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• Go to A Picture Visit to Kinopanorama in Paris, 1990

70mm Retrospective in Paris
By Johan  Wolthuis
The Paris 70mm Retrospective was launched in a most extraordinary way with a lecture by Jean-Pierre Verscheure in French; entitled "Une Histoire du format 70mm". In a marathon three and a half hour power point presentation on the giant screen, he showed the audience beautiful images of the history of widescreen in 70mm, accompanied with short clips from various 70mm films.
Gulliver Arane 65/70mm Laboratory in France
By Thomas Hauerslev
In July 2008 I met with Francois Carrin, who had arranged a tour at the only remaining large format film laboratory in Europe - the Gulliver Arane, in the Paris suburb of Clichy. I was very excited to go and looked forward to see the laboratory. On a previous attempt to see a 65mm/70mm laboratory, I visited Technicolor in London, but when I arrived, they would not allow me to take pictures. I hoped this visit in Paris would be a lot better. Arane Gulliver turned out to be all I could wish for.

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Gulliver Arane 65mm/70mm Laboratory (gallery)
The restoration of the Todd-AO feature Oklahoma
By Paulo Roberto P. Elias
Come 2014 and we were finally granted the result of years of lab work trying to recover the original elements of the Todd-AO feature "Oklahoma!", directed by the renowned Fred Zinemann, and released for theatrical exhibition in 1955.
A restauraçăo do clássico Todd-AO “Oklahoma”
Escrito por Paulo Roberto P. Elias
Depois de vários anos de esforço, foi finalmente liberada para exibiçăo digital em cinemas e masterizaçăo para mídia a cópia restaurada do filme Oklahoma, adaptaçăo do musical da Broadway e dirigido pelo notável Fred Zinemann. O filme foi lançado em 1955 nos Estados Unidos em cinemas adaptados para o processo Todd-AO e nos demais adaptados para a projeçăo em CinemaScope.
Retired DP70s in Casablanca
By
Thomas David Boehm
Some months ago Rainer and friend from Norway travelled to Morocco, where he discovered old 70mm projectors on display in the lobby of the CINEMA RIF in Casablanca. He made the attached photos and asked me to send them to you.
The Last Cinerama Wrap Party
By Strohmaier & March
The digital scanning of “IN THE PICTURE” is complete and it has been about two years since it was filmed, so now that we have the HD digital version of the film, it’s about time for a wrap party. The BBQ and movie screening were a great success and a good time was had by everyone.
Centrum Panorama Varnsdorf, Czech Republic
By Pavel Nejtek
Majitelem kina jsem se stal v roce 2001. K mému konečnému rozhodnutí kino od města Varnsdorf odkoupit přispěly názory statiků, stavbařů a projektantů, že kino by šlo zachránit s rozumně vynaloženými finančními prostředky. Hlavně to však byla touha znovu otevřít v minulosti prestižní a prosperující kino 70mm.
Centrum Panorama Varnsdorf, Czech Republic
By Pavel Nejtek
I became owner of the cinema in 2001. My final decision to buy the cinema from the city Varnsdorf was influenced by opinions of structural engineers, builders and designers that cinema could be saved with reasonable expenses. However, it was mainly the desire to reopen in the past prestigious and thriving 70mm cinema.
70MM "Hamlet" in Ireland
By Brian Guckian, Ireland
Kenneth Branagh’s stunning, word-for-word adaptation of Shakespeare’s great work debuted for the first time in 70mm at the Irish Film Institute on June 30th. The showing attracted a large audience, most of who, going by a straw poll, had come because of the faithfulness of the adaptation and quality of the acting
Krrr! Means not only Krnov, but also a sound of roaring film projector
By Stanislav Novotný
During past nine years a new tradition has been established for Czech 70mm film fans in North-Moravian city of Krnov. When mid-April comes, flowers start to be in bloom and days are longer and longer – those are not only marks of forthcoming spring – it is also an inviting enticement for real film connoisseurs from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and other not only neighbouring countries.
William Wyler`s monumental epic "BEN-HUR"
By Gerhard Witte
MGM was in troubled financial waters when they undertook "Ben-Hur". In the successful wide-screen, religious-epic epoch of the 1950s it was MGM`s made go-for-broke move - a film which would either sink or save the studio. As Hollywood production cost began to inflate markedly, MGM realized that they could save a lot of money by shooting the entire film in Italy.
• Go to William Wyler's monumental epic "BEN-HUR"
• Go to
Zur Erinnerung an William Wylers monumentales Epos "BEN-HUR"
We saw NAPOLEON on Sunday in Amsterdam
By
Udo Heimansberg
A very special event took place on Sunday, 15th of June 2014. A screening of the 5 ˝ hour version of Abel Gance's masterpiece from 1927, "NAPOLEON" at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam before an audience of about 10.000 people!
Arromanches 360
By Thomas Hauerslev
The "Arromanches 360" circular cinema was created upon the initiative of Lower Normandy Regional Council for the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Landing in 1994. The cinema presents an exceptional film projected on 9 screens in a circular cinema. The Circorama is the only cinema of its kind in France.

