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Cinerama Dome may re-open in 2025
Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute (US) announced the permanent closure of its IMAX. Closure was expected after it did not reopen when Pandemic ended. It was the only domed one in this region. Only King of Prussia remains in this region for 70mm IMAX. Howard B Haas, in70mm.com correspondent, 30.11.2023
"Rebel Moon: A Child of Fire" opens in 70mm 15. December 2023
The American Cinematheque's 70mm festival "Ultra Cinematheque 70" will hit the big screen at the Egyptian Theatre during the month of November. This exciting installment of the annual festival will include classics from the Golden Age of 70mm through the modern-day resurgence of this incredible film format.
Program: and SPARTACUS, THE WILD BUNCH, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, PLAYTIME, ALIENS, THE MASTER, BOOGIE NIGHTS, NOPE.
Nov. 10: Jacque Tati's "Playtime" at 7
Nov. 11: "Boogie Nights" at 7
Nov. 12: "West Side Story" (1961) at 2
Nov. 13: "Spartacus" at 7:30
Nov. 14: "The Master" at 7:30
Nov. 15: ""Playtime" at 7:30
Nov. 16: "The Wild Bunch" at 7:30
Nov. 17: "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" at 7:30
Nov. 18: "Nope" at 3, "Aliens" at 7
Nov. 19: "Lawrence of Arabia" at 5
Nov. 20: "Aliens" at 7:30
Nov. 21: "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" at 7:30
Filmhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland - a (2nd!) crowdfunder is underway to try and help save the building.
Pictureville Cinema in Bradford (UK) - home of the original Widescreen Weekend - is currently closed. RAAC (Reinforced Aerated Autoclave Concrete) has been identified in the building as part of ongoing assessments. The most recent investigation on Friday 20 October has resulted in closure as a precautionary measure. Staff and visitor safety is of paramount importance to us, and we are now undertaking more detailed surveys. We will issue an update in due course.
Norwegian "Windjammer" star Harald Tusberg passed away, age 88.
Ridley Scott's "Napoleon" is released in 70mm, 22. November 2023 by Columbia Pictures
"The Sound of Music" soundtrack to be re-issued by Craft Recording
Rare screening of 1969 classics "Funny Girl" and "Where Eagles Dare" at the Shauburg Cinerama, Karlsruhe, Germany. Original premiere Vintage 70mm prints! Quentin Tarantino would be ecstatic if only he knew!
• Go to 17. Todd-AO 70mm-Festival 2023
Cinemeccanica in Italy is having a surge of requests for the Projectors able to play the 70mm film with DTS sound encoding. Cinemeccanica would like to launch a campaign for collecting a minimum of orders for 15 units of VICTORIA 8 70/35mm that could be supplied as projector mechanism or as full projector. Cinemeccanica to restart Vic 8 70mm projector production - Call for Interest
Did any readers have more information about "White Noise" shot on a combination of 35mm and 65mm Kodak Vision3 stock and 6.5K Arriraw, and finished in a 4K DI?
“Big & Loud” 7OMM Film Festival at the Paris Cinema, New York
02.09.2023 Lawrence of Arabia
02.09.2023 Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood
03.09.2023 2001: A Space Odyssey
04.09.2023 Top Gun
10.09.2023 Lawrence of Arabia
16.09.2023 The Wild Bunch
17.09.2023 Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood
22.09.2023 Lawrence of Arabia
“Oppenheimer” has extended its 70mm run at Imax theaters nationwide (US) through the end of August. "Oppenheimer", has raked in over $550 million at the global box office, a triumphant feat for a drama that runs over three hours long. Imax has accounted for a remarkable $114.2 million (22%) of the film’s worldwide total.
Where to see "Oppenheimer" in the Splendour of Glorious 7OMM
70mm Festival 2. July at the Aero cinema in Santa Monica, CA, USA
70mm festival 3. August at the Museum of the Moving Image, New York City, NY, USA
see details Now showing in 70mm in a theatre near you!
Number of 7OMM & 35mm prints being made for "Oppenheimer":
• 70mm IMAX - 31 prints
• 70mm 5 perf - 128 prints
• 35mm - 98 prints
The Cinerama in Seattle has been purchased by the Seattle International Film Festival, and will be reopening later this year.
Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles (USA) re-opens by November 2024 (tentative)
30. June - 2. July 2023 8. Annual Festival 70mm, 35mm and 16mm Films, Banská Bystrica
Annual Palm Springs 7OMM Getaway lineup at the historic Camelot Theater in Palm Springs, California (complete with the curved screen, extra speakers behind screen, etc)
"Oppenheimer" will be 3 hours long
First 70mm title announced for 2023 „KRRR!“ at the Kino Mir 70, Czech Republic. See: Now showing in 70mm in a theatre near you! + Camelot, Mutiny on the Bounty, Airport, The Longest Day, Amadeus
Camera Revolution Ltd writes on Facebook in September 2022 about making a Abu Dhabi Tourism promo in 65mm with a Panavision 65mm Camera, Techno75 Telescopic Crane and our Libra Head. Key Grip: Boris Alomi. Best Boy: Daniel Ibeabuchi and Libra Head Techn: Brad Maloney
First three 70mm titles announced for 2023 „Panorama Weekend“ at the Centrum Panorama, Varnsdorf, Czech Republic. See: Now showing in 70mm in a theatre near you!
KRRR! Home of the "7OMM Seminar" at Kino Mir 70, Krnov, Czech Republic, takes place 28 - 30 April 2023
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"Babylon" opens in 70mm 22. December 2022 at:
• Cineplex Varsity, Toronto, Canada
• Alamo Drafthouse, Brooklyn NYC, USA
• Village East, NYC, USA
Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights" (1997) has been blown-up to 70mm for it's 25th anniversary. PTA Rocks!
"Babylon" and "Bardo" MIGHT appear in 70mm during awards season
Cinematek Oslo will re-open 17. april 2023
Filmhouse (Edinburgh) has closed. Join the crowdfunder to raise money to buy the building.
"NOPE" is now available in the splendour of 70mm.
Alejandro G. Iñarritu's new Netflix film "Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths" with a reported running time of 2 hours and 40 minutes will open in 70mm 04.11.2022 at the:
• Paris Theatre, New York, REPLACED BY 35MM
• The Village East by Angelika in NYC (Scheduled for at least a week) REPLACED BY 35MM
• Possibly at a still unknown location in Los Angeles
20th Century Studios has announced the ensemble cast of “A Haunting in Venice,” director Kenneth Branagh’s third effort in the Hercule Poirot films based on Agatha Christie novels. No mentioning of 65mm - yet. JANUARY 2023 UPDATE: DIGITAL PRODUCTION
Kino Gartenbau, Vienna, Austria runs a series of 70mm titles in October, and the restored version of "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm" with David Strohmaier and Randy Gitch. See "Now showing in 70mm"
Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" (photographed on Eastman Kodak 65mm film with IMAX cameras) web site is on-line. Film to premiere in July 2023.
"NOPE" now in DIGITAL release from 22. July 2022. "Nearly 100 percent is shot on 65mm film. About 40 percent of the film is shot with IMAX cameras and remaining of the film is shot on Large Format [Panavision] System 65 millimeter, 5-perf film"
Cinerama Dome web site up and running - possibly reopening in 2023
Ultra Cinematheque 70 Festival at the Aero Cinema, Santa Monica, CA, USA
7/1 … "2OO1: A Space Odyssey"
7/2 … "2OO1: A Space Odyssey"
7/7 … "The Master"
7/8 … Malcolm X
7/9 … Short Cuts
7/10 … Dunkirk
7/15 … Streets of Fire / Geronimo: An American Legend
7/16 … Lawrence of Arabia
7/17 … Short Cuts
7/21 … Airport (new print!)
