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The Ziegfeld and Sound
By Paul Margulies
I was assigned by Theater Alignment Program to report on the screening of Independence Day. As I sat in the sold-out show, it was apparent that the film was running in mono sound, rather than the Dolby Digital as advertised. When the screening was finished and I was sitting writing up my notes to phone in to TAP. I pointed out the massive water stain on the screen and the fact that the sound was not in 5.1.
50th Anniversary of "The Sound of Music" in Dutch Cinemas
This year it is exactly fifty years ago that The Sound of Music (1965) was first released in Dutch cinemas. This Oscar-laden musical remained one of the most enduringly popular Hollywood films well into the seventies and achieved a true cult status. Schawn Belston of 20th Century Fox, who is responsible for the recent digital restoration, will be present in EYE to give an introduction to the screening.
The Ziegfeld has closed
By Howard Haas
The Ziegfeld in New York closed January 28, 2016 and will be gutted to be the Ziegfeld Ballroom. The last "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" shows were sold out with movie fans who wished to say goodbye to the Ziegfeld.
"The Hateful Eight" in der Essener "Lichtburg"
Von Ulrich Rostek
Wie die meisten aus der verschworenen Gemeinschaft der 70mm-Anhänger fieberte ich dem Kinostart von "The Hateful Eight" entgegen, seit sich die Hinweise verdichteten, dass zum ersten mal seit beinahe 50 Jahren wieder ein Film in 70mm Ultra Panavision produziert werden sollte.
THAT’S CINEMA! The Hateful Eight in 70MM at ARCADIA, Milan Italy
By Francesco Gualeni
I’ve never seen so many people enthusiast in front of a 70MM film print! When Interstellar was released in 70MM everybody thought about a miracle that an analog print was back again into theater, but now with The Hateful Eight and next year with Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk the idea of “cinema experience” is back again.
"The Hateful Eight" at the "Lichtburg" in Germany
By Ulrich Rostek
Like everybody within the 70mm community I was absolutely keen on seeing "The Hateful Eight" since I read the movie was going to be shot in Ultra Panavision 70. In Germany only four 70mm prints were distributed to the movie theatres still capable of projecting 7OMM, including the cinema next door to me.
The Hateful Eight" 7OMM Road Show Gala premiere in Berlin Tuesday 26. January 2016
By Gerhard Witte
"The Hateful Eight" 7OMM Road Show Gala premiered at the Zoo Palast in Berlin (Germany) Tuesday 26. January 2016. Gerhard Witte, local reporter was on the spot to take the pictures.