• Go to
Cinema Circulaire 360 (gallery)
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Todd-AO Conference 1954 at American Optical Company Research Center
By Brian O'Brien, Jr
The people on the picture are from left to right: Skyler Sanford, Bob Surtees, Brian O'Brien, Jr., Walter Siegmund, Mike Todd, Steve Macnielle, Fred Zinneman, Art Miller, Brian O'Brien, Oscar Hammerstein, Arthur Hornblow
Around The 70mm World In Thirty Seven Days
By Brian Walters
While I did at times feel a bit like Phileas Fogg, having to make key connections for various forms of transport, including planes, trains, buses and ferries, my trip was a little less adventurous but very interesting none the less. When reflecting on all the 70mm presentations I watched on my trip it was interesting that all of them had been projected by the Philips DP70 projector, the original, most esteemed and enduring of all 70mm projectors.
"Streets of Fire", The 70mm Engagements
By Mike Coate
The following is a list of the known 70mm first-run engagements of “Streets of Fire” in North America. All opened June 1, 1984. Any move-overs, sub-run and international engagements have not been included.
I was there - in a small way - at the birth of Todd-AO
By Michael Williams
During the refurbishment time I was promoted to Third Projectionist, so on the opening night I was allowed to to lace up, to change from 35mm to 70mm and best of all to show "OKLAHOMA!" in all its original Glory This experience has stayed with me throughout my life.
Restoring 70mm Movie Musical Oklahoma! at 30fps
By Bryant Frazer
The restoration premiered April 10 at the Chinese Theater, but the restoration process actually began about nine years ago. At that time, FotoKem had the opportunity to assess the degraded quality of the film's camera negative, which was badly faded. At that point, Fox asked that a new interpositive be made.
Schauburg Celebrates Sensurround's 40th Anniversary
By Thomas Hauerslev
The Schauburg Cinerama cinema in Karlsruhe is proudly celebrating the 40th anniversary of SENSURROUND and shows "Earthquake" in 70MM in October 2014 during the 10th Todd-AO Film Festival. Cinema manager Herbert Born has started preparing this special performance: "It takes a lot of preparation. We are bringing in - literally - a truckload of subwoofers to re-create SENSURROUND.
Reflections on The 70mm Aalborg Film Festival at The Biffen
By Mark Lyndon
Shortly after the one day 70MM Film Festival at The Biffen in Aalborg in April, some excellent reports were published here; narrating and celebrating the tremendous success it enjoyed as a showcase for and demonstration of the best of true film - in 70mm, naturally. With the perspective of a few weeks more, it is now worth reflecting on and asserting what a genuine film festival is actually for and what it actually does.
New Cinerama Restorations at Widescreen Weekend 2014
By Dave Strohmaier & Tom March

Dave Strohmaier and Randy Gitsch returned to Widescreen Weekend for their eighth appearance bringing along two new Cinerama restorations, “Seven Wonders of the World” and “Search for Paradise” which were digitally scanned at Image Trends in Austin, Texas. Here are some “Cinerama Highlights” from this year’s Widescreen Weekend.
CINÉMA EN 70MM RETROSPECTIVE: 13 – 30 June 2014
Pour prolonger la conférence du Conservatoire des techniques sur le 70 mm, la Cinémathčque présente un corpus de onze films représentatifs de la production de ce format dit de prestige.
“Wehrhafte Schweiz” Restaurierung im Schauburg-Cinerama
Von Herbert Born

Einer meiner Mitarbeiter, Vincent Koch, hat aber seit vielen Jahren ein Computer Bildbearbeitungsprogramm geschrieben und ständig weiterentwickelt, das aus den gefadeten Bildinformationen den Ursprungszustand zurückrechnen kann. Darauf hin und nach einigen Test bekamen wir den Auftrag, diese Restauration er 3 Filmrollen durchzuführen
 
