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Widescreen Weekend 2005
10 - 14 March, 2005. Pictureville, Bradford, England

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Thomas Hauerslev Date: 01.05.2017 (Remastered)
Todd-AO at the Pictureville. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev

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

• Read full text: Widescreen Weekend 2005 report
• Read full text: Widescreen Weekend 2005 - what the audience thought about it

• Digital: Bradford, Widescreeen Weekend 2005
• 35mm: Bradford, Widescreeen Weekend 2005
• Rayton: Bradford, Widescreeen Weekend 2005
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• Gallery: 2005
• Gallery film: 2005
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• WSW Home
• Through the Years
• The Best of WSW

• Academy of the WSW

• Creating the WSW
• Planning the WSW
• Projecting the WSW
• Home of CINERAMA
• Projecting CINERAMA

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Program 2005

Walter Siegmund at the Pictureville. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev

March 10
10:30 "Out of Africa" 70mm 6-track Dolby Stereo on the flat screen
14:00 "STAR!" 70mm 6-track stereo on the curve
19:45 "Out of Africa" 70mm 6-track Dolby Stereo on the flat screen

March 11
10:00 "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" 70mm 6-track stereo on the curve
13:00 "Dr. Doolittle" (70mm DTS) on the curve
16.00 Michael Borrows on Gene Kelly
17:00 Reception for weekend delegates
18:00 "Baraka" 70mm on the flat screen
20:00 "Hello, Dolly!" 70mm DTS on the curve
Audience on Stage at the Pictureville. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev

March 12
10:00 "Scent of Mystery" 70mm 6-track stereo on the curve introduced by Jack Cardif
13:00 Lecture "Introduction to Todd-AO" (Thomas Hauerslev)
14:30 "How the West Was Won" in Cinerama on the curve
18:30 Walter Siegmund Q/A about Todd-AO
19:30 "Oklahoma!" + "The Miracle of Todd-AO" 70mm 6-track stereo on the curve

March 13
10:00  Cineramacana with Audience on Stage picture, Academy of the Widescreen Weekend and Projected Pictures Trust by Dion Hanson
13:00 "Amadeus" Directors Cut in 35mm anamorphic on the flat screen
16:45 "The Agony and the Ecstasy" 70mm DTS on the curve
19:30 "The Sound of Music" 70mm DTS on the curve

March 14

10:30 "South Pacific" + "The March of Todd-AO" 70mm 6-track stereo on the curve

Pictureville Cinema, Bradford

Duncan McGregor, Symon Culpan, Roger Brown and Tony Cutts. Picture 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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