7/22 … Vertigo
7/23 … Starman / Howard the Duck
7/24 … Spartacus
7/28 … Khartoum
7/29 … "The Hateful Eight"
7/30 … It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
7/31 … The Wild Bunch
Four open-air 70mm screenings will take place at the Panoramic 7OMM Film Presentation in June at the Amphitheatre Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic
17.06.2022 Death on the Nile
18.06.2022 A Chorus Line
26.06.2022 The Abyss
The Music Box 70mm Film Festival 2022
Chicago, Il, USA
17 - 30 June 2022
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
BRAINSTORM, preceded by the short film HERE'S CHICAGO
THE DARK CRYSTAL
GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
WEST SIDE STORY
IMAX to develop new fleet of next generation IMAX film cameras
7OMM TRIVIA "Top 10 Number of 70mm release prints" by Mike Coate, 7OMM Data Wizard:
1. Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (243)
2. 2010 (217)
3. Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (200)
4. Brainstorm (178)
5. Dick Tracy (175)
6. Return of the Jedi (164)
7. Far and Away (163)
8. Aliens (151)
9. The Empire Strikes Back (136)
10. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (135)
• Go to in70mm.com's list of films blown up to 70mm
B screen of ABC Park in Valencia (Spain) will premiere a new 70mm installation. A 70mm Cinemeccanica Victoria 8 will project "Licorice Pizza" in glorious 70mm from 23th February.
Douglas Trumbull passed away 7. february 2022
"Licorice Pizza" gets three OSCAR Nominations
Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Best Original Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson
"Licorice Pizza" at the Delphi in Berlin (Picture by Gerhard Witte). "Licorice Pizza" is set for a limited German 7OMM release on 27. January, 2022, at the Schauburg Cinerama, Karlsruhe, The Savoy in Hamburg, and at the Delphi in Berlin.
2022 Gentofte International Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark will play from Friday 29. April until Sunday 1. May 2022
More 70mm prints made in January 2022 for "Death on the Nile"
“The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm" restoration is set to World Premiere at the MoMI in New York. New presentation by restorationists David Strohmaier and Tom H. March made from severely damaged original three-panel Cinerama negatives and YCM separation masters. Together with historian Randy Gitsch, they present an illustrated lecture on the making, reception, and recovery of the film, together with Harrison Engle’s new 40-minute behind-the-scenes look at the restoration.
Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema is on board director of photography for Jordan Peele’s new thriller "NOPE", says Variety. The film, which recently wrapped principal photo, was shot on KODAK film, including 65mm film in IMAX format.
7OMM in Paris - Plein Les Yeux! Saison 4 at the Cinematheque
15-28 November. 1. Moscow International Festival of Archival Films is showing two Sovscope 70m films at the Moschino Cosmos cinema. "Story of Flaming Years" and "Dersu Uzula" Presented in authentic Sovscope 70
"Licorice Pizza" is set for a limited 7OMM US release on November 26, 2021, followed by a nationwide release across the United States on December 25, 2021. "Licorice Pizza" will premiere in 70mm in Los Angeles & New York. "Licorice Pizza" is an upcoming American comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The film stars Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, and Benny Safdie. It follows a teenage actor and a young woman who fall in love in the 1970s in the San Fernando Valley. Wikipedia
New book from TASCHEN about Stanley Kubrick's "2OO1: A Space Odyssey"
New film photographed with the ARRI 765 Camera System has completed shooting in Ireland and is continuing production in the US.
French film "Kaamelott - Premier Volet", moved to 21.07.2021 - 70mm prints abandoned?
Behind the scenes of Stanley Kubrick's "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" in Super Panavision 70
"Tenet" DP Hoyte van Hoytema FSF NSC ASC says "The big screen is best for movies"
Acclaimed German Cinematographer Heinz Hölscher (MCS 70 Pioneer) passed away 7. May 2021 in Munich, Germany. Mr Hölscher's work included photographing "Flying Clipper - Traumreise Unter Weissen Segeln" in MCS 70.
Three open-air 70mm screenings will take place in June at the Amphitheatre in Banska Bystrica, Slovak Republic.
See schedule here: Now showing in 70mm in a theatre near you!
Congratulations to "Tenet", 2021 British Academy Film Awards winner:
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley
Congratulations to "Tenet"'s Oscars Nominations
• Best Visual Effects
• Best Production Design
KRRR! 15th 70mm Film Fest Krnov pushed from 2020 until 2022 because of Covid 19
70mm Festival GIFF 70, Copenhagen, Denmark 21. - 23. May 2021
"Death on the Nile" to premiere 17. September 2021 [moved to 11. February 2022], for which 32 70mm release prints have been struck. Read the splendid interview with Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC
"Wonder Woman 1984" will not be released in 70mm
70mm Festival announced for Gentofte Kino (Denmark) in late January 2021 - moved to April 2021.
• The Hateful Eight
• Out of Africa
• The Great Race
Release of "Death on the Nile" has been postponed. “Death on the Nile” was set to debut on December. 18, 2020. No new release date announced.
"Death on the Nile" will be released in 70mm
Fifty Years Ago: The First IMAX Film and Theater
Fifty years ago, Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan, hosted the world's first IMAX film and theater in the fair's Fuji Pavilion. Imax Corporation co-founders Graeme Ferguson, Bill Kerr, Roman Kroitor, and Bill Shaw, developed the camera and projector technology, made the first film, and in the process invented the giant screen industry.
FotoKem made one 70mm/DATASAT print of "Inception" for The Music Box cinema in Chicago, USA
in70mm.com Sydney correspondent David Coles reports
I regret to advise that John Mitchell has died in hospital aged 79 (not of Covid-19). He had been in declining health (with a heart condition) for several years. He determined that the last 3-strip showing on April 12/13 2019 year would be the last. And so it was. I'm sure we are all grateful for his 40+ years of Cineramic enthusiasm.
David Coles, Sydney, Australia
French film "Kaamelott - Premier volet", photographed with ALEXA65 is released November 25, 2020 in 70mm in France. Release moved to 21.07.2021
Hans Kr. Bukholm's Norwegian 70mm short film "Isle of the Dead" progressing well. See the update: Photographed on 65mm Film
"Death On the Nile" -- Kenneth Branagh's eagerly-awaited next 70mm film is working through post-production. Word is that a well-polished (but probably not final) version is being seen by a few key executives at in-house screening rooms (via DCP.) It will be a while yet before the 70mm prints will be done, since there are always some final "tweaks" to things like the score and editorial concerns, etc. But it's still (as of now) on track for an October 9, 2020 opening. One staffer said it looked really good, which is a real tease for those of us who must wait several months (at least) to see it.
• Go to "Death on the Nile" to photographed in Panavision System 65
"Wonder Woman 1984" will open in 70mm at the Schauburg Cinerama CANCELLED
"Equinox" (21 min), by Margaret Honda Shown at Berlinale as part of Forum Expanded at Kino Arsenal 1, Berlin, Germany
Made by exposing a standard roll of 70mm print stock to colored light in a contact printer, Equinox begins with a uniform field of black, then gradually moves through progressively lighter fields of gray until it reaches white, then reverses toward black.
“SONG OF NORWAY” – Blu Ray (Region A) will be out on April 14th, 2020. Formatted in 2,21:1 and soundtrack in DTS HD MA 5.1. With a new commentary track by film historians Lee Gambon and John Harrison - and a trailer. Running time 138 min.
Long-time in70mm.com contributor and 70mm pioneer in India, Mr. Ramachandra Babu, passed away 21. December 2019 says The New Indian Express.
• Somaflex-65-70MM, India's First 65mm Camera
• 70mm Film in India
Martin Hart (14 November 1946 - 25 November 2019), creator of the "American WideScreen Museum" web site has passed away.
16. Todd-AO 70mm-Festival 2020 dates announced - dates moved to 2021.
"The Aeronauts" presented in 70mm. A 2019 British-American biographical adventure film written and directed by Tom Harper, and starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne. The film will be theatrically released in the United States on December 6, 2019 by Amazon Studios.
