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7Omm Weekend in Varnsdorf – more than a fistful of classic film jewels!
By Gerhard Schwach
Dispite all this optical splendour „The Big Fisherman“ is a slow going drama that demands endurance from the audience. The movie doesn't offer all too much physical action, compared with other biblical movies such as „Ben-Hur“ or „Quo Vadis“. I wonder what would have been the result if Cecil B. de Mille or William Wyler had made this movie? Nevertheless, box office in 1960 was great, but - without any understandable reasons - the film completely disappeared from official screenings and was only shown once in German TV many years ago.
Varnsdorf Reloaded
By Ulrich Rostek
Many of the prints presented this year came from the collection of "Kinomuseum Berlin e.V.". The founder of this association, Jean-Pierre Gutzeit, was present at the festival, always ready to discuss and report about technical details, giving a lot of behind-the-scenes information. At this point I want to thank Pavel Nejtek and his team for their hospitality, their open-mindedness, and their patience when another crowd of enthusiastic delegates burst into the tight space of the projection booth.
Varnsdorf, die zweite!
Von Ulrich Rostek
Auch dieses Jahr lud das "Centrum Panorama" wieder zu einem gemütlichen Abend in der angeschlossenen Bar "Film Point" ein, wo bei LIve Musik, gutem böhmischen Bier und einem reichhaltigen Büffet mit einheimischen Spezialitäten bis tief in die Nacht gefachsimpelt wurde. An dieser Stelle ein großes Dankeschön an Pavel Nejtek und seine Mannschaft für die Gastfreundschaft, die Aufgeschlossenheit und die Geduld, wenn wieder einmal technikbegeisterte Zuschauer in den Projektionsraum drängten.
DP70, Victoria 8 and Prevost P70 in Argentina
By Eduardo Cesar Gómez
Actualmente hay dos cabinas de proyeccion instalada con 3 victoria8, una y la otra 2 PREVOST 35/70 las salas ya no funcionan como cines comercial. le voy a adjuntar unas fotos de lasmismas. En nuestro pais hubo dos salas con instalacion de CINERAMA, una ya desaparecida y la otra funciona con tres salas digitales actualmente y se hubica en la Pca de Cordoba. Muchos saludos y lo felicito por su hermosa pagina.
DP70 information from Spain - #850, #1708 and #1717
By Gerardo Cortes
New DP70s have been found here in Barcelona, Spain. Including one of the DPs installed in Cine Kursaal (Barcelona). After many years projectors were move to Cine Femina (Barcelona) and both worked until 1991 once the cinema burned. #850 was restored and has been installed in a private cinema room in La Vall de Bianya - Barcelona.
What is the correct colour of a DP70?
Clive Woodward
We are puzzled by trying to work out the correct colour to repaint them. Ours are a brownish 'hammertone' / 'hammertex' colour. I note from photos on your website many appear to be grey. Even the brown on our units varies from part to part. Do you know of the 'official' original colour for DP70 projectors?
Kodak is making investments in introducing 65mm film processing in Europe
By Kodak
Kodak will open and operate a motion picture film-processing lab in New York City later this year, which will service 35mm, S16, Super 8 film processing and scanning. Kodak is also working with partners to sustain film processing capabilities around the world. In London, Kodak is making investments in introducing 65mm film processing in a region that has seen a huge increase in major productions shot on film.
Une Visite Chez Monsieur Cinerama
François CARRIN est plus connu à l’ALICC sous le pseudo de Mr. CINERAMA. En effet, notre conseiller à la rédaction d’ Infos-Ciné est passionné par les techniques d’écran large. Il a consacré toute sa vie professionnelle aux activités de métreuréconomiste de la construction. En marge de sa profession, il a été projectionniste dans un cinéma de la banlieue de Valenciennes de 1963 à 1973, à Quiévrechain, petite ville de 7000 habitants à la frontière belge.
En Conversation Avec François Carrin
François CARRIN. S’intéresser à l’écran large, au triple écran, avoir été projectionniste et avoir fréquenté ces installations un peu hors normes, ce n’est pas courant à l’ALICC. François nous explique donc son CINEMA PARADISIO personnel.
Scent of Mystery at the TCM Classic Film Festival 2016
By Dave Strohmaier and Tom March
The 2016 TCM Classic Film festival is a really big Hollywood event held over four days between April 28 and May 1 in the heart of Hollywood. The Cinerama contribution was the Mike Todd, Jr.'s "Smell-O-Vision" Cinerama Dome screening of “Scent of Mystery”. It screened on May 1 at 10:00AM to a full house. It was hosted by LEONARD MALTIN - Film Critic and Historian with a special guest appearance by BEVERLY BENTLEY who played the decoy Sally Kennedy in the film.
Orla Nielsen shows "The Hateful Eight" in Aalborg
By Thomas Hauerslev
You can't keep a man down who want to show 7OMM! That statement seems to be true with Orla Nielsen from Aalborg in Denmark. Orla Nielsen opens a temporary cinema to show "The Hateful Eight". The local multiplex declined Orla's offer to set up 7OMM screenings earlier this year. Instead, Theatre Nordkraft's manager Jakob Jørgensen came to the rescue and offered his theatre to Orla for a limited season.

