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"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.

The Fight That Started the Movies
By Samuel Hawley
The Fight That Started the Movies is the untold story of Corbett’s and Fitzsimmons’ journey to that ring in Nevada and how the landmark film of their battle came to be made. It reveals how boxing played a key role in the birth of the movies, spurring the development of motion picture technology and pushing the concept of “film” from a twenty-second peephole show to a full-length attraction, “a complete evening’s entertainment,” projected on a screen.
James Horner at the Todd-AO Scoring Stage, CBS Radford, Studio City
Jean-Baptiste Martin
If you happen to carefully read the liner notes in your Horner albums, you must have noticed the name of this recording studio several times. The composer has indeed recorded more than forty scores there, or almost half his discography, from Swing Kids (1992) to Deep Impact (1998) and finally The Spiderwick Chronicles (2007). Let's go back to this historical place where the maestro's brilliant notes sounded in thousands.
“Khartoum”: The Roadshow Engagements
By Mike Coate
The following is a reference/historical list of the Cinerama-branded 70mm roadshow engagements of “Khartoum” held in North America. These presentations utilized special rectified prints derived from 65mm Ultra Panavision photography and projected onto large, deeply curved screens. The audio was six-track stereophonic. The seating was reserved at advanced prices and with an average of ten scheduled screenings per week. The cinemas in which these special presentations played also sold souvenir programs.
“Rollerball”: The 70mm Engagements
By Mike Coate
The following is a list of the 70-millimeter first-run engagements of “Rollerball” in North America. These were near full-width prints (approximately 2.00:1) blown-up from 35mm spherical photography and included discrete six-track audio. The United Artists release was directed by Norman Jewison and starred James Caan and John Houseman.
“Manhunter”: The 70mm Engagements
By Mike Coate
The following is a list of the 70mm first-run engagements of “Manhunter” in North America. These were full-frame 2.20:1 blow-ups sourced from Super-35 photography. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded, single-surround). The De Laurentiis Entertainment Group release, directed by Michael Mann and starring William Petersen, opened on August 15th, 1986.
In 7OMM with Doug Louden
By Doug Louden
Leaving school in 1975, I started as a projectionist for Hoyts Theatres as a spool boy winding 70mm reissues of "The Sound of Music" and "Hello, Dolly!". My dreams came true in 1976 when I worked at the Hoyts Plaza theatre with Tom Omaye as my head projectionist and in 1989 I got the life time ambition to run my own cinema on the south coast of Sydney before I moved to London in 1992
Widescreen Weekend 2016
Widescreen Weekend will take place from 13 - 16, October 2016 and will feature new Cinerama restorations, classic 70mm screenings and demonstrations of the latest ways to enjoy immersive cinema. Widescreen Weekend commences on Thursday evening and concludes after the last show on Sunday evening. We will be announcing programme information in August 2016. We hope to see you all as we celebrate the joys of wide gauge film once again.

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Nolan's "Dunkirk" will feature over 100 minutes of IMAX material
By Tyler Purcell
Nolan's Dunkirk will feature over 100 minutes of IMAX material, according to sources close to the production. So far almost all of the still and video images coming from set are of the IMAX camera, with only a few brief moments with the 5/70 Panavision cameras. So far the production has been shooting on location in France, close to where the actual rescue happened.

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All That Jazz in Aalborg, Denmark
By Thomas Hauerslev
"Center for Danish Jazz History" and Orla Nielsen opens a new cinema with 16mm, 35mm and 7OMM. A few hundred meters from the blue waters of Limfjorden, in northern Jyllland in Denmark, some hectic construction activity in some former office space is going on in July and August 2016. It's Orla, who enthusiastically shows me around the premises, and talk about the plans for how he intends to transform this former office space into a new cinema to show films with jazz music.
Brian O'Brien Biography
By Walter P. Siegmund and Brian O'Brien, Jr.
Brian O'Brien was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1898 to Michael Phillip and Lina Prime O'Brien. His education started in the Chicago Latin School from 1909–1915, and continued at the Yale Sheffield scientific school where he earned a Ph.B. in 1918 and a Ph.D. in 1922. In 1922 he married Ethel Cornelia Dickerman and they had one son, Brian, Jr..
“Ghostbusters”: The 70mm Engagements
By Mike Coate
The following is a list of the 70-millimeter first-run engagements of “Ghostbusters” in North America. These were full-frame (2.20:1) prints blown up from anamorphic 35mm. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded, single-surround). The Columbia release, directed by Ivan Reitman — and starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Sigourney Weaver — opened on June 8th, 1984.
“Heaven’s Gate”: The 70mm Engagements
By Mike Coate
The following is a list of the 70mm first-run engagements of “Heaven’s Gate” in North America. These were letterboxed prints (approximately 2.39:1) blown up from anamorphic 35mm photography. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded, single-surround). The United Artists release was directed by Michael Cimino and starred Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, Isabelle Huppert, and Jeff Bridges. The running time of the 1980 screenings was 219 minutes, while the 1981 screenings ran 149 minutes.
“The Deer Hunter”: The 70mm Engagements
By Mike Coate
The following is a list of the 70mm first-run engagements of “The Deer Hunter” in North America. These were letterboxed prints (approximately 2.39:1) blown up from anamorphic 35mm photography. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded, single-surround). The EMI production/Universal release, was directed by Michael Cimino and starred Robert DeNiro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken.
“Year of the Dragon”: The 70mm Engagements
By Mike Coate
The following is a list of the 70mm first-run engagements of “Year of the Dragon” in North America. These were letterboxed prints (approximately 2.39:1) blown up from anamorphic 35mm photography. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded, single-surround). The MGM release, directed by Michael Cimino, and starring Mickey Rourke, John Lone and Ariane Koizumi, opened on August 16th, 1985.
Information about the 3-strip movie "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm"
By Gerhard Witte
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are mainly worldwide renowned for their collection of fairy tales – but they were also language- and cultural researchers, diplomats, lawyers, professors, librarians and politicians. They were born in Hanau as the eldest children of a Calvinist pastor's family with civil service ties.

