“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

1926 Natural Vision
1929 Grandeur
1930 Magnifilm
1930 Realife
1930 Vitascope
1952 Cinerama
1953 CinemaScope
1955 Todd-AO
1955 Circle Vision 360
1956 CinemaScope 55
1957 Ultra Panavision 70
1958 Cinemiracle
1958 Kinopanorama
1959 Super Panavision 70
1959 Super Technirama 70
1960 Smell-O-Vision
1961 Sovscope 70
Cinerama 360
1962 MCS-70
1963 70mm Blow Up
1963 Circarama
1963 Circlorama
1966 Dimension 150
1967 DEFA 70
1967 Pik-A-Movie
1970 IMAX / Omnimax
1974 Cinema 180
1976 Dolby Stereo
1984 Showscan
1984 Swissorama
1986 iWERKS
1989 ARRI 765
1990 CDS
1994 DTS / Datasat
2001 Super Dimension 70
2018 Magellan 65

Various Large format | 70mm to 3-strip | 3-strip to 70mm | Specialty Large Format | Special Effects in 65mm | ARC-120 | Super Dimension 70Early Large Format
7OMM Premiere in Chronological Order


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

7OMM Projectors
People | Eulogy
65mm/70mm Workshop
The 7OMM Newsletter
Back issue | PDF
Academy of the WSW

• 2026 | 2025 | 2024
2023 | 2022 | 2021
2020 | 2019 | 2018
2017 | 2016 | 2015
2014 | 2013 | 2012
2011 | 2010 | 2009
2008 | 2007 | 2006
2005 | 2004 | 2003
2002 | 2001 | 2000
1999 | 1998 | 1997
1996 | 1995 | 1994

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


70MM at the Schauburg. Todd-AO Festival Report
By Thomas Hauerslev
Every year in October a group of around 200 people meet in a cinema in Baden-Württemberg, in the south of Germany. A large part of the audience comes from Germany of course, but there are guests from all over Europe, the United States and as far away as Japan. What are they doing? They are watching classic 70MM films, many of which they often have seen many times before.
Playback of magnetic sound tracks on 70mm cinema prints at the Schauburg
By Clemens Scherer
At the Schauburg cinema in Karlsruhe the decision was made to have new sound heads manufactured, not the usual ones, but with an updated position of the pickups to reflect the average shrinkage of the prints. Running over these sound heads, all the tracks are oscillating more symmetrically to their pickups. One could consider in addition to have new guidance rollers manufactured, optimized for the now smaller prints.
New magnetic sound equipment for 70mm
By Clemens Scherer
Earlier solutions for the reproduction of magnetic sound recordings were developed for new prints
New Curved Harkness 70mm Screen For Schauburg
By Thomas Hauerslev
The Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe will get a new screen installed early in September 2015. The current screen was 9 year old and we needed to replace it. Since we can take the screen aside and use the back stage for live performances too, wear and tear was starting to show on our screen. It is a Harkness Perlux 140 with a 1,4 gain which gives the most neutral colors and most pleasing look of all screen types and helps to eliminate the cross reflections of the deeply curved Cinerama screen at the Schauburg.
Alcons Cinema System Helps 70mm Cinema Go Back To The Future
By Alcons / Schauburg
Behind the evocative chandeliers and velvet curtains, an ongoing programme of technical modernisation has seen the latest formats running alongside 70mm screenings.
Alcons Cinema System verhilft 70-mm-Cinerama Filmpalast zurück in die Zukunft
Von Alcons / Schauburg
Bei einem Upgrade der Beschallungsanlage wurden in der Schauburg in Karlsruhe fünf großformatige Pro-Ribbon-Lautsprecher CR4 von Alcons Audio installiert. Auf verfahrbaren Türmen können in der Schauburg großformatige Kino-Frontsysteme Alcons Audio CR4 positioniert werden
Brand new DP75 70MM Projector for sale
By Herbert Born
Complete Philips / Kinoton DP75 70MM Projector for sale at the Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe in Germany. The machine have only 11 hours of running time and is as such brand new. The DP75 is equipped for 70mm, complete with DATASAT 70MM reader and Panavision's Ultra Panavision 70 projection lens. The machine is ready to Show "The Hateful Eight" in Ultra Panavision 70.

