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Widescreen Weekend 2007
15 - 18 March, 2007. Pictureville, Bradford, England

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Thomas Hauerslev Date: 25.05.2017 (Remastered)
I hope many of you will come and see Cinerama and 70mm in all its splendour. Everything is included this year: Lectures, screen talks, format demonstrations, Todd-AO, Super Technirama 70, 3-strip Cinerama, Panavision, Panavision 70, FranceScope, digital presentations, 70mm widescreen blowups, screens in all sizes and shapes, flat, small, big and curved, costumes by Yves Saint-Laurent and Christian Dior, alternative movie formats like 35mm and 16mm, Technicolor, Eastmancolor, movies without color and faded colours, first person experiences, we got all of it - including good English beer - where to get all this? ONLY @ the Pictureville cinema, Bradford, England from March 15 - March 19, 2007.

Thomas Hauerslev
Film Programmer
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Creating the WSW
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Projecting the WSW
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Internet link:

Reel Solutions
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. 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: 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

Read full text: Planning the Widescreen Weekend
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Read full text: Widescreen Weekend 2007 - reviews

Gallery: Bradford, Widescreeen Weekend 2007
Gallery: Bradford, Widescreeen Weekend 2007 by Paul Rayton

Program 2007

Thursday, 15. March

19:30 "Casino Royale" with David Arnold (he is the film's composer)  on the flat screen in Panavision Super 35 with 6-track digital stereo

Friday, 16. March

10:00 – 11:55 “This is Cinerama” (1:55) + intermission. On the curve in 3-strip Cinerama with 7-track magnetic stereo

12:45 – 16:48 “Cleopatra” (4:03) + intermission. On the curved screen in a new Todd-AO 70mm DTS print

17:00 Reception for weekend delegates

18:00 Digital presentation

20:00 – 22:07 “Indiana Jones Last Crusade” (2:07) On the flat screen in Panavision 70mm with 6-track Dolby stereo

Saturday, 17 March

10:00 – 11:43 “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” (1:43). On the flat screen in 70mm with 6-track Dolby stereo

12:30 “Larger than Life” (1:00) Making of “Cinerama Adventure”

13:30 – 14:17 “Cinerama Adventure” (1:37) A new 35mm 1,85:1 Dolby Digital print

15:15 Lecture: Richard Gray from the Cinema Theatres Association (about 45 min).

16:15 - 18:52 “How the West Was Won” (2:42) + intermission. On the curve in 3-strip Cinerama with 7-track magnetic stereo

19:30 – 22:44 “Titanic” (3:14) on the flat screen in a Panavision 70mm DTS 70mm print


Sunday, 18 March

10:00 – 12:30 Cineramacana including the odd surprise. Academy of the Widescreen Weekend and Audience on stage

13:00 Lecture Grant Lobban on “blow ups"

14:00 – 15:53 “Shalako” (1:53) On the flat screen in Franscope 70mm with 6-track magnetic stereo

16:00 Screen Talk: Q/A Euan Lloyd – producer “Shalako”

17:30 - 19:32 "Black Tights" (2:09)

20:00 – 22:18 “Those Magnificent men in Their Flyin Machines, or how I flew From London to Paris in 25 hours and 11 Minutes“ (2:18) + Intermission. On the curved screen in a new Todd-AO 70mm DTS print

Monday, 19 March

10:30 – 12:50 “Mayerling” (2.20). On the flat screen in Panavision 70mm with 6-track magnetic stereo


Pictureville Cinema, Bradford


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

Why is 70mm so special?

"in 70mm"
is unlike anything you have ever seen - a High Definition movie experience with extremely sharp images and crystal clear 6 track stereo.

"in 70mm"
 is very realistic, almost three dimensional and can make everything you have ever seen pale into insignificance. But don't take our word for it - come and see for your self.
Accommodation and the Weekend Pass

FULL PRICE FULL PASS - £65. CONCESSION PRICE (Senior Citizen or student) FULL PASS - £45

This includes a reserved seat for every event/film during the weekend, but all delegates must state which events they want to go to. If there are any events they do not want to attend, it means we can sell that seat to a member of the public. If an event sells out, it means we don't have empty seats, even though they have been covered by a pass.

Individual screenings will be £5.00 / £3.30, with the exception of David Arnold, which is £10 / £7. This will also include the screening of "Casino Royale".

Full Ticket Price List

"Casino Royale" with David Arnold 10,00/ 7,50
"This is Cinerama" 5,00/ 3,30
"Cleopatra" 7,50/ 5,00
Digital presentation 3,00/ 2,00
"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" 7,50/ 5,00
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" 5,00/ 3,30
Larger than Life 3,00/ 2,00
"Cinerama Adventure" 5,00/ 3,30
Richard Gray 3,00/ 2,00
"How the West Was Won" 7,50/ 5,00
"Titanic" 7,50/ 5,00
Cineramacana 7,50/ 5,00
Grant Lobban 3,00/ 2,00
"Shalako" 5,00/ 3,30
Euan Lloyd 3,00/ 2,00
"Black Tights" 5,00/ 3,30
"Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" 7,50/ 5,00
"Mayerling" 5,00/ 3,30

2007 Festival
Hotel Rates:

Official Bradford Film Festival Sponsor

The Hotel prices for the Midland Hotel for delegates are as follows:

These are pretty good offers, and are based on 2 people sharing a room either as a standard twin or a double:

2 nights £45 per person per night
3 nights £40 pppn
4 nights £39 pppn + ONE evening dinner complimentary

To upgrade to a premium room there is a charge of £10.

If there is only one person staying they can have the preferential Museum rate of

£69 pppn

Tel: + 44 1274 735735
Other Bradford Hotels
Holiday Inn Express
Prices from £65 per room per night
+44 0870 850 9083

Great Victoria Hotel Prices from £85 per room per night
+44 01274 728706

This is the Museum's corporate rate, so delegates must state is on the National Media Museum rate.

Hilton Hotel
Prices from £78 per room per night
+44  01274 734734

Academy of the Widecreen Weekend, The past winners are:

2006 - Francois Carrin
2005 - Paul H. Rayton
2004 - Anthony B. Sloman
2003 - Keith Swadkins
2002 - Willem Bouwmeester
2001 - Thomas Hauerslev (Chairman)
2000 - John Belton
1999 - Howard Rust

65/70mm Workgroup
Second Session

During "How the West Was Won" Mr. Brian Gurkian will host a 2 hour session
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