 

Samuel Bronston's Epic "55 Days at Peking" on BluRay – it is really stunning!
By Gerhard Witte
I have never seen the movie in such a quality – with razor sharp images, superb contrast levels and impressive colors. The Blu-Ray is highly recommended. It is the Roadshow Version of the movie with Overture, Intermisson (Entr`acte) and Playout Music
Widescreen Weekend – Es ist Tradition!
Von
Ulrich Rostek
Auch ein ungesunder Lebensstil gehört zu den Traditionen des Widescreen Weekend. Die Hochgeschwindigkeits-Druckbetankung mit Drinks und Snacks während der knapp bemessenen Pausen ist nicht unbedingt das, was Ernährungswissenschaftler für erstrebenswert halten. Aber was tun? Keine Zeit! So ein Film-Marathon ist schliesslich harte Arbeit. Wir sind nicht zum Vergnügen hier.
Widescreen Weekend – It is tradition!
By
Ulrich Rostek
Unhealthy lifestyle is also a kind of tradition during Bradford Widescreen Weekend. High speed food intake during the short breaks between the movies is not really recommended by nutritionists but at least we are all in a hurry. Watching movies all day long is a hard work to do. We are not there for fun.
70mm Day in Aalborg
Johan Wolthuis
On the Friday of April 25, I travelled all the way from my hometown Arnhem in The Netherlands to Aalborg in the far North of Denmark during a twelve hour train ride to join the celebration of 25 year Biffen 70mm Cinema on Saturday. The day started in the morning with "West Side Story" on the curved screen as it should be screened!
The Golden Elephant Award
By Johan Wolthuis
International 70mm Publishers in The Netherlands has taken the initiative to create a new Award for those people who have worked for many, many years promoting and researching the heritage of 70mm film and original Cinerama and have never received any official recognition.
Paul Rayton Remembers "Scent of Mystery" in 3 minutes and 49 seconds
By Thomas Hauerslev
I believe the odours were directed towards us by little pipes in between the seats in front of us. I remember a scent of some shaving cream, and a couple of other smells, vaguely. I didn’t have the complaint about the smell lingering afterwards, which apparently was one of them – but still I was getting some smells. But OK – it was a process, but possibly not perfect.
Sunset Song Filming in 65mm
Director Terence Davies has begun principal photography in Scotload on "Sunset Song", a film adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s 1932 classic novel. To capture the landscape, the filmmakers have chosen to shoot on 65mm film, a creative decision that the producers say “will ensure depth, clarity and emotional impact on the screen”.
Aalborg 70mm Film Event
By Ben Wales
The 70mm programme comprised of two 70mm feature films and a Lecture and Q&A with Oliver Todd, this was ideal as more time was available for “70mm Fans” to chat and Eat and have a few Beers together, making it a good relaxing day and by the end of the day Oliver was greatly impressed with the “70mm Experience"
Odyssé til Aalborg
By Brian Mac Eochaidhin
A visit to beautiful Denmark, Aalborg and Biffen Art Cinema is a must for those who appreciate film – not just the stories and personalities on screen, but also to witness best practice in cinema design and presentation, and to learn more about Cinema history and heritage.
Oliver Michael Todd in Conversation with Thomas Hauerslev
My name is Oliver Michael Todd. I was born in New York where I lived the first six years of my life. I went to University in the US and actually took a little detour from University and went to Los Angeles before I became a school teacher and over a series of years and different locations found myself lucky enough to find a job in Copenhagen.
Das Vergessene Tal In Innsbruck
Von Udo Heimansberg
1969 wurde im Gschnitztal in Tirol in der Nähe des kleinen Ortes Trins der Film "Das Vergessene Tal" gedreht. Zu den Dreharbeiten eingeflogen wurden Stars wie Michael Caine, Omar Sharif, Per Oscarsson und Florinda Bolkan, Einheimische spielten mit als Statisten und verwandelten sich so in ihre Vorfahren zur Zeit des 30jährigen Krieges.
Attending the Widescreen Weekend from 10 to 13 April 2014
By Gerhard Witte
2006 had been the last time I visited Bradford's Widescreen Weekend. At the time, of course, I was particularly impressed by the 3-strip screenings of "Windjammer" and the all-time hit "How the West Was Won". All projected onto the deeply curved screen in the Pictureville Cinema. Now, 8 years later the great opportunity watching the last two Cinerama `holy grails´ "Seven Wonders of the World" and "Search for Paradise" on the curved Cinerama screen. That was the reason why I travelled to England.