VistaVision Review
Von Werner Neuner
Am 6.+7.Juni 2009 fand das 2.Widescreen-Festival in Karlsruhe in der Schauburg statt. Dieses Mal war das Motto „VistaVision, Technicolor und Perspecta Sound“.
Berg der Kinoträume: Paramounts VistaVision
Von Christian Appelt
Die amerikanische Filmindustrie suchte eine Lösung für ein kaum lösbares Problem: Wie war der Rückgang des Kinobesuchs zu stoppen?
"Earthquake" at the Schauburg
By Wolfram Hannemann
It must have been almost 30 years ago that I first saw "Earthquake" during its initial release here in Germany. "Earthquake" made a huge impression on me.
VistaVision Introductions
Von Wolfram Hannemann
Einmal mehr laden wir Sie ein zu einer Reise in die Vergangenheit, als das gute alte Hollywood noch Hollywood war und sich mit wahrem Ideenreichtum gegen die drohende Konkurrenz des Fernsehens zur Wehr setzte.
VistaVision Weekend @ Schauburg
By Herbert Born
The Schauburg Kino in Karlsruhe celebrates VistaVision including "Vertigo" in 70mm + a rare charity screening of "The Alamo"

In Technicolor, CinemaScope & stereophonischen Magnet-Ton
By Herbert Born
1. Widescreen-Weekend in der Schauburg. CinemaScope mit dem 4-Kanal-Magnet Raumton in den schönsten Technicolor-Farben.
• • Go to Schauburg's Technicolor Film Festival
• Go to Gallery:
Technicolor Festival @ the Schauburg

• Go to
Schauburg's Technicolor Film Festival

• Go to
Technicolor Festival #3. 23. – 26. Mai 2019

Go to Technicolor Festival #5. 27. - 29. May 2023

• Go to Technicolor Festival @ Schauburg Cinerama, Karlsruhe

In the history of motion pictures, a film occasionally has captured some moment of the human adventure in a manner to transcend its initial goal of entertainment. These films not only are long remembered but become a vital part of our culture.

In "2OO1: A SPACE ODYSSEY" Stanley Kubrick has created such a film. It offers entertainment in abundance. But no greater compliment can be paid a motion picture than to use it as a yardstick by which to judge other pictures in later years. "2OO1: A SPACE ODYSSEY" is this kind of picture.

Robert H. O'Brien, President, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

• Go to NEUE 70mm Filmkopie von „2001: odyssee im weltraum“ in der Schauburg

Pristine 3-strip 70MM Print of "Vigilant Switzerland" recently found in Archves of the Swiss Army
By Herbert Born
This is the only existing 3-panel-70mm print of this movie. A total of 5 prints were made for the LAUSANNE FAIR in 1964. Projected with 3 70mm projectors on a 450 square meters screen.
Schauburg Cinerama restores "Vigilant Switzerland"
By Herbert Born
All three panels were scanned from the original and faded but mint 70mm archive prints and are now in the process of being color graded to get the original look back. "FORTRESS OF PEACE" will be shown in 70mm at the 2014 Todd-AO 70mm festival this October. An original 3-Panel-screening of the DCP's in work is planned later this year.
“Wehrhafte Schweiz” Restaurierung im Schauburg-Cinerama
Von Herbert Born

Einer meiner Mitarbeiter, Vincent Koch, hat aber seit vielen Jahren ein Computer Bildbearbeitungsprogramm geschrieben und ständig weiterentwickelt, das aus den gefadeten Bildinformationen den Ursprungszustand zurückrechnen kann. Darauf hin und nach einigen Test bekamen wir den Auftrag, diese Restauration er 3 Filmrollen durchzuführen
"SAVAGE PAMPAS" will get a 4k digital restoration
By Thomas Hauerslev
Schauburg Digital Division will scan a pristine original 70mm print from the first release in 1966, which came directly from the 65mm camera original. This print already has the color corrections, but it is faded. The print will be cleaned and scanned at 4K Resolution. Schauburg's scan expert Vincent Koch will restore the color.
"Savage Pampas" released 19. December 2016 on German BluRay and 4K UltraHD
By Thomas Hauerslev
For the fans of "Savage  Pampas" here's finally the news you have been waiting for. On 19. December 2016, the new BluRay and 4K UltraHD disc of the classic MCS 70 Superpanorama western is finally available in stores. The new transfer was made directly from an original and very sharp vintage 70mm print, which was faded to the familiar red tones. Thanks to the talent of scan master Mr. Vincent Koch in Karlsruhe, Germany, the full color spectrum has been brought back in its full glory to be enjoyed by the fans.
Flying Clipper, Wiederaufführung der englischen Sprachfassung in digital restaurierter 4K Version
Von Schauburg Cinerama Press Bureau
Am Vorabend unseres traditionellen Todd-AO 70mm-Filmfestivals präsentieren wir den Film erstmals in einer digitalen 4K-Version, die von einer original 70mm-Kino-Kopie abgetastet und hochwertig digital restauriert wurde. Zu unserer Sondervorstellung am 21. September um 20 Uhr erwarten wir prominente Gäste, die maßgeblich bei der Entstehung des Films beteiligt waren.