Jan Halvorsen, "Windjammer" Cadet #34 has passed away in Norway
65mm Horror Short "Daughter of Dismay" is getting a three week theatrical run at the Schauburg, Karlsruhe, Germany, starting 10. October.
“Tenet” is filming in Denmark
"Tenet" will be released in 70mm
Cadett #2 Kaare Terland of Louis de Rochemont's "Windjammer" has passed away 12. July in Norway.
"Joker" will be released in 70mm in October by Warner Brothers
“SONG OF NORWAY” (Super Panavison 70) and "The Last Valley" (Todd-AO) to be released on BluRay
"...when we do "Death on the Nile", I hope that I’ll shoot on 65mm film again"
Sir Ken, collider.com, 14. May 2019
"Porgy and Bess" 65mm and sound elements examined for possible preservation and reprinting
"Airport" 65mm and sound elements examined for possible preservation and reprinting
Cinelab Boston opens 65mm laboratory
Warner Bros. has set Christopher Nolan’s next movie for July 17, 2020. The untitled movie will be released in Imax.
Helsinki (Suomi) has a new 70mm cinema. The REGINA located in the National Library, will open March 13, 2019 with VERTIGO, WAR AND PEACE, SPARTACUS and 2OO1 in 70mm.
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" possibly in 7OMM
"Apollo 11" by Director Todd Douglas Miller will premiere at Sundance Film Festival, 24. January 2019. "A purely archival reconstruction of humanity’s first trip to another world, featuring never-before-seen 70mm footage and never-before-heard audio from the mission. World Premiere"
"Who Cares" short musical film photographed on 65mm Film in Ultra Panavision 70 by Linus Sandgren
The Hollywood Theater (Portland, OR, USA) has commissioned a fresh new print in 70mm of Stanley Kubrick's "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" in Super Panavision 70 exclusive to the theatre. It would remain in house and not travel, thus only running on their pristine and well maintained Philips DP70 - The Todd-AO Projectors! Check out the fund raiser.
"The Golden Head" will arrive on BluRay in Q1, 2019
"Roma" is rumored to open in 70mm, Dec 14, in Toronto
Word going around is that the new black & white Alfonso Cuaron film, "Roma" is considering the idea of 70mm prints. The prospects of significant attention for awards consideration, including Oscar nominations, helps motivate the distribution people to contemplate 70mm print(s), for optimum exhibition impact. Alfonso Cuaron’s film "Roma" is photographed digitally with ARRI's digital ALEXA 65, and not on 65mm Eastman Kodak film, as reported by mainstream industry news.
Danish Magellan 65 65mm camera to appear at CameraImage, Poland
The Second Australian 70mm Film Festival at the Sun Theatre in Melbourne. Starting October 11 - 28. Here’s the line up.
The Sound of Music
2001: A Space Odyssey
2010: The year we make contact
Lawrence of Arabia
The Hateful 8
Horror short film "Daughter of Dismay" to be filmed in Austrian alps in 65mm by Danish director of photography Ziryab Ben Brahem. They plan to strike 70mm prints!
Kodak writes: The Hundred Acre Wood comes to life on 35mm and 65mm film in Disney's "Christopher Robin". Directed by Marc Forster with DP Matthias Koenigswieser.
...and don't forget to "SEE IT BIG!" 70MM Series @ Museum of the Moving Image, New York, USA
70MM FILM FESTIVAL
Seattle Cinerama, USA
September 7-20, 2018
Curated with the true Cinephile in mind. A collection of our favorite classic and modern films presented in a rare 70MM format.
• Go to 70mm Retro - Festivals and Screenings
"APOLLO 11" 70mm archive footage to be used in new film about Apollo 11.
Music Box Theatre, Chicago tweets about a 70mm Festival September 14th - 27th, 2018.
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S "The Dark Knight" CELEBRATES ITS TENTH ANNIVERSARY WITH AN EXCLUSIVE LIMITED ENGAGEMENT IN 70MM IMAX FILM IN SELECT CITIES
(July 18, 2018 – Burbank, CA) – Ten years ago today, Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight” was released. Commemorating the 10-year anniversary, Warner Bros. Pictures is bringing the film to four select IMAX locations for an exclusive, one-week engagement, beginning August 24, 2018. The announcement was made today by Jeff Goldstein, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
“The Dark Knight” will be playing for one screening a day at the following theatres:
AMC Universal Citywalk IMAX, Universal City
AMC Lincoln Square IMAX, New York City
AMC Metreon IMAX, San Francisco
Ontario Place Cinesphere IMAX, Toronto
Logmar Camera Solutions' new Magellan 65 will presented at CineGear May 31-June 3, 2018, Los Angels, USA
August 2018. See It Big! 70mm series, including: Cleopatra, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Hello, Dolly!, and more. Museum of the Moving Image, New York, USA
"Isle of the dead" is now shooting in 65mm in Norway
Carnival Cinemas IMAX, Wadala, India, will be outfitted with an IMAX 70mm projector to show "Dunkirk" March 31, with Christopher Nolan as guest.
Kubrick’s 2001. 50 Years A SPACE ODYSSEY
March 21st to September 23rd 2018
60596 Frankfurt am Main
50 years A SPACE ODYSSEY invites visitors to immerse themselves in the genesis of the film. The exhibition features original designs, models, costumes, props, shooting schedules, production materials and photos from Kubrick’s archive.
See where "Ready Player One" will get a 5/70mm release: 70mm Blow Up List 2018
"Death on the Nile" will be photographed in 65mm
"Tomb Raider" (2018) vill be released in IMAX (15/70 DMR blow-up)
‘Sound of Music’ Actress Heather Menzies-Urich Dies at 68. “Louisa”, died from brain cancer 24.12.2017.
Philips museum in Eindhoven will organize an exhibition about the DP70 Todd-AO projector in spring 2018. This exhibition will start in March till October.
"South Pacific" filmed in Todd-AO will get a limited 60th anniversary re-release 26+29 August 2018
"Hauptmann Florian von der Mühle" filmed in DEFA 70 in 1968, will get a BluRay release in Germany
"The Phantom Thread" rumoured to open in 70mm at the Music Box in Chicago January 12, 2018
Warner Bros. Pictures to bring Christopher Nolan's acclaimed epic "Dunkirk" back to the big screen
7OMM Projection is back at the Cinesphere. The government of the province of Ontario is re-opening the first ever permanent IMAX facility - the Cinesphere in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
• Go to Cinesphere - The worlds first permanent Imax film theatre
Paul Thomas Andersson's "The Phantom Thread" might be released in 70mm
"Justice League" will be released in 70MM 5/70 in the USA. Go to 70mm Blow Up List 2017
"Star Wars", episode 8, will open in 70mm IMAX here:
United Kingdom: London Science Museum – London
• Alabama. IMAX Dome, McWane Center – Birmingham
• Alabama. IMAX, U.S. Space & Rocket Center – Huntsville
• California. Hackworth IMAX Dome, The Tech Museum – San Jose
• Connecticut. IMAX, The Maritime Aquarium – Norwalk
• Indiana. IMAX, Indiana State Museum – Indianapolis
• Iowa. Blank IMAX Dome, Science Center of Iowa – Des Moines
• Missouri. OMNIMAX, St. Louis Science Center – St. Louis
• North Carolina. The Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome, Discovery Place – Charlotte
• Pennsylvania. Tuttleman IMAX, The Franklin Institute– Philadelphia
• Texas. Omnitheatre, Fort Worth Museum of Science & History – Fort Worth
BFI IMAX in London will soon present a series of 7OMM IMAX titles - watch Now showing in 70mm in a theatre near you! for details
The Dark Knight Rises
Batman: The Dark Knight
2OO1 bedroom re-created
In the footsteps of "Ryan's Daughter"
According to the Svensk Filmindustri's cinemas, 70mm versions of "Murder on the Orient Express" and Stanley Kubrick's "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" will be shown in Swedish cinemas. On the same web site, Mats Kullander is explaining the brief story of 70mm in Sweden.
