“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


France | Germany
Denmark | England
Australia | 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


Is Windjammer the Queen of Kitsch?

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

Written by: Thomas Hauerslev Issue 49 - June 1997
Photoshop impression of the first public screening of "Windjammer" in many years.

Some of the biggest news this spring has been the showing of “Windjammer”, the one and only Cinemiracle film. The screening took place at the Pictureville cinema at Bradford, UK during the Widescreen Weekend, March 14 - 16, 1997. The Eastman color print was of course faded into pink, but it was a rare opportunity to see the film for the first time in (probably) 30 - 40 years. The film was shown in the original 3 strip version with Dutch narration on the huge Cinerama screen in Bradford, England.

Sunday March 16, 1997 "Windjammer" was shown publicly for the first time in 30 - 40 years for a large audience at the prestigious Pictureville Cinerama cinema in Bradford, England. The film was a crowd-pleaser despite the faded pink print. Here are some of the reactions recorded during and right after the performance. You must imagine the noise of 200 enthusiastic 3-strip- and wide screen fans buzzing in the background during these short interviews.

Peter Andren, Sweden: I'm very impressed. I have waited for this for 25 years and this is really a highlight of the 3-strip process. It is a nice movie. Some parts are a bit slow, but it is a nice movie, I like it. The print is quite acceptable. The tape hiss is a bit annoying, otherwise sound is quite acceptable.

Willem Bouwmeester, Holland: It is old fashioned entertainment and the colours are not too bad. I think we can do something with it (in Oslo).

Marceau Dupre, England: It was very good. Technically far superior to Cinerama. Some moments in the film were absolutely stunning. You couldn't see the separation between the panels. Very good print. It's pink, but very good.

David Page, England: Very impressed. Join lines are wonderful even though centre projector isn't set for 3-strip rather than 70mm. It played off nicely and the sound was good. Not yet quite enough movement for 3-strip. We had the sledge going down and some cycle rides and things. The "Christian Radich" going up and down in the storm, I enjoyed that, it was great! It made a difference not being American. It was European and that was nice. 2nd best 3-strip film I've seen. No 1 is "How the West Was Won". No 2 is "Windjammer".

Further in 70mm reading:

Widescreen Weekend 1997

Gallery: 1997
WSW Home
Through the Years
The Best of WSW

Academy of the WSW

Creating the WSW
Planning the WSW
Projecting the WSW
Projecting CINERAMA

Misconceptions about the Bradford setup

Internet link:


Keith Swadkins, England: I think it came around very well. There was a tremendous amount of work everybody had to do to put it together. The Cinemiracle process is good and bad in both ways. I think the join lines are superior in Cinemiracle. There is some horizontal distortion, but remember Cinemiracle was designed for a nearly flat screen.

Torkell Sætervadet, Norway: It is a grand movie! As a colleague of mine in London told me. It must be the queen of kitsch. But it was an incredible experience to see "Windjammer", the film all Norwegians have talked about since the original release in 1958. I think it is a very good film in the travelogue genre. A type of movie I rarely have seen. As a travelogue it was also very good. How does it rank among the 3-strip movies I have seen? Well, I have only seen "This is Cinerama". "Windjammer" is definitely the better of them, both technically and in drama.

David Watson, England: I have never seen it and it is brilliant. The color is not as bad as I thought it might be. It is a bit yellow here and there. I think for its time, as somebody else was saying, a travelogue sort of thing, and considering the guy who shot it on the flys as it happened, they couldn't have had much of a script beforehand. I think they worked very hard to get it together, I mean he gets a part of here and there, but that is part of it because he can't understand what the commentary is you know.
Go: back - top - back issues
Updated 07-01-23