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Widescreen Weekend 2006
10 - 14 March, 2006. Pictureville, Bradford, England

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The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Thomas Hauerslev Date: 01.05.2017 (Remastered)
Audience at the Pictureville. 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

Read full text: 2006 Widescreen Weekend report
Read full text: Widescreen Weekend 2006 - what the audience thought about it

Gallery: Bradford, Widescreeen Weekend 2006
 
More in 70mm reading:

Gallery: 2006
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 2006

 
Todd-AO at the Pictureville. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev

March 9
10:30 “Krakatoa: East of Java” on the curve in 70mm Todd-AO/Super Cinerama with 6-track magnetic stereo
14:00 (changed 5. March from 16:30) “Krakatoa: East of Java” on the curve in 70mm Todd-AO/Super Cinerama with 6-track magnetic stereo
20:00 (changed 5. March from 20:15) "Batman Begins: The IMAX Experience" in 70mm IMAX with 6 track digital stereo

March 10
10:00 “Custer of the West” on the curve in 70mm Super Technirama 70 with 6-track magnetic stereo
13:30 “How the West Was Won” on the curve in 3-strip Cinerama with 7-track magnetic stereo
16:45 Widescreen Welcome - Reception - drinks for the weekend delegates – Kodak gallery
18:15 Tony Cutts 50th Anniversary as projectionist Moderator: Bill Lawrence
19:30 “The Fall of the Roman Empire” on the curve in 70mm Ultra Panavision 70 with 6-track magnetic stereo
 
 
Cinemiracle at the Pictureville. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev

March 11
10:00 "The Golden Head" on the curve in 70mm Super Technirama 70 with 6-track magnetic stereo + ”Fortress of Peace” in 70mm MCS-70 Superpanorama with 6-track magnetic stereo
12:00 “Windjammer” on the curve in 3-strip Cinemiracle with 7-track magnetic stereo
15:00 “Zulu” on the flat screen in 35mm Technirama
17:30 “Zulu” cast and crew Moderator: Sheldon Hall
19:30 "South Pacific" on the curve in 70mm Todd-AO with 6-track digital DTS sound

March 12
10:00 Cineramacana including "Stuyvesant", ”Motion” + the odd surprise. Academy of the Widescreen Weekend and Audience on stage
13:00 “The Bible...in the beginning” on the curve in 70mm Dimension 150 with 6-track magnetic stereo
16:15 Richard Vetter in conversation with Thomas Hauerslev about Todd-AO & Dimension 150
17:00 “This is Cinerama” on the curve in 3-strip Cinerama with 7-track magnetic stereo
17:00 70mm Workshop, please gather in the Pictureville foyer
20:00 “Far and Away” on the flat screen in 70mm Panavision Super 70 with 6-track magnetic stereo

March 13
10:30 “Doctor Zhivago” on the flat screen. Photographed in 35mm Panavision and presented in 70mm with 6-track magnetic stereo
 
 

Pictureville Cinema, Bradford

 
Ben Eagle, Deb Singleton and Bill Lawrence. Picture 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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