In the UK the IMAX 70mm version of "Dunkirk" will include 70mm IMAX trailers of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and "Blade Runner 2049"
A 70mm trailer for "Murder on the Orient Express" expected to be shown with 70mm engagements of "Dunkirk"
Lasse Kolstad's wife Barbra Christensen passed away on April 10 at the age of 89. She was "Kari" in the song "Kari Waits for Me", and can also be seen briefly at the end of "Windjammer".
"Dunkirk" in 70mm. Christopher Nolan live appearance July 13, BFI, London
"Dunkirk" in 70mm. Christopher Nolan live appearance July 19, Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York
"Blade Runner 2049" might get a 70mm release
"Flying Clipper" will be available on DVD/BD and UHD-4K-BD from 28 July 2017. The movie is now available for Theatres with 4K DCP's with German and English-6-channel-DTS-sound.
collider.com reports that "The Death and Life of John F. Donovan" set in London, England by French-Canadian director Xavier Dolan, is filmed in parts in 65mm with Arriflex's ARRI 765 Camera System [Panavision's System 65 (according to imdb.com)]. No release date yet, but likely to debut at a film festival this fall. The synops goes like this: A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he once shared with the former, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.
"Phantom Thread" rumored to get a 70mm release 25. December 2017
To honor our commitment to film projection, the Music Box is very pleased to have commissioned a brand new 70MM DTS print of 2OO1: A SPACE ODYSSEY from Warner Brothers, produced at Fotokem, the last full service 65/70mm lab in the United States. We’ve often hyped rare film screenings as the last ever time a print may screen, but we’re very happy to say we can guarantee 2001 will have a home in 70MM in Chicago for the foreseeable future.
"Wonder Woman" in 5/70 June 2nd in the US is confirmed, 10 locations total including:
WILLOW CREEK 12 (Plymouth, MN)
City Cinemas 1, 2, 3 (NYC),
RENAISSANCE GRAND LAKE THEATRE (Oakland)
LOOK Cinemas (Dallas, Texas)
Gateway Film Center (Columbus, Ohio)
ArcLight Sherman Oaks (CA)
ArcLight Cinerama Dome (CA)
Cineplex Cinemas Varsity (Toronto, Canada)
IMAX Melbourne is re-installing a 15/70mm projector for "Dunkirk" in 70mm
20th Century Fox is considering releasing a 70mm blow up of "The Greatest Showman" in December
"Dunkirk" in the splendour of 7OMM
"Alien: Covenant" to be released in IMAX 15/70 mm (IMAX DMR blow-up, dual strip 3D) in May 2017
"Kong: Skull Island" will get a limited release in 5/70mm, 8 March 2017 - see: 70mm Blow Up List 2017
Buy your own Todd-AO BFC camera on eBay
The Sun, Melbourne will be continuing "The Hateful Eight" at 8 pm on the eighth day of every month into its second year. But I can also now officially announce "Dunkirk" from July 20th & a brand new print struck from the negative of "Lawrence of Arabia" from June 8th.
Rob (Bert) Murphy
Senior film projectionist
Sun theatre Melbourne
Turi Myrvold 30, October 1999 during the making of "Cinerama Adventure". Picture: Thomas Hauerslev
in70mm.com's associate in Olso Espen J. Jörgensen reports "Turi died early in December 2016". Turi was married to Louis deRochemont III (Oslo, Norway)
Star Wars opens in 7OMM IMAX here:
IMAX, US Space & Rocket Center
IMAX Dome, McWane Center
AMC Universal CityWalk Stadium 19 & IMAX – Universal City
Esquire IMAX – Sacramento
Hackworth IMAX Dome, The Tech Museum
IMAX Dome, Museum of Science & Industry
Blank IMAX Dome, Science Center Iowa
IMAX, Indiana Stare Museum
IMAX Theatre, Minnesota Zoo
OMNIMAX, St. Louis Science Center
Tuttleman IMAX, The Franklin Institute
Omni Theatre Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
Kramer IMAX, Saskatchewan Science Centre
Sir Kenneth Branagh is photographing his remake of "Murder on the Orient Express" in 65mm.
Cinelabs London is installing 65mm film processing
65mm AnscoColor Todd-AO test footage from 1953 has been scanned in 4k
Robert Richardson shot his most recent assignment, “Live by Night,” using the Alexa 65 and Super Panavision 70 and Sphero 65 lenses.
Edmonton-bred cinematographer Evan Prosofsky shooting in 65mm IMAX
"Vox Lux" to be photographed in 65mm, and presented in 7OMM
Star Wars, Episode 9 is rumored to be shot entirely on 5/65.
Grand Lake (Oakland) will be showing "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" in 70mm. Opens 11/18/2016 from Warner Brothers.
7OMM Festival in Seattle, USA announced
New soundtrack release coming soon ‘Khartoum - Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack’
Hot of the press – a new 7OMM Cinema: Orla Nielsen in Aalborg (Denmark) is preparing to open a new cinema equipped with digital, 16, 35, and 7OMM. Curved screen and 40 seats. Kinoton FP38 and a DP70. The new cinema – yet to be named – will operate a Jazz music themed repertoire, and occasional 70mm presentations. Housed in Aalborg’s “Center for Danish Jazz History”. Scheduled to open in late August 2016. More soon on in70mm.com
Warner Brothers are releasing "Suicide Squad" in 70mm just like they did for "Batman Vs. Superman"
16.07.17 update: Will not happen after all. Warner's ran out of time to make the prints
Burberry coats' new advert for "Mr Burberry" released - shot on 65mm film, with ARRI 765
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" confirmed for 7OMM release at:
USA 70MM 5/70
• 10 venues including: 70mm Blow Up List 2016
INTERNATIONAL 70MM 5/70
• Odeon Leicester Sq, London
BFI IMAX, British Film Institute - London
Odeon Manchester & IMAX - Manchester
Science Museum, London
IMAX Darling Harbour, Sydney
IMAX Dome, McWane Center - Birmingham
Hackworth IMAX Dome, The Tech Museum – San Jose
AutoNation IMAX, Museum of Discovery & Science – Ft. Lauderdale
IMAX Dome, Museum of Science & Industry – Tampa
IMAX, Indiana State Museum – Indianapolis
Blank IMAX Dome, Science Center Iowa – Des Moines
Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids North & IMAX – Grand Rapids
AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 & IMAX – New York
Tuttleman IMAX, The Franklin Institute– Philadelphia
Omnitheatre, Fort Worth Museum of Science & History – Fort Worth
• IMAX 15/70 engagements
Abel Gance's "Napoleon" re-released in cinemas and DVD
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is rumored to be released in 7OMM
3 OSCARS Nominations for The Hateful Eight:
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
• Jennifer Jason Leigh
Achievement in cinematography
• Robert Richardson
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
• Ennio Morricone
"Independence Day 2" is rumored to be released in 7OMM
"The Hateful Eight" is rumored to open in 7OMM in India January 15. A special 70mm screening at a Mumbai theatre but it's unclear which one it is.
Joel Miller of Northwest Projection & Sound in Portland, Oregon reports that another permanent 70mm installation is on the books! The Loft Cinemas in Tucson, AZ just ran two successful shows of 2001 with a pair Philips DP75s. The 7OMM print was magnetic and DTS70 readers and cat. 701s have also been added.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals: Sources say Warner Bros. is considering the possibility of having a 70mm release for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was shot in part in 65mm Imax and opens in March. There’s also some murmurs suggesting that others are considering 70mm rereleases of classics that were originally made for the format, such as "Lawrence of Arabia".