Gallery "The Hateful Eight", Roadshow, Aalborg
It's All in the Writing. Jan Harlan in Denmark
By Thomas Hauerslev
While I was in New York working for a data processing company I got to know Stanley very well – he was already married to my sister since 1957. This was in 1963/64. After that I continued with my work in Germany and Switzerland. Stanley worked with Arthur C. Clarke in New York while I was there to prepare "2OO1" but the family later moved to England to film “2OO1” at the MGM studios in Borehamwood. I lived in Zurich then doing my job but visited Stanley and the family from time to time in England.

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70mm Arrives in Barnsley
By Ben Wales
In the South Yorkshire Town of Barnsley was history in the making with the UK’s third venue to screen the 70mm Roadshow “The Hateful Eight”. For those who have never been or heard of Barnsley, it is once known for the Coal Mining and Glass Making and Brass Bands and now 70mm at the former Odeon Cinema now called The Parkway Cinema.
Varnsdorf Presents "The Big Fisherman" in Super Panavision 70
By Zdenek Stepanek
Jako velkou perlu našeho 70mm Weekendu uvedeme film "The Big Fisherman" z roku 1959, režie Frank Borzage. Film vypráví biblický příběh rybáře Petra, který se stal následovníkem Ježíše. Příběh o vykoupení a odpuštění nejen Petra, ale i o mladé Arabsko-Židovské dívce Faře.
Varnsdorf Presents "The Big Fisherman" in Super Panavision 70
By Zdenek Stepanek
As a large pearl of our 70mm Weekend we present the film "The Big Fisherman" from 1959, directed by Frank Borzage. The film tells the biblical story of the angler Peter who became a follower of Jesus. The story is not only about Peter's redemption and forgiveness, but also about a young Arab-Jewish girl called Fara.
The 70mm Trailer Anomaly
By Brian Walters
Some of the excellent sounding 70mm trailer examples were for “The Fly“, “Commando“ and “Full Metal Jacket“, all wonderfully dynamic sounding trailers that far exceeded the sound of the feature presentations which were to be in 35mm stereo optical sound only. The picture quality of these trailers, even though only blow ups from 35mm, was also usually superior because of the improved brightness, picture stability and improved definition from longer focal length lenses employed with 70mm projection.
Julie, Sebastian and Zhivago
By Thomas Hauerslev
I usually say about 200 times, but I have no idea. Many times at home, in my home theatre as well. It has everything. Best photo, best picture, best actors and actresses, best music, you name it. It has it. It is the Zhivago character I like the most. He is a man not seeking revenge. How bad the situation, no revenge. That is big. That is what appeals to me because that is the future actually. I don’t think we will have wars in the far future. Zhivago is a man of the future. I have read the book, and this the theme in the book.
KRRR! 2016 Festival Report
By Hans Hanessler
Yesterday I came back from the 70 mm festival in Krnov. In all it was about 26 hours of films to watch, but I left some minutes off. The travelling by car to Krnov is about 900 km. So I stopped at Pilzen on the way to Krnov and also on the way back. There you can drink the good Pilzner beer in an very old pub from 1648. The weather in Krnov was rain and only 7 degrees Celsius temperature. There is only one hotel left in town and they were some other visitors of the festival from Sweden.
Rob Younger
Once again the Parkway Cinema Barnsley is leading the way! Every screening will have a personal introduction from me and we will be inviting interested parties into the projection room after the show. There are just three towns/cities in the UK where the full experience of "The Hateful Eight" 70mm Roadshow can be enjoyed as the director intended; London, Edinburgh and BARNSLEY! This will be the first time that any 70mm film has been screened to an audience in Barnsley, let alone a Roadshow!
Batman vs. Superman in 15/70 IMAX 70mm‏
By Andrew Kotwicki
The IMAX sequences themselves maintained Snyder's grainy aesthetic but were significantly sharper and brighter than the rest of the movie and the opening and closing sequences were stunning to behold. The biggest reason fans should go out of their way to see this is for the titular fight between Batman and Superman, which was shot and exhibited entirely in 70mm
12. Todd-AO 70mm-Festival. 30. September - 2. October, 2016
By Born & Hauerslev
We have launched the 12th instalment of the “Todd-AO 70mm Festival“ to be held from 30. September - 2. October, 2016 at the Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe, Germany. Come and enjoy  the world of LARGE FORMAT film. From vintage classics to the latest Roadshow 70mm films, all of which proudly carry trade names of large format motion picture processes. Join us and be part of this unique event and share the excitement together with visitors from all around the world - including Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Denmark, England, USA, Japan, Sweden and France - and many more..
