Parkway Cinema Barnsley Chosen as Only Cinema in the North to Show “Oppenheimer” on Traditional 70mm Film

Rob Younger at Parkway Cinema Barnsley
Barnsley, England ( July 23, 2023 ) -

The independent and family-run cinema managed to secure a rare print of the film after owner and respected cinema engineer Rob Younger was involved in preparing 70mm projectors in central London, ahead of the film’s upcoming UK Premiere.

With only a handful of these traditional 70mm prints available in the world, northern film fans will be able to see Nolan’s latest epic in a quality so high that can’t be matched by digital projectors.

Rob Younger said: “The entire film was actually shot on 70mm film so we’re very excited and proud to be able to show it in its original format right here in Barnsley. This is exactly the same format as it will be screened at the London premiere, using an identical projector.”

Younger, who recently won the title of UK Cinema Hero, will personally be hosting each of the screenings where he’ll take questions about 70mm film and give audiences a chance to visit the projection room after the film.

About Parkway Cinema Barnsley
Ever since 1908, there has been an entertainment venue on Eldon Street, starting with The Empire Palace of Varieties Theatre which was also home to a school of performing sea lions in 1911. The theatre was then turned into The Empire Super Cinema in 1920 with sound being installed in 1929, the cinema was renamed The Gaumont in 1950 and despite a fire that saw the building destroyed, it was rebuilt and reopened in 1956. It was then an Odeon from 1960 until it closed in 2005 before being bought by Rob Younger and Gerald Parkes in 2007. The community venue now specialises in showing 35mm and 70mm films, hosting live stage shows, showing event cinema, and mainstream film. Owner and operator Rob Younger also recently won the title of UK Cinema Hero after being nominated by peers and customers for his dedication to the cinema industry.