‘Suspiria’ to Go on Tour in Glorious 35mm

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Michael Sallustio

The 35mm Print of the Dario Argento’s Suspiria was Found in an Italian Cinema by The Chicago Cinema Society

Have you ever wanted to see Suspiria in 35mm on the big screen? Well, The Chicago Cinema Society is about to make your wish come true. The group has found an original, uncut 35mm print of the classic Dario Argento horror and will be touring it throughout the United States.

The Chicago Cinema Society announced:

“The Chicago Cinema Society is excited to announce that we have discovered an uncut Italian 35mm print of Suspiria. The print was rescued from an Italian cinema that had closed down and the print had gone untouched in their storage area since 1977/78. After a brief inspection to assess the overall condition of the print, it appears as if it had only been screened a handful of times at most. The print is in excellent physical condition with no substantial wear, uncut heads and tails, minimal fading and no vinegar syndrome.Once we had the print in our film archive, we then made a very careful inspection to determine which version of Suspiria we had obtained. We were stunned to find that the print is a completely uncut 6 reel print with a run time of 98 minutes in Italian language.”

The Society plans to take the film on tour starting in July. So far, here are the announced dates:

7/28 – 7/30/2017: The Metrograph, New York City, NY
9/1/2017: The Denver Film Society, Denver, CO
9/16/2017: The Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
Early Fall: Venue confirmed and TBA, Los Angeles, CA
10/14/2017: Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA
10/26+27/2017: Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA
Late Fall: Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL
11/18/2017: Alamo Drafthouse, Littleton, CO
11/24/2017: Alamo Drafthouse, Yonkers, NY
1/12/2018: Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY
1/18/2018: The Charles Theater, Baltimore, MD

More dates are to be announced so check at The Chicago Cinema Society’s website to stay up to date. Also, the Society has given us a taste of what to expect with this video of the found footage. Enjoy!



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