“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

Super Technirama 70
MCS 70 | DEFA 70
Dimension 150
Sovscope 70
ARRI 765 | Blow-up
35mm to 70mm
Blow-Up by title
IMAX | Cinema 180
Showscan | iWERKS
Various 70mm Films
Large Format Engagement
Chronological Order

Cinerama | Film
Archive | Remaster
Cinemiracle | Rama
Cinerama 360
Circle Vision 360
Realife | Grandeur
Natural Vision
Vitascope | Magnifilm
Early Large Format Films


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

6-Track Dolby Stereo
7OMM Projectors
People | Eulogy
65mm/70mm Workshop

• 2025 | 2024 | 2023
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

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


"Biffen", Aalborg, Denmark
70mm Cinema Profile

This article first appeared in
..in 70mm
The 70mm Newsletter

Written by: Thomas Hauerslev Issue 36 - December 1994
Some issues the 70mm Newsletter will present one 70mm cinema of outstanding quality. We will start in Aalborg, Denmark. If any of our readers would like to write about their favourite 70mm cinema, this is where to do it.

"Biffen" opened 2. April 1989. There are 51 seats and a 5,4 meter (17,7 feet) wide curved screen. It is equipped with a Dolby CP65 processor for 70mm format 42. The 70mm projection lens is a Leitz 90mm Colorplan slide projector lens. The resolution and color on the screen is outstanding and there is edge to edge sharpness. The screen is built of wood and the speakers are placed above the screen. The 70mm projector is a Philips EL4000 DP70 and is completely in level. There is no distortion on the screen. The auditorium is built almost as a SHOWSCAN High Impact cinema with a curved wall-to-wall screen.

 "Biffen" is the only cinema with regular 70mm presentations in Denmark. "Baraka" and "2001: A Space Odyssey" have been shown frequently. The audience travel many kilometers to experience the 70mm presentations. In January 1992 "Biffen" hosted a 70mm festival of 2 rarely seen Russian 70mm films. "Waterloo" and "The Story of Flaming Years" to a sold-out house. Also shown twice that day was "A Year Along the Abandoned Road" in 35mm Dolby Stereo.

The cinema is clearly an art-house specialising in 70mm films and well crafted films like "Short Cuts", "The Blues Brothers", "Schindlers List" and "Blade Runner". The people of Aalborg happily waits for films to turn up at "Biffen". All of Aalborg "movie palaces", but "Biffen", are shoe-box cinemas without much appeal.

Currently in development is a Festival of 70mm films in summer 1995. The programme will be published in The 70mm Newsletter. The cinema is managed by cinematographer Orla Nielsen who has built everything himself. "Biffen" is a very good example that you can install 70mm in your cinema from day 1 if you like. 70mm is not remotely expensive and the cinema does not have to be a 1000 seater to take 70mm.

Orla Nielsen has recently expanded his activities to the former Europa bio in Aalborg. Europa bio closed in 1980 and is now practice room for Aalborg Symphonic Orchestra. It is called "Synfonien" and has housed a few special screenings of silent films. The former cinema has been re-equipped with a pair of DP70. 70mm will once again sweep the big screen in Aalborg.

Further in 70mm reading:

The Smallest Show on Earth
70mm Meeting
Todd-AO "Sea"

and in Danish

Stanley Kubrick's "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" in Super Panavision 70

Go: back - top - back issues
Updated 05-09-23