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CINEMIRACLE NEWS
“WINDJAMMER” to set sail soon in a new digital version
By Randy Gitsch
“WINDJAMMER: THE VOYAGE OF THE CHRISTIAN RADICH” to set sail soon in a new digital version. Widescreen film fans around the world will be thrilled to hear that a new, sharper, clearer version of the 1958 three-panel picture has now been created by the Cinerama Restoration Team. Its theatrical rollout is now nearing its kick-off and will lead to a new Blu-ray launch next spring.

Sales Manual For Louis De Rochemont's Windjammer
A film for all people of all ages, WINDJAMMER is a self-selling commodity; as evidenced by the record breaking grosses. It is a high level production, an entertainment, and, as such must be handled with special care. This is why WINDJAMMER has been and will be presented just like a Broadway show, on a hard ticket basis.
“Windjammer” Stopping Soon In Two German Ports
By Randy Gitsch
"Windjammer" is shown on two screenings on successive nights as open-air events at the European Hansemuseum in Lubeck’s Old City, on Nov. 2 & 3. These unique presentations will be in the museum’s harbor front plaza where the film will be projected onto three obelisks encircling the this one-time prison yard, as a part of the 58th Nordic Film Days Lubeck event.
Sold Out “Windjammer”
By Randy Gitch
After 22 days on marquees and movie screens, the 2015 European Cinerama Festival Tour has closed its’ last show in Oslo, Norway with a sold-out presentation of “Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich” at the Norwegian Film Institute’s Cinemateket. The film is a Norwegian favorite.
"Windjammer" at the Tonhallen
By Thomas David Boehm
A former friend of mine, Arno Buchholtz, who died many years ago, was a projectionist at the Tonhalle. There he took some slides which show the projection room with the Cinermiracle-setup.
"Windjammer" is released Blu-ray and DVD
By Flicker Alley
Now digitally remastered, the color, the music, the true artistry of this classic is reborn. Release date is medio September 2012.

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"Windjammer" Returns to Hamburg
By Thomas Hauerslev
For the first time in nearly 50 years, "Windjammer", a Cinemiracle Adventure, is back in Hamburg at the Metropolis Cinema
Windjammer  Recollections and Laments
By Stephen Winship
When we finally were able to enter the theater's auditorium, my first impression was one of overwhelming awe.
 
 
WINDJAMMER sails again!
By Rick Mitchell
"Windjammer" sailed across the screen of the Cinerama Dome, 58 years after it first sailed across the screen of the Chinese Theater
Movie Star Visits Copenhagen
By Thomas Hauerslev
Cinemiracle star S/S Christian Radich visits Copenhagen. See the images from a visit on the deck of the magnificent ship.
VINTAGE CINEMIRACLE
My "Windjammer" Story
By Sven Libaek
The world premiere was a typical Hollywood event, and there we were, three young Norwegian boys, who a year earlier could only have dreamt about attending such a spectacle.
Working for Louis deRochemont
By Borden Mace
Riding back to Manhattan alone with a captive David Lean in a thirty minute taxi ride, I had questions of a lifetime to ask him. I never got to ask one. He was so excited and had so many questions he wanted answers to.
The Danes And The Windjammers
By Borden Mace
I tried to convince Captain Hansen to sail the S/S Danmark, to be the “star” of our scheduled second wide screen spectacular following “Cinerama Holiday”
On the Trail of "Windjammer" - A Visit to Oslo
By Thomas Hauerslev
I left Denmark by train bound for Norway to interview the director of "Windjammer", Louis de Rochemont III.
Is "Windjammer" the Queen of Kitsch?
By Fans at the Widescreen Weekend
It is a grand movie! As a colleague of mine in London told me. It must be the queen of kitsch. But it was an incredible experience to see "Windjammer", the film all Norwegians have talked about since the original release in 1958.
German "Windjammer" souvenir program
6 pages from the Schauburg archive - from a showing in Bad Godesberg 16. October 1965
"Windjammer" Press Release
By Strohmaier & Hauerslev
Since summer 2009, David Strohmaier, and John Sittig have spent considerable time to find the best elements of "Windjammer" for DVD and Blu-ray release. More: Telecine, Danish Locations, Sweden saves the day & Contact
Oslo's Red Carpet Widescreen Event
By Randy Gitsch
"Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich" returned to Oslo by storm last week, resulting in capacity audiences and many pleased patrons.
Lasse Kolstad passed away
By Kaare Terland
Four days after his ninetieth birthday Lasse Kolstad passed away. He was one of the main actors in Norway and mastered all disciplines from classics to musicals.
Alf R. Bjercke passed away
By Kaare Terland
In the mid-fifties he co-chaired on the Board of The Christian Radich Foundation in Oslo. In that position he became instrumental in the negotiation with Louis de Rochemont II in using the S/S Christian Radich as the windjammer in the Cinemiracle production
 
 
CINEMIRACLE PEOPLE
"Windjammer" cast and credits
Producer: Louis de Rochemont. Directors: Louis de Rochemont III and Bill Colleran. Directors of photography: Gayne Rescher, A.S.C. and Joseph Brun. Film editor: Peter Ratkevich. Music: Morton Gould. Director of sound: Richard J. Pietschmann, Jr.
Composer Sven-Erik Libaek interviewed
By Hauerslev / Strohmaier
Sven talks about the "Windjammer" music group that he and the other guys were in, and much, much more
"Windjammer" Cast & Crew Interviews in Oslo
By Thomas Hauerslev
A small team, two Norwegians and a Dane, met with some of the cast and crew from the Cinemiracle adventure "Windjammer" to talk about the history
"Windjammer" dialouge
Retyped by Anders M. Olsson
Transcribed from the actual English soundtrack. Translations from Danish and German sources have been used to fill in some sections for which the English soundtrack couldn't be located.

CINEMIRACLE CINEMAS

Premiere of "Windjammer" at the Empire in Paris
By Gerhard Witte
The very successful Cinemiracle movie "Windjammer" had its World Premiere at Grauman´s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Tuesday, April 8, 1958. In France, in Paris, "Windjammer" opened relatively late at the Empire-Cinérama-Théâtre Abel Gance on Monday, February 5, 1962.

Vinterpalatset A Story of Magnificence, Proud and Mourned
By Peter Andren
This is the story of one of the greatest cinemas in Sweden. It was called "Vinterpalatset" ("The Winterpalace") and was situated in Stockholm, the lovely capital of Sweden.
"Windjammer" @ the Dome
By Dave Strohmaier
The 1958  roadshow production "Windjammer", will screen at the Cinerama Dome, September 5th, 2010
"Windjammer" - Exclusive Danish Re-release
By Biffen & Hauerslev
Biffen is presenting the remastered version of Louis de Rochemont's CineMiracle Adventure "Windjammer" for 4 days in July 2010 and welcoming Carin-Anne and David Strohmaier to Aalborg to introduce the film
The movie miracle in Aalborg
By Lars Borberg
The biggest movie in the world will now be shown in one of the world’s smaller theatres: The Biffen, at Nordkraft in Aalborg.
 

Online: 02-06-1999. Updated: 25-08-2017