New French multiplex cinema Apollo Ciné 8, ROCHEFORT, installed a Victoria 8 in the main auditorium and "the 70mm équipment will stay permanently!", says Managing director and projectionnist Bruno Lemonnier
French 7OMM "The Hateful Eight" roadshow launched December 26
"The Hateful Eight" 70mm Theatre List
"The Hateful Eight" to be released in 70MM with 6 more minutes of footage compared to general digital release version. Longer and w i d e r in 70MM only!
More on: The Hateful Eight
The following locations will be showing Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2D IMAX 70MM:
McWane Center IMAX Dome Theatre – Birmingham IMAX, U.S. Space & Rocket Center – Huntsville
Hackworth IMAX Dome, The Tech Museum – San Jose
Museum of Discovery & Science AutoNation IMAX – Ft. Lauderdale IMAX Dome, Museum of Science & Industry – Tampa
IMAX, Indiana State Museum - Indianapolis
Blank IMAX Dome, Science Center of Iowa – Des Moines
Branson’s IMAX, Entertainment Complex – Branson St. Louis Science Center OMNIMAX Theatre – St. Louis
Tuttleman IMAX, The Franklin Institute– Philadelphia
Lockheed Martin IMAX, National Air & Space Museum
Expect "The Hateful Eight" release to be delayed - "Star Wars" release is causing problems.
"War for the Planet of the Apes" begins filming in 65mm. 19. December 2015 update: The planet of the apes film is shooting digital. + War of the Planet of the Apes in 65mm
"Star Wars" will get 70MM IMAX release. IMAX confirmed 11 prints for USA and Australia, and no 70mm-IMAX-prints for Europe.
"The Hateful Eight" will open in 70mm in Denmark, France, Germany, Norway and Sweden
First review of "Sunset Song" from Variety
"The Hateful Eight" expected to open in 2 Melbourne (OZ) cinemas in 70mm
5-10 70mm prints of "The Hateful Eight" expected for France, maybe two for Germany.
A company in Seoul, Korea, is planning to show "easy, feel-good classics/musicals like "Oklahoma!" for general audience." in 70mm.
The Weistein Company has started to calculate the number of 70mm prints needed in Europe for "Hateful Eight". They will supply DTS readers and anamorphic projection lenses if a theatre don't already have it.
Most of Futuroscope’s (Poitiers, France) film based cinemas have gone digital, however they still have 4 big theatres still using 70mm:
• 2D giant flat: The KINEMAX until next January, 2ith "Born to be Wild". It will close to go digital and reopen in April 2016 with "Tiny Giants"
• 2D Hemispherical: The OMNIMAX: "Mission Hubble". "Mysteries of the Unseen World" by February 2016
• 3D: The IMAX SOLIDO "Deep Sea 3D". "Secret Ocean 3D" by February 2016)
• 4D (3D + motion simulator + special effects) "Arthur and the Minimoys" created by Luc Besson
The Hateful 8 has a web site
Prince Charles Cinema in London's West-End is looking into re-installing 70mm
Paul Thomas Anderson might use 65mm film for his next project
Ultra Panavision 70 lenses are expected to be used for "Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One" by cinematographer Greig Fraser.
Picturehouse (UK) are installing 70mm
2OO1: A SPACE ODYSSEY
GOYA OR THE HARD WAY TO ENLIGHTENMENT
THE WHITE BIRD MARKED WITH BLACK
-, will be shown in 70mm between 10-14 June in Lapland
3-strip Cinerama installation at the Biograf & TV Museum in Säter, Sweden is up and running with Philips machines writes Magnus Almqvist on his Facebook page. Image by Magnus Almqvist.
70mm festival/screenings under way in Finland by the Midnight Sun, and in Stockholm.
"Far From the Madding Crowd" - once released in 70mm, has been re-issued in 2K
It was announced a couple of days ago that The Astor Cinema in Melbourne will continue to run after the beginning of April "äs is", that is to say, pretty much as before. The lease is to be taken over by Palace Cinemas, a local cinema chain specialising in the more discerning part of the market and sympathetic to an imaginative programming schedule. (They have made a policy of retaining film projectors in their locations). They perhaps can be compared to the Picturehouses chain in Britain, which now runs Pictureville. I would assume that they see a place for 70mm screenings. George Florence is to be a programming adviser. Palace cinemas is run by an Italian family, the Zeccolas, who have been in the Melbourne cinema business since that late 1960s.
A new 70mm print of "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" is being made by Warner's in London
National Media Museum has announced the return of Widescreen Weekend between 15-18 October 2015.
"The 2015 European Cinerama Festival Tour" is starting soon - news and dates to follow
David Strohmaier is starting to work on the restoration of the 70mm shorts "Shellarama" & "Bridge to Space".
A local non-profit arts group in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada has acquired the 35mm/70mm equipment from the Museum of Canadian History (formally the Museum of Civilization). This equipment will be put to good use when their new cinema is built in the coming year. Equipment includes two Victoria 8's with 70mm gates and 6-track mag heads. Fully loaded Dolby CP-200 that can play back all 35mm and 70mm sound formats. Reels and splicers for 35 and 70mm. Another local group plans to donate their DTS XD10 and sound readers to add digital capability for 35mm and 70mm.
Panavision rebuilt the 65mm cameras being used on "The Hateful Eight". Panavison had to use old notes to rebuild the cameras and Ultra Panavision lenses, some of which were made in the 1950's because the original engineers weren't around anymore. The film will be presented with anamorphic projector lenses at a 2.75:1 aspect ratio, and the film will have an overture and an intermission.
"Inherent Vice" will premiere in70mm in Paris, France March 4, 2015
"Sunset Song", filmed in 65mm with ARRI 765 for exterior shorts, is NOT being released in 70mm
Dave Strohmaier's remastered "Holiday In Spain" Blu-ray is mentioned in NEW YORK TIMES!
"Windjammer" and "Cinerama Holiday" producer Borden Mace have passed away November 21, 2014 in Salisbury, Connecticut.
Jurrasic World: “We’re shooting 35mm and 65mm film. We’re also using an aspect ratio that hasn’t been seen theatrically in a very long time. The movie will be presented in 2 to 1. It’s basically a middle ground between 2.35 and 1.85. It allows us enough height to fit humans and dinosaurs into a single frame, without giving up that sense of scope. It’s very close to the ratio of the digital IMAX screens, so it will look great in large format. I think other filmmakers will want to give it a try when they see how it looks. It’s very comfortable.” Colin Trevorrow, The film’s director
If any of in70mm.com readers by any chance know of the existence of a 70mm/5p KEM/viewer/flatbed, a big Hollywood director is looking for one. He has begun work on a new 65mm production and would like to acquire or rent a unit. Any feedback you might be able to offer would be very helpful.
Arane Gulliver has closed for good 11/30/2014. All the facilities including the new Mederic structure. Bankrupcy confirmed and published 11/20/2014. All the film material (positive and negative) went to storage at Orféo Levallois film archive. The materials should be subject to an auction sales conducted by Maître Chritophe Basse very soon. Please support the team
Read why bigger is always better from indiewire.com
"Inherent Vice" is being released in 5/70 on Dec 12th, a month before the regular release of Jan 9th. Warner will probably make the announcement in the next week or two
New Hollywood western is filming tests in Ultra Panavision 70 and thus would have an extra-wide image when released.
In celebration of both Seven Wonders of the World and Search for Paradise and their Flicker Alley release on Blu ray this November 18th, the Cinerama Dome will have a special advance screening of each restored film on the big curved screen. I understand that special advance DVD/Blu ray combos of each film will be on sale in the lobby as well as recently released CD Cinerama soundtracks. Then on that Sunday 2001 A Space Odyssey will also screen.
