• 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
and organizer of the Oslo 70mm Festival, Jan E Olsen and 70mm festival guest
Maria Hauerslev, agrees "7OMM IS OK".
Picture by Thomas Hauerslev
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
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
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
14:30 70mm Lecture "IN 7OMM – Past, Present and Future", by Thomas Hauerslev, in70mm.com
On the occasion of the 12th Oslo 7OMM Festival, August 2017, in70mm.com &
biografmuseet.dk Presents “IN 7OMM: Past, Present and Future”. A 45 min
old-fashioned slide show with running commentary. A kaleidoscopic picture
presentation about many aspects of 7OMM films and 7OMM Cinema. Based on
nearly 40 years of personal research and experience, the lecture is
presented in a popular non-academic way, which will enlighten and entertain
fans of 70mm, and general audience alike. The lecture will touch the
subjects of large screens, presentation, wide film, sound, festivals,
special venue, home cinema and much more. Presentation is in English by
Thomas Hauerslev, editor of in70mm.com & biografmuseet.dk
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
• 5 front channels with ElectroVoice VariplexII, refurbished with BMS drivers.
• BGW amps.
• 2 x
Dolby Atmos sound system with Meyer surround speakers.
And of course, custom made masking curtain control with 15 pre-adjusted stops.
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:
Centrally located, near the royal castle. 15 minutes walking distance to
the cinema. Best value!