The Cinema Show

The original picture palace

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19 July 2017

Episode 85

30 minutes


Photo: Alamy

Take a step inside America’s original picture palace. Since it hosted Hollywood’s very first motion picture premiere, the Egyptian Theatre has been attracting patrons to its exotic grandeur. And it’s now one of the few theatres able to screen nitrate film stock – discontinued in the 1950s due to its highly flammable state. Plus: 2017’s best releases so far and titles to watch out for in the months ahead.

19 July 2017

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Egyptian Theatre and nitrate film

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Meet Paul Rayton, projectionist at the Egyptian Theatre and master of the volatile nitrate film stock.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

2017’s best so far

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Tim Grierson, critic for ‘Screen International’ and ‘Paste’, shares his favourite films of 2017 so far plus a title to look out for in the months ahead.

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