Widescreen Weekend 2008
The 70mm Newsletter
Date: 25.05.2017 (Remastered)
I would like to thank you for sending me my "Friends of 70
mm" certificate. I also wanted you to know that you can
count on my support this year again and in the future.
Thank you also for your efforts in continuing providing 70
mm enthusiasts like myself with such a great web site.
Unfortunately I will not be able to attend Bradford wide
screen week end this year, my schedule will not permit me to
get away that week.
I will definitely be in Karlshure in October and cant wait
for a great week end of 70 mm at the Schauburg. Hopefully
this year will feature more restored films. Last year in my
opinion had too many PINK presentations.
U S A
in 70mm reading:
Widescreen Weekend 2008
• WSW Home
• Through the Years
• The Best of WSW
Academy of the WSW
Creating the WSW
Planning the WSW
15. February 2008
I am very pleased with your programming
I hope to attend Bradford next year. It all depends of the
workload, but since I have retired, at least I have the
Saw that "STAR!" is likely to be shown - wonderful.
How about accommodation? Saw a hotel on
www.in70mm.com, but no
And how do you get to Bradford - beyond flying to
London I presume? I Hope to see you there
Bradford is will be my first trip beyond the USA and Canada.
I live in the vicinity of Washington, DC. There is a
gentleman from New Mexico, Henry Taylor, who has travelled
there several times who will also be there. I met him last
year as a result of a notice put out by Bill Lawrence
describing my 50th Anniversary showing of "Oklahoma!"
on my 13 foot (4 metre) curved screen at my home.
If the Festival in Karlsruhe refers to the Shauburg, I'm
afraid my funds and schedule will not allow that, but I will
be at Bradford.
I'm sorry I never mentioned how much I enjoy your "In 70mm"
newsletter. It is a truly monumental undertaking.
I am looking forward to meeting you again at Bradford in
March 2008. I have already booked accommodation for my
daughter Xandra and myself and cannot tell you how much I am
looking forward to it.
Having to miss this years Widescreen Weekend due my ill
health and the treatment that I had to have was quite a
bitter blow. I am determined that I will be there next year.
Hopefully I will be fit and capable of attending next March
and meeting up with you again.
Best wishes and regards
Ralph Miller (ex
London Cinerama 3 x strip and 70mm projectionist)
Sadly, Ralph passed away in late February 2008. Editor
14. marts 2008 23:36:51
Another great WW in Bradford this year. Just a quick note
regarding pictures from last years reception. With me on the
photo are John Cartwright (older guy on the left with light
brown jacket) and Ray George (with blue bag and darker
I'd never seen Star! I was blown away by the scope and scale
of the pic, interesting story and a powerful performance by
Julie Andrews. But I was particularly impressed (as I
thought I would be) by the digital 2k presentation of Blade
Runner. The biggest waste of time was Honeymoon - the
negative aught to be burnt!!!
On the screen in PV foyer on Sunday morning: About the
THREE digital image sequences of photos taken in 2006 and 2007 inside the
building - the largest theatre/cinema site in Europe currently up for grabs
for development. The automatic sequences each contain circa 60 high
resolution images optimised for projection and complete with transition
effects, animation, titles/credits and most photos have never previously
1. Inside the Odeon
Shows condition of the public areas of foyers, bar, bingo hall and all three
cinemas - still in good condition and mostly in tact.
2. Behind the Scenes
Areas never seen by the public from cellars to the roof, offices, projection
rooms, stage flytower, managers flat.
3. Hidden Secrets of the Odeon Building
Behind the conversion work of the 1969 and 1988 there is much of the former
New Victoria/Gaumont era; flytower grids still there, original staircases,
lift, ornate plaster ceilings and classic leaded windows, dressing rooms and
Colin L. Sutton
Bradford & Shipley
Tele: 01274 595875
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your
collaborators for this year's Widescreen Weekend. It is the
first time I attended and I did so from a slightly more
'research perspective' and not really knowing what to
expect. I thought the program struck a good balance between
the films themselves and the underlying technology, whilst
the lectures were informative and interesting. Indeed, I was
surprised at the often vociferous debate, especially
concerning film vs. digital (not all of it that well
informed it has to be said). Perhaps this issue could be
explored further in future 'Weekends', love it loath it, the
future of widescreens, big-screens, even deep-curve screens
seems more allied to this new technology than it does to
70mm...perhaps? Overall a really interesting and stimulating
conference. Thanks again.
Dr Guy Walker
Research Fellow, Brunel University, Uxbridge
Just a quick note to express
my thanks for all the hard work in planning of the
Widescreen Weekend and most of people I chatted too enjoyed
it and I was encourage to see some new faces this year and
they liked the social side meeting with fellow Widescreen
supporters that is rarely seen at other Festivals.
Very little comments about D-Cinema and most are not really
interested in that Format at the Widescreen Weekend.
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