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Widescreen Weekend 1998
13 - 16 March, 1998. Pictureville, Bradford, England

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Thomas Hauerslev Date: 23.04.2017 (Remastered)
The Class of 1998: Including Tony Sloman, Paul Rayton, Marceau Dupre, Peter Andren, Terry Later, Howard Rust, Keith Swadkins, Jan Olsen, Torkell Sætervadet, Morten Skallerud, Hans Kristian Bukholm, Bill Lawrence, The Projection Team,  Thomas Hauerslev and many more. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev

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Bill Lawrence, Head of Cinema:
The Widescreen Weekend is a celebration of all that is extraordinary in large format film and has become a highlight on the film festival calendar.

Read full text: Creating the Widescreen Weekend

Tony Cutts & Duncan McGregor, Heads of Projection:
The audiences clearly prefer the curve to the flat screen. Generally, we have a difficult job explaining the difference between the formats and what film goes on which screen. "Why don't you show this on the curve?" they often ask.

Read full text: Projecting the Widescreen Weekend

Bill Lawrence, Head of Cinema:
I get quite a lot of feed-back from our guests in the form of letters, e-mails and phone calls. People are very happy, they had a great time and they think Pictureville Cinema has a nice atmosphere and is a nice place to visit. They generally have a good time here.

Read full text: Planning the Widescreen Weekend
More in 70mm reading:

Widescreen Weekend 1998
Gallery: 1998
WSW Home
Through the Years
The Best of WSW

Academy of the WSW

Creating the WSW
Planning the WSW
Projecting the WSW
Projecting CINERAMA

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Program 1998

March 13
19:30 "Ryan's Daughter" in 70mm

March 14
"Windjammer" in Cinemiracle.
13:30 "This is Cinerama" in Cinerama
16.30 "Can Can" in Todd-AO on the curve
19:30 "Oklahoma!" in Todd-AO on the curve

March 15
10:00 Cineramacana including 70mm prints of "A Year Along the Abandoned Road", "Svalbard - Arctic Seasons", "Norway", "Symbiosis", "Renault Duphine" in Cinerama and the 35mm short "Cinerama Partout".
13:00 "The King and I" in 70mm (first half on Curve, second half on flat screen)
16:00 CinemaScope and beyond by Tony Sloman
18:00 "The Last Valley" in 70mm
20:30 "The Big Blue" in 70mm

March 16
10:30 "Custer of the West" in 70mm
Bill Lawrence, Head of Cinema

Thomas Hauerslev, Editor The 70mm Newsletter:
The Wide Screen Weekend in Bradford, England went really well this year. All film prints were received in time for the showings and Mr. Lawrence proudly opened the Wide Screen Weekend Friday afternoon by introducing David Lean's masterpiece "Ryan's Daughter", using a rare, almost non-faded, 70mm print from Norway.

Read full text: Wide Screen Weekend 1998

Gallery: Bradford, Widescreen Weekend 1998


Pictureville Cinema, Bradford

Tony Cutts, Juan & Duncan McGregor. Projection team is dressed for CINERAMA. Image by Thomas Hauerslev

Thomas Hauerslev, Editor The 70mm Newsletter: The Pictureville cinema, the jewel of British cinema in Bradford, West Yorkshire in the heart of Great Britain, is one of three cinemas equipped to show Cinerama in the original 3-strip format. The huge screen is wide and deeply curved. It’s the perfect framework to present 70mm with 6-track sound in Super Technirama 70, Todd-AO and Ultra Panavision 70.

Read full text: Pictureville Cinema, Bradford, England

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