The Widescreen Weekend film festival has returned to Bradford - giving people the chance to see some big screen classics and enjoy  “big, bold cinema experiences”.

Running from September 28 to October 2, this year’s festival will explore screen history and cinema technology with a programme celebrating the past, present and future of film. 

Experience glorious print 35mm and 70mm screenings, Cinerama restorations, talks and events that will “re-ignite your love for the magical experience of going to the movies”.

Taking place on Saturday, September 30, is the festival’s first overnight movie marathon.

Festival-goers can experience all three of the extended cuts of The Lord of the Rings trilogy on Pictureville Cinema’s curved Cinerama screen - the last of its kind in the world - providing a truly immersive experience.

It will also pay homage to CinemaScope, which dominated cinema in the 1950s and 1960s.

As well as events at the National Science and Media Museum, the festival will also be heading out across the city, with a series of double bills screening at Bradford Playhouse and other community screenings throughout the weekend.

The National Science and Media Museum is currently closed to the public until summer 2024 - but Pictureville Cinema and Bar will remain open seven days a week.

For more information about Widescreen Weekend, go to