Widescreen Weekend 2019
10 - 13 October, 2019. Pictureville Cinema, The National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, England
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The 70mm Newsletter
|Written by: Thomas Hauerslev||Date: 12.05.2019|
|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. Image by Thomas Hauerslev|
Widescreen Weekend is a unique festival of large-screen formats and cinema technologies celebrating the past, present and future of film.
Enjoy a long weekend of big, bold and wide cinema experiences as we showcase the museum’s fantastic projection facilities. Glorious 70mm screenings, new Cinerama restorations and great guests will remind you why going to the movies is so magical.
Further details will be announced later in the year.
STUDENT WIDESCREEN FILM OF THE YEAR
The Student Widescreen Film of the Year Competition 2019 is open for submissions. Visit our Film Freeway page for more information and submission guidelines.
• Gallery: Bradford, Widescreeen Weekend 2019
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• Pictures: 2019
• 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
The National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, BD1 1NQ, UK
Widescreen Weekend Program 2019
|Pictureville Cinema 2011: The audience is buzzing with excitement in front of the 146 dgr louvered CINERAMA screen. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev|
• 30 min introduction to the Todd-AO process and the Todd-AO Distortion Correcting Printing Process by Dave Strohmaier & Thomas Hauerslev
Large Format @ Pictureville Cinema, Bradford
|Large format motion picture systems like CINERAMA and 7OMM is unlike anything you can see in cinemas today - a High Definition movie experience. With very sharp and life-like images plus clear multi track stereo sound, large format is a very realistic illusion of reality, almost three dimensional.|
Tony Cutts & Duncan McGregor, former Heads of Projection, Pictureville, 1996:
"The audiences clearly prefer the curved screen to the flat screen".
• Projecting the Widescreen Weekend
• Cinerama at the Pictureville
Bill Lawrence, former Head of Pictureville Cinema, 1996:
"The Widescreen Weekend is a celebration of all that is extraordinary in large format film..."
• Creating the Widescreen Weekend
• Bill Lawrence in Conversation, 2018
Thomas Hauerslev, Editor in70mm.com, former Film Programmer, Widescreen Weekend, 1996:
"The Pictureville cinema, is one of three existing 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 large format films in all their celluloid glory in Cinerama, Super Technirama 70, Todd-AO or Ultra Panavision 70."
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