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All 70mm film lists
Compiled by: Thomas Hauerslev, based on SHOWSCAN's list from 1992Date: November 2002. Updated June 2011
TitleReleasedRunning timeNotes
Big Ball *)
198422:00The down and dirty hometown boys are challenged to a game of dune buggy soccer. This colorful action-thriller will have the audience rooting for the home team until the last hit of the Big Ball.
New Magic *)
198523:00See the full spectrum of the Showscan process. Magic sequences, special effects, miniature photography, high speed thrills and suspense. Exciting, blood-pumping fun.

Filmed with Super Panavision 70 camera equipment
Let's Go *)
198517:00The touching and comical story of a young boy's relationship with a robot. A technological adventure for the eyes.
Deep Sea Rescue19855:00Witness a deep water rescue within a specially designed submersible simulator.
Chevrolet 75th Anniversary198660 min 
Night of The Dreams *)
198612:00Fantasies become nightmares and dreams become reality in this spellbinding story of a young boy and his family.
Earthwatch19867:00The stoic, volatile beauty of Canada. See a giant icebreaker glide across the frozen water. Drop off a mountain ridge in a small plane and live to talk about it with the people of Canada as they celebrate Expo '86.
Discovery198616:00A young girl joins a space creature named Zargon and together they soar over British Columbia's endless majestic beauty. A rapture for the eyes.
Niagara Wonders198623:00Niagara Falls, North America's greatest natural wonder, as you have never seen it. Surging, dramatic and full of mystery and myth.
Kiwi Magic198725:00A hilarious tourist-comedy starring Ned Beatty and comedian Billy T. James. James plays the wacky tour guide who leads Beatty on an unforgettable tour by jeep, plane, toboggan, jet boat, raft and helicopter through New Zealand.
Celebrating Us198827:00A vivid, brilliant and breathtaking breeze through Australia which you will never want to end. The pageantry and people of New South Wales welcome you home in a film produced for this country's bicentennial.

Filmed with Todd-AO camera equipment
Call From Space198927:00James Coburn hosts a scientific experiment gone bad. When Coburn invites a young girl to help him with a scientific demonstration, he learns he is not the one giving the experiment. An enterprising alien zaps the girl away for an adventurous lesson in time travel. Charlton Heston is the voice behind the alien.
France199040:00All the grandeur of France in this sensual glimpse of the past and present. See the National Assembly in the full glory of the revolutionary period as they light the flame of freedom for a nation making a new beginning and influencing the world in the process.


The correct title for the movie shown as "France" is actually: "FRANCE: IMAGES D'UNE REVOLUTION" (France: Images of a Revolution) and the year of production is 1989, not 1990. This movie was produced by Alec Costandinos to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the French Revolution. This movie was shown with "New Magic" at the ERMITAGE cinema in Paris

Alain Dorange, Malaysia,
The Magic Ballon199045:00This classic children's fantasy follows the adventures of a boy and girl as they are taken on a magical trip around the world pursued by an evil magician. Stars Frank Langella and Henry Gibson.
Leonardos Dream199024:00Leonardo Da Vinci has a dream. The anguished inventor fears his life's work is meaningless until a dream lands him in 20th-century Milan and right into the middle of a festival celebrating his own inventions.
Concerto for the Earth199216:00This film celebrates the diversity and beauty of the natural world, showing the dramatic changes in the environment brought about by the rise of human technology. Through music, not words, it explores the relationship between humans and nature.
Nature Rediscovered199222:00Set in a series of national parks, this un-narrated ode to the natural world unleashes the drama of the earth's lands as well as the evolutionary behavior in the animal kingdom. The film's majestic score parallels the visual images in its beauty and scope.
Further in 70mm reading:

Showscan enters liquidation process

Internet link:

The old Showscan:

Showscan Corporation 3939 Landmark Street Culver City
CA 90232 USA

Tel 310.558.0150
Fax: 310.559.7984

* Original Showscan process demonstration film acquired by The Showscan Corporation 26.04.1985


Showscan Ride Films

TitleReleasedRunning timeNotes
Rollercoaster19843:09Ride Colossus, the greatest wooden rollercoaster ever created.
Police Chase *19843:13Try to evade the police in hot pursuit through the German countryside.
Runaway Train19852:53Plunge brake/ess through the steep passages of the Swiss Alps.
Alpine Raceway19853:07 
Tour of the Universe1986  
Alpine Thrills1986 Roar through the winding Maloja Pass in the Swiss Alps to set a new winter race record.
Beach Buggies *19882:39Compete in a dune buggy race crossing the beaches of California.
Downhill Skier19882:36Experience the excitement of a ski run in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Whitewater Rafting *19882:37Shoot the rapids through dangerous waters in a rubber raft.
Olympic Bobsled19902:21Luge to the finish line on the Calgary Olympic bobsled run.
Ninja19902:56Ninja v-<
Ride the "Black belt of rollercoasters."
Revolution19903:08Loop and twist along a maze ofspiraling rollercoaster track. You won't know which way is up.
Space Race19915:16Battle in an outer space demolition derby against alien space vehicles in an adventure from LucasArts' Industrial Light & Magic, creators of the effects for Star Wars
Alien Encounter19925:06Launch into a space odyssey from Industrial Light & Magic that hurls you into a wild chase with alien flying saucers.
Rescue at Sea19924:45Join a Royal Navy helicopter team to save a downed pilot in the North Sea.
Desert Duel19923:55Compete in the ultimate match race in a 4-wheel drive vehicle through the Mojave Desert.
Devil's Mine Ride19924:08Ride through a treacherous abandoned mine filled with dizzying surprises and advanced digital computer graphics animation. Winner of thirteen film awards.
Airial Dogfight19923:30Fly in a heart-stopping, action-packed aerial adventure in authentic British and German World War II aircraft.
River Run19943:25Run Whitewater rapids in a high powered jet aquacraft
Cosmic Pinball19944:02Bounce through a giant pinball machine in this totally computer generated, award winning, intergalactic thriller.
Stock Car Showdown19944:20Climb behind the wheel of an awesome 300 horsepower, 180 mph race car, in this thrill-packed, high-speed contest.
Night Racexx.10.19954:00
Hong Kong Havoc26.05.19954:25
Dracula's Haunted Castle19964:19
Street Luge1997  
The Storm1997  
Monte Carlo Raceway198  
Dune Buggy Highlights198  
Motorcycle Madness198  
Underwater Experience198  
Nature Rediscovered199  
New South World199  
Olympic Spirit2000Olympic Spirit Center, Munic, Germany4 short films technically photographed with a Todd-AO camera.
All of these attractions have a 3-5 minute running time and are provided exclusively by Showscan to its customers. All films are also available in our Showscan HD Library except those indicated by an "*."


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