In March 2006 a few Czech 70mm film fans came together for a unique
experience. The event was the first "70mm seminar" to be held in the
Kino Mir 70 cinema.
For the first time in many years the audience, mostly students,
projectionists and teachers from the city of Krnov in the Czech Republic
experienced the unique quality of the 70mm format. The event was
successful and team who organized it decided to go continue with a
second meeting 16-18. March 2007.
Under patronage of the City Council of Krnov and with the cooperation of
ACFC and Masaryk University in Brno, the Mir 70 theater was packed
with film enthusiasts from not only the Czech Republic but also visitors
from Germany and Sweden.
For three days the 178 guests had the great opportunity to experience
some of the epics screened in 70mm on the large slightly curved screen
including David Lean’s "Doctor Zhivago", Emil Loteanu’s "Tabor
ukhodit v nebo", Terrence Malick’s "Days of Heaven" and
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Projectors were on display in the in Mir 70 foyer and everyone was
invited to visit the projection room. The invitation didn't go
unnoticed, and the projection room was full of guests of all ages.
A small breakfast before the morning screening and some refreshment
during the whole seminar had been prepared for all visitors.
Very special thanks goes to Jaromir Blazejovsky, PhD, from Masaryk
University who was again asked to introduce each title.
Many thanks to Pavel Tomesek, the head of the theatre Mir 70 in Krnov,
officials of Culture Department of Krnov (MIKS) for their endouver work,
to Bill Lawrence from National Media Museum in Bradford, England and
Jürgen A. Brückner from Kinemathek Coburg, Germany.
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And of course, 2008 is coming soon. At the moment we plan to show 70mm
films like Werner W. Wallroth’s "Hauptmann Florian von der Mühle"
in DEFA 70 (1968) and
some others which will be added as soon as possible.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
2007 Weekend Price
2007 Price for a
weekend ticket: 450 CZK (approx. 17 EUR)
2008 Price for weekend ticket: coming soon
The Kino Mir 70
70mm Screen size: 14 x 7m, slightly curved
First 70mm film: "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" -
Sound: Dolby Stereo EX, DTS
Speakers: K.C.S. (Kelonik Cinema Sound) S- 3000, 4 OHMS, 600 WATTS (3 behind
screen) + K.C.S subwoofers: C-218-A, 4 OHMS, 1200 WATTS + Effect channel: 16
speakers, Left wall: 4 speakers, right wall 4 speakers, rear wall: 8
speakers: SR-15, 8 OHMS, 200 WATTS each.
Processor: Model CP65 + DA20 + Model SA10 – EX
DTS: XD10 - CinemaMediaPlayer
There is a reconstruction of audience planned in the end of August 2007. The
old seats will be replaced by new, more comfortable seats. We will keep you
informed. The capacity will be reduced to 320 seats.
Projectors: 2 x UM 70/35XB, 2 x Meo5XB + Meo II. X (16 mm ) optical analogue
sound record, 6 channel magnetic record, 4 channel magnetic. record, Dolby
Digital EX, DTS(35mm) DTS for 70mm screening is coming in September 2007
City of Krnov: 26 000 inhabitants
The Kino Mir 70
2nd 70mm Festival
Friday, 16. March
14:30 "Marooned", USA, 128 min.
17:00 "Gypsies are Found Near Heaven" (aka Queen of the Gypsies, USA),
19:00 "Doctor Zhivago", USA, 196 min.
22:30 "Bela", USSR, 96 min.
Saturday, 17. March
8:30 "Flying Clipper", NSR, 150 min.
11:30 "Potopa I" aka THE DELUGE (USA), USSR(Poland), 161min.
14:30 "Potopa II" aka THE DELUGE (USA), USSR(Poland), 138min.
17:00 fragments of 70mm films, showing of single or more reels("Spartacus",
"Cleopatra" etc.) - 120min
20:00 "Days of heaven", USA, 91min.
22:00 "The New World"(35mm screening), USA, 96min
Sunday, 18. March
8:30 some more fragments and "Becket", GB, 70min,
12:00 "Marooned", USA, 128min,
14:30 "Flying Clipper", NSR, 150min
70mm Seminar Contact information:
Director of the Mir 70 theather and founder:
Projectonists: Pavel Tomešek, Jan Piska, Jan Bodišínský
Web designer and art designer:
CSL. Armady 35/811
Krnov 794 01
The Czech Republic
Phone: +420 775 919 059
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