American Cinemateque is sponsoring a new film series celebrating the Technicolor dye-transfer process, with the new prints being screened at Hollywood's The Egyptian Theatre (where 2001 recently enjoyed a two-week 70mm run). First up: Destination Moon, George Pal's imagining of the first manned voyage to the Moon (very loosely based on Robert A. Heinlein's goofy juvenile novel, Rocketship Galileo, as well as featuring a script by SF's "grand master") and the lovely, charming 1964 adventure romp, Robinson Crusoe on Mars. We have a decent transfer of Moon on DVD (though it was sourced from a damaged element--and it shows), but, unfortunately, Mars is not yet available. Therefore, this double-feature--on Saturday, Feb. 9--looks like another cinema event worthy of dragging some of us out of our home theaters. Consider this post FYI to SoCal area film buffs. These are all-new prints. I think I might be going.