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13th Todd-AO Festival at the Schauburg
22 - 24. September, 2017

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The 70mm Newsletter
Written, Perfomed and organized by: Herbert Born & Thomas Hauerslev, Schauburg Cinerama Theatre, Karlsruhe, GermanyDate: 20.06.2017
Updated 22-06-17
KARLSRUHE, June 2017 / in70mm.com news. We have launched the 13th instalment of the “Todd-AO 70mm Festival“ to be held from 1. September - 1. October, 2017 at the Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe, in the south West of Germany. For three days in September Filmtheater Schauburg celebrates the world of LARGE FORMAT film, by offering a series of epic films in 70mm - the Ultra HD of film formats.

Full Program Announcement in September 2017

The Todd-AO Festival at the Schauburg is about going to the movies in style. Seeing the films at the Schauburg is like seeing the films as they were originally presented - in a big cinema, on a huge curved screen with red curtains. It's all about showmanship and presentation, and very few cinemas today - if any - do it better than the staff of the Schauburg.

From vintage classics to the latest Roadshow 70mm films, all of which proudly carry trade names of large format motion picture processes. The festival is much more than 70mm films. Enjoy Schauburg's famous breakfast buffet, listen to lectures and witness a special section with rarely seen 70mm short films. On Friday night, festival sponsor the local brewery Hoepfner traditionally hosts a ”Hoepfner Get together” with free beers. Included in the ticket is also the 40-48 page full-color printed souvenir program especially made for the Todd-AO Festival. It includes detailed information and pictures of the films shown, as well as an article or two, relevant to the weekend. A treasure to take home and keep. All free of charge and included in the festival ticket.
 

More in 70mm reading:

Todd-AO Festival Home
Herzlich Wilkommen
Welcome
Intro
Festival Flyer (PDF)
Festival Images | Schauburg

2016 70mm-Festival
2015 70mm-Festival
2014 70mm Festival
2013 70mm Festival
2012 70mm Festival
2011 70mm Festival
2010 70mm Festival
2009 70mm Festival
2008 70mm Festival
2007 70mm Festival
2006 70mm Festival
2005 70mm Festival

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Schauburg.de
• Ticket reservation


Filmtheater Schauburg
Att: Herbert Born
Marienstraße 16
76137 Karlsruhe
Germany

Tel: +49 721 35 000 11
mobil: +49 151 1668 9172
Fax: +49 721 38 00 47
 

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 hopefully many more. Some films are in their original English versions and some "70mm Vintage Classics", are dubbed into German. Due to the age of the prints, many have lost their color and are faded. But they are ORIGINAL premiere 70mm prints from the 1960s. Like all modern cinemas, The Schauburg enjoys the benefits and advantages of digital projection technology, but the "Todd-AO Festival Policy" is simple. NO DIGITAL! No compromise at the Schauburg where 70mm is concerned! That is our Todd-AO Festival hall mark, as we honour 60 years of 70mm projectionist tradition, and present film as they were meant to be presented, on genuine 70MM film, done by real people.

One of very few original cinemas, still equipped with 70mm projectors. A new Harkness screen was installed  for the 11th Todd-AO Festival in 2015. The screen is 16,15 meters wide along the curve, screen chord is 14 meters, Todd-AO height is 6,4 meters, and the depth of the screen is 3,45 meters. Projection distance is 23,8 meters, radius is 8,8 meters and screen curvature is approximately 105 degrees. The curved screen has both vertical and horizontal moveable masking and covered with a "Cinerama red" curtain.

"No expenses are spared to give you the very best experience.", says Herbert Born, and he continues: "It is a Harkness Perlux 140 with a 1,4 gain which helps to reduce the cross reflections of the deeply curved Cinerama screen at the Schauburg."

• "in 70mm" is unlike anything you have ever seen - a High Definition movie experience with extremely sharp images and crystal clear 6 track stereo.
• "in 70mm" is very realistic, almost three dimensional and can make everything you have ever seen pale into insignificance. But don't take our word for it - come and see for your self.

All 70mm films will be projected by vintage and historically correct Philips DP70 and DP75 projectors. Magnetic sound by Dolby Laboratories sound equipment and state of the art Alcon speakers.

Herbert Born
Filmtheater Schauburg
 
 
Tickets will be available for purchase in August 2017. For more information about the film festival, including screening times, visit: www.schauburg.de and www.in70mm.com in August/September 2017.

Media contact; Herbert Born

Latest news:
70MM at the Schauburg
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• A DP70, DP75 and a Bauer U2 will be on display during the festival

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Todd-AO Festival Program 2005-2016
• PDF: Alle 70mm Filme in Karlsruhe 2005-2015 by Werner Neuner
Schauburg Cinerama, Home of The Todd-AO Festival
Todd-AO Festival Archive
 
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