We are incredibly excited about our 70mm Film Series this week. Unfortunately, we have some bad news. We were able to only find one single print of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in existence, and it is original from the 1968 release.
We began testing prints today and discovered that while the print has very few scratches, it has turned very pink over the years. We have tried to find a replacement print, but this is the only print of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in circulation. . . .
We do believe that in the spirit of repertory film programming and the 70mm Film Festival that we should screen the 70mm film print as it is. The only other option would be a Blu-Ray presentation. We cannot condone that as part of this festival. As we will still be running the film on Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 5pm, we will now do so at a reduced price of $3 per ticket.
Jennings, Dave. “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is pink.” Music Box Theatre Blog. 14 Feb. 2013.