“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

1926 Natural Vision
1929 Grandeur
1930 Magnifilm
1930 Realife
1930 Vitascope
1952 Cinerama
1953 CinemaScope
1955 Todd-AO
1955 Circle Vision 360
1956 CinemaScope 55
1957 Ultra Panavision 70
1958 Cinemiracle
1958 Kinopanorama
1959 Super Panavision 70
1959 Super Technirama 70
1960 Smell-O-Vision
1961 Sovscope 70
Cinerama 360
1962 MCS-70
1963 70mm Blow Up
1963 Circarama
1963 Circlorama
1966 Dimension 150
1967 DEFA 70
1967 Pik-A-Movie
1970 IMAX / Omnimax
1974 Cinema 180
1976 Dolby Stereo
1984 Showscan
1984 Swissorama
1986 iWERKS
1989 ARRI 765
1990 CDS
1994 DTS / Datasat
2001 Super Dimension 70
2018 Magellan 65

Various Large format | 70mm to 3-strip | 3-strip to 70mm | Specialty Large Format | Special Effects in 65mm | ARC-120 | Super Dimension 70Early Large Format
7OMM Premiere in Chronological Order


Australia | Brazil
Canada | Denmark
England | France
Germany | Iran
Mexico | Norway
Sweden | Turkey

7OMM Projectors
People | Eulogy
65mm/70mm Workshop
The 7OMM Newsletter
Back issue | PDF
Academy of the WSW

• 2026 | 2025 | 2024
2023 | 2022 | 2021
2020 | 2019 | 2018
2017 | 2016 | 2015
2014 | 2013 | 2012
2011 | 2010 | 2009
2008 | 2007 | 2006
2005 | 2004 | 2003
2002 | 2001 | 2000
1999 | 1998 | 1997
1996 | 1995 | 1994

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


Lasse Kolstad passed away
January 14, 2012, ninety years old

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Kaare Terland, Olso, NorwayDate: 24.01.2012
Lasse Kolstad and Bab, actor and actress. Seen here January 15, 2011, in Oslo, Norway. Image by Thomas Hauerslev

Four days after his ninetieth birthday Lasse Kolstad passed away. He was one of the main actors in Norway and mastered all disciplines from classics to musicals. With his powerful and disciplined baritone voice, he became a very popular actor and played leading characters in numerous musicals in over six decades.

But Lasse had also another interest. During nine months 1956/57 he acted as the “bosin” on board the ship S/S Christian Radich, the square-rigged sailing ship from Oslo shooting the film
"Windjammer" - a CineMiracle production.
More in 70mm reading:

"Windjammer" Cast & Crew Interviews in Oslo

"Windjammer" Press Release

"Windjammer" in Cinemiracle

On the Trail of "Windjammer" - A Visit to Oslo

Alf R. Bjercke passed away

Internet link:



Two page tribute in Aftenposten, one of the biggest newspapers here in Norway

Back in Norway Lasse continued his career as a highly esteemed actor, but his heart remained on board the ship.

During difficult financing periods for the ship in the late sixties and the seventies, a support organization “Friends of Christian Radich” was established in 1974, and Lasse was elected the first chairman. With Lasse at the wheel, together with qualified and dedicated supporters, he managed to turn politicians and other opinion makers to view the ship as an asset. And finally in 1978 S/S Christian Radich was included in the national fiscal budget.

Later Lasse became Chairman of the Foundation Christian Radich, a position he held for many years.

Dave Strohmaier remembers Lasse Kolstad

Titlecard from "The Making of Windjammer" documentary to be premiered in 2012

After working on the "Windjammer" digital remastering for 7 months, getting to actually meet Lasse and Alf that night in Oslo was a major thrill for Carin-Anne, myself and Randy Gitsch.

Yesterday we started the first day of 3 panel photography on "In the Picture", the 15 minute short were doing for the 60th anniversary of Cinerama. We made an announcement about Lasse's passing on the set; The Hollywood "DeMille Lasky" Studio Museum, across the street from the Hollywood Bowl. Many of the extras were people of my age or older and they all had seen "Windjammer" on the original release and remember well Lasse and the famous Kari waits for me song.

"Windjammer" and our documentary will be shown on the big screen as part of the Cinerama festival first week in October at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. The DVD release is supposed to happen sometime in May, The distributor is not sure exactly when.
Go: back - top - back issues - news index
Updated 21-01-24