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70mm at City Screen’s Picturehouse @ FACT, Liverpool, UK

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: By Darren Briggs, Technical Manager City Screen Cinemas LTD.  Date: 1. October 2004
As you may know, City Screen York has, for two years, been regularly presenting 70mm films to the highest possible standards.

Other 70mm City Screen installations include The Arts Picturehouse Cambridge, Harbour Lights Southampton, and now Picturehouse @ FACT in Liverpool.

70mm presentations commenced here with "Lawrence of Arabia" in 2003, followed by the "Indiana Jones Trilogy", "Earthquake" (in Sensurround) and most recently "Vertigo".

It is our intention to continue with regular 70mm presentations both as late night and Sunday matinees.

The attached pictures give some impressions of these 70mm screenings and projection team training sessions at Liverpool.
Further in 70mm reading:

Update of 70mm screenings at City Screen York Ltd

Internet link:

Picturehouse, Liverpool

Technical details Screen 1 Picturehouse @ FACT

One of 9 THX certified cinemas. (City Screen own 4 and program another 3 out of the 9)
Two Kinoton DP75 35mm/70mm projectors
Kinoton ST270 Platter system
Dolby CP200 Sound processor, MPU 1 Mag Pre-amp.
Dolby SRD, DTS 70 fitted when required.
Christie SLH lamphouses with 3KW xenons.
Screen Size = 15meters wide, 6.3meter high
Projection throw = 30meters


Projectionists at Liverpool are…

John McCormack (Chief)
John Caswell
and Mike, who’s second name I forget!!!

Bill Thomson from York (Famous for been part of the Sensurround re-creation team) helped out with the training and running of shows.
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