German production "Ivanhoe" to be filmed with the ARRI 765 is still in develpoment
The movie palace in Portland Oregon is adding 70mm projectors
"Interstellar" Goes 5/70 and IMAX 70MM
"Interstellar" will open in 5/70 in Europe
• Berlin, ZOO Palast
• Copenhagen, Imperial Bio
• London, Odeon Leicester Sq, London
• Arcadia, Milan
• Elbeuf, Grand Mercure
Failed attempts to make a book about the making of "Mad World"
ARRI Group launches new "65mm" digital camera
"Interstellar" is being released 5. November in 35mm, 70mm and 70mm IMAX
My wife and I are watching the HBO Cable Series “Masters of Sex”. This past Sunday’s episode, about 20 minutes in, had one of the characters, a cameraman named Lester, who films their research work, go on for about 30 seconds, about how he had just seen “Windjammer” and was incredibly inspired by that type of film-making. His monologue occurs about 20 minutes into Season 2 Episode 7. It also caught the eye of this writer.
Sepia Records will be releasing Cinerama's "Search For Paradise" on a stereo CD with all kinds of "extras." The sound quality is significantly superior to any of the films sound track releases to date, and the stereo sound makes a huge impact in listening pleasure when compared to the prior mono versions.
Parts of "Lucy" filmed in 65mm IMAX
Widescreen Academy member François Carrin (France) is reporting: Jean René FAILLIOT (Arane-Gulliver) is restoring the rare French MCS 70mm "La Tulipe Noire" (The Black Tulip) - No 70mm print, only 4K !!! Bonuses with interview of director-assistant in charge of the stunts Michel WYN.
New book about "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" mentioned in Vanity Fair
Taschen is the publisher of the book and a link to a treasury of production stills
Dave Strohmaier interview from Poland about Cinerama
BFI to re-release a digital remaster of "2OO1: A Space Odyssey", 28 November 2014 in the UK.
New Swedish cinema in Malmö opens in the winter with a 70mm auditorium and a screen shaped for Ultra Panavision 70.
"Star Wars" is being filmed on anamorphic 35mm and 65mm IMAX
A 3D IMAX version of "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" is in progress
Answer to February's Ultra Panavision 70 quiz soon to be published. Any more who want to have a go at it? 3 correct replies so far.
Central European cinema manager finds truckload of 70mm prints on his door step, including several IMAX films. Theatre manager considers installing IMAX if he can find a used projector. "This could be a lot of fun", he says. Sensation in movie world, leaves 70mm fans exstatic in excitement, and several experts in Berlin all agrees "This is like finding the lost Ark, all wrapped up nicely by TNT".
13 - 29 June 2014, 70mm Retrospective, Cinémathèque Francais, Paris
lostdominion.ca are planning a kickstater campaign to get another 70mm Film Festival off the ground in Ottawa, Canada
"JURASSIC WORLD" to be shot in 35mm and 65mm
in70mm.com's man in Berlin, Mr. Gerhard Witte reports about the coming attraction “Ivanhoe”. Production company Egoli Tossell Film AG says: We still intend to film “Ivanhoe” in 65mm negative film. It is still in planning phase but there will be no further information about this film until spring 2014."
Another western not to be made in 65mm.
A 70MM Quiz. Guess a Large Format film, shot in Ultra Panavision 70
Some hints: It was a short subject, and it was shown with a feature film. It was shown only 7 times in 1989 in Japan, along with an older feature film. The short was projected on a 25m wide screen at 30 fps. It was part of a festival, and not part of a special venue attraction nor a World's Fair / Expo. It was accompanied by a live orchestra and chorus. Lillian Gish did the narration.
Reply to QUIZ MASTER
Biffen in Aalborg (DK) will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a day of 70mm April 26, 2014
Image Trends of Austin, Texas will scan Cinerama’s “In the Picture” in 2014
Arcade Fire releases new video shot in 65mm Super Panavision
Christopher Nolan is filming some sequences of "Interstellar" in 65mm IMAX
Producer/host Dick Dinman talks to Dave Strohmaier about Smileboxed Cinerama in a new radio interview
ODEON Marble Arch in London is facing demolition.
The Todd-AO 30-frame per second road show feature "Oklahoma!" is being fully restored by 20th Century Fox. Andrew Oran, FotoKem, says: "We are doing preservation on "Oklahoma!" from the camera neg but are not making a new print. However, a 4K DCP will be made."
Last scenes of "Gravity" are filmed in 65mm.
Randy Gitsch is looking for "A Tale of Old Whiff", the 1959 Cinemiracle release, 70mm, one-reel cartoon that accompanied "Scent of Mystery" in its original theatrical release, and like that feature, was originally released in Smell-O-Vision - anyone seen it?
Cinerama CD soundtracks Being released early 2014: "Cinerama Holiday", "Seven Wonders Of The World" and "Search For Paradise"
"War and Peace" in Sovscope 70 at EYE, Amsterdam, 9 November 2013.
Dave Strohmaier will attend Plus Camerimage 2013 in Bydgoszcz, Poland in November, with John Witmer of the American Society of Cinematographers, and S.O.C. (not ASC) member cameraman, Doug Knapp. The trio will present two panels on Cinerama, including one on the shooting of "In the Picture" (2012), the first film to be shot in the 3-panel process in 50 years. They will also present the short subject, "The Last Days of Cinerama", which chronicles the making of the short.
"To the Moon and Beyond" 65mm negatives and sound effects elements have been found.
New 2CD issue of "Chitty Chity Bang Bang" due for release
Our man in Karlsruhe, Herbert "KING" Born reports "Fortress of Peace" (1964, MCS-70 short) will undergo a digital restoration from the Large Format elements ... premiere of the new DCP (hopefully in 4K) will be next year, when the Lausanne National EXPO of 1964 will celebrate it's 50th anniversary.
Former Todd-AO cinema The Savoy in Hamburg, Germany will soon reopen after a long closure. No reports of any 70mm equipment - yet.
Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Kodak 35mm and 65mm Film
"Cinerama Holiday" & "Cinerama South Seas Adventure" on Blu-ray announced on Flicker Alley web site and their Facebook
Technicolor UK about to close all photomechanical film processing by May 2013, and there is a rumour on cinematography.com, that Deluxe are closing their UK and Spanish labs "in the next 90 days".
German production of "Ivanhoe" is still planned for 65mm photography. Film is in development phase and an exact production schedule cannot be given now and there is still no date for the start of filming.
Here in Italy everything is going not well for for 70mm. The Multiplex Arcadia cinema, one of the last to show 70mm film is now fully digital (with 4k projections) and screenings in 70mm seem distant memories. No 70mm projection for "The Master". Francesco Gualeni, Italy
Panavision introduced new 70mm digital cameras
From 70mm.com's Berlin correspondent Gerhard Witte: Hamburg's [Historic "Savoy" in Hamburg, ed] Savoy has been taken over by Hans-Joachim Flebbe. So, I hope, it's saved. Cheers Gerhard
Sepia Records is planning to release a previously unreleased extended movie score 2-disc CD set of "Windjammer"
The book "Movie Roadshows" is at the printer. Hopefully we will see the finished product soon.
Kim Holston, writer
Another pair of DP70s on ebay for sale
70mm Film Festival in Gartenbau Kino, Wienna, Austria is moved to fall 2013
70mm Film Festival in New York, USA from December 21, 2012 to January 1, 2013
"The Master" Review from the London Evening Standard:
Moreover, Anderson has filmed in rare, 65mm film stock, with the film being shown in one cinema at least in 70mm projection. At the press screening this week, this antique technology broke down after 20 minutes and the film was started from the beginning again in digital projection — a useful opportunity to appreciate that while digital offers clarity, the old film stock has richer colours and greater emotional impact. See it this way if you can.
"The Last Days of Cinerama" is a celebration of the revival (and an examination of the demise) of the first major wide-screen film process, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the first three-panel Cinerama film in 50 years.
