in70mm.com 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. • in70mm.com, 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.
Curator and organizer of the Oslo 70mm Festival, Jan E Olsen and 70mm festival guest Maria Hauerslev, agrees "7OMM IS OK". Picture by Thomas Hauerslev
The first 70mm festival in Oslo took place in the year 2000. As a projectionist at Cinemateket, I knew there was a collection of 70mm prints which rarely or never was screened. The films did not fit regular programming, they were regarded as too long, too pompous or too commercial. The idea to gather giant Hollywood blockbusters and to celebrate their success in bringing patrons back to the movie theatres has become a great success. We have searched for and found movies, which haven't been screened publically since their original release. We have inspired other Cinematheques and festivals to acknowledge ”The Rolls-Royce of film formats”, and even the Cinematheque in Paris has now started screening 70mm movies.
Most movie theatres in the world are now digitised. Analogue projection of movies is now a fairly rare event, limited to a few theatres in each country. Film laboratories have closed, an entire aspect of the cinema industry has vanished. Studios and film archives will presumably guard their precious prints, and print requests are becoming substantially harder than it was some few years ago. We are therefore particularly happy and proud to present so many unique and rare movie experiences during our 10 day festival.
The Norwegian film institute proudly presents the 12th Oslo 70mm festival. The program is a mix of vintage original prints, blow-ups and restored classics. This festival, dedicated to a movie format that was introduced more than 50 years ago, is a dream for many movie fans around the world. Today, movies and cinemas have reached a time of change – a change from film based to digital cinema and a change in the way movies are felt and understood.
For more information about tickets, accommodation etc, please contact festival curator Jan E. Olsen
The Program (In progress) The program will consist of 15 different feature films on 70mm. 2 screenings each weekday, 2 -3 titles in the weekends. 5 titles are all ready on sale.
Friday 25.08 19.00
Saturday 26.08 14:30 70mm Lecture "IN 7OMM – Past, Present and Future", by Thomas Hauerslev, in70mm.com 16:00 "Lawrence of Arabia" in Super Panavision 70 20.30 "Interstellar"in full 70mm with Datasat sound
Panastereo 70mm magnetic preamplifier for format 40, 41, 42, 43 – with or without A or SR noise reduction. Yamaha DME64 central digital sound decoder.
• Latest generation 4k projector, Sony SRX-R515P, with contrast ratio 8000:1 • 5 front channels with ElectroVoice VariplexII, refurbished with BMS drivers. • BGW amps. • 2 x DTS XD10s • and Dolby Atmos sound system with Meyer surround speakers.
And of course, custom made masking curtain control with 15 pre-adjusted stops.
Jan Olsen showing his DP70 masking plates from various 70mm formats: "The Master", "Play Time", "Out of Africa" and "The Hateful Eight" for Ultra Panavision 70. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev
If you travel from abroad you may reserve tickets the following ways: E-mail curator Jan E Olsen Fax: + 47 2247 4598 If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Tickets will be ready for you in an envelope with your name at the box office, where you can pay by cash or credit card.
Festival tickets: NOK 70,-/100,-
All screenings take place at Cinemateket in the heart of Oslo, within walking distance from the central train station
Cinemateket Dronningensgate 16 0152 OSLO NORWAY
Phone number to box office: + 47 2247 4589
Places to stay:
Cochs Pensjonat Centrally located, near the royal castle. 15 minutes walking distance to the cinema. Best value!
Thon Hotels Astoria In the same street as the cinema, two minutes walking distance. Great value!