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Todd-AO Festival Preparations
The Schauburg is getting ready for the 11th 70mm festival 9-11 October 2015

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Thomas Hauerslev. Images by: Herbert Born Date: 02.10.2015
70mm Prints arriving

The Todd-AO Festival is due to begin in a week from now. Here is a quick look behind the scenes about all the preparations which goes into this remarkable weekend. Festival planning actually starts a few days after the previous weekend has ended and continues through the year. The first 70mm prints starts to arrive in early August. Projection team are quality checking each reel of vintage 70mm film which been brought out of the freezers after many years in storage.

On line ticket reservation here
Todd-AO Festival Flyer (PDF)
New Curved Harkness 70mm Screen
"MacKenna's Gold" at the Schauburg
"Think Big" World Premiere Screening
More in 70mm reading:

11. Todd-AO 70mm-Festival 2015

Schauburg Cinerama, Karlsruhe, Germany. Home of The Todd-AO Festival

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Hebert Born, manager of the Schauburg is personally checking the 70mm prints - white gloves of course.

Some vintage prints still have color.
Special posters printed
Festival posters on display across the city of Karlsruhe

The DP70 mirror was changed
Modified Kinoton 70mm center unit for warped and buckled prints

Brand new DP75 on display in the foyer all set up for "The Hateful Eight" with anamorphic and DTS 70mm reader.
The classic DP70 is rolled across the courtyard to be exhibited in the Schauburg foyer - always popular with the audience

Technicolor's ID card for this reel of vintage 70mm film

Print 12, with German title cards

Testing faded 70mm print against 35mm Technicolor print

Rolling Stones in 70mm

Musical in 70mm

Comedy in 70mm - Schauburg is famous for their 70mm poster displays during the Todd-AO Festival

Alcon speakers are checked

New screen arrived

Screen details

Mr Haas painting the billboard

Festival Flyer in 4 colors and loaded with information about the films is ready - a collectors item

For free in Schauburg foyer, or simply download the
Todd-AO Festival Flyer (PDF)
....what else - are you ready - order your on-line ticket reservation
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