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


Todd-AO Festival
KRRR! 7OMM Seminar
Oslo 7OMM Festival

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

Ultra Panavision 70
Super Panavision 70

MCS 70 | DEFA 70
Dimension 150
Sovscope 70
70mm Blow-up
IMAX | Showscan

" 80 Days"
"Flying Clipper"
"The Hateful Eight"
"The Master"
"Scent of Mystery"


France | Germany
Denmark | England
Australia | USA

Interview & People
Always Remember
Presented in 7OMM
Bradford | Projectors
70mm Dolby Stereo
Cinerama Remaster
Rama Galore

• 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 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., 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 may be reprinted with the written permission from the editor.
Copyright ę 1800 - 2070. All rights reserved.

Visit about Danish cinemas


DP70s back at work at the Paramount Theatre in Peekskill, NY

The 70mm Newsletter
Written and photographed by: Helge Bernhardt Date: 01.05.2017
DP70 # 1384 & #1408 at the Paramount Theatre in Peekskill (NY, US)

Click to see enlargement

I'm writing to you bearing exciting news! I've been working over the last months with the current operators of the Paramount Theatre in Peekskill (NY, US), on getting the projection booth up and running again! The theater hasn't run film in over 15 years and management is ready to give it another try. As you probably know, the theater has a pair of 1959 DP70s (57-174 and 57-175, picture attached) and I wanted to let you know, that these 2 beauties are back up and running, with a few minor tweaks left to do, and have passed test runs in both 35mm and 70mm with flying colors. Plans are already underway to put them back into service and we're now starting to program a series of screenings.

I also had the honor today of meeting Mr. Robert Frischmuth, who has owned these machines and operated them for 17 years before retiring. He brought the machines over from the west coast and had them installed in 1987). After initial reservations ("A 'projectionist' is working on my machines???"), we parted today as good friends and he was relieved to have bestowed on me the future care and upkeep of his machines. It was an amazing day! He is mentioned in the opening paragraph of Richard Haines' book on the history of dye transfer printing. I suggested to him to recreate that 1988 Technicolor festival and I do have a pristine Cinestage mag IB Tech of "80 Days" sitting no less than 2m away from me as i write this. I also mentioned you and your comprehensive work on all things DP70 and 70mm to him and to the current operator of the Paramount today, and both were thrilled to know that someone out there is keeping the legacy alive and kicking.

I truly hope you enjoyed this little excursion into history.
More in 70mm reading:

DP70 / Universal 70-35 / Norelco AAII - The Todd-AO Projector

News About the DP70, The Todd-AO Projector

DP70s in New York (NY)

DP70 / AAII serial numbers

Internet link:

Interior shot of the theater alongside the moment that the DP70 is running 70mm for the first time in almost 2 decades!!!

Click to see enlargement

The 24fps and 30fps motors from both machines.

Click to see enlargement

Front of the theater (the tiny window was installed at the request of the projectionist way back when, that's where the booth resides). The plaque shows the year of the theater opening, it was designed by no other than the Rapp Brothers!!!

Click to see enlargement

Close-up of one of the original Philips 35mm mag heads and the water cooling control valve.
Mechanism plate.
Go: back - top - back issues - news index
Updated 07-01-21