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Saga Cinema, Helsingborg, Sweden

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Written by: Roland Håkansson. All pictures by: Roland Håkansson Issue 64 - March 2001
The Saga cinema was opened during Christmas 1940. The owners were the Engstrøm Family. In 1957 Skandinavisk Biograf AB took over the Saga.

Management was taken over by Svensk Filmindustri in 1985 and ultimately was closed March 17, 1987 when the new "Filmstaden" multiplex was opened.
 
Further in 70mm reading:

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You are in the Show with Todd-AO

Royal and the 70mm Film

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From the beginning the Saga was equipped with Erneman VIIb projectors and 725 seats in the auditorium. CinemaScope arrived in 1958 and so did two new Swedish AGA projectors.

One year later Skandinavisk Biograf AB bought a mobile 70mm unit in the form of two Philips DP70s and AGA valve ("tubes", in the USA) amplifiers.

In 1961 Skandinavisk Biograf AB had 5 mobile 70mm units all over Sweden.
 
 
One 70mm unit was permanently installed at the Saga in 1970, only this time the AGA valve amps were replaced with Philips transistor amplifiers.

The Saga was remodelled in 1975 and reduced to 456 new more comfortable seats.

A few years later Dolby Stereo was installed.
 
 
The screen width was 12 meters for 70mm.

The first 70mm film projected at the Saga was "South Pacific" and the last film in 70mm was "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial"

In the period between 1959 and 1980 the Saga ran most of the films that were available in 70mm in Sweden.

"South Pacific" in its third run at the Saga was shown 09.07.1962 - 22.07.1962

 
Two DP70s were installed. Serial numbers were 2344 and 2371.
 
Shown
19.01.1962 - 18.02.1962

 
Shown
19.02.1962 - 11.03.1962
 
Note how "Solomon and Sheba", filmed in Technirama, was advertised as being "In Todd-AO".

Shown

26.06.1962 - 08.07.1962
 
Shown 04.09.196? - 03.11.196?
 
Not 70mm - but a nice advert for the first James Bond at the SAGA, 26. August 1963

 
 
   
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