The Magic of Large Format Cinema
By Mark Trompeteler
The 2015 event very nearly did not happen. The Museum had announced in the previous year that it would not be holding any of its regular film festivals in 2015. Given the time that this particular event had spent over the years building up an international audience, that travelled from all over the world to attend it, and the real concern that if it broke the pattern by not holding the event for a year, it would begin to start losing that audience
Widescreen Weekend 2015 / Widescreen 2016
By Mark Trompeteler
I have had a couple of enquiries from overseas friends and colleagues about all kinds of things they are hearing about Bradford's National Media Museum and the fate of WSW. From what I am seeing in the UK press and from the recent discussions on behalf of BKSTS I have had with them at NMM I believe the situation is as follows.
March Madness: "Batman v. Superman" - is there a joker in the deck?
By Lee Pfeiffer
The heavily-hyped Warner Brothers super hero epic "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is one of the most heavily promoted films in years. It's also one of the most expensive. Variety estimates that the film's $250 million production budget plus ancillary marketing costs will make it necessary for the movie to gross $800 worldwide just to break even. You read that right: $800 million.
KRRR! 11th 70mm Film Fest Krnov 2016
By The Kino Mir 70 Team
Under patronage of the Municipal centre of information and culture Krnov, together with Ministry of Culture, under the patronage of town major of Krnov, the Kino Mir 70 theatre will again be the meeting point for film enthusiasts from not only the Czech Republic but also visitors from many counties, including Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Poland, United Kingdom and the United States.
"Holiday in Spain" @ the Cinerama Dome
By Strohmaier & Co
Sunday May 1st.. It is partly a live audience participation event where live actors come off the screen. We will have appearances by 2 of the original cast members, The daughter of Mike Todd Jr., and some give away BluRays. Several Lobby displays related to Smell and the Todd 70mm process.
70mm Film weekend in Centrum Panorama Varnsdorf
By Zdenek Stepanek
70mm Cinema Panorama in Varnsdorf, Czech Republic, located on the border with Germany, celebrates this year its 45th anniversary of its opening. In 1971 there was built a brand new modern 70mm cinema in Varnsdorf. We take this opportunity to invite you to 70mm weekend that will be held on 12 - 14 May 2016. We will offer once again a unique experience with the royal film format to the audience.
Betty York, A Mini Bio
By Betty York
When we [Johnny and I] separated I went to NY and successfully broke into photographic modelling and TV commercials, making good use of my SAG (film) membership which unions required. I also did freelance greeting card designs, building on the years I spent as a designer with the Hallmark Card Company in Kansas City.
Chicago's Music Box Theater's 70mm Film Festival
By Andrew Kotwicki
Word has it the theater programmers are already looking into what to include for next year’s 70mm Film Festival and based on the success of this one, I’ve a feeling it will be even larger than this year’s rollout. Stay tuned for the next 70mm Film Festival by the Music Box Theater, arguably one of the finest movie houses in the nation and by far among the best curators of 70mm films in the world!
California Zephyr and Cinerama Holiday
By Frank Brehm
Since its debut the California Zephyr had included among its ridership well known actors and actresses, foreign heads of state, as well as many others then in the public eye. One of those early riders was Louis de Rochemont, who proclaimed it "the finest train I have ever ridden." Because of his fond memory of that ride on the Zephyr Mr. de Rochemont invited the three railroads operating the transcontinental streamliner, to take part in his production of the second Cinerama film—"Cinerama Holiday."
7OMM in New Zealand
By Allan Webb
I have been for the past 6 years compiling a book on Auckland cinemas covering all aspects of the industry as well. It's up to 40 volumes and we have now started to print and bind volumes. There are 25 copies and will all be donated to archives, museums, universities, libraries and historical societies around Auckland. It has cost me 3k per copy but it’s a labour of love. It will be the only document NZ will ever have that documents the history of cinema.

