The filmmaker bought the theater in 2021 and after a “carefully planned 3-year renovation” of the location, Tarantino will be hosting the special screening this Saturday, Nov. 11.
“The Vista Theater is one of the last remaining single-screen movie theaters that has stood the test of time,” reads the description of the sold-out event that Tarantino will be hosting. “Don’t miss history in the making and be the first to step inside for a special 35mm screening of True Romance.”
The renovation “includes state-of-the-art 35mm and 70mm film projection with powerful new audio, a cool new retro ambiance, and endless eye candy.”
On Nov. 17, a screening of Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving in 35mm will take over and on Nov. 22, Ridley Scott’s Napoleon in 70mm will be screened.
The Vista Theatre reopens on its 100th anniversary, opening its doors back on October 9, 1923, as Lou Bard Playhouse. It was Tips starring Baby Peggy the film that was first screened in the establishment.
True Romance is a 1993 romantic crime film directed by Tony Scott and written by Tarantino. The film stars Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt and Christopher Walken. The premise of the movie revolves around a newlywed couple, played by Slater and Arquette, who are running from the Mafia after stealing a shipment of drugs.