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Go to 10. Todd-AO 70mm-Festival 2014

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.

Friday 3. October 2014
10:30 - 13:09 "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"
14:30 - 17:48 "
KLK an PTX – die Rote Kapelle
19:00 - 22:07 "The Alamo"
Saturday 4. October 2014
10:00 - 12:32 "Die Blechtrommel"
13:00 - 14:37 "Eolomea"
16:00 - 18:42 "2OO1: A Space Odyssey"
20:30 - 22:33
Sunday 5. October 2015
10:00 - 11:48 "Jesus Christ Superstar"
13:00 - 13:45 My Todd-AO Adventure
14:45 - 16:15 Shorts, Trailers & Specials
16:30 - 18:10 "The Story of Flaming Years
19:30 - 00:00 "Die Hard" + "Die Harder" Double Bill

Todd-AO Festival 2013 introductions
By Wolfram Hannemann
Good morning, Widescreeners! According to our mission statement that „we will show and watch everything, provided that it is 70mm wide“, we have prepared another fine selection of rarities and oddities that will make your hearts jump. And to be honest: who cares about color, anyway? The wider the image, the better it compensates for faded colors, doesn’t it?
9th Todd-AO 70mm Festival
By Born & Hauerslev
The 9th “Todd-AO 70mm Festival“ to be held from 20 - 22 September 2013 at the Schauburg in Karlsruhe, Germany. The festival celebrates the world of LARGE FORMAT film, by offering a series of epic films projected on a curved screen in 70mm on vintage and historically correct Philips DP70 and DP75 projectors. Some films are in their original versions and some "70mm Vintage Classics", are dubbed into German.
By Born & Hauerslev
Welcome to the 9th Todd-AO festival at the Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe. The international 70mm Film Festival, which celebrates LARGE format films as they were meant to be seen: IN 70MM on the CURVED screen. …and now, "Gong", start projector, cue curtain, dim the lights, open dowser, focus, check sound.....the show is running.........another unforgettable weekend at the Schauburg!

• Go to Go to Herzlich Wilkommen
Interview with Director of Photography Peter Rohe
By Gerhard Fromm
With regards to technology it was decided from the beginning to use the 70mm format because the film would be shown on an extremely large screen. With 6 by 18 meters the screen is almost the size of that in a drive-in, but in comparison the auditorium inside the BMW museum is relatively small. With a capacity of 120 visitors you are directly sitting in front of grain and resolution.

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DP70: Die Geschichte des Todd-AO Projektors
Von Thomas Hauerslev
Heute haben die meisten Kinos auf digitale Vorführverfahren umgestellt und der DP70 wird - wie auch alle anderen Filmprojektoren - nur noch selten benötigt. In den meisten Kinos haben sie nun ausgedient, es gibt jedoch ein paar rühmliche Ausnahmen wie etwa die Schauburg oder andere 70mm-Kinos.
DP70: A Story of the Todd-AO Projector
By Thomas Hauerslev
Today, when most cinemas have converted to digital presentations, there is less need for the DP70 – or any other film projector – and most of the machines are now redundant, with notable exceptions such as the Schauburg, and other 70mm venues.

Interview with Mr Hans-Kristian Bukholm
By Thomas Hauerslev
70mm really started with me when I was 14 years old and I saw David Lean’s masterpiece “Lawrence of Arabia” at a small cinema in Bergen on the west coast of Norway. Being able to count the grains of sand in the desert, that was a major thing for me when I decided to become a cinematographer.

Box office is open every day from 14:30, Saturday from 12:30 and Sunday from 9:30. Box office Telephone
+49 721 3500018

Filmtheater Schauburg
Att: Herbert Born
Marienstraße 16
76137 Karlsruhe

Mobil: 0151 - 1668 9172

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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.
Kevin Brownlow @ the Schauburg
By Thomas Hauerslev
Kevin Brownlow gave his lecture to an enthusiastic audience on a October Friday evening. The OSCAR winner was warmly welcomed by the 70mm delegates, who all enjoyed hearing about early large format presentations
Jess Conrad visits 70mm Film Festival
By Thomas Hauerslev
Mr. Conrad was invited to Karlsruhe to attend the German 70mm premiere of the "forgotten" 9th Cinerama film "The Golden Head". This was the first time he saw the film - 45 years after the premiere.
The Last Billboard Painter of Karlsruhe
By Herbert Born
We are proud to use Mr. Haas' skills on our facade. Few cinemas have room for it, but we do, and the audience appreciate the work he does
Schauburg's Printed Program
By Herbert Born
I'm pleased to announce the web publication of all our printed programs brochures from the past Todd-AO Festivals. Publication also include our free monthly magazine (in German) with our current program. All free of charge for on-line reading and free down-load.
Who is Herbert Born?
Manager of the Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe. I was born in the same year as CinemaScope had it’s public birthday
The passing of Georg Fricker
By Peter Kohl, Karlsruhe
The great Karlsruhe cinema entrepreneur Georg Fricker is dead. He passed away last Saturday [07.06.2008] in a clinic near Munich.
Schauburg 1968
A Picture Gallery

2013 | Introduction | Foreword | Pictures |

2012 | Program (DE) | Program | Wolfram's introductions | Poster gallery | Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Projection gallery

2011 | 7th Todd-AO Festival |
Posters | Projection | Friday | Saturday | SundayForeword | introductions | Kevin Brownlow | Billboard | Canadian 70mm Shorts |

Todd-AO Festival Year by Year


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Online: 02-06-1999. Updated: 01-09-2014