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Free tickets: Legendary comedy 'Mad, Mad, Mad World' screening in 70mm

With almost too many stars to list, the 1963 comedy caper classic "It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" is known for cramming live actors into crazy situations. Catch it as it expands across the big screen at the Loft on Saturday — and you could win free tickets!

This special screening will be one show only, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

From our friends at the Loft Cinema:

If there was ever a film that lived up to its title, it’s this epic, all-star slapstick comedy extravaganza, shot and presented in the gargantuan Ultra Panavision 70 format, about a group of greedy adventurers tearing up the countryside in search of buried treasure.

After years of socially-relevant message pictures like The Defiant Ones and Judgment at Nuremberg, acclaimed director Stanley Kramer wanted a change of pace, so he set out to make “a comedy to end all comedies,” and boy did he ever! The madcap romp It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World details the misadventures of a group of average, seemingly upstanding Americans who are given clues to locating $350,000 in stolen bank loot – at which point they resort to every form of lying, cheating and double-crossing in their manic cross-country race to retrieve it.  As an ever-increasing cavalcade of fortune hunters join the chase, cars are smashed, planes are crashed and the slapstick destruction reaches hysterical levels of over-the-top insanity.   Featuring perhaps the biggest, most awe-inspiring cast of comedy legends ever assembled in one film – Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Edie Adams, Spencer Tracy, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Dorothy Provine, Phil Silvers, Jonathan Winters, Don Knotts, Peter Falk, Mickey Rooney, Carl Reiner, Jerry Lewis and many more – the film required the widest screen possible to capture all the mayhem, leading Kramer to shoot in the ultra-wide Ultra Panavision 70 format. Playing like a live-action cross between Mad Magazine and a Looney Tunes cartoon, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World became a monster box-office hit and a benchmark for big-budget studio comedies.  (Dir. by Stanley Kramer, 1963, USA, 205 mins., includes intermission, Not Rated)

Presented in 70mm! With a greater aspect ratio and higher resolution than 35mm film, 70mm is sharper, richer and more immersive – the ultimate in film projection.

To enter to win a pair of tickets, comment here and tell us about your favorite movie featuring one of the stars of this film, or let us know over on our Facebook page. Good luck!

And this winner is... Suzi List! Thanks for sharing your faves, everyone.

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