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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".
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LATEST 70MM NEWS AND FEATURES
It's All in the Writing. Jan Harlan in Denmark
By Thomas Hauerslev
While I was in New York working for a data processing company I got to know Stanley very well – he was already married to my sister since 1957. This was in 1963/64. After that I continued with my work in Germany and Switzerland. Stanley worked with Arthur C. Clarke in New York while I was there to prepare "2OO1" but the family later moved to England to film “2OO1” at the MGM studios in Borehamwood. I lived in Zurich then doing my job but visited Stanley and the family from time to time in England.
70mm Arrives in Barnsley
By Ben Wales
In the South Yorkshire Town of Barnsley was history in the making with the UK’s third venue to screen the 70mm Roadshow “The Hateful Eight”. For those who have never been or heard of Barnsley, it is once known for the Coal Mining and Glass Making and Brass Bands and now 70mm at the former Odeon Cinema now called The Parkway Cinema.
Varnsdorf Presents "The Big Fisherman" in Super Panavision 70
By Zdenek Stepanek
As a large pearl of our 70mm Weekend we present film "The Big Fisherman" from 1959, directed by Frank Borzage. The film tells the biblical story of the angler Peter who became a follower of Jesus. The story is not only about Peter's redemption and forgiveness, but also about a young Arab-Jewish girl Fara.

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The 70mm Trailer Anomaly
By Brian Walters
Some of the excellent sounding 70mm trailer examples were for “The Fly“, “Commando“ and “Full Metal Jacket“, all wonderfully dynamic sounding trailers that far exceeded the sound of the feature presentations which were to be in 35mm stereo optical sound only. The picture quality of these trailers, even though only blow ups from 35mm, was also usually superior because of the improved brightness, picture stability and improved definition from longer focal length lenses employed with 70mm projection.
Julie, Sebastian and Zhivago
Sebastian Rosacker Interview
I usually say about 200 times, but I have no idea. Many times at home, in my home theatre as well. It has everything. Best photo, best picture, best actors and actresses, best music, you name it. It has it. It is the Zhivago character I like the most. He is a man not seeking revenge. How bad the situation, no revenge. That is big. That is what appeals to me because that is the future actually. I don’t think we will have wars in the far future. Zhivago is a man of the future. I have read the book, and this the theme in the book.
KRRR! 2016 Festival Report
By Hans Hanessler
Yesterday I came back from the 70 mm festival in Krnov. In all it was about 26 hours of films to watch, but I left some minutes off. The travelling by car to Krnov is about 900 km. So I stopped at Pilzen on the way to Krnov and also on the way back. There you can drink the good Pilzner beer in an very old pub from 1648. The weather in Krnov was rain and only 7 degrees Celsius temperature. There is only one hotel left in town and they were some other visitors of the festival from Sweden.
THE HATEFUL EIGHT 70mm ROADSHOW Screening in BARNSLEY!
By
Rob Younger
Once again the Parkway Cinema Barnsley is leading the way! Every screening will have a personal introduction from me and we will be inviting interested parties into the projection room after the show. There are just three towns/cities in the UK where the full experience of "The Hateful Eight" 70mm Roadshow can be enjoyed as the director intended; London, Edinburgh and BARNSLEY! This will be the first time that any 70mm film has been screened to an audience in Barnsley, let alone a Roadshow!
Batman vs. Superman in 15/70 IMAX 70mm‏
By Andrew Kotwicki
The IMAX sequences themselves maintained Snyder's grainy aesthetic but were significantly sharper and brighter than the rest of the movie and the opening and closing sequences were stunning to behold. The biggest reason fans should go out of their way to see this is for the titular fight between Batman and Superman, which was shot and exhibited entirely in 70mm
12. Todd-AO 70mm-Festival. 30. September - 2. October, 2016
By Born & Hauerslev
We have launched the 12th instalment of the “Todd-AO 70mm Festival“ to be held from 30. September - 2. October, 2016 at the Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe, Germany. Come and enjoy  the world of LARGE FORMAT film. From vintage classics to the latest Roadshow 70mm films, all of which proudly carry trade names of large format motion picture processes. Join us and be part of this unique event and share the excitement together with visitors from all around the world - including Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Denmark, England, USA, Japan, Sweden and France - and many more.
Widescreen Weekend 2015 / Widescreen 2016
By Mark Trompeteler
I have had a couple of enquiries from overseas friends and colleagues about all kinds of things they are hearing about Bradford's National Media Museum and the fate of WSW. From what I am seeing in the UK press and from the recent discussions on behalf of BKSTS I have had with them at NMM I believe the situation is as follows.

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March Madness: "Batman v. Superman" - is there a joker in the deck?
By Lee Pfeiffer
The heavily-hyped Warner Brothers super hero epic "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is one of the most heavily promoted films in years. It's also one of the most expensive. Variety estimates that the film's $250 million production budget plus ancillary marketing costs will make it necessary for the movie to gross $800 worldwide just to break even. You read that right: $800 million.

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California Zephyr and Cinerama Holiday
Chicago's Music Box Theater's 70mm Film Festival
KRRR! 11th 70mm Film Fest Krnov 2016
7OMM in New Zealand
“Hateful 8” goes to Edinburgh
“Dragonslayer”: The 70mm Engagements
“Firefox”: The 70mm Engagements
“Octopussy”: The 70mm Engagements
“The Thing”: The 70mm Engagements

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7OMM FESTIVAL IN VARNSDORF
70mm Film Weekend in Centrum Panorama Varnsdorf
By Zdenek Stepanek
70mm Cinema Panorama in Varnsdorf, Czech Republic, located on the border with Germany, celebrates this year its 45th anniversary of its opening. In 1971 there was built a brand new modern 70mm cinema in Varnsdorf. We take this opportunity to invite you to 70mm weekend that will be held on 12 - 15 May 2016. We will offer once again a unique experience with the royal film format to the audience.

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THE 70MM RUMOUR MILL
MAY 2016

Burberry coats' new advert for "Mr Burberry" released - shot on 65mm film, with ARRI 765


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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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1930's Large Format Equipment at the USC Archive
By Dan Sherlock
The Ultimate Grimm Report
By Gerhard Witte
Sales Manual For Louis De Rochemont's Windjammer
By The Cinemiracle Process
Visit to La Geode, Paris
By Thomas Hauerslev
Visit to Futuroscope, Poitiers
By Thomas Hauerslev
Visit to Kinepolis, Bruxelles
By Thomas Hauerslev
Georges Loisel's list of 7OMM in Paris
By Olivier Rousseau
Vintage articles about Todd-AO, Showscan, Panavision & Dolby
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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