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Paramount Screens Super 8 Footage in NYC, ShoWest/CinemaCon

Paramount Screens Super 8 Footage in NYC, ShoWest/CinemaCon

Thompson on Hollywood

Rumors have been rampant that Paramount was going to screen a film at next week’s CinemaCon (ShoWest is no more) exhibitor convention in Las Vegas. Well, the studio screened the first 20 minutes of J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg’s Super 8 to positive response to assorted media in New York Wednesday, and will show the same footage to theater owners, along with a 2011 sizzle reel.

Paramount CEO Brad Grey introduced first-looks of Footloose and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol at the Walter Reade Theatre as well as familiar Super Bowl footage from Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Here’s some descriptive reaction from HitFix, Cinema Blend and Matt Patches.

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That headline had my hopes up–that we were all going to see a revival of the Super 8 film format. I still have a Super 8 camera and a Regular 8mm one and two 16mm cameras. Only to have my hopes dashed with the second sentence. How cruel…

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