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"Star Wars" in 15/70mm IMAX
By Alain Dorange
Here's a list of cinemas which play "Star Wars The Force Awakens" in authentic IMAX 7OMM film.
In Amsterdam 70mm is reborn!
By Johan Wolthuis
An inquiry among the visitors, mostly Tarantino fans, before the first full house screening , why they came to the EYE for Tarantino's movie (they have to take the ferry crossing the harbour) instead of the easier way to see it in the inner town of Amsterdam, resulted in the same answer from all: "We want to see it the way Tarantino has meant it: in 70mm!" So that is the reason, not the enormous publicity!
7OMM Kommer Tillbaka till Stockholm!
Av Bengt Fredén
Jag måste också givetvis nämna för er att vi hade mycket stort nöje av filmen! Att se en 'riktig' analog film i detta superformat är en upplevelse utöver det vanliga! Speciellt imponerade, förutom de fantastiska inledande bergsscenerierna i det snöiga Wyoming, var det mäktiga ljudet - Ennio Morricones specialkomponerade musik, med mystiskt morrande fagotter, ramade in detta märkliga kammardrama.
7OMM Returns to Stockholm
Bengt Fredén
Here is a short account of our visit at the projection booth at the Rigoletto movie theater in Stockholm, and of course also from the screening of the three-hour UltraPanavision 70 movie "The Hateful 8" in the evening of January 10th, 2016.
Seeing the Big Picture
By American Cinematheque
Requiring special projector lenses sent to theaters to capture the film’s visual impact, Quentin Tarantino’s new Western, THE HATEFUL EIGHT, was shot in Ultra Panavision 70 - the first such production since KHARTOUM. Other films shot in Ultra Panavision include the star-studded comedy IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD, which proved as side-splitting as it was screen-stretching, and the timeless classic BEN HUR, whose famous chariot race used the edges of the image to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
The Hateful Eight in London at The Odeon Leicester Square
By Mark Lyndon & Ben Wales
Make no mistake, this is a landmark in the history of the cinema. Odeon have risen magnificently to the challenge of catering to record breaking demand to see a film which is the talk of the town. We have never seen such massive crowds in Leicester Square, all determined to secure a seat to witness the must see film of the year, if not the century so far.
The Adventures of Hateful 8 at Rigoletto!
By Mats Kullander
To cut toilet line on the balcony during intermission, I went down and let people use “my” toilet, at the same time showing them the projectors and film. It really was a terrific “family gathering” and all sold out in the booth. I had to promise some of them a visit after the performances. At 01:50 AM I had shown the film to almost 2.300 fans and didn't leave the cinema until 02:45 after the last curious person had left the booth. I must say that this is some kind of peak in my long career.
Ultra Violence in Ultra Panavision and Poetic Glory in Cinerama
Reviewed by Mark Lyndon
"The Hateful Eight" is ugly, violent, gory and brutal. it also contains some of the most hauntingly beautiful and poetic imagery ever projected in a cinema. If at all possible, it must be seen in Ultra Panavision 70. A huge amount of courage, dedication and vision has gone into bringing this film to the big screen, for a mainstream audience to have it's eyes opened to what cinema is capable of achieving in the hands of a true master.
The HATEFUL 8 @ the SUN theatre
By Bert Murphy
Getting the Projector into the bio was every bit the nightmare I had been imagining it to be. First, rolling it down the street on casters like an armoured shopping trolley got a few glances from passing traffic. Then into the foyer for the next challenge. It wouldn't fit in the lift. No problem; release the lamp house mount from the pedestal and carry it along behind.
"The Hateful Eight" Road Show at AFI Silver
By Howard B. Haas
I had never seen a movie two days in a row, and never seen a new movie twice unless I'm travelling and wish to see a historic movie theater but over Christmas weekend, I enjoyed director Quentin Tarantino's 70mm Roadshow presentation of the 3 hour epic “The Hateful Eight” two days in a row at the AFI Silver in suburban Washington D.C.
"The Hateful Eight" goes to Russia
By Alex Asp
The HATEFUL EIGHT will be released on one 70mm screen in Moscow on January 1st, 2016 - In the biggest auditorium of OCTOBER cinema. They have located fully preserved an fully functional KINOTON FP75E. The Russian dubbed soundtrack will be played using the only surviving DTS set of equipment.
Christopher Nolan to Direct Thriller “Dunkirk” in 65mm
Christopher Nolan will direct “Dunkirk” from his own original screenplay. An epic action thriller, “Dunkirk” is set during the legendary evacuation.  Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing “Dunkirk” worldwide and has slated the film for a July 21, 2017 release. The film will be released theatrically on IMAX, 70mm, 35mm and all other screens.

