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Widescreen Weekend 2008
Audience feedback

The 70mm Newsletter
  Date: 25.05.2017 (Remastered)

Dear Thomas

I would like to thank you for sending me my "Friends of 70 mm" certificate. I also wanted you to know that you can count on my support this year again and in the future.

Thank you also for your efforts in continuing providing 70 mm enthusiasts like myself with such a great web site.

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend Bradford wide screen week end this year, my schedule will not permit me to get away that week.

I will definitely be in Karlshure in October and cant wait for a great week end of 70 mm at the Schauburg. Hopefully this year will feature more restored films. Last year in my opinion had too many PINK presentations.

Kindest regards

Christian Losito
Macon, GA
Further in 70mm reading:

Widescreen Weekend 2008
Gallery: 2008
Gallery: Grenhalgh
Gallery: Rayton
WSW Home
Through the Years
The Best of WSW

Academy of the WSW

Creating the WSW
Planning the WSW
Projecting the WSW
Projecting CINERAMA

Internet link:

15. February 2008


I am very pleased with your programming

Rich Greenhalgh


I hope to attend Bradford next year. It all depends of the workload, but since I have retired, at least I have the possibility.

Saw that "STAR!" is likely to be shown - wonderful.

How about accommodation? Saw a hotel on www.in70mm.com, but no price.

And how do you get to Bradford  - beyond flying to London I presume? I Hope to see you there

Best from
Sebastian Rosacker, Malmø, Sweden

Bradford is will be my first trip beyond the USA and Canada.

I live in the vicinity of Washington, DC. There is a gentleman from New Mexico, Henry Taylor, who has travelled there several times who will also be there. I met him last year as a result of a notice put out by Bill Lawrence describing my 50th Anniversary showing of "Oklahoma!" on my 13 foot (4 metre) curved screen at my home.

If the Festival in Karlsruhe refers to the Shauburg, I'm afraid my funds and schedule will not allow that, but I will be at Bradford.

I'm sorry I never mentioned how much I enjoy your "In 70mm" newsletter. It is a truly monumental undertaking.

Until then,
Paul Samuels


I am looking forward to meeting you again at Bradford in March 2008. I have already booked accommodation for my daughter Xandra and myself and cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to it.

Having to miss this years Widescreen Weekend due my ill health and the treatment that I had to have was quite a bitter blow. I am determined that I will be there next year.

Hopefully I will be fit and capable of attending next March and meeting up with you again.

Best wishes and regards
Ralph Miller (ex London Cinerama 3 x strip and 70mm projectionist)

Sadly, Ralph passed away in late February 2008. Editor
14. marts 2008 23:36:51

Hi Tom,

Another great WW in Bradford this year. Just a quick note regarding pictures from last years reception. With me on the photo are John Cartwright (older guy on the left with light brown jacket) and Ray George (with blue bag and darker jacket)

I'd never seen Star! I was blown away by the scope and scale of the pic, interesting story and a powerful performance by Julie Andrews. But I was particularly impressed (as I thought I would be) by the digital 2k presentation of Blade Runner. The biggest waste of time was Honeymoon - the negative aught to be burnt!!!

Siddique Hussain
Odeon Bradford
On the screen in PV foyer on Sunday morning: About the Odeon building opposite Pictureville:

THREE digital image sequences of photos taken in 2006 and 2007 inside the building - the largest theatre/cinema site in Europe currently up for grabs for development. The automatic sequences each contain circa 60 high resolution images optimised for projection and complete with transition effects, animation, titles/credits and most photos have never previously been published.

1. Inside the Odeon
Shows condition of the public areas of foyers, bar, bingo hall and all three cinemas - still in good condition and mostly in tact.

2. Behind the Scenes
Areas never seen by the public from cellars to the roof, offices, projection rooms, stage flytower, managers flat.

3. Hidden Secrets of the Odeon Building
Behind the conversion work of the 1969 and 1988 there is much of the former New Victoria/Gaumont era; flytower grids still there, original staircases, lift, ornate plaster ceilings and classic leaded windows, dressing rooms and organ chambers.

Colin L. Sutton
Bradford & Shipley
Cinemas Historian.
Tele: 01274 595875
Dear Thomas

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your collaborators for this year's Widescreen Weekend. It is the first time I attended and I did so from a slightly more 'research perspective' and not really knowing what to expect. I thought the program struck a good balance between the films themselves and the underlying technology, whilst the lectures were informative and interesting. Indeed, I was surprised at the often vociferous debate, especially concerning film vs. digital (not all of it that well informed it has to be said). Perhaps this issue could be explored further in future 'Weekends', love it loath it, the future of widescreens, big-screens, even deep-curve screens seems more allied to this new technology than it does to 70mm...perhaps? Overall a really interesting and stimulating conference. Thanks again.

Best wishes
Dr Guy Walker
Research Fellow, Brunel University, Uxbridge
Just a quick note to express my thanks for all the hard work in planning of the Widescreen Weekend and most of people I chatted too enjoyed it and I was encourage to see some new faces this year and they liked the social side meeting with fellow Widescreen supporters that is rarely seen at other Festivals.

Very little comments about D-Cinema and most are not really interested in that Format at the Widescreen Weekend.

Ben Wales
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