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Win: Digital meets film for animation classic 'Tron' in 70mm

The 1982 movie "Tron" broke new ground in computer animation, setting the stage for decades of special effects to come. But, like the other movies of its day, it was screened on old-school film, generally in 35mm. This weekend at the Loft, it will be shown projected from a high-resolution 70mm print — and you could win free tickets!

The film will be shown Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and noon Sunday.

A sequel, "Tron: Legacy," was released in 2010.

From our friends at the Loft Cinema:

See Jeff Bridges trapped inside a computer in the groundbreaking 1982 special effects extravaganza Tron, presented on the big screen in glorious, mind-blowing 70mm!

A landmark in computer animation, and one of the very first feature films to reflect the video-game craze of the 1980s, Disney’s action/adventure Tron stars a young Jeff Bridges as hot-shot computer programmer Kevin Flynn, who becomes trapped inside the very game that he’s programming. Flynn’s nemesis is his glory-grabbing boss, Ed Dillinger (David Warner), who likewise metamorphoses into a video-game character. The title character, a computer-generated superhero, is played by Bruce Boxleitner. As Tron aides Flynn in his efforts to escape from the video game world, they must also band together to defeat the evil Master Control Program, whose long range ambitions include not only ruling the video game realm, but also taking over the real world as well! Cue a harrowing series of thrilling video game adventures, including high-speed Light Cycle matches, electronic disc battles and Solar Sailer simulations as the ultimate struggle for computer control heats up to epic proportions, and Flynn is left hoping it’s not “Game Over” for himself and the rest of the human race!  Visually dazzling and cool as all get out, the groundbreaking Tron, shot almost entirely in 65mm Super Panavision, represented the absolute cutting edge in computer special effects back in 1982, making every ‘80s kid wish they could live inside a video game, and paving the way for the CGI- heavy blockbusters of today. Don’t miss what might be your only chance to see it on the big screen in glorious 70mm! (Dir. by Steven Lisberger, 1982, USA, 96 mins., Rated PG)

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 film featuring CGI, or let us know over on our Facebook page. Good luck!

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And the winner is.... Karen French Conway! Thanks for sharing your faves, everyone.

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