“Dragonslayer”: The 70mm and VistaSonic Engagements
By Mike Coate

The following is a list of the 70mm first-run engagements of “Dragonslayer” in North America. These were full-frame (2.20:1) blow-ups sourced from anamorphic 35mm photography. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded, split-surround). The Disney/Paramount co-production was released on June 26th, 1981.
“Firefox”: The 70mm Engagements
By Mike Coate

The following is a list of the 70mm first-run engagements of “Firefox” in North America. These were full-frame (2.20:1) blow-ups sourced from anamorphic 35mm photography. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded, single-surround). The Malpaso production/Warner Bros. release, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, was released on June 18th, 1982.
“Octopussy”: The 70mm Engagements
By Mike Coate

The following is a list of the 70mm first-run engagements of “Octopussy” in North America. These were full-frame (2.20:1) blow-ups sourced from anamorphic 35mm photography. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded, single-surround). The 13th James Bond release from Eon/Danjaq/MGM-UA starred Roger Moore and opened on June 10th, 1983.
“The Thing”: The 70mm Engagements
By Mike Coate

The following is a list of the 70mm first-run engagements of John Carpenter’s “The Thing” in North America. These were full-frame (2.20:1) blow-ups sourced from anamorphic 35mm photography. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded, single-surround). The Universal release, directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell, opened on June 25th, 1982.
The UK 7OMM “Hateful 8” Roadshow goes to Edinburgh
By Ben Wales
The Cinema opened on the release date (8th January 2016) a DCP version, but most were awaiting for the “70mm Roadshow” and on the 12th February it opened to record sell outs for the first week and still maintaining above average sells that it has been given more screenings for the last weekend. By the time your correspondent had visited this Cinema on Tuesday 23rd February well over 3,000 had seen the 70mm Roadshow presentation.
The Passing of Oliver Michael Todd
By Thomas Hauerslev

I am very sorry to report the passing of Oliver Todd on Tuesday 23. February 2016 following complications of cancer treatment. Oliver died at the hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark, with two of his siblings present. Oliver was a happy man, and glad to talk about 70mm history. Probably a bit surprised to meet the 70mm fans in Aalborg in 2014. He was the star among us, and everyone wanted his autograph and talk to him.
The H8 Down Under
By Brian Walters
The following day I attended the 1:30 PM session at the beautiful art deco “Rivoli Complex“ cinema one. Both of these cinemas showed off the great quality of the Ultra Panavision 70 process to audiences that had mostly never seen this film format. On display was not only the razor sharp grainless image, but also the solid saturated colour rendition that only film presentations can currently deliver.
The 70mm Ultra Panavision Roadshow in Gartenbau Kino, Vienna, Austria
Gerhard Schwach
The 70mm Ultra Panavision Roadshow in Gartenbau Kino in Vienna is really a spectacle! The atmosphere was great: large posters in front of the cinema announced the 70 mm roadshow, there was a 70mm extra charge for the ticket, lots of interested people in the lobby already at 4:00 p.m. and an almost sold out evening show at 8:15 p.m.
The Hateful Eight 7OMM alla Cineteca di Bologna, Cinema Lumiere
Di Daniele Buttafava
Anche a Bologna la presentazione del Roadshow in Ultra Panavision 70mm di The Hateful Eight di Quentin Tarantino. Il film viene presentato presso la sala Officine Mastroianni del cinema Lumiere. Il film viene proiettato dal proiezionista Stefano Bognar con un Proiettore 35/70 Prevost P93 degli anni 90.
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.

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2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 1998-2002

2005, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

5 YEARS AGO - 2011
Carl Davis Interview
The worlds first Imax theatre
"New Magic" in 70mm Showscan

10 YEARS AGO - 2006

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

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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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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Stanley Kubrick's "2OO1: A Space Odyssey"

Online: 02-06-1999. Updated: 28-05-2016