One of this summer’s biggest movies is Oppenheimer, directed by Christopher Nolan. And we do mean big! For limited screenings on 70mm IMAX film projectors, the 3+ hour movie prints weigh several hundred pounds. The blockbuster flick is also getting screened on 35mm film at select theaters nationwide.
Of course, a film print is not delivered to a movie theater on a single, giant reel. Instead, it is sent as several shorter segments on separate, smaller reels. The projectionist will splice together the segments so that the entire feature film can spool off a large, rotating platter in the projection system. Goldberg Brothers made a bunch of those smaller 70mm shipping reels for Oppenheimer earlier this year. We recently had a writer from Westword, a local Denver news outlet, visit our factory to learn about the history of Goldberg Brothers and see how we made the film reels that helped bring Christopher Nolan’s artistry to a theater near you. Check out the article by following this link: https://www.westword.com/arts/Colorado-company-goldberg-brothers-makes-movie-reels-oppenheimer-17322868