Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sat, Jan 2, 2016
Film Info
Runtime:182 mins
Director:Quentin Tarantino
Year Released:2015
Production Country:USA


QT Express: THE HATEFUL EIGHT Roadshow Road Trip
Presented by FilmScene and Des Moines Film Society


SOLD OUT - Thank You! Email to be placed on ticket waitlist, should any become available.

That's right: We've chartered a deluxe motorcoach to take film fans from Iowa to see THE HATEFUL EIGHT, Quentin Tarantino's eighth feature film, in beautiful, eye-popping Ultra Panavision 70mm at Chicago's historic Music Box Theatre on Saturday, January 2--one week before the film hits theaters nationwide in regular-format release. Join us for the cinematic event of the year!

All-inclusive tickets ($99 public, $88 for members) include:

- Round-trip transit via chartered Windstar Lines motorcoach (special on-board entertainment)*

- Coffee with light breakfast (think bagels) en route. Special thanks to coffee sponsor Mars Cafe!

- Admission to the film at the Music Box with reserved seating and special "backstage" tour of the projeciton booth's special 70mm setup

- Roadshow presentation is 187 mins with a special added overture only for the 70mm release. Includes 12 min. intermission.

- Chicago's legendary deep dish pizza at Gino's East after the show!

Sold Out! Email to be placed on ticket waitlist, should any become available. Tickets go on sale to FilmScene members at 10am Wednesday, Dec. 9 -- simply login with your membership account to purchase tickets.Des Moines Film Society newsletter subscribers with special code may also purchase advance tickets during the member pre-sale (Click Buy Tickets and enter code at prompt). Any remaining tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am Thursday, Dec. 10. All sales are final; refunds will only be issued in the case the trip is cancelled (such as due to adverse weather conditions) and cannot be rescheduled.
*The bus will depart from Des Moines at approximately 8am on Saturday morning, January 2, stop in Iowa City to pickup additional passengers around 10am, and arrive in Chicago at approximately 2pm for a matinee screening at the Music Box. After the screening, we'll enjoy a special deep-dish pizza outing at Chicago's famous Gino's East before we return to Iowa with estimated drop-off times of 12 midnight for IC and 2am for DSM. Please email FilmScene Program Director Andy Brodie with any questions:


Set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces: Bob (Demian Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all...

Shot in Ultra Panavision 70mm (the same format used to film the epic "Ben-Hur"), Tarantino and The Weinstein Company have organized a special, early Roadshow release of the film in select cinemas that have been specially equipped for these screenings. This will be the first time in 50 years that a true 70mm film will be released and displayed in its beautiful, wide format.

Read more about 70mm and the Roadshow release in the NY Times: Tarantino's ‘The Hateful Eight’ Resurrects Nearly Obsolete Technology


For the last two decades, the Music Box Theatre has been the premiere venue in Chicago for independent and foreign films. It currently has the largest theater space operated full time in the city.

When it was opened in 1929, the Music Box Theatre was considered tiny compared to its much larger, more palatial neighbors. Many of these larger theaters, like the Uptown Theatre, were often too large to stay in business throughout the rest of the 20th century.

The Music Box Theatre retains its original architecture and design. With a dark blue ceiling, "twinkling stars" and moving cloud formations suggesting a night sky, and walls and towers suggesting an Italian courtyard, patrons are made to feel as if they are watching a film in an open-air Tuscan palazzo.

Read more about the Music Box's rich history.