13th Oslo 70mm Festival
June 14th – June 23rd 2019
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|Written by: Jan E. Olsen,
curator of Festival.
BREAKING 70MM NEWS! 13th Oslo 70mm festival will take place in the period June
14th – June 23rd 2019!
70mm is back on the big screen in Oslo. A mix of recent 70mm titles, restored
studio prints, vintage archive prints and blow-ups will be screened on analogue
film prints. «The festival has become an institution, and something our
patrons are looking forward to months in advance», Jan Olsen, head
programmer and technical manager states. «We had a record festival back in
2017, and I think the audience really enjoy a special evening at the movies, and
appreciate the showmanship involved when putting them in the picture. A 70mm
screening is a really special event, and the audience understand that they have
to watch the movie in its 70mm glory to really have seen the film.»
With the recent installation of Meyer Acheron 100 front speakers, the audience
will experience the 5 front channel directional sound like they never have heard
before. Together with the award winning Philips DP70 projectors, perfect light
illumination and Isco 8-perf. lenses makes Oslo one of the best places in the
world to watch 70mm!
The city of Oslo is at it’s most beautiful in June, and plenty of time to enjoy
the sea or hikes in the surroundings of Oslo, just a tram, tube or boat ride
On Friday and Saturday evenings during the festival, patrons are welcome to hang
out in the foyer bar, or enjoy a drink outside while enjoying DJ Todd-AO playing
soundtracks from his vinyl record player. This will be a great oppurtunity to
get together and talk about all the wonderful aspects of the 70mm format.
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Oslo 7OMM Festival
70mm, Cinerama and
Cinemiracle shown in Norway
"A Year Along
the Abandoned Road" - One Year in 12 Minutes and 70mm
"Where The Trains Used To Go"
in IMAX by Morten Skallerud
"Norway" Cast & Credits
Interview with Mr Hans-Kristian
kl. 18.00 South Pacific + Miracle of Todd-AO
Kl. 21.30 Baraka + A Year Along the Abandoned Road
kl. 14.00 Who Framed Roger Rabbit? *
Kl. 16.00 Spartacus (1991 restoration)
Kl. 20.30 Dersu Uzala *
kl. 13.00 Hamlet
Kl. 17.30 Dunkirk
Eight" in Ultra Panavision 70
kl. 18.00 2001: A Space Odyssey
Kl. 21.00 2010 – The Year We Make Contact *
kl. 18.00 Lord Jim
Kl. 21.30 Phantom Thread
kl. 18.30 Dunkirk
Kl. 21.00 Baraka + A Year Along the Abandoned Road
kl. 18.00 The Abyss *
Kl. 21.30 Staying Alive *
kl. 18.00 Phantom Thread
Kl. 20.30 2001: A Space Odyssey
kl. 13.00 Hamlet
Kl. 17.30 Guns for San Sebastian *
Kl. 20.00 Spartacus
kl. 13.00 Lord Jim
Kl. 16.30 South Pacific
Eight" in Ultra Panavision 70
All film in original language version without subtitles, except those
indicated with * which are with small subtitles in a Scandinavian language
Chocolate Girl selling sweets from an authentic Freia chocolate tray during
intermissions and breaks. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev
Our newly renovated cinema is equipped with two Philips DP70 70mm projectors.
Isco Ultra Star HD 87mm lenses and original Ultra Panavision 70 1.25 anamorphic lenses.
Panastereo 70mm magnetic preamplifier for format 40, 41, 42, 43 – with or without A or SR noise reduction. Yamaha DME64 central digital sound decoder.
Latest generation 4k projector, Sony SRX-R515P, with contrast ratio
front channels with Meyer Acheron 100 front speakers
• 2 x
Dolby Atmos sound system with Meyer surround speakers.
And of course, custom made masking curtain control with 15 pre-adjusted stops.
Practical stuff and Festival Tickets
Olsen showing his DP70 masking plates from various 70mm formats: "The Master", "Play
Time", "Out of Africa" and "The Hateful Eight" for Ultra
Panavision 70. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev
Tickets for the festival will go online months in advance, and the first
screening is all ready for sale at
Most recent news will be published at the FB-site
Ticket price Euro 9 / Euro 12,50 for each screening.
There will be 2 screenings every weekday during the festival, with 3 or more
screenings on Saturdays and Sundays. All films will be screened in their
original language version, many of them with Scandinavian sub-titles.
Patrons travelling from abroad are encouraged to send questions about ticket
reservations to head of the festival, Mr. Jan Eberholst Olsen.
All screenings take place at Cinemateket in the heart of Oslo, within
walking distance from the central train station
Phone number to box office: + 47 2247 4589
Places to stay:
Centrally located, near the royal castle. 15 minutes walking distance to
the cinema. Best value!
Thon Hotels Astoria
In the same street as the cinema, two minutes walking distance. Great
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