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7Omm & Widescreen Festival @ the Somerville, USA
September 16-25, 2016
Join us for our first-ever celebration of the greatest motion picture format of all time - 70mm film! From September 16 through the 25th, each day we will be presenting classic titles on our big screen. In addition to key 70mm titles, we will also be screening a handful of widescreen 35mm features that emphasize the grandeur of the big screen.

7OMM Festival in Seattle, USA announced

New soundtrack release coming soon ‘Khartoum - Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack’

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Ultra Panavison 70
MCS 70 - Superpanorama
Super Panavision 70
ARRI 765
Dimension 150
Super Technirama 70
Sovscope 70

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Interview & People

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Short stories

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THE RAMA PAGES. All readers are invited to send in their RAMAs. The "Rama" pages, now in its 9th year. More than 100 new and vintage RAMAs documented so far. Send your RAMA now!

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2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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Alphabetical listing of Ramas

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Sales Manual For Louis De Rochemont's Windjammer
By The Cinemiracle Process
Visit to La Geode, Paris
By Thomas Hauerslev
Visit to Futuroscope, Poitiers
By Thomas Hauerslev
Visit to Kinepolis, Bruxelles
By Thomas Hauerslev
Georges Loisel's list of 7OMM in Paris
By Olivier Rousseau
Vintage articles about Todd-AO, Showscan, Panavision & Dolby
Brian O'Brien, Jr.'s Todd-AO Scrapbook
Coming soon
Rare black/white images from American Optical Company
Coming soon
"Oklahoma!" on opening night at the Rivoli
Coming soon

Flicker Alley presents...
"Ellston Bay" - in VistaVision
“The Concert for Bangladesh”: The 70mm Engagements

7OMM Festival in New York, USA
“Greystoke”: The 70mm Engagements
“Logan’s Run”: The 70mm Engagements
“Gremlins”: The 70mm Engagements
Showcase Presentations in Salt Lake City

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IN7OMM e-NEWSLETTER publishes an e-mail newsletter which is sent to users. If you want to join or discontinue, please send an e-mail to Bill Lawrence, 802 readers already signed up.

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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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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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The original idea was

"Encourage film makers to produce and make new films in 65mm, present them in 70mm with 6-track discrete digital sound on big curved screens".

The 70mm Association Newsletter" was the "voice" of The International 70mm Association.

For 7 years, when the magazine was produced regularly, it was edited and published in Copenhagen. The magazine was never a commercial venture - nor was it intended to be. It had a lot of fans and the number of subscribers climaxed in 2000. The last issue was published in the fall of 2001. Special edition issues 68, 69 & 70 have been made for the Widescreen Weekend.

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Back issues

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Todd-AO Birth date
By Brian O'Brien
On October 15th, 1952 I received a phone call from a Michael Todd in New York City, who wished to come to see me at Rochester that evening. I had never heard of Todd, but it seems that he is a well-known Broadway producer.

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1930's Large Format Equipment at the USC Archive
By Dan Sherlock
The University of Southern California has one of the most respected schools of cinema-television in the world. Many famous directors, cinematographers, editors, and others involved in the production of motion pictures and television programs learned their craft at this school. Located below one of the buildings is the USC Moving Picture archive. The archive includes over 18,000 student films, 35mm films, cameras and projectors.

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"Antique" Wide-Gauge movie cameras and projector equipment at the USC
The 70mm Trailer Anomaly
By Brian Walters
Some of the excellent sounding 70mm trailer examples were for “The Fly“, “Commando“ and “Full Metal Jacket“, all wonderfully dynamic sounding trailers that far exceeded the sound of the feature presentations which were to be in 35mm stereo optical sound only. The picture quality of these trailers, even though only blow ups from 35mm, was also usually superior because of the improved brightness, picture stability and improved definition from longer focal length lenses employed with 70mm projection.
"A Tale of Old Whiff", the animated one-reel cartoon has been found
By Randy Gitsch
We are delighted to report that "A Tale of Old Whiff", the animated, one-reel cartoon by Johh Hubley that originally accompanied the "Scent of Mystery" feature in its' 1960 theatrical release, and one which was officially "lost", when he and Dave Strohmaier were desperately looking for it to accompany their DVD/Blu-Ray re-mastered release of that feature, has been found.

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• Go to It's All in the Writing. Jan Harlan in Denmark


Online: 02-06-1999. Updated: 29-08-2016