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Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight raises curtain on final 70mm roadshow plans

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Andrew Cooper

In a refinement of plans long teased for the special rollout of Quentin Tarantino’s three-hour western, The Hateful Eight, The Weinstein Company announced that the movie’s 70mm roadshow cut will open in 100 specially-equipped theaters in 44 markets on Christmas Day.

The six-and-a-half minute longer roadshow version will only play exclusively in theaters for one week — not the previously announced two weeks — but it will continue to play in the special format in those theaters even after the film opens wide in digital-projection theaters on Dec. 31.

Tarantino is a passionate proponent of the giant-screen format and camera technology — used in classic epics like Ben-Hur — and he and his Hateful Eight cast plan to make surprise visits at theaters showing the roadshow cut during the first week.

Tickets to The Hateful Eight can be purchased here.