Have a look at the trailer for the brand-new short documentary "The Last Days of Cinerama" by Mike Celestino and Robert Garren, detailing the production of "In the Picture", the first new three-strip Cinerama film in 50 years. Running time is 25 minutes. The doc premiered at the Cinerama's 60th Anniversary festival in Hollywood, and is currently being submitted to other festivals.
London's Odeon West End gets two-week exclusive run of "The Master" in 70mm. Released by Entertainment Film Distributors. The exclusive 70mm run will start at London’s Odeon West End on Nov 2, and after that two-week exclusive run, then the film’s non-70mm projection release will start Nov 16.
US film maker John Harris is considering making his next film in 65mm
Sixteen 70mm prints have been made for "The Master"'s 21. September release
National Film Board of Canada reports the passing of IMAX co-inventor Roman Kroitor.
25.08.2012, 5:25 am: This just in from our Hollywood source:
"Previous report about the Village Theatre in L.A. being set up to handle a 70mm run of P.T. Anderson's new movie, "The Master", did not pan out, for whatever reason(s). But now, reports are that DP70s will be installed (one each) in the Arclight Hollywood screen #3, and at one of the Landmark 12 screens in West L.A., so there will be two 70mm prints running in L.A. when the movie opens. Additional details indicate that there will be 8 or 9 total prints, so clearly there will be other venues showing it in 70mm. Known other locations include the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX, and several others, names to be confirmed before too long."
Update on "Seven Wonders" for the major fans;
Due to the negative scanning problems encountered the digital restoration of "Seven Wonders of the World" will be shown at the Cinerama Dome in a work in progress form. This will involve a temporary composite image (3 Cinerama panels in one widescreen frame) for most of the film. Some of the film towards the end will be in the digitally restored form. There is also the possibility that act-2 may be shown from an original faded Cinerama pink print just as the showing of Search For Paradise.
TimeOut of Chicago speculates if they will get a 70mm print of "The Master"
in70mm.com's Bill Lawrence and Thomas Hauerslev mentioned in Film Journal International by Andreas Fuchs
in70mm.com reader John Huges reports:
indiwire.com writes that Iain Softley is planning to photograph his next film "Ivanhoe" in 65mm, and they write: Backed by Berlin-based production shingle Egoli Tossell Film New GmbH (ETF) along with Morena Films, Softley has made the unusual decision to shoot in 65mm.....
Cinerama's 60th Anniversary at the Dome already sold 2000+ tickets for the Cinerama screenings
The classic Village Theatre, in the Westwood Village/west Los Angeles area of L.A. is reported to be in view as a site for a 70mm run of the new film from Paul Thomas Anderson (PT Anderson), "The Master". Although the Village hasn't run a 70mm print for many years, a 70mm conversion kit for their venerable Norelco/Philips DP70 has been tracked down, and, pending final decisions and arrangements, it seems likely that L.A. will have its first commercial engagement of a new movie, presented "in the splendor of 70mm" in many years (last known previous one was "Hamlet", back in December 1996).
"Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, or How I flew from London to Paris in 25 hours and 11 Minutes", filmed in Todd-AO is released on de-luxe region free Blu-ray from "Twilight Time".
70mm "test" screening of a composite print of the complete (new) movie from P. T. Anderson, "The Master". Took place Friday afternoon (15 June 2012) at the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theatre in Hollywood.
Cigarettes & Red Wines web site has posted a 65mm film negative clip from "The Master", and they seem to be very excited about that.
Select shots of "Snow White and the Huntsman" (mostly wide and establishing shots) were shot in 65mm with the Panavision System 65 HR, reports Mr. S. Martin
Dave Strohmaier and his crew shot the very last shot with the Cinerama Camera Tuesday 15. May, 2012, so 2nd unit and principal photography of "In the Picture" has now ended. Now the camera can go back to sleep for another 60 years until some other film makers discover it again!
Wolfram Hannemann, of LaserHotline.de has interviewed Douglas Trumbull on video to be added to LaserHotline's YouTube channel. in70mm.com encourage readers to tune in on Wolfram's channel
50th anniversary restoration of "Lawrence of Arabia" will be screened 19. May in 4K at the 2012 Cannes Festival in France.
"Lawrence of Arabia" is due for 50th anniversary re-release in 70mm, 4k and 2k
"Samsara" opens in England and Germany in September
John Wolthuis of International 70mm Publishers will publish a new book about Cinerama titled: “The CINERAMA story”. Scheduled to premiere during Widescreen Weekend in Bradford.
Next "Star Trek" film is partly photographed in 65mm IMAX.
New Cinerama documentary - made in Canada - on it's way.
"Lawrence of Arabia" will probably be available in 4K soon. Maybe even new 70mm prints.
Mr. Patrick Moha from Lyon, France reports: It looks like P.T. ANDERSON's "THE MASTER" is entirely shot in 65mm. So it is reported in IMDb. In this article from collider.com, on the seventh picture about "THE MASTER" one can see a System 65 Panavision camera. It is NOT a 35mm Panaflex (the magazine is far too bulky).
"1066" is listed as being filmed in 65mm on imdb.com, reports Mr. Wolfram Hannemann.
“Russian Adventure” complete 65mm version of 3 panel negatives found in Hollywood vault. Most of 7 channel sound track intact. Possible remastering by Cinerama Inc.
ArcLight in Hollywood will soon be all digital. However, the Cinerama Dome is keeping their Kinoton FP75 35/70mm projector and its Cinerama projectors for film presentations. And something really special is being planned for the 60th anniversary of Cinerama next year.
The Kinemathek Hamburg has announced they will continue to operate the Savoy after this summer's break. And they will re-equip the "Savoy" with 70mm projectors to suit the Todd-AO screen.
I was surfing around IMDb and looking at projects shot in 65mm, past, present and future. I came across this title, scheduled for release next year - "The Mad Trapper" (2012). According to the IMDbPro listing, its technical specs are listed as 35mm and 65mm.
Keep up the great work.
"Ben Hur" is being re-released in 6k in September 2011 - nothing about 70mm prints
Christopher Nolan is utilizing IMAX cameras in “The Dark Knight Rises” even more extensively than he did on “The Dark Knight,” which had marked the first time ever that a major feature film was partially shot with IMAX cameras. Planned release is July 20, 2012.
Web site Cigarettes and Wine reports, that director P. T. Anderson is testing a 65mm camera
"The Tree of Life" has an interesting new web site, but still no solid facts about being partly filmed in 65mm. Set to open May 27th, 2011. Running time is 2:18, and it will be shown in Cannes May 15th.
Peter Andren is building a 3-strip Cinerama cinema in his Cinema Museum in Säter, outside Stockholm, Sweden. It will be equipped with 35-40 seats, 3 Philips machines, and a 7 meter a single sheet screen, and with a curvature of around 110 degrees. Mr. Andren is aiming for a 2012 opening.
Turner Classic Movies is looking for the 65mm/5p negative of the 1966-68 MCS 70 Superpanorama film “Dr. Coppelius”. If you have any leads, write to Dennis Millay
Latest 70mm gossip about Terrence Malic's new film "The Tree of Life" from popmatters.com:
"...the film looks amazing; shot on every kind of stock you could imagine, from super 16mm to 65mm for the in-camera effects."
and maybe with classic special effects in 65mm, from Vanity Fair's article?:
"Terry is a friend," Trumbull said. "He said to me, 'I don't like CG.' I said, 'Why not do it the old way? The way we did it in 2001?'"
"Lava Kusa - The Warrior Twins", India's first 70mm Animation Film released October 2010, reports Gaea Times
French source claims "War and Peace" filmed in 70mm Sovscope 70 process is being prepared for re-issued. A 20 min test already done by FotoKem. FotoKem Laboratories in Los Angeles denies involvement in this large format project, however.
|UPDATE: 20 Dec 2010|
Dear Thomas Hauerslev,
Thank you for your message. We appreciate your high opinion of the film "WAR AND PEACE". However, I should inform you that Mosfilm is not restoring this film in 70mm for cinema exhibition.
