DP70s in Ireland
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||Val Gilmore (p)
||Two DP70 (814+818)
from Adelphi, Dublin. Both are in mint condition.
Two DP70 (814+818).
Opened 1939 with "Robin Hood". First
Todd-AO was "South Pacific" and "The
Miracle of Todd-AO". Opened 26.12.1958 and ran 9
weeks. DP70 moved 1976 and stored in Galway. Later moved to
Val Gilmore, County Mayo.
showing "2001: A Space Odyssey". Picture by Dion Hanson
Two DP70 (838+851)
from Columbia/Curzon West End, London summer 1998. 851
is for spares. The
machine has been rebuilt and will function as a dual gauge,
showing all normal aspects (35mm) as well as 70mm.
The new lamphouse is a Strong Ultra 80 with 4k of
machine has a new motor, a new invertor and new control
electronics, SRD penthouse (35mm), DTS (35 and 70mm) + six
track mag. Sound
is Dolby CP500, Dolby mag. preamps, 4 channels to stage
(L/C/R/S) 6 channels of A type noise reduction. The
projector also is water cooled and the nw screen (38 ft
wide) has moveable
side and top masking. Scope
and 70 share common width.
Lenses from Isco.
June 2012 update: DP70 in Cinema 1 out of service and
removed Tuesday 5th June 2012. Now in storage with its
sister, which was never installed but I believe was used for
some parts and is incomplete. Two new matched Cinemeccanica
Vic 8s (older design) have been procured from Australia (the
IFI engineer is from there) and are currently being
installed. Last 70mm film on the IFI DP70: "Terminator 2:
Judgement Day", Sunday 20th May 2012.
in 70mm reading:
Todd-AO & Cinerama in
Tuairisc Todd-AO agus
Cinerama in ╔irinn
DP70 - The Todd-AO Projector
DP70 Cinemas everywhere
DP70 Serial Numbers
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