Widescreen Weekend 2016
13 - 16, October 2016, Pictureville, Bradford, England
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Written by: NMM website
Widescreen Weekend will take place
from 13 - 16, October 2016 and will feature new Cinerama restorations,
classic 70mm screenings and demonstrations of the latest ways to enjoy
immersive cinema. Widescreen Weekend commences on
Thursday evening and concludes after the last show on Sunday evening.
We will be announcing programme information in August 2016.
We hope to see you all as we celebrate the joys of wide gauge
film once again.
Weekend 2016 once again celebrates the joys of large format
film making in many guises. Cinerama pioneers
and Randy Gitsch
return to our shores once more and enable us to screen their final
digital remasters of the
historic 3-panel travelogues, with Cinerama's Russian Adventure: 50th
Anniversary Screening showing on Pictureville’s deeply
curved, louvered Cinerama screen.
The full festival programme will be announced in August, but for now,
here’s a heads up on a few events to whet your Widescreen appetite...
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• Memories from
"Audience on Stage"
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in70mm.com's Cinerama page
National Media Museum
Widescreen Weekend 2016
Conrad and Jess Conrad in Karlsruhe, 2010. Picture by Thomas Hauerslev
The Golden Head + Jess Conrad
We’re delighted to welcome actor and singer Jess Conrad to accompany a
European premiere digital remaster of comedy mystery The Golden Head, in
which he stars. Filmed in 70mm Technirama, this Cinerama-Hungarofilm
co-production sees a slapstick chase take place across Budapest as two
plucky British children pursue a gang of art thieves.
was simply a travelogue and in several scenes the character played by
Cecilia Esztergalyos, simply say to Conrad's character' "See", the
so-and-so bridge, church etc. The audience could enjoy the sight of
Budapest by watching "The
Golden Head". Nobody
had cars, in those days in Hungary, except high ranking politicians and
of course the movie crew. When visiting people at home - always followed
by security staff "who was just there", people didn't have any art on
their walls - only pictures of cars."
Jess Conrad, Schauburg Cinerama, Karlsruhe, 2010
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"The Golden Head" visits 70mm Film Festival
• Information about the 70mm
Cinerama movie "The Golden Head"
Inc. Scans 70mm
• See the
Golden Head" trailer plus a
Aliens in 70mm
To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of its release, we’re showing
Aliens in wide and wonderful 70mm. In the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979
space thriller Alien, Ripley is back and forced to face her worst
nightmares as she joins a team of space marines on a rescue mission to
• Grant's Blow-Up Blog
• 70mm Blow Up List 1986
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Cinerama's Russian Adventure: 50th Anniversary Screening
Widescreen Weekend is proud to present a digitally recreated print
of this unique and immersive Cinerama film, originally released in 1966.
Bing Crosby narrates