„Erdbeben“ in der Schauburg
Von Wolfram Hannemann
Es muss fast 30 Jahre her sein, dass ich "ERDBEBEN" (OT: "EARTHQUAKE") zum ersten Mal gesehen habe, als der Film hier in Deutschland in die Kinos kam. "ERDBEBEN" hat mich sehr beeindruckt.
Preparing & showing Sensurround @ the Schauburg, 2010
By Herbert Born
Some images from the first day of installation, and from the SENSURROUND weekend
Sensurround film Festival, Karlsruhe
By Thomas Hauerslev
June 2010 Come and experience all Sensurround films during one loud weekend
Sensurround @ the Schauburg
5-6 June, the majestic Schauburg cinema in Karlsruhe (Germany) will host a 2-day Sensurround film festival - A World-Class event
Review: "Earthquake" in Sensurround
By Volker Hannemann
A review of the 2006 screening in Schauburg, Karlsruhe.
Schauburg Celebrates Sensurround's 40th Anniversary
By Thomas Hauerslev
The Schauburg Cinerama cinema in Karlsruhe is proudly celebrating the 40th anniversary of SENSURROUND and shows "Earthquake" in 70MM in October 2014 during the 10th Todd-AO Film Festival. Cinema manager Herbert Born has started preparing this special performance: "It takes a lot of preparation. We are bringing in - literally - a truckload of subwoofers to re-create SENSURROUND.

• Go to "Hercules Conquers Atlantis" at the Schauburg in 70mm

• Go to
Book presentation and screening in presence of the author Nils Daniel Peiler
The Last Billboard Painter of Karlsruhe
By Herbert Born
We are proud to use Mr. Haas' skills on our facade. Few cinemas have room for it, but we do, and the audience appreciate the work he does
Who is Herbert Born?
Manager of the Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe. I was born in the same year as CinemaScope had it’s public birthday
The passing of Georg Fricker
By Peter Kohl, Karlsruhe
The great Karlsruhe cinema entrepreneur Georg Fricker is dead. He passed away last Saturday [07.06.2008] in a clinic near Munich.
Georg Fricker ist tot
Von Peter Kohl, Karlsruhe
Der große Karlsruher Kinomacher Georg Fricker ist tot. Er starb am vergangenen Samstag [07.06.2008] in einem Klinikum bei München. Gezeichnet von einem Schlaganfall und einem Krebsleiden konnte man ihm in den letzten Jahren noch einige Male begegnen - als unscheinbarem Gast in seinem eigenen Kino, der Schauburg.
The new Schauburg is unrecognizable
Badische Neueste Nachrichten
The renovation in 1968 did not take quite as long as the almost 3 years it had taken to produce the film, and was completed, including the golden wallpaper, for approx. DM 300,000. By today’s standards that is an incredibly small sum for such a conversion of Karlsruhe’s first large-capacity cinema. Those responsible undertook a strategy of using technically innovative and aesthetically pleasing design techniques in order to benefit the public.
Die neue Schauburg ist nicht wiederzuerkennen
By Badische Neueste Nachrichten
Nicht ganz so lange wie die fast 3-jährigen Dreharbeiten hat der – trotz goldener Tapeten – die für heutige Verhältnisse verschwindend geringe Summe von ca. 300.000 DM verschlingende Kino-Umbau zum ersten Karlsruher Großraumkino gedauert. Die Strategie der Verantwortlichen bestand darin, sich die Gunst des Publikums durch technisch einschneidende und ästhetisch ansprechende Umbaumaßnahmen zu erkämpfen.
"The Story of the Schauburg"
A new 240-page book about one of Germany's leading independent cinemas, the great Schauburg Cinerama Kino in Karlsruhe

The 2015 European Cinerama Festival Tour
Randy Gitsch has announced that Dave Strohmaier and he have been invited to present a slate of motion pictures they’ve digitally re-mastered, in a traveling film festival in four cities in Germany, Austria and Norway. Each venue will program from a roster of available titles, including features and short-subjects originally from 3-panel and 70mm. THE 2015 EUROPEAN CINERAMA FESTIVAL TOUR, as it is now called, will kick off on April 18 with multiple screenings at the Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe, Germany.

A DP70 Color Enhancer
By Dottore Buenocorso
An extremely valuable tool when you are showing older films in pink. On this machine the original Technicolor glory can be restored in a few seconds

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

• Go to Schauburg Cinerama, Picture Presentation
• Go to The Todd-AO Festival Through the Years
• Go to Todd-AO Festival Year by Year
• Go to
Schauburg Todd-AO Festival Archive

Online: 02-06-1999. Updated: 21-01-2024