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7. Todd-AO 70mm-Festival
Filmtheater Schauburg, Karlsruhe, Germany, 7 - 9 October 2011

The 70mm Newsletter
Text and images by: Herbert Born & Thomas Hauerslev Date: 27.09.2010. Updated 04-05-22
KARLSRUHE, Sep 1, 2011 /in70mm.com news. We have launched the 7th instalment of the “Todd-AO 70mm Festival“ to be held from 7 - 9 October 2011 at the Schauburg in Karlsruhe, Germany. For three days in October Filmtheater Schauburg celebrates the world of LARGE FORMAT film, by offering a series of epic films in 70mm - the HD of film formats. A variety of old 70mm films with a GALA performance of Kenneth Branagah's masterpiece "Hamlet" on Saturday evening. Some films are in their original versions and some "70mm Vintage Classics", are dubbed into German.

Once again spectacular large format process names like "Super Technirama 70", "MCS 70 Superpanorama" and "Ultra Panavision 70" will light up on the large 18 meter curved Cinerama screen.

Let us hope, that the splendour of 70mm not only serves our nostalgic dreams, but also offers the chance for a young audience to experience a historic and magic landmark of cinema.
Join us and be part of this unique event and share the excitement together with visitors from all around the world - including Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Denmark, England, USA and France - and hopefully many more.

We welcome our very special guest, Academy Award winner Mr. Kevin Brownlow to the Schauburg. Mr. Brownlow is flying in from England to give his “From Biograph to Fox Grandeur. Early Experiments in Large Format Presentations” lecture.

We are also very proud to have five vintage Canadian 70mm short films on the program. Short films are rarely seen in cinemas any more, but we can present no less than five of them in blazing 70mm with superb 6-track magnetic stereo. All of which are specially loaned to us by our friends in Canada.

70mm Films:

"Bela" in Sovscope 70
"The Greatest Story Ever Told" in Ultra Panavision 70
"The Bat Whispers" in 35mm restored version from 65mm Magnifilm original
"Wild Rovers" 70mm blow up
"Shéhérazade" in MCS 70 Superpanorama
"Dance Craze" presented in blazing 70mm
"Hamlet" in Panavision Super 70mm
"A Chorus Line" 70mm blow up
"55 Days at Peking" in Super Technirama 70
"Kelly's Heroes" 70mm blow up

All 70mm films films will be projected by vintage and historically correct Philips DP70 and DP75 projectors. Magnetic sound by Dolby Laboratories sound equipment and state of the art Alcon speakers.

Herbert Born
Filmtheater Schauburg

Tickets will be available for purchase very soon, please follow progress on www.schauburg.de and www.in70mm.com.

For more information about the film festival, including screening times, visit: www.schauburg.de and www.in70mm.com

Media contact; Herbert Born

2011 Festival Program
Hallo Hollywood ... hier spricht Anna!
70mm-Filmfestival in der Schauburg
Für jeden etwas auf dem 7. Todd-AO 70mm Festival im Schauburg Filmtheater
Something for Everyone at the 7. Todd-AO 70mm Festival at the Schauburg Filmtheater
Kevin Brownlow visits the Schauburg in Karlsruhe
The Bat Whispers
More in 70mm reading:

Todd-AO Festival Home
7. Todd-AO Festival
Wilkommen | Welcome
Intro | Festival Images
2011 Festival Flyer (PDF)

Festival Archives
Festival Through the Years
Festival Schedule and Archive

More Schauburg Cinerama

Festivals in Pictures
Schauburg Cinerama
Best of Todd-AO Festival
Guests | Billboards | Posters

Internet link:
• Ticket reservation

Filmtheater Schauburg
Att: Herbert Born
Marienstraße 16
76137 Karlsruhe


Weekend Film Program (in progress)- Full Program + Flyer

Friday Saturday Sunday
12:00 "Bela" in Sovscope 70 10:00 "Wild Rovers" 70mm blow up 10:00 "A Chorus Line" 70mm blow up
15:00 "The Greatest Story Ever Told" Anamorphic German vintage 70mm print 13:00 "Shéhérazade" in MCS 70 Superpanorama 13:00 "55 Days at Peeking" in Super Technirama 70
20:00 “From Biograph to Fox Grandeur. Early Experiments in Large Format Presentations” 16:00 "Dance Craze" by Joe Dunton a Super 35 demonstration film presented in blazing 70mm 16:30 "A Place to Stand", "Multiple Man", "Seasons in the Mind", "Where the North Begins" & "Festival"
20:45 "The Bat Whispers" in 35mm restored version from 65mm Magnifilm original 19:00 "Hamlet" in Panavision Super 70mm in full color and 6-track Dolby Stereo 20:30
"Kelly's Heroes"
the classic 70mm blow up from 1970
= German language version. Full 2011 Festival Program with cast/credits.

