“Almost like a real web site”

Search | Contact
News | e-News |
Rumour Mill | Stories
Foreign Language
in70mm.com auf Deutsch


Todd-AO Festival
KRRR! 7OMM Seminar
GIFF 70, Gentofte
Oslo 7OMM Festival
Widescreen Weekend

Premiere | Films
People | Equipment
Library | Cinemas
Todd-AO Projector
Distortion Correcting

Ultra Panavision 70
Super Panavision 70

Super Technirama 70
MCS 70 | DEFA 70
Dimension 150
Sovscope 70
ARRI 765 | Blow-up
35mm to 70mm
Blow-Up by title
IMAX | Cinema 180
Showscan | iWERKS
Various 70mm Films
Large Format Engagement
Chronological Order

Cinerama | Film
Archive | Remaster
Cinemiracle | Rama
Cinerama 360
Circle Vision 360
Realife | Grandeur
Natural Vision
Vitascope | Magnifilm
Early Large Format Films


France | Germany
Denmark | England
Australia | USA

6-Track Dolby Stereo
7OMM Projectors
People | Eulogy
65mm/70mm Workshop

• 2025 | 2024 | 2023
2022 | 2021 | 2020
2019 | 2018 | 2017
2016 | 2015 | 2014
2013 | 2012 | 2011
2010 | 2009 | 2008
2007 | 2006 | 2005
2004 | 2003 | 2002

2005 | 2004 | 2002
2001 | 2000 | 1999
1998 | 1997 | 1996
1995 | 1994 | PDF

in70mm.com Mission:
• To record the history of the large format movies and the 70mm cinemas as remembered by the people who worked with the films. Both during making and during running the films in projection rooms and as the audience, looking at the curved screen.
in70mm.com, a unique internet based magazine, with articles about 70mm cinemas, 70mm people, 70mm films, 70mm sound, 70mm film credits, 70mm history and 70mm technology. Readers and fans of 70mm are always welcome to contribute.

Disclaimer | Updates
Support us
Table of Content

Extracts and longer parts of in70mm.com may be reprinted with the written permission from the editor.
Copyright © 1800 - 2070. All rights reserved.

Visit biografmuseet.dk about Danish cinemas


70mm filmfestival in Krnov/Czech Republic 8 – 10 April 2011

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Hans Haenssler, Germany Date: 16.04.2011
From left to right Jean-Luc PEART, sound enginer, Anna RUDSCHIES, German enthusiast, Hans HAENSSLER, German producer and Jakub KLIMA, festival organizer. Image by Francois Carrin

This years 70mm festival in the Kino MIR 70 of Krnov attracted more visitors compared to previous years.

It started on Friday with “Days of Heaven” a film by Terrence Malick, starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard and Linda Manz. The 70mm Blow up in 1:1,85 format only was a very pink/violet print with 6-Track Dolby Stereo A. Due to vinegar syndrome on some reels, the focus had to be re-adjusted by the projectionists many times. The dialog track was very low compared to the sound effects, with too much bass information. The original premiere of the film in the Czech Republic had been on 1st July 1981.

The break between the shows could be used to have some snacks in the big foyer with soft drinks or beer for reasonable prices. There were also projectors from Super 8 to 70mm on display from the collection of Pavel Tomesek.

The second film on Friday afternoon was “Vzlet” a Russian film from 1979 in original language with Czech subtitles. This production was filmed in Sovscope and blown up to 70mm with 6-track magnetic sound. The picture quality was very good, in some scenes a little bit dark and all the colors remaining since it was printed on ORWO material. The dialog was directional. About the story I can not talk too much, since I did not understand the plot, except it was a story about Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and his theories about astronomy in the year 1903.
More in 70mm reading:

Home of "7OMM Seminar" at Kino Mir 70, Krnov, Czech Republic

KRRR! 6th 70mm Film Fest Krnov

7OMM Seminar Through the Years:
Film Program
Text and Image

About Todd-AO
Počátky Todd-AO

Kristýna Haklová (recent graduate of Masaryk University, Brno) and Jeanne Pommeau (Czech National Film Archive) at reception after SOUND OF MUSIC screening. Image by Francois Carrin