Elena Urel, MosFilm
Latest gossip from "the film stage" is the news about the recovery of the famous 17 cut minutes of Super Panavison 70 footage from the master piece "2001: A Space Odyssey", which Mr. Kubrick cut just a few days after the premiere. The 17 minutes of footage was originally planned to be a part of Mr. Douglas Trumbull's documentary "2001: Beyond the Infinite The Making of A Masterpiece". Since Warner Brothers appears to have abandoned it, it's questionable if the public will ever see the cut footage. The material was located in a salt mine in Kansas (where movie companies have stored film material for decades, because of the stable temperature conditions). There is no detailed information if the trims (cut footage) have sound, being 65mm negative, or 70mm film with striped sound.
Deleted scenes included:
• Some shots from the “Dawn of Man” sequence were removed and a new scene was inserted where an ape pauses with the bone it is about to use as a tool. The new scene was a low-angle shot of the monolith, done in order to portray and clarify the connection between the man-ape using the tool and the monolith.
• Some shots of Frank Poole jogging in the centrifuge were removed.
• An entire sequence of several shots in which Dave Bowman searches for the replacement antenna part in storage was removed.
• A scene where HAL severs radio communication between the “Discovery” and Poole’s pod before killing him was removed. This scene explains a line that stayed in the film in which Bowman addresses HAL on the subject.
• Some shots of Poole’s space walk before he is killed.
in70mm.com will follow developments.....
Nolan/Pfister are talking about filming entire "Batman 3" in IMAX
Telecine transfer of John Lasher's Kinopanorama footage of "Grand Ridge Road" [working title] shot with the PSO-1960 camera at Digital Pictures in Melbourne. The telecine HD 1080p footage will go to Greg Kimble for the conversion to 2.55:1 [or thereabouts] for release on DVD and Blu-ray later on this year. Mr. Kimble is also transferring other Kinopanorama footage shot previously by John Lasher. Some shots from "Bounty" as well as the B/W Moscow Cinema Chronicle Nbr 2 newsreel from 1958.
"2001: A Space Odyssey" is now available in digital format
"Unknown White Male" [retitled "Unknown", and opening 18.02.2011, ed], directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and shot by Flavio Martinez Labiano AEC, currently filming in Germany, is using the Arri 765 for some scenes (as well as 16mm Ektachrome reversal; most of the film is Super 35)
"Lawrence of Arabia" is being scanned at 8k toward the creation of a new preservation negative.
Mark Magidson, producer of "Samsara" informs in70mm.com:
"We are happy to say we have wrapped principal photography and are starting the editing process. We anticipate completion by the end of the year. At this point we are not certain of the ultimate release form beyond digital 4K and 35mm."
in70mm.com is mentioned on the dodingle.com web site.
"Nanga Parbat" released in Germany 14.01.2010, with scenes filmed in 65mm with ARRI 765.
"Can Can" work completed some time ago. Unfortunately, due to the fading issues in the original camera negative (both horizontal fading at the cuts, as well as east-west fading from poor storage), Fox/FotoKem were not able to make a new 70mm print from the negative.
Instead, a new 65mm IP from the negative as a preservation element has been made, and then Fotokem performed a huge amount of HD restoration. No new print, sadly, but it will make a passable Blu-ray. Hopefully, as technology becomes better, faster, and cheaper, Fox/FotoKem will be able to improve on it in the years to come.
"Windjammer" 35mm composite print was returned to the Swedish archive after scanning in Hollywood, and the roadshow prologue was also returned to owner during first week of January 2010. Work continues on making a Blu-ray and DVD.
70mm festival announced in Canada in 24-26 September 2010 - watch this space.
and Robert Harris is still working towards funding of the "The Alamo" restoration.
Christopher Nolan is considering using 5/65 and IMAX for his next feature film "Inception".
"Samsara" is still filming and editing work has begun.
Schauburg Kino in Karlsruhe and guests have donated USD 1000 for the restoration of "The Alamo".
A leading Hollywood director has visions of some special venue 70mm exhibition of his next film. No additional details available at this time - and it may or may not actually happen. Stay tuned for later information.
Steven Spielberg and a few guests viewed Steve's personal 70mm print of "LOA" at the Aero theatre, in a private screening, in May. It's a mag sound print produced in 1989, at the time of the "25th anniversary" restoration work by Bob Harris. The print looked wonderful.
70mm Festival in Italy and "The Alamo" restoration announced by Robert A. Harris, hopefully followed by "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World".
After shooting parts of "The New World" in 70mm, Terrence Malick has once again chosen to shoot parts of his new film, "The Tree of Life", on 65mm negatives. Though this is still unofficial, this film is actually two: the other called "Voyage of Time". The best news is that unlike in the case of "The New World", "Voyage of Time" looks to be exhibited in 70mm and/or in IMAX.
The French artist Phillippe Parreno is doing a short movie in 65mm for an exhibition from June, 3rd until September, 7th at Centre Pompidou in Paris which will be projected in 70mm
70mm screenings are rumored to take place in Hamburg and München in Germany this spring. Check for updates
"Flying Clipper" was test screened in the final week of January 2009 and has been shipped to Berlin.
Ron Fricke's "Samsara" have gotten through the bulk of the filming. "The material is great, We still need a little more but are well on our way. Release is expected to be in 2010", says Mark Magidson - producer of the film.
German cult travelogue "Flying Clipper", the first film photographed in MCS 70 process, is going to be reprinted. Ready for screening in late 2009.
Three scenes for the next "Transformers 2" movie are filmed in 65mm IMAX
New 65mm project is currently shooting in Pakistan with ARRI 765, near Nanga Parbat mountain
"Elements, part 1: The Air Over Bernina" filmed with ARRI 765 this summer. 4½ minutes film is part of film "Elements" about air, water, fire and earth. To be completed in 2011
"Samsara" is currently filming in Korea
New 70mm print of "Sky over Holland" is in the pipeline.
New 70mm print of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" is in the pipeline. New 70mm print of "Khartum" shown 18.05.2008.
Some scenes for "Quantum of Solace" are filmed in 65mm.
23 May 2008 update:
Just thought i would let you know that the new Bond film didn't shot anything in 65mm [shame] but used a Dalsa 4k Origin digital camera for one scene. Roberto Schaefer ASC wanted to shoot using Hawk Anamorphics but was not allowed to by the visual fx people they said post production would take to long. Its been shot Super 35 using Arricams and Zeiss Ultra Prime lenses, apart from a short sequence where they used 8 Dalsa Origin 4K cameras.
Meant to say before love your site good luck
Steven Spelberg and Lucas Film are considering playing "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" in 70mm at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. And Martin Scorsese is using 65mm cameras on his new film "Shutter Island".
Ron Fricke's next 70mm project, working titled "Samsara" is expected to be released fall 2009
First reel of new Ultra Panavision 70 "Khartoum" 70mm print is test screened.
New 8k digital master for "Baraka" in progress.
65mm is back - shooting of "THE INTERNATIONAL" directed by Tom Tykwer and DOP Frank Griebe has begun ... 10 mins of the movie will be shot in 65mm using ARRI 765 rest will be super35 ...
"The Dark Knight": THE IMAX EXPERIENCE", from Warner Bros. Pictures, will feature four sequences filmed with IMAX® cameras. This marks the first time ever that a major feature film has been even partially shot using IMAX cameras, marking a revolutionary integration of the two film formats."
New 70mm prints of "The Bible...in the beginning", "STAR!", "West Side Story" and "Khartoum" are in the pipeline.
Heard at the "As Good as it Gets" program 21. June 2007 that Ron Fricke, director of "Baraka" is currently shooting a follow up in 5 perf 65mm. Also, the deal is set for a western to be shot next year in 5 perf 65mm, but to go through a DI.
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