Circarama at the "EXPO" in Lausanne, Switzerland
By Gerhard Witte
The "EXPO" in Lausanne in 1964 is often called it "EXPO of Projection". In the hall of the Swiss Federal Railways "CIRCARAMA" was presented on 9 screens and with 9 projectors. For the EXPO a new CIRCARAMA film was produced in Eastman Color and 35mm film with Mitchell cameras to ensure the best image quality.
"Violet" Partly Photographed in 8-perf 65mm
By Bas Devos, director
We shot in an 8-perf format to approach the 4:3 ratio. We wanted to achieve a heightened reality for certain shots. Approx. 12 min in the films final cut is 65mm footage. This includes a monolithic ending sequence of 6˝ min. Due to the length of an 8 perf 65mm reel, we had to cut the shot in two parts and stich it together in post to have one fluent 6˝ min shot.
2014 Widescreen Weekend Introductions
Having dubbed Wood as well as Moreno, Nixon felt she deserved a cut of the movie-album royalties. Neither the movie nor the record producers would bow to her demands. Leonard Bernstein broke the stalemate by volunteering a percentage of his income, a gesture of loyalty-royalty since Nixon had been a performer-colleague of his at New York Philharmonic concerts. He ceded one-quarter of one percent of his royalties to her
Seattle Cinerama shows "2001" and "Brainstorm" in blazing 70MM
The Festival's banner event is Douglas Trumbull's forward-looking film, UFOTOG. The 12-minute science fiction adventure was written and directed by Trumbull and demonstrates his new technical process, MAGI − a new cinematic language that invites the audience to experience a powerful immersion in the story that is not possible using conventional film standards. Christie Digital will provide a special digital projector to premiere the footage, which was captured in 4k 3D at 120 frames per second.
"Holiday in Spain" Screens in Spain
By Dave Strohmaier
Upon hearing that this rare film, which was largely filmed in Malaga had been reconstructed and re-mastered, Festival director Juan Antonio Vigar and local newspaperman and film historian, Francisco Grinan contacted David Strohmaier about the possibility of showing the film at this years festivities.
Schauburg Cinerama restores "Vigilant Switzerland"
By Herbert Born
All three panels were scanned from the original and faded but mint 70mm archive prints and are now in the process of being color graded to get the original look back. "FORTRESS OF PEACE" will be shown in 70mm at the 2014 Todd-AO 70mm festival this October. An original 3-Panel-screening of the DCP's in work is planned later this year.
La Suisse Vigilante
By Freek Dozy
When I was 20 years old I visited the Swiss exhibition 1964. I have in my collection the original prospectus (16 pages) of the Swiss Army pavilion 1964 Lausanne. Also an article in the ‘Kinotechniek’ from Germany.
Carl W. Williams Passed Away
The Williams Family
It was at UCLA that he and fellow faculty member, Dr. Richard Vetter, invented a wide-screen photographic and presentation system called Dimension-150. Introduced in 1966, the system was soon being installed in movie theaters around the world and for a time, the D-150 process was one of Cinerama's chief rivals
Book signing in Aalborg -  Johan Wolthuis to attend 70mm Event
By Thomas Hauerslev
On Saturday April 26 Johan Wolthuis, Dutch 70mm enthusiast of the International 70mm Publishers, will be present in Aalborg (Denmark) on the occasion of Biffen's 25th Anniversary. Johan will be present to talk about his passion for 70mm, sell his latest publication "Widescreen History", and do book signing during the 70MM Event.
2001: A Space Odyssey - The Missing Pieces
By Ken Kunkel
It is strange how the mind works. The older one gets, one can forget what happened yesterday but can remember details from decades ago. When I was a senior in high school, I took my two younger sisters to the Warner Cinerama Theatre in downtown Pittsburgh to see "2001: A Space Odyssey." It was the first week in town.
Which 70mm Projector is this?
Is there anyone among the readers of in70mm.com, who might know what brand this 70mm machine is? Maybe of Italian origin, but it does not look like a FEDI or a Prevost. Any comments about the brand and use of this 70mm projector is most welcome, please. Pictures are also most welcome.
 
