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"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.


LATEST 70MM NEWS AND FEATURES
Das Vergessene Tal In Innsbruck
Von Udo Heimansberg
1969 wurde im Gschnitztal in Tirol in der Nähe des kleinen Ortes Trins der Film "Das Vergessene Tal" gedreht. Zu den Dreharbeiten eingeflogen wurden Stars wie Michael Caine, Omar Sharif, Per Oscarsson und Florinda Bolkan, Einheimische spielten mit als Statisten und verwandelten sich so in ihre Vorfahren zur Zeit des 30jährigen Krieges.
Attending the Widescreen Weekend from 10 to 13 April 2014
By Gerhard Witte
2006 had been the last time I visited Bradford's Widescreen Weekend. At the time, of course, I was particularly impressed by the 3-strip screenings of "Windjammer" and the all-time hit "How the West Was Won". All projected onto the deeply curved screen in the Pictureville Cinema. Now, 8 years later the great opportunity watching the last two Cinerama `holy grails´ "Seven Wonders of the World" and "Search for Paradise" on the curved Cinerama screen. That was the reason why I travelled to England.
Circarama at the "EXPO" in Lausanne, Switzerland
By Gerhard Witte
The "EXPO" in Lausanne in 1964 is often called it "EXPO of Projection". In the hall of the Swiss Federal Railways "CIRCARAMA" was presented on 9 screens and with 9 projectors. For the EXPO a new CIRCARAMA film was produced in Eastman Color and 35mm film with Mitchell cameras to ensure the best image quality.
"Violet" Partly Photographed in 8-perf 65mm
By Bas Devos, director
We shot in an 8-perf format to approach the 4:3 ratio. We wanted to achieve a heightened reality for certain shots. Approx. 12 min in the films final cut is 65mm footage. This includes a monolithic ending sequence of 6½ min. Due to the length of an 8 perf 65mm reel, we had to cut the shot in two parts and stich it together in post to have one fluent 6½ min shot.
2014 Widescreen Weekend Introductions
Having dubbed Wood as well as Moreno, Nixon felt she deserved a cut of the movie-album royalties. Neither the movie nor the record producers would bow to her demands. Leonard Bernstein broke the stalemate by volunteering a percentage of his income, a gesture of loyalty-royalty since Nixon had been a performer-colleague of his at New York Philharmonic concerts. He ceded one-quarter of one percent of his royalties to her
Seattle Cinerama shows "2001" and "Brainstorm" in blazing 70MM
The Festival's banner event is Douglas Trumbull's forward-looking film, UFOTOG. The 12-minute science fiction adventure was written and directed by Trumbull and demonstrates his new technical process, MAGI − a new cinematic language that invites the audience to experience a powerful immersion in the story that is not possible using conventional film standards. Christie Digital will provide a special digital projector to premiere the footage, which was captured in 4k 3D at 120 frames per second.
"Holiday in Spain" Screens in Spain
By Dave Strohmaier
Upon hearing that this rare film, which was largely filmed in Malaga had been reconstructed and re-mastered, Festival director Juan Antonio Vigar and local newspaperman and film historian, Francisco Grinan contacted David Strohmaier about the possibility of showing the film at this years festivities.
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.
La Suisse Vigilante
By Freek Dozy
When I was 20 years old I visited the Swiss exhibition 1964. I have in my collection the original prospectus (16 pages) of the Swiss Army pavilion 1964 Lausanne. Also an article in the ‘Kinotechniek’ from Germany.
Carl W. Williams Passed Away
The Williams Family
It was at UCLA that he and fellow faculty member, Dr. Richard Vetter, invented a wide-screen photographic and presentation system called Dimension-150. Introduced in 1966, the system was soon being installed in movie theaters around the world and for a time, the D-150 process was one of Cinerama's chief rivals
Book signing in Aalborg -  Johan Wolthuis to attend 70mm Event
By Thomas Hauerslev
On Saturday April 26 Johan Wolthuis, Dutch 70mm enthusiast of the International 70mm Publishers, will be present in Aalborg (Denmark) on the occasion of Biffen's 25th Anniversary. Johan will be present to talk about his passion for 70mm, sell his latest publication "Widescreen History", and do book signing during the 70MM Event.
2001: A Space Odyssey - The Missing Pieces
By Ken Kunkel
It is strange how the mind works. The older one gets, one can forget what happened yesterday but can remember details from decades ago. When I was a senior in high school, I took my two younger sisters to the Warner Cinerama Theatre in downtown Pittsburgh to see "2001: A Space Odyssey." It was the first week in town.
Which 70mm Projector is this?
Is there anyone among the readers of in70mm.com, who might know what brand this 70mm machine is? Maybe of Italian origin, but it does not look like a FEDI or a Prevost. Any comments about the brand and use of this 70mm projector is most welcome, please. Pictures are also most welcome.
"Interstellar" Goes IMAX 70MM
...a page in progress
This is a page in progress with stories about Christopher Nolan's new film "Intersellar", which is being released in IMAX 70mm by November 2014. The idea is to update the page regularly with information about IMAX cinemas showing the film in 70mm, bits and pieces, links and stills as they become available. You - the reader - is invited to contribute with information, reviews, adverts etc - anything you see fit to share.
Introduction to Projection and Wide Film (1895-1930)
By Rick Mitchell (
posthumously)
It is the intention of this book to deal with the subject of “Wide Screen“ as it relates to the mainstream theatrical motion picture industry and its history, with reference, where appropriate, to its effect upon such related areas as documentary, industrial, and non-theatrical production and exhibition. Notable techniques and processes, the events and situations within the industry which precipitated their introduction, and the subsequent loss of popularity of some them will be covered mostly in chronological order as new developments were generally founded upon, or a reaction to, a previous one.

