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WSW GROUP PICTURES
Widescreen Weekend "Audience on Stage"
By Thomas Hauerslev
The traditional "on-stage" picture - a unique Pictureville tradition since 1998. A very enthusiastic audience went on stage to have their picture taken. See the image and download for free
Widescreen Weekend Archive

ABOUT WIDESCREEN WEEKEND
Projecting the Widescreen Weekend
By Thomas Hauerslev
The audience ask about the difference between the curved and flat screen. They are very keen to see what happens on the different screens. Some films are made to be shown on the Cinerama curve, and if it is well done, it looks good and develops a more 3-dimensional aspect. You feel more drawn into the picture. They forget everything else because of the picture in front of them. The audiences clearly prefer the curve to the flat screen.
Planning the Widescreen Weekend
By Thomas Hauerslev
Wide Screen Weekend organizer Mr. Bill Lawrence lets you see behind the scenes of his ideas on planning the 1998 Wide Screen Weekend
Creating the Widescreen Weekend
By Bill Lawrence
The Widescreen Weekend is a celebration of all that is extraordinary in large format film and has become a highlight on the film festival calendar.
Pictureville Cinema
By Thomas Hauerslev

In West Yorkshire, in the heart of Britain, one of the worlds most advanced cinemas is situated. Capable of presenting not only 70mm, but also Cinerama.
Cinerama at the Pictureville
By Thomas Hauerslev
 Understanding the installation and start procedure of "This is Cinerama" in the jewel of British cinema.
 
 

WIDESCREEN WEEKEND 1996
Remastered: Mission Report from Widescreen Weekend 1996
By Thomas Hauerslev
Seeing old prints, faded clips, looking for join lines, the smell of magnetic sound, hearing tape hiss, seeing "Intermission" signs, is all part of the show in Bradford. The week-end in Pictureville came to an end. I owe much thanks to the staff there, especially Mr Bill Lawrence, Mr Tony Cutts, Mr Duncan McGregor and Mr. Dick Vaughan for making it unforgettable, highly interesting and for making me feel so welcome.

Go to Gallery: Bradford, Widescreeen Weekend 1996
Go to: Widescreen Weekend 1996
Remastered: Widescreen Weekend 1996
By Thomas Hauerslev
Bill Lawrence introduced the show and told the story of how the staff had worked hard to make this work. There was a big applaud for Tony and Duncan from the audience, and Bill Lawrence continued: "Without the International Cinerama Rumour Factory this show would never had taken place". The Widescreen Weekend is a celebration of all that is extraordinary in large format film and the audiences clearly prefer the curve to the flat screen.

Go to Gallery: Bradford, Widescreeen Weekend 1996
Go to Mission Report:
Pictureville Cinema, Wide Screen Weekend 1996

WSW IMAX
The First 70MM IMAX Cinema in England
By Thomas Hauerslev
I went up to Bradford to see National Museum of Photography, Film & Television on a 1-day return trip by train during a visit to London. I had read about this new museum in Screen International some years before and it came highly recommended. I was especially interested to see the IMAX cinema.
Goodbye 70mm IMAX Projector
By Vaughan, McGregor and van der Post
When IMAX opened at the NMeM in 1983, a little over 10 years after the IMAX technology premiered in Japan, it was the first ever IMAX cinema in Europe and contained Britain’s largest cinema screen. This summer we say goodbye to the good old 70mm IMAX projector at Picturehouse at National Media Museum, as it will be converted to digital and the cinema will be refurbished.
 
 

WSW PEOPLE
Loren Janes - Widescreen Weekend Guest
By Tom March
He will be traveling to Bradford as a very special guest and will be on stage doing his home movie presentation. He is looking forward to meeting and greeting all the many fans of Cinerama and 70mm who are attending the Festival this year
Projection Team of the Year
By Duncan McGregor
The Pictureville projectionists team was awarded the BKSTS Projection Team Of The Year award.
Quality, Quantity and Width
By Mark Trompeteler
As said previously the widescreen weekend programme seemed fuller, more varied and better attended than when I first attended in 2006. A visit to Bradford 2008
John Harvey "Mr. Cinerama" in Bradford
Richard Greenhalgh
Sunday night the International Cinerama Society will put on a program about the history of Cinerama. It should be a grand time.
Ken Annakin Interview
By Thomas Hauerslev
The director who filmed two films in 65mm discusses 70mm and Pictureville and much more
 

Online: 02-06-1999. Updated: 09-05-2017