One of the biggest defenders of celluloid-based cinema over digital is Quentin Tarantino. While many filmmakers who have this belief simply make their films with this classic technique. However, Tarantino took it one step further as he both owns and operates the famed New Beverly Cinema which plays movies with celluloid projectors. However, just because the theater is owned by the celebrated filmmaker does not mean it was exempt from the nationwide theater shutdown that began last March when the COVID-19 pandemic began. With theaters opening up again though, it was announced today that Tarantino's theater will re-open on June 1st with the first film to screen there being Tarantino's most recent film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The 2019 film recently released a novelization written by Tarantino himself (and will have actress Jennifer Jason Leigh narrate an eleven-hour audiobook version of the story as well). In addition, a poster for Tarantino's classic film Pulp Fiction was also up in front of the theater. This implies that that film might also screen. Stay tuned!