 
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"Interstellar" Goes IMAX 70MM
...a page in progress
This is a page in progress with stories about Christopher Nolan's new film "Intersellar", which is being released in IMAX 70mm by November 2014. The idea is to update the page regularly with information about IMAX cinemas showing the film in 70mm, bits and pieces, links and stills as they become available. You - the reader - is invited to contribute with information, reviews, adverts etc - anything you see fit to share.
Introduction to Projection and Wide Film (1895-1930)
By Rick Mitchell (
posthumously)
It is the intention of this book to deal with the subject of “Wide Screen“ as it relates to the mainstream theatrical motion picture industry and its history, with reference, where appropriate, to its effect upon such related areas as documentary, industrial, and non-theatrical production and exhibition. Notable techniques and processes, the events and situations within the industry which precipitated their introduction, and the subsequent loss of popularity of some them will be covered mostly in chronological order as new developments were generally founded upon, or a reaction to, a previous one.

• Go to W.K.L. Dickson and the 1.33:1 Frame
• Go to Projection and Wide Film (1895-1930)
CENTRUM PANORAMA Varnsdorf, Czech Republic
By Pavel Nejtek
Jako majitel kina CENTRUM PANORAMA Varnsdorf který bylo projektováno jako 70mm kino a do dnešního dne přes veškerou modernizaci tj. digitalizace jsme uchovali v provozu původní vybavení kina s projektory UM3570 takže jsme schopni projekce jak 6-kanálového magnetického záznamu tak i záznamu DTS.
CENTRUM PANORAMA Varnsdorf, Czech Republic
By Pavel Nejtek
As owner of the cinema CENTRUM PANORAMA Varnsdorf, which was designed as 70mm cinema and despite all possible modernization including digitalisation we keep running the original equipment of the cinema with projectors UM3570 so that we are able to provide projection of the 6-chanel magnetic recording as well as DTS recording.
Introduction to How The West Was Won
By Professor Sir Christopher Frayling
How The West Was Won began life not with a script commission from the executives at Cinerama Inc or with an original treatment sent in from an agent, but with a series of seven historical articles in Life magazine—running from April 6th to May 18th 1959.
Newly Restored Oklahoma! to open TCM Classic Film Festival
This unique 4k presentation, painstakingly restored from 65mm Todd-AO elements by Twentieth Century Fox and Fotokem, will be screened at 30 frames per second — the same frame rate as when the film was originally released in 1955. The original 6 - track soundtrack has been also restored and re - mastered at Twentieth Century Fox, in collaboration with End Point Audio and Chase Audio by Deluxe.
Dieter Gäbler Verstorben
Von Herbert Born
Dieter Gäbler verstarb vergangenen Mittwoch, 5. März 2014 nach schwerer Krankheit. Viele Gäste unseres 70mm Festivals lernten Dieter Gäbler als einen aufgeschlossenen und freundlichen Zeitzeugen kennen, der zweimal als Ehrengast unser Festival besuchte.
Dieter Gäbler passed away
By Herbert Born
Dieter Gäbler, German DoP and well known MCS-70 camera technician, passed away last Wednesday, March 06, 2014. We remember him as a very passionate filmmaker and a very friendly and likable friend who was always very helpful in answering questions during our long research conversations.
Me and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - a 50 year Love Story
By Stefan Adler
I might as well have bought a private 70mm print to get it right from the beginning! What's $ 20.000:- or more for nostalgic remembrance purposes for an old 70 mil' projectionist? A mere trifle! The possibility of having "prime beef" running through two lusty warm purring kittenlike DP70:s in the living room was appealing, but somewhat hard to get a household majority to vote for.
"War and Peace" Souvenir Program
WAR AND PEACE follows the fortunes and intricate relationships of four aristocratic families in Russia during the eight turbulent years, 1805-1812 when the vast country was caught up in the swirling and irresistible tides of history. The families are the ROSTOVS, the BOLKONSKYS, the KURAGINS, and the BEZUKHOVS. The story begins in 1805 when the spectre of Napoleon hung over the tapestry of Eastern Europe like a shroud.

