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Widescreen Weekend 2004
18 - 22 March, 2004. Pictureville, Bradford, England

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The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Thomas Hauerslev Date: 30.04.2017 (Remastered)
CINERAMA at the Pictureville. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev

Bill Lawrence, Head of Cinema:
The Widescreen Weekend is a celebration of all that is extraordinary in large format film and has become a highlight on the film festival calendar.

Read full text: Creating the Widescreen Weekend

Tony Cutts & Duncan McGregor, Heads of Projection:
The audiences clearly prefer the curve to the flat screen. Generally, we have a difficult job explaining the difference between the formats and what film goes on which screen. "Why don't you show this on the curve?" they often ask.

Read full text: Projecting the Widescreen Weekend

Bill Lawrence, Head of Cinema:
I get quite a lot of feed-back from our guests in the form of letters, e-mails and phone calls. People are very happy, they had a great time and they think Pictureville Cinema has a nice atmosphere and is a nice place to visit. They generally have a good time here.

Read full text: Planning the Widescreen Weekend
 
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Creating the WSW
Planning the WSW
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70mm at the Pictureville. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev

Adventurous and Unusually Cerebral. Cineramacana: good fun, good value, as always.
Sheldon Hall

Another satisfying and mouth-watering occasion! Herbert Lom and Jack Cardiff were absolute delights.
Terry Ladlow

Programming is going from strength to strength. Cineramacana as always is a highlight
Mark Lyndon 

"A" for effort in terms of presentation. 70mm short films were excellent
David Olstein

[Fanny´s Wedding] Very Evocative & Existential. [Russian Adventure] A lot of rubbish in it.
Barrie Pick

An absolutely fabulous weekend. [Hamlet] have never seen 70mm image look so good. Long Live 70mm. 
John Stewart

Long may the Widescreen Weekend Continue 
Joy & John Surtees

Widescreen Weekend Reception was a DISASTER. Cineramacana has lost it´s way completely
Brenda & Keith Swadkins

"Earthquake" was the high point, but I'm a little biased!!
Darren from York

Read full text: Audience Reviews - Widescreen Weekend 2004
Read full text: 2004 Widescreen Weekend - my story
Read full text: Widescreen Weekend 2004 report
 
 

Program 2004

 
SENSURROUND in Pictureville. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev

March 18
19:00 Richard Todd 
19:45 "The Longest Day"

March 19
10:15 "This is Cinerama"
13:30 "Lion In Winter" (70mm) on the curve
16:00 Tom Vincent = VV
17:00 Reception for weekend delegates
17:50 "Vertigo" (VV)  (70mm)
20:15 "Lord Jim" (70mm) on the curve

March 20
10:30 "Cinerama's Russian Adventure" (70mm) on the curve
13:30 "War And Peace" (VV) 
16:30 Herbert Lom + Jack Cardiff 
18:30 John Belton: The Curved screen 
19:15 "It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" (70mm) on the curve

March 21
10:00  Cineramacana with Audience on Stage picture and Academy of the Widescreen Weekend
13:00 "Hamlet" (70mm)
17:00 Alex Thompson 
18:00 Dion Hanson, Perspecta Sound 
18:30 "Forbidden Planet" (CinemaScope)
20:30 "Earthquake" 70mm and
on the curve

March 22

10:30 "55 Days at Peking" in French (70mm) on the curve

 

Pictureville Cinema, Bradford

 
Roger Brown and 70mm film. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev

Thomas Hauerslev, Editor The 70mm Newsletter: The Pictureville cinema, the jewel of British cinema in Bradford, West Yorkshire in the heart of Great Britain, is one of three cinemas equipped to show Cinerama in the original 3-strip format. The huge screen is wide and deeply curved. It’s the perfect framework to present 70mm with 6-track sound in Super Technirama 70, Todd-AO and Ultra Panavision 70.

Read full text: Pictureville Cinema, Bradford, England

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