“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


A 50th Anniversary with some disappointments but lots of laughter and happiness

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by:  Sebastian Rosacker, Malmø, Sweden Date: 30.10.2013
Mickey Rooney and Sebastian Rosacker

On November 7, 1963, The Pacific Cinerama Dome opened with the first film in Cinerama-format, filmed with one lens: "IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD". It became and instant hit and stayed on for 66 weeks in its first run. Of course, as with so many other great theaters, the Pacific Cinerama Dome has been threatened through the years but instead of demolishing it they decided to keep it and also build a multiplex theater next to it. Now it's time for the 50th anniversary. And on Sunday, October 27, it was time for the crazy film that opened this beautiful theater.

It was an event with a couple of disappointments but with lots of laughter and happiness. Before the film started it was Q&A's with Mickey Rooney, Karen Sharpe Kramer (wife of Stanley Kramer), Barrie Chase and Marvin Kaplan. And already now the atmosphere was sparkling. When Marvin Kaplan was asked why he thought the film still was so loved, his answer came like a flash through the air: It's about greed!!! Mickey Rooney was asked if he had some favorite colleagues and his reply I'll never forget:

"I've been so lucky and met so many wonderful people through my carrier". He also told us about his love for the job.

Even if some bitter trues are revealed through the years, I believe that there was a love for the job in the good old days, that doesn't exist anymore, or has somehow changed.

So, now it's time for the film. It was a digital 4K screening. The film was beautifully restored with sparkling and sharp colors, projection and sound.
If the atmosphere was high before the film, it was if possible even higher now. Lots of laughter was heard through the auditorium and for every new celebrity that entered the screen there was a warm applause. And the question is if there really exists another film with so many celebrities than "IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD".
More in 70mm reading:

Ett 50-årsjubileum med några besvikelser men massor av skratt och glädje

"Mad World" @ Cinerama Dome's 55th Anniversary November 7th, 2018

Internet link:



I guess most of us looked forward to something refreshing in the foyer. But not so. The film continued with no police-reports and no entr'acte music. It was a big disappointment that I can't understand. And even worse it was on the 50th anniversary. But, in spite of that, both the film and laughter continued at the highest level. In many ways, an unforgettable evening.
Go: back - top - back issues - news index
Updated 21-01-24