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Widescreen Weekend 2012
27 - 30 April, 2012. Pictureville, Bradford, England

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Bill Lawrence & Thomas Hauerslev Date: 25.01.2012. Updated 21-01-24
We are looking forward to seeing all of you again in Bradford in April 2012. Come and see Cinerama and 70mm in all its splendour. We will again include the usual mix of lectures, screen talks, format demonstrations, Kinopanorama, Super Panavision 70, 3-strip Cinerama, blowups and maybe IMAX 3D, on screens in all popular size and shapes.

Travel to Bradford to get the first person experience at the Pictureville cinema in Bradford, England from 27 - 30 April, 2012.
We look forward to seeing you there!

best wishes
Bill Lawrence (Reel Solutions) & Thomas Hauerslev, Film Programmers
More in 70mm reading:

2012 Widescreen Program
Gallery: 2012
Mission Report
WSW Home
Through the Years
The Best of WSW

Academy of the WSW

Creating the WSW
Planning the WSW
Projecting the WSW
Projecting CINERAMA


Widescreen Weekend Film Program - Full Program

Friday 27.04.2012 Saturday 28.04.2012 Sunday 29.04.2012 Monday 30.04.2012
10:00 “Cinerama's Russian Adventure” Kinopanorama (2:07 + intermission). 

10:00 Cinerama  Update presented by Randy Gitsch and David Strohmaier" 90 min

Lecture: Cinerama in the South Seas by David Coles 30 min
10:00 Cinerama! Cinerama!

Audience on Stage 15 minutes
Widescreen Academy 10 min
10:00 “The Star Chamber” (1:49). in 70mm Panavision with 6-track Dolby Stereo.
12:45 "The Windjammer Voyage: a Cinemiracle Adventure"- The cast remembers
12:30 “South Seas Adventure” Cinerama (2:06 + intermission). Cinerama with 5.1 digital stereo. Smileboxed and remastered on the curve.
13:00 Kevin Brownlow lecture: “From Biograph to Fox Grandeur. Early Experiments in Large Format Presentations” 12:30 “Black Rain” (2:05). in 70mm Panavision with 6-track Dolby Stereo. A vintage blow-up print on the flat screen.
14:15 “This is Cinerama” (2:00 + intermission)

in 3-strip on the curve with 7-track magnetic stereo.
15:15 "Ryan's Daughter" (3:15) Super Panavision 70 with 6-track magnetic sound. A vintage print with Swedish subtitles on the flat screen 14:00 "Around the World in 80 Days" (2:47 + intermission) Todd-AO with 6-track magnetic sound. A vintage print on the curved screen.  
16:50 Loren Janes: How Stunts Were Done

18:00 Reception for weekend delegates

19:00 “How the West Was Won” - The cast remembers
  17:30 "Cinerama Adventure" (1:33) 35mm Dolby Digital. on the flat screen, introduced by Dave Strohmaier and Randy Gitsch.  
19:30 “How the West Was Won” (2:42 + intermission)

in 3-strip on the curve with 7-track magnetic stereo
20:00 “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm” (2:15 + intermission)

in 3-strip on the curve with 7-track magnetic stereo
19:45 "Samsara" (1:40) in 4k DCP Panavision Super 70 in Dolby Surround 7.1 with full PCM sound, on the flat screen  
Internet link:

Reel Solutions

Hope Lies

Home Theatre Forum review

Peter J Knight blog

2012 Credits

The organisers of the Widescreen Weekend wish to thank the following individuals for their help:

Accommodation and the Weekend Pass


Seating plan - click image to see enlargement

2012 Widescreen Weekend pass is:

Pass Prices will be:
£90 (Full price adult)
£70 (Concession)
£80 (Museum Membership Adult)
£60 (Museum Membership Concession)

The weekend pass includes entrance to all screenings at the festival, the festival brochure and widescreen weekend reception on Friday. Save and send the NMM booking form to:

Jennifer Hall
Film Sales Executive
National Media Museum

Phone: +44 (0) 1274 203 442

The Jurys Inn Hotel is just around the corner. Image by Thomas Hauerslev

The official "Widescreen Weekend" hotel is the "Jurys Inn", which is very close to the Museum. Bradford’s newest hotel has 198 bedrooms, and a fantastic bar and restaurant right in the heart of Bradford City Centre. All bedrooms have a contemporary design that feature freeview plasma TV’s, free WI-FI, free hard wired broadband, air conditioning and comfortable beds. Hotel reservations can be made directly at the hotel +44 1274 848500. Please quote "Bradford Festivals" when making your booking

The Midland Hotel

Fans of the Midland should check with the hotel for any deals that they may be doing. +44 1274 735735.

Premier Inn

By the Leisure Exchange. Currently rooms there at just £29/night throughout the Widescreen Weekend and only £41-£50 full whack!

Holiday Inn Express

In £40-£50 range.
Jurys Inn Bradford,
2 Thornton Road
West Yorkshire

Tel:+44 1274 848500
Fax:+44 1274 848555

Pictureville Cinema, Bradford

The Pictureville Cinema. Image by Thomas Hauerslev

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.

National Media Museum
West Yorkshire

T: +44 01274 203442
F: +44 01274 203341

Why is 70mm so special?

Vintage 70mm film. Image by Thomas Hauerslev

"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.
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