• Go to "War and Peace" Souvenir Program Stills
Leo Kino, Innsbruck, Austria
By Thomas Hauerslev
I visited the Leo Kino on a very sunny Saturday in February to give a lecture about film formats, followed by a 4K presentation of "A Year Along The Abandoned Road" and a rare screening of "Gorillas in the Mist" in 70mm and Dolby A. Here you have some images of the only remaining 70mm cinema in Austria
Widescreen History
By Johan Wolthuis
The new WIDESCREEN HISTORY publication summarise the history of Widescreen processes and related subjects. The intention was to make a publication with a lot of information on Cinerama, CinemaScope systems, 70mm, etc., With a little history about sound and color and as important aspect: a lot of classic illustrations in colour and black and white.
"2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY" Production Information
By Warner Brothers, 2001
"2001: A Space Odyssey" tells the story of astronauts Dave Bowman and Frank Poole, aboard the spaceship Discovery, who are sent on an exploratory mission to a point near the outer reaches of the Solar System. The operation runs smoothly at first but then slowly, inexplicably, things begin to go wrong. The true nature of the mission is called into question and Discovery's highly sophisticated onboard computer, the HAL-9000, appears to be sabotaging the crew he was designed to assist, jeopardizing not only the mission but the lives of everyone onboard.
2001: A Space Odyssey Essential Presentation Procedure
By
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER
The Running time of 2001: A Space Odyssey is 2 hours 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes of OVERTURE, ENTRACTE and EXIT MUSIC. Play OVERTURE music (3 minutes) with full House lights on. Dim House lights towards end of overture - allow for Censor certificate and open full screen on LION TRADE MARK
2001: a space odyssey Campaign
By Donn Reyes, MGM
I found an unbounded enthusiasm for 2001 on the part of local managers and/or agents which is reflected positively and powerfully in the work of their publicity and promotion departments. In my opinion, a large measure of this enthusiasm springs from the fact that the managers/agents and their pub/promo people have never had a picture quite like 2001 to sell before, and as such, 2001 constitutes a definite challenge to them.
Mr. Todd visits in70mm.com
By Thomas Hauerslev

On Monday 27. January 2014 I had invited expatriate and Copenhagen resident Mr. Oliver Todd to our house for dinner and a talk about his life. Three hours went by very quickly talking about family, film and food and living in Copenhagen. Despite admitting he only knows very little about his famous granddad and 70mm, Oliver has agreed to be interviewed about his life some times soon.
70mm Films I Saw Growing Up
By Ashley Ward

My first 70mm film was "The Alamo". It was at the 2:00 matinee, on December 24, 1960. Yes, it was the full-length roadshow version of the film. The venue was the Valley Theatre, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Valley Theatre had a seating capacity of 1500 persons, and was configured as a Todd-AO house. It had a 120 degree curved screen.
CINERAMA HOLIDAY CD Soundtrack
First time on CD is the original movie sound track to the 1955 released "Cinerama Holiday" re-mixed from the movie audio tapes combined with music from the studio recording issued on the LP, making this Morton Gould score release as complete as possible for sound track buffs.
70MM Film Event at Biffen, Aalborg Denmark, 26. April 2014
By Nielsen & Hauerslev
"Biffen" in Aalborg, Denmark, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a 1-day 70MM Festival. One day with 70mm films, lectures, format demonstrations, and the odd surprise on the 10 meter wide and deeply curved screen. It will be an unique opportunity to experience true 70MM in one of the best Danish cinemas.
"Panorama Blue" in 70mm
By Daniel Sherlock
In 1974, an unusual movie was released to a relatively small number of theaters. The movie was PANORAMA BLUE, and it was billed as “the world’s mightiest adult film” and “photographed in 70mm Super Widescreen Panoramascope”. Was the movie actually photographed using 65mm cameras, or was it blown up from 35mm anamorphic ‘scope format, or blown up from spherical 35mm?
Cinerama at The Camerimage Film Festival
By Strohmaier & March
The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE is the greatest and most recognized festival dedicated to the art of cinematography and its creators. Travelling this day were Dave Strohmaier, Douglas Knapp ASC, Rebecca Olkowski and Tom March. Dave and Doug were invited to give two presentations that were moderated by Jon D. Witmer, associate editor of the American Cinematographer magazine.
KRRR! 9th 70mm Film Fest Krnov 2014
By Klima & Tomesek
One of the main task of the 70mm festival is to recall now unused film format which dazzled visitors in its time by brilliant display of details in picture and and insurmountable sound to nowadays public - DESPITE ALL THE DRAWBACKS THAT OLD AND WORN-OUT COPIES OF 70mm FILMS BRING.
Widescreen Weekend, Bradford, 2014
The dates for the next Widescreen Weekend are 10 – 13 April 2014. The one change to note here is that Widescreen Weekend commences on Thursday evening with a double bill and concludes after the last show on Sunday evening. We will be announcing programme information in January 2014 and will be in touch in December to update you and let you know when passes will be on sale.
 

Online: 02-06-1999. Updated: 29-07-2014