The evening show was the premiere in the Czech Republic of “The Sound Of Music” in Todd AO 70 with DTS Sound. Before the showing of the film the mayor of the city was thanking the team of the Kino Mir 70 for their work. The print of the Robert Wise adaption of the Trapp Family seemed not to have the same resolution as the original from 1965. At least it had full color. The surround channel seemed to be missing. There were different DTS discs delivered, maybe the wrong one was played. The film was shown with intermission and the people enjoyed the show with applauding at the end. A get-together with cold buffet and drinks were offered after the show for the festival guests with weekend pass.

Saturday morning at 10.00 a French dubbed print of “55 Days at Peking” in pink color was shown. Pavel used a filter and instead of pink, the print looked pink/violet, which I did not like. The dialogue in the film was monaural only. Mechanically the print was in good shape and nothing missing. It had an overture, intermission, entr'acte music and the exit music with the song “So little Time” sung by Andy Williams in French.

Kino Mir 70
Namesti Miru 14
794 01 Krnov
The Czech Republic

Telephone: +420 554 615 050

Head of the Kino Mir 70: Pavel Tomešek

Festival Page
KRRR! Facebook

URC Video-Service
Hans Hänßler
Schertelstraße 13
70437 Stuttgart
Festival organize Jakub Klima and guest. Image by Francois Carrin

Another action movie was next, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” from Steven Spielberg in an Blow Up from anamorphic 35mm Panavision with 6-track-Dolby A magnetic sound. The picture quality had only little fading and was good, except the scenes filmed in Tunis, which had no contrast. But this had nothing to do with the blow up, it had the effect in the 35mm prints from 1981 too. The sound was very directional in the music and sound effectss.

All films shown at the festival were subtitled with a small projector from the 3rd row in the theater.

As a surprise for the festival guests I brought in one real of “This is Cinerama” in 70mm with 6-Track Magnetic Sound. This print was made in 1971 and was the beginning of part two of the film with the sound demonstration an Cyprus Garden sequence.

The 3rd Film on Saturday was “Play Time” from Jaques Tati filmed on 65mm material in 1:1,85 format and now being shown in Krnov for the first time. This new print from France had DTS 6-track-sound and good picture quality.

All films were introduced in Czech language only.
Image by Francois Carrin

Before the next show, Francois Carrin brought in a reel of 35mm b/w film, made at the time of the introduction of the first official flight of PAN AM to Praha. This was more or less a commercial for the tourist offices worldwide.

There was a full house on the evening show with “Dune” from David Lynch in a very good blow-up print from Todd AO 35 with 6-track Dolby A Magnetic sound. People of Krnov love this kind of movie.

Same with the very late film on Saturday's program “Alien 3” in a perfect print blown up from 35mm Panavison with 6-track Dolby A magnetic sound.

Before the show a reel of “Cleopatra” in pink was shown: The entry of Cleopatra into Rome with Elizabeth Taylor in Todd AO 6-track magnetic sound.
MCS 70 Super Panorama "OLD SHATTERHAND" ready to be screened. Image by Francois Carrin

Sunday morning started with the MCS 70 Superpanorama production of “Old Shatterhand” with 6-track-magnetic stereo sound. The music mix was very directional as was the French dialouge. The picture quality, besides the pink color, was very good. This film was shown in the Czech Republic in many 70mm theatres during the first run of the mid 60s. So most of the visitors were seeing the film for the second time, and they liked it.

“Riders of the Lost Ark”, “The Sound of Music” and “Alien 3” were shown a 2nd time on Sunday's festival program.

Thanks to the good organisation of Jakub Klima, Pavel Tomesek and many other people behind the scene, it was a interesting event for the visitors from Germany, France, Nederlands, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and of cause people from the Czech Republic.
Go: back - top - back issues - news index
Updated 07-01-23