For Hicksflicks.com, March 7, 2014

Those of you who are art film fans know that the Broadway Center Cinemas downtown has been holding fundraising events to afford a switch to digital projectors, since there are hardly any 35mm prints being struck for new films these days.

In celebration of achieving its goal, the Broadway will show three classic vintage films and one more recent movie with visually arresting cinematography to demonstrate its new technology and, hopefully, wow its audience.

The "DCP Celebration" (DCP stands for Digital Cinema Package) runs Saturday through Thursday, March 8-13.


The films are "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962, PG), an epic that benefits greatly from being seen on a movie-theater screen; "From Here to Eternity" (1953, b/w), the all-star wartime film set against the days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; "Samsara" (2011, PG-13), a documentary art film without dialogue that relies on stunning visuals to link nature with the industrial age; and "2001 — A Space Odyssey" (1968, G), Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi art film with a malevolent computer and an enigmatic monolith.

Each film will show daily at varying times; check out the Broadway's website for specifics.