Accommodation, Breakfast buffet and the Weekend Pass

Renaissance Karlsruhe Hotel
76131 Karlsruhe

Reservations can be made either online using this link or as follows:

Tel: +49-721 3717 381
Fax: +49-721 3717 333

email: karlsruhe-reservation@renaissancehotels.com

Special rates will be offered for festival attendees at the Renaissance Karlsruhe Hotel. Always mention „Schauburg“ rate.
A great weekend at the Filmtheater Schauburg. Image by Thomas Hauerslev

Weekend pass is EURO 100,00. Single entrance EURO 10,00 per show, GALA on Saturday evening EURO 11,00 (includes welcome drink), students EURO 7,00 and children EURO 5,00. Weekend-pass for students is Euro 70,00. Day-Pass: 40,00, Students: 30,00
The weekend pass includes entrance to all screenings at the festival, the festival brochure and free coffee, lunch breaks and Get Together with Hoepfner at Friday evening
The Day Pass includes all the complimentary events at the date of the Day-Pass (no festival Brochure included)
Saturday and Sunday 9 o'clock breakfast buffet. Image by Thomas Hauerslev

The Weekend Pass also includes the following additional bonuses:

• Welcome Coffee/Tee, Softdrink on arrival
• Festival Program brochure
• Entrance to Friday's get together with free beer specialties from the local HOEPFNER brewery
• Breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday morning at 09.00 in the SCHAUBURG foyer
• Complimentary lunch break on Saturday and Sunday
• Meet the film people

Legendary Film Historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow visits Schauburg

Kevin Brownlow during a lecture. Image by Thomas Hauerslev

We are delighted that historian and preservationist Mr. Kevin Brownlow of Photoplay Productions has accepted our invitation to come and give a lecture.

Filmmaker, author, documentarian, and film historian/preservationist Kevin Brownlow was recognized in 2010 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences with their prestigious Honorary Governors Award “for the wise and devoted chronicling of the cinematic parade.”

Best known for his work documenting the history of the silent era, he has preserved and restored many silent classics, including "Intolerance", Abel Gance’s "Napoléon", "The Thief of Bagdad", "Ben-Hur", and "The Phantom of the Opera". Among his many other accomplishments, he also co-produced and directed the 1980 television documentary series, Hollywood, that traces the highlights of the silent era.
More in 70mm reading:

Kevin Brownlow Interview - Part 1
Kevin Brownlow Interview - Part 2

Kevin Brownlow Interview - Teil 1
Kevin Brownlow Interview - Teil 2

Internet link:

Kevin Brownlow wins an OSCAR


Canadian Short Films in 70mm at the Filmtheater Schauburg

Part of the record from "A Place To Stand"

We are very proud to announce a series of rare Canadian 70mm short films to be screened during the 7th Todd-AO Festival.

The titles are:
"A Place to Stand", "Where the North Begins", "Festival", "Seasons in the Mind" and
"Multiple Man".

Thanks to Eric Seguin of the National Film Board of Canada and Mike Hazelton, Manager, Attractions & Admissions, Ontario Place Corp, The government of Ontario and Paul Gordon for making this possible.

Filmtheater Schauburg

The Filmtheater Schauburg. Image by Thomas Hauerslev

One of very few original cinemas, still equipped with 70mm projectors. The huge screen is wide, curved and covered by a "Cinerama red" curtain. It’s the perfect framework to present 70mm with 6-track sound in Super Technirama 70, Todd-AO and Ultra Panavision 70.


Why is 70mm so special?

Vintage 70mm film. Image by Thomas Hauerslev

"in 70mm"
is unlike anything you have ever seen - a High Definition movie experience with extremely sharp images and crystal clear 6 track stereo.

"in 70mm"
 is very realistic, almost three dimensional and can make everything you have ever seen pale into insignificance. But don't take our word for it - come and see for your self.


2011 Credits. The organisers wish to thank the following individuals for their help

  • Vincent Koch, Projection, Preparation prints
  • Marcus Vetter, Projection
  • Joe Dunton, UK
  • Cinema Retro magazine
  • Paul Gordon & Bill Kretzel, Canada
  • Wolfram Hannemann, LaserHotline, DE
  • Mike Hazelton, Manager, Attractions & Admissions, Ontario Place Corp, The government of Ontario, Canada
  • Hoepfner Privat Brau, DE
  • Der Kurier, DE
  • Bill Lawrence, Reel Solutions, UK
  • Eric Seguin, National Film Board of Canada
  • TNT, DE
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