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Widescreen Weekend 1999
12 - 15 March, 1999. Pictureville, Bradford, England

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The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Thomas Hauerslev Date: 24.04.2017 (Remastered)
Guests of honor 1999, Louis de Rochemont III , and Ivan Jacobsen & wife of "Windjammer" fame. 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
 
More in 70mm reading:

• Gallery: 1999
• WSW Home
• Through the Years
• The Best of WSW

• Academy of the WSW

• Creating the WSW
• Planning the WSW
• Projecting the WSW
• Home of CINERAMA
• Projecting CINERAMA

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Program 1999

 
March 12
19:00 "Titanic" in 70mm DTS

March 13
10:00 "This is Cinerama" in Cinerama
13:00 "Windjammer" in Cinemiracle. Louis de Rochemont III in person
15:45 "How the West Was Won" in Cinerama
19:15 "Ben Hur" in Camera 65 on the curve

March 14
10:00 Cineramacana
13:00 "Orpheus in the underworld" in DEFA 70 on the curve
15:00 Widescreen Cinema - Abroad Culture by Sheldon Hall
16:30 "Grand Prix" in 70mm Super Cinerama
20:00 "Porgy and Bess" in 70mm 

March 15
10:30 "Song of Norway" in 70mm Super Cinerama
 
Bill Lawrence, Head of Cinema and partner Rosemary. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev.

Thomas Hauerslev, Editor The 70mm Newsletter:
Bill Lawrence introduced Louis de Rochemont III who received a standing ovation from the audience. Louis directed "Windjammer" and had not seen the film in Cinemiracle in 40 years. The curved screen experience was overwhelming for many people and I am almost certain that Louis had a tear in his eyes. Louis signed several autographs after the film. Many guests had brought along original souvenir programs that turned out to be a real collectors item with the director’s autograph.

• Read full text: Mission Report Widescreen Weekend 1999

• Gallery: Bradford, Widescreen Weekend 1999

 
 

Pictureville Cinema, Bradford

 
Projection team Tony Cutts, Jennifer, Duncan McGregor & Juan. Image 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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