking forward to the European 3-D 1935-1953 clip show and lecture, the Russian version of Robinson Crusoe from 1947, and Dragonfly Squadron.
The first weekend of screenings, from Hondo 3-D on Friday through Dial M For Murder on Sunday night, will be digitally projections courtesy of Real-D. I'm a bit apprehensive about Real-D. I remember when Hondo 3-D was screened digitally it was through active shutter glasses that had a peculiar red bias and a softened texture. So digital 3-D conversions have a lot to prove to my eyes. I hope SubaCat will be able to persuade the Wayne family to introduce the film; I met Gretchen Wayne at the Academy screening and exchanged a few words with her. The rest of the family was there. Audiences love to see this charismatic family.