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CENTRUM PANORAMA Varnsdorf, Czech Republic
By Pavel Nejtek
As owner of the cinema CENTRUM PANORAMA Varnsdorf, which was designed as 70mm cinema and despite all possible modernization including digitalisation we keep running the original equipment of the cinema with projectors UM3570 so that we are able to provide projection of the 6-chanel magnetic recording as well as DTS recording.

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Introduction to How The West Was Won
By Professor Sir Christopher Frayling
How The West Was Won began life not with a script commission from the executives at Cinerama Inc or with an original treatment sent in from an agent, but with a series of seven historical articles in Life magazine—running from April 6th to May 18th 1959.
Newly Restored Oklahoma! to open TCM Classic Film Festival
This unique 4k presentation, painstakingly restored from 65mm Todd-AO elements by Twentieth Century Fox and Fotokem, will be screened at 30 frames per second — the same frame rate as when the film was originally released in 1955. The original 6 - track soundtrack has been also restored and re - mastered at Twentieth Century Fox, in collaboration with End Point Audio and Chase Audio by Deluxe.
Dieter Gäbler passed away
By Herbert Born
Dieter Gäbler, German DoP and well known MCS-70 camera technician, passed away last Wednesday, March 06, 2014. We remember him as a very passionate filmmaker and a very friendly and likable friend who was always very helpful in answering questions during our long research conversations.

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Me and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - a 50 year Love Story
By Stefan Adler
I might as well have bought a private 70mm print to get it right from the beginning! What's $ 20.000:- or more for nostalgic remembrance purposes for an old 70 mil' projectionist? A mere trifle! The possibility of having "prime beef" running through two lusty warm purring kittenlike DP70:s in the living room was appealing, but somewhat hard to get a household majority to vote for.
Leo Kino, Innsbruck, Austria
By Thomas Hauerslev
I visited the Leo Kino on a very sunny Saturday in February to give a lecture about film formats, followed by a 4K presentation of "A Year Along The Abandoned Road" and a rare screening of "Gorillas in the Mist" in 70mm and Dolby A. Here you have some images of the only remaining 70mm cinema in Austria
 
 

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THE 70MM RUMOUR MILL
MAY 2014

"Star Wars" being filmed on anamorphic 35mm and 65mm IMAX

A 3D IMAX version of "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" is in progress

Answer to February's Ultra Panavision 70 quiz soon to be published. Any more who want to have a go at it? 3 correct replies so far.

