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LATEST 7OMM NEWS AND FEATURES
The Short history of the Amphitheatre in Banska Bystrica
By
Michal Jaso
New official screenings and music festival shows began in 2014 with very good responses. Eventually we were able to reconstruct the original projectors into fully operational state. We even added a DTS system for 70mm to be able to show DTS titles. The two interesting things about this amphitheatre is that according to our information, it's now the only 70mm open air cinema in operation in Europe
The first German 70mm movie FLYING CLIPPER (1962) will hit the market as 4K UHD, Blu-Ray and DVD July 28, 2017
Scanned in 4K from an original new 70mm print and digitally high-quality restored, "FLYING CLIPPER" now unfolds in the home cinema with the same brilliance as at the time on the cinema screen. In addition to the classic original sound, a completely new sound design has been created in Dolby Atmos, which lets you experience the thunderous racing atmosphere of Monaco in the middle of the room.

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"FLYING CLIPPER" In 4K von der original 70mm Kinokopie restauriert
The 7OMM Engagements
By Mike Coate
The following are lists of the 70mm first-run engagements of a hand full of film titles in North America:

Showcase Presentations in Minneapolis

“Poltergeist”
“E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial”
“The Dark Crystal”
“The Bear”
“The Bear” (also known as “L’Ours”)
“The Big Blue”
“One from the Heart”
“Can’t Stop the Music”

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70mm Engagements
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Large Format Cinema as Communal Virtual Reality
By
Mark Trompeteler
A meeting and subsequent interview with Douglas Trumbull and Mark, continued a series of articles on The Future of Cinema, by Mark Trompeteler, that were featured in a number issues of Cinema Technology magazine. In this two part interview they discuss issues surrounding the pursuit of “The Holy Grail” of large format cinema technology – cinematic virtual reality.
Music Box Theatre 70mm Festival
The Music Box Theatre is proud to bring you a two week festival of films presented in glorious 70mm on the big screen. To honour our commitment to film projection, the Music Box is very pleased to have commissioned a brand new 70mm DTS print of "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" from Warner Brothers, produced at Fotokem, the last full service 65/70mm lab in the United States.
Cinema Retro's Issue 38 now Shipping
By Thomas Hauerslev
Issue 38 just arrived in Copenhagen with a wealth of information about films from the '60s and '70s. Cover story this time is 17 page special about "The Dirty Dozen" from 1967 written by Brian Hannan. The classic WW2 film was blown up to 70mm, and presented as a road show feature - the tag line was: "Presented in Spectacular GIANT SCOPE of 7OMM"
Widescreen In Malaya
By Alain Dorange
Malaya was a British Federal State composed of what are today Malaysia and Singapore. Malaysia became independent on August 31st 1957 and its island (Pulau Singapura) became an independent Republic on August 9th 1965. Malaya (and also Japan as well as Hong Kong) did experience the development of the widescreen processes from Europe and the US more or less at the same time.

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We Would “Proudly” Wait Three Days in Line
By Omid Kayvan
We would “proudly” wait three days in line to see the March 1971 Columbia Pictures re-release of "Lawrence of Arabia" in 70MM, which was only shown in one Cinema (same venue as 1963 presentation), the Central Cinema. Our family took turns standing in line during those three days! There must have been over Thousand people at any given time, either trying to push or shove others out of line, or sneak into the line as Black Marketers
DP70s back at work at the Paramount Theatre in Peekskill, NY
By Helge Bernhardt
I've been working over the last months with the current operators of the Paramount Theatre in Peekskill (NY, US), on getting the projection booth up and running again! The theater hasn't run film in over 15 years and are ready to give it another try. 
 
 


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Cinemiracle Theatre Survey
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Visit to Futuroscope, Poitiers
By Thomas Hauerslev
Visit to Kinepolis, Bruxelles
By Thomas Hauerslev
Visit to La Geode, Paris
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Georges Loisel's list of 7OMM in Paris
By Olivier Rousseau
Brian O'Brien, Jr.'s Todd-AO Scrapbook
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Rare black/white images from American Optical Company
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"Oklahoma!" on opening night at the Rivoli
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Vintage articles about Todd-AO, Showscan, Panavision & Dolby
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THE 70MM RUMOUR MILL
JULY 2017

"Dunkirk" in 70mm. Christopher Nolan live appearance July 13, BFI, London
"Dunkirk" in 70mm. Christopher Nolan live appearance July 19,
Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York

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Presentation and cast/credit of Michael Todd's "Around the World in 80 Days"
Keith Swadkins Passed Away
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