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"SEE IT BIG!" 70MM Series
By MoMI, New York
Museum of the Moving Image will present its popular summer series See It Big! 70mm, featuring nine classic and contemporary films that will be projected in 70mm in the Museum’s majestic Sumner M. Redstone Theater, July 19 through August 27. The series opens on Wednesday, July 19, with a preview screening of "Dunkirk"
“Dunkirk”: A personal first impression
By Mark Trompeteler
In “Dunkirk” Christopher Nolan has produced a mass audience, wide age demographic, intelligent epic war film for modern times. I was a little disappointed in the film at first viewing. I was expecting something a little short of a masterpiece. However, this really is a “must see” film in 70mm if you are a 70mm enthusiast. This is a film I definitely want to see again.
Report of the BFI "Dunkirk" preview
By Mark Lyndon
The British Film Institute, the most prestigious organisation in the U.K, devoted to The Seventh Art, screened a preview of Dunkirk on Thursday July 13, in the NFT. Nolan finally arrived twenty minutes late, flanked by two minders in the shape of BFI Grande Dame Heather Stewart and spouse cum fellow executive producer Emma Thomas.
"Dunkirk" Production Notes
By Warner Brothers
“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenseless men below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army.
Todd-AO How It All Began
By Brian O'Brien, Jr.
Finally, he called one night and said "OK Doctor, I give up. I have been looking into the companies you mentioned and American Optical looks like the best bet. What do I do now?" "Fine" said my dad, "I am having lunch with Walter Stewart, President of AO next Tuesday. Why do you not come up to Southbridge and have lunch with us?".

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Brian O'Brien, Jr. tracks American Optical Co's development of the Todd-AO process
By Thomas Hauerslev
etween 1953 and 1956, Brian O'Brien, Jr.'s secretary made a scrapbook with newspaper and trade magazine clips about the development of Todd-AO. A green ring binder with 132 pages of clippings, adverts and stories about one of the most significant films formats from the 20th century. It has been one of my goals to make all this available on for many years. Here it is as PDF files, and organized page by page in a very low-tech manner.

The Captains and the Kings depart
By Mark Lyndon
That weekend, Loren introduced "West" to a spellbound Pictureville audience and gave us fascinating insights into the creation of some of the most thrilling scenes in the whole of cinema. He joined us for breakfast at the hotel and shared some wonderful anecdotes of his life and times in the greatest film industry of them all. Those times are now over, but what a legacy!
Seeing a 7OMM presentation of "WONDER WOMAN"
y David Granadino
The sunny paradise of the Amazon island was so much brighter in the digital projection yet something was lacking in what I called depth, or the illusion of a 3-D effect that film can achieve. The sound in both presentations was fantastic, with the Cinerama Dome digital surround sound system creating a deep bass sound that could vibrate the seats.
The Short history of the Amphitheatre in Banska Bystrica
Michal Jaso
New official screenings and music festival shows began in 2014 with very good responses. Eventually we were able to reconstruct the original projectors into fully operational state. We even added a DTS system for 70mm to be able to show DTS titles. The two interesting things about this amphitheatre is that according to our information, it's now the only 70mm open air cinema in operation in Europe
Widescreen In Malaya
By Alain Dorange
Malaya was a British Federal State composed of what are today Malaysia and Singapore. Malaysia became independent on August 31st 1957 and its island (Pulau Singapura) became an independent Republic on August 9th 1965. Malaya (and also Japan as well as Hong Kong) did experience the development of the widescreen processes from Europe and the US more or less at the same time.

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We Would “Proudly” Wait Three Days in Line
By Omid Kayvan
We would “proudly” wait three days in line to see the March 1971 Columbia Pictures re-release of "Lawrence of Arabia" in 70MM, which was only shown in one Cinema (same venue as 1963 presentation), the Central Cinema. Our family took turns standing in line during those three days! There must have been over Thousand people at any given time, either trying to push or shove others out of line, or sneak into the line as Black Marketers

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Want to see "Dunkirk" on real film, in the splendour of 7OMM? This is a Worldwide in-progress 7OMM Presentation Premiere list which has been has been edited based on internet foras, reports by's readers and theater web sites. Please note, this list is based on facts, and readers calling their local cinemas, asking for the authentic 7OMM Experience, as the director want you to see his film.

The first German 70mm movie FLYING CLIPPER (1962) will hit the market as 4K UHD, Blu-Ray and DVD July 28, 2017
Scanned in 4K from an original new 70mm print and digitally high-quality restored, "FLYING CLIPPER" now unfolds in the home cinema with the same brilliance as at the time on the cinema screen. In addition to the classic original sound, a completely new sound design has been created in Dolby Atmos, which lets you experience the thunderous racing atmosphere of Monaco in the middle of the room.

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"FLYING CLIPPER" In 4K von der original 70mm Kinokopie restauriert

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Cinemiracle Theatre Survey
By R. H. McCullough
Visit to Futuroscope, Poitiers
By Thomas Hauerslev
Visit to Kinepolis, Bruxelles
By Thomas Hauerslev
Visit to La Geode, Paris
By Thomas Hauerslev
Georges Loisel's list of 7OMM in Paris
By Olivier Rousseau
Rare black/white images from American Optical Company
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"Oklahoma!" on opening night at the Rivoli
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Vintage articles about Todd-AO, Showscan, Panavision & Dolby
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By Kino-Technik, 1959

Large Format Cinema as Communal Virtual Reality
Cinema Retro's Issue 38 now Shipping
Music Box Theatre 70mm Festival
DP70s back at work at the Paramount Theatre in Peekskill, NY
Presentation and cast/credit of Michael Todd's "Around the World in 80 Days"

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2017 News Mission:
• To record the history of the large format movies and the 70mm cinemas as remembered by the people who worked with the films. Both during making and during running the films in projection rooms and as the audience, looking at the curved screen., a unique internet based magazine, with articles about 70mm cinemas, 70mm people, 70mm films, 70mm sound, 70mm film credits, 70mm history and 70mm technology. Readers and fans of 70mm are always welcome to contribute.


I continue to be impressed by the dedication you have to the continuing wellbeing of 70mm. I would like you to have met my colleague and friend, the late Robert Gottschalk, founder and driving force of Panavision. He was of the unshakeable opinion that picture quality, real picture QUALITY, depended on a big piece of negative, the bigger the better.

All good wishes, Sir Sydney Samuelson, December 2009

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According to the Svensk Filmindustri cinemas, 70mm versions of "Murder on the Orient Express" and Stanley Kubrick's "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" will be shown in Swedish cinemas.

In the UK the IMAX 70mm version of "Dunkirk" will include 70mm IMAX trailers of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and "Blade Runner 2049"

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IN70MM.COM PARTNER is proud to be associated with one of the finest cinemas in Europe, Schauburg Kino, home of the annual Todd-AO Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany.

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Chronological premiere list of major 70mm films

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Mike Todd's "Around the World in 80 Days"

The 7OMM Engagements
By Mike Coate
The following are lists of the 70mm first-run engagements of a hand full of film titles in North America:

Showcase Presentations in Minneapolis

“E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial”
“The Dark Crystal”
“The Bear”
“The Bear” (also known as “L’Ours”)
“The Big Blue”
“One from the Heart”
“Can’t Stop the Music”

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70mm Engagements
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Online: 02-06-1999. Updated: 20-07-2017