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What did you think about the 7OMM Road Show Version of The Hateful Eight?
Thoughts and impressions of the new film, and the roadshow presentation in your area. What did it look like, did the theatre give you a good experience, did the theatre sell souvenir programs, was it sold out, how far did you drive to see it in 7OMM, did the show live up to your expectations, and why etc., etc. If this is your first 7OMM, what do you think about it? Anything that comes into your mind about this event.
70MM at the Schauburg. Todd-AO Festival Report
By Thomas Hauerslev
Every year in October a group of around 200 people meet in a cinema in Baden-Württemberg, in the south of Germany. A large part of the audience comes from Germany of course, but there are guests from all over Europe, the United States and as far away as Japan. What are they doing? They are watching classic 70MM films, many of which they often have seen many times before.
Scent of Mystery lives again!
By Tammy Burnstock
Fifty-five years after its original scented release, Scent of Mystery (AKA Holiday in Spain) lives once again in glorious Smell-O-Vision! In two special events: for the Widescreen Weekend Festival, Bradford UK and in front of a full house at the Danish Film Institute in Copenhagen, the movie was screened with a new experimental participatory scent track.
About "Scent of Mystery"
By Jack Cardiff
How did I come to direct 'Scent of Mystery'? Well, I had quite a success on a previous film, "Sons and Lovers", and I suppose the natural thing... I had met Michael Todd's father who died, and he had wanted me to direct "Don Quixote". But nothing finally came of it because he died soon after that. But I was automatically chosen for 'Scent of Mystery'. As I say, I was very pleased because it was something that had interested me for years- and I still have an interest in it. But it was such a sad thing that the film was made... as integral part of the film was of course the use of smells, and it didn't come off because the smells were nothing, they were a fake.
A Brief History about Hans Laube
By Carmen Laube
Hans Laube was born in Zurich on February 21, 1900. He passed away in NYC in 1976. When Hans was born Queen Victoria was still alive and ruling. His childhood experiences included witnessing a cortege interrupted by noise emulating from inside the coffin; the 'body' was still alive! That may have stimulated his lifelong fear of doctors. A trip to the hospital was just the first stop on the road to the cemetery.

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Information about "The Golden Head"
By Gerhard Witte
I saw "Milly" for the first time at Bradford's Widescreen Weekend in 2006. It was well received. Some opinions about the movie read as follows: An unexpected delight that was a great deal better than its reputation. "The Golden Head" was the great surprise and a real treat. Excellent! Great to see the legendary "The Golden Head"!
The Hateful Eight - Cinemas with the 7OMM Roadshow Version
By Thomas Hauerslev
This Worldwide 7OMM Premiere list has been put together like a jig-saw puzzle based on what people write on internet foras, people who write to and theater web sites. This list includes the official Weinsten 7OMM Premiere List of US Cinemas.
The DP75 Story
By Colin Bainbridge
''Following the DP70 the DP75 projector was a travesty''. This sentiment has been widely held by many in the past and is maybe understandable given the striking difference in appearance of the two machines, it is however a view made perhaps without fully appreciating the design process and engineering that makes a projector mechanism and why economic considerations are taken into account when producing what is essentially a specialised piece of equipment.
The Widest Story Ever Told
Von Christian Appelt
Am 12. Oktober 1956 präsentierte MGM Camera 65 im Rahmen der SMPTE-Konferenz in einer Demonstrationsvorführung. Douglas Shearer und Robert Gottschalk von Panavision stellten die Flexibilität des Formats heraus. “Vom Standpunkt des Produzenten aus ist die Wahlmöglichkeit des endgültigen Verleihformats einer der Vorzüge dieses 65-mm-Verfahrens”

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Carl Davis Interview
The worlds first Imax theatre
"New Magic" in 70mm Showscan

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On the trail of "Ryan's Daughter" and "Far and Away"
The Poster Art of Howard Terpning
How "Far and Away" became 65mm

15 YEARS AGO - 2001
Cinemas of Copenhagen
Cinestage 34mm in London
Todd-AO The Show of Shows

20 YEARS AGO - 1996
A Cinerama Holiday
Full credits for "The March of Todd-AO"
Come Back D-150 ....All Is Forgiven

70MM Film Print and Projection Details
By Paul Rayton
All 70mm prints for platter houses in the US will be shipped out entirely assembled. The prints are being built up by a selected crew working near Magic Mountain (Santa Clarita), CA. The prints will be in one single transport case, custom made for the show. A large, flat case, similar to those sometimes used to transport Imax 70mm prints, back in the day.

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Online: 02-06-1999. Updated: 09-02-2016