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Update, Mon July 22, 10:13 am:
Looks like the Cinemagic on SE Hawthorne will also be playing Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood on 35mm. Tickets for those shows are available here; we'll update this post if we hear about any other Portland theaters showing the film in 35.

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Orignal post, Wed July 10, 10:26 am:
Diehard shoot-on-film and project-on-film and do-everything-you-possibly-can-on-film writer/director Quentin Tarantino's upcoming movie, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, was shot on 35mm, with the help of trusty cinematographer/benevolent wizard Robert Richardson. Most theaters in the country will be showing the film digitally, but word's starting to come out regarding where cinephiles can see the film on 35mm or 70mm.

Portland's movie nerds are out of luck for 70mm, unfortunately—unless Seattle's Cinerama announces a surprise booking, our closest option for Once Upon a Time on 70mm could be hitting one of Los Angeles' fancy-pants Arclight locations, which is a bit of a drive. But Portlanders will be able to catch Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood on 35mm at at least one theater in town, the Hollywood Theatre.


RELATED: "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood Review: This Might Be Quentin Tarantino's Best Movie Since Jackie Brown" [July 24, 2019]

In 2015, the Hollywood was one of the few theaters in the country to show Tarantino's The Hateful Eight on 70mm, with a long-running engagement that saw a surprise visit from the filmmaker.

The Hollywood is hardly the only place in town where Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood will be playing: Cinema 21 is also getting the film, projecting it digitally, and it's a sure bet that corporate chains in the area, like Regal, Century, and AMC (which recently took over Portland's three Cinetopia theaters), will have the film as well, most likely digitally.

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Advance tickets for the film, which stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie and opens on Thurs July 25, are already available on Cinema 21's site and the Hollywood's site.

ALL THAT SAID, I'm hearing murmurs that one or two other independent theaters in the area might also be getting Once Upon a Time in Hollywood on 35mm—or that they were, at least at one point, considering the possibility. So far, we haven't heard anything concrete, but we get any more info, we'll let you know.

The vast majority of Portland's theaters now show films using only digital projection, though there are occasional and notable exceptions. This weekend, in fact, is a pretty great one for people wanting to see stuff on 35mm: Starting Friday, the Academy Theater has North by Northwest on 35mm, and this weekend, Portland State University's student-run Fifth Avenue Cinema has both Northern Lights and Land of Milk and Honey on 35mm.