Central European cinema manager finds truckload of 70mm prints on his door step, including several IMAX films. Theatre manager considers installing IMAX if he can find a used projector. "This could be a lot of fun", he says. Sensation in movie world, leaves 70mm fans exstatic in excitement, and several experts in Berlin all agrees "This is like finding the lost Ark, all wrapped up nicely by TNT".

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FILMS IN 70MM
Todd-AO
Ultra Panavison 70
MCS 70 - Superpanorama
Super Panavision 70
ARRI 765
DEFA 70
Dimension 150
Super Technirama 70
Sovscope 70
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DP70: A Story of the Todd-AO Projector
By Thomas Hauerslev
Today, when most cinemas have converted to digital presentations, there is less need for the DP70 – or any other film projector – and most of the machines are now redundant, with notable exceptions such as the Schauburg, and other 70mm venues.

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70MM FESTIVAL COMING SOON
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70MM Film Event at Biffen, Aalborg Denmark, 26. April 2014
By Nielsen & Hauerslev
"Biffen" in Aalborg, Denmark, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a 1-day 70MM Festival. One day with 70mm films, lectures, format demonstrations, and the odd surprise on the 10 meter wide and deeply curved screen. It will be an unique opportunity to experience true 70MM in one of the best Danish cinemas.

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THE 70MM NEWSLETTER
The original idea was

"Encourage film makers to produce and make new films in 65mm, present them in 70mm with 6-track discrete digital sound on big curved screens".

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The 70mm Association Newsletter" was the "voice" of The International 70mm Association.

For 7 years, when the magazine was produced regularly, it was edited and published in Copenhagen. The magazine was never a commercial venture - nor was it intended to be. It had a lot of fans and the number of subscribers climaxed in 2000. The last issue was published in the fall of 2001. Special edition issues 68, 69 & 70 have been made for the Widescreen Weekend.

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TODD-AO PAGE
Todd-AO Birth date
By Brian O'Brien
On October 15th, 1952 I received a phone call from a Michael Todd in New York City, who wished to come to see me at Rochester that evening. I had never heard of Todd, but it seems that he is a well-known Broadway producer.

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RAMA
THE RAMA PAGES
All readers are invited to send in their RAMAs. The "Rama" pages, now in its 6th year. More than 100 new and vintage RAMAs documented so far. Send your RAMA now!

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COMING TO IN70MM.COM
A Visit to ARRI In München
By Thomas Hauerslev
Sales Manual For Louis De Rochemont's Windjammer
By The Cinemiracle Process
Photo visit to Gulliver Arane 65/70mm Laboratory
By Thomas Hauerslev
Photo visit to Cinema Circulaire 360
By Thomas Hauerslev
New 6-track Magnetic Head
By Clemens Sherer
VistaRama cinemas in Spain
By Ramon Lamarca
To commemorate William Wyler's monumental epic "Ben Hur" Shot in MGM's Camera 65
By Gerhard Witte
Vintage articles about Showscan, Panavision & Dolby

65/70MM WORKSHOP
“We thought at the time that there wouldn’t be many places to play this in 70mm, but we were pleasantly surprised. There are still a lot of projectors, at least in US, that are 35mm and 70mm combined.”

- Paul Thomas Anderson

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Widescreen History
By Johan Wolthuis
The new WIDESCREEN HISTORY publication summarise the history of Widescreen processes and related subjects. The intention was to make a publication with a lot of information on Cinerama, CinemaScope systems, 70mm, etc., With a little history about sound and color and as important aspect: a lot of classic illustrations in colour and black and white.
Kenneth Branagh's "HAMLET" on 65mm
By Eastman Kodak
"We shot on 65mm film because we see our "Hamlet", the complete Hamlet, as an epic film. An epic film demands an epic format. One which gives us absolute quality. One that gives nearly four times the picture information in each frame, relative to 35mm.
Cinema 180 in Denmark
By Thomas Hauerslev
There were at least four Cinema 180 70mm installationvs in Denmark between late 1970s and mid 1990s. In this page you can see images from three of them. The only installation I remember was in Aalborg, where I took some notes when I visited in 1991.

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CINERAMA HOLIDAY CD Soundtrack
The Passing of Peter O'Toole
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