Anticipation for Quentin Tarantino’s latest has reached a fever-pitch in L.A. thanks to its star power (Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margo Robbie), its subject matter (the obsession with Charles Manson and his murderous “family” is as enduring as it is eerie and weird), and locales (the director and his crews were seen all over Hollywood last year, filming at numerous landmark spots which were painstakingly transformed to the way they looked in 1969, when the film is set). But Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is an event film that everyone wants to see first and foremost because of the writer-director and his incredible body of work.

Credit: Quentin Tarantino

(Courtesy Quentin Tarantino)

The film, which opens in theaters nationwide on July 26, is Tarantino’s ninth, and like some of his previous hits, features multiple storylines and sexy, violent undercurrents. Following television star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) as they navigate the changing entertainment industry, it also explores the darkside of showbiz via a colorful cast of characters and ill-fated luminaries (such as Robbie’s Sharon Tate) as the ’60s come to a close.

Anticipating renewed interest in Tarantino’s oeuvre, ArcLight Hollywood is hosting a marathon of his movies over three days starting this Friday. Showcasing the entirety of the cinematic provocateur’s  filmography, the series will culminate with two exclusive advance screenings of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood on Sat., July 20 and Sun., July 21, inside the fittingly epic Cinerama Dome. The film will be shown in 70 mm, and will be followed by panels and conversations with special guests. Tarantino-themed décor, nostalgic drink specials in the bar, collectable swag and giveaways are promised too. Movie schedule is as follows.

Fri., July 19: Reservoir Dogs (1 p.m.), Pulp Fiction (3:45 p.m.), Jackie Brown (7:30 p.m.), Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (11:15 p.m.).

Sat., July 20: Kill Bill, Vol.2 (1 p.m.), Death Proof (4:30 p.m.), Inglourious Basterds (midnight), Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (7:30 p.m. in the Dome)

Sun., July 21: Django Unchained (11:30 a.m.), The Hateful Eight (3 p.m.), Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (7:30 p.m. in the Dome).

Arclight, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 615-2550. Tickets and more info at presents-once-upon-a-tarantino



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