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Special Programs at Cinecon 55

Revised April 15, 2019

Cinecon always screens some of the best and rarest feature films available from studios and archives around the country. This year, in addition to these great films, we will be putting together another wonderful and varied assortment of special programs. Some will be in the main theater at the Egyptian (at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard) with a few screening in the Spielberg theater, which is accessed through the lobby of the main theater, and some will be at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Shows at the hotel and in the Spielberg will be running concurrently with films in the main theater.

For a full list of films and programs with screening times please check out our Cinecon 55 schedule page.

We are just beginning to put together our program for Cinecon 55. Here is a brief overview of our special programs. More details will be added as available.

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KINECON AT CINECON
We're hoping to present another classic collection of LIVE television kinescope programs at our upcoming show. This program of rare TV shows which was put together from Cinecon president Stan Taffel's own collection has been a big hit for the last two years. More information coming soon.

SATURDAY NITRATE FEVER
For the last two years we have presented a program of rare nitrate films and the shows proved to be very popular. This year we will be putting together another evening of these unique films. Titles to be announced as available.

It's been said that because nitrate-based films have a higher silver content than modern film stocks the image has richer blacks and a sparkling sheen, with many shadows and highlights all along the grey-scale. Colors, particularly IB-Technicolor, seem richer and sharper, too. Only a handful of theaters across the country can screen the rare and volatile nitrate film and, since the recent remodel of their projection booth, the Egyptian theater is one of them. These nitrate screenings give us a chance to step into the past and view these films as they looked when they were shown for the first time.

Nitrate screenings at the Egyptian are made possible through support of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Turner Classic Movies, and The Film Foundation in partnership with the American Cinematheque and the Academy Film Archive.

ANIMATION PROGRAM
For the last several years we have featured special programs of rare and unique animation shorts and this year we are planning to do it again. More information will be posted as available.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS AT THE LOEWS HOLLYWOOD HOTEL
We will be putting together several distinctive programs for the Loews Hotel in the months leading up to Cinecon 55. Check back here from time to time for more information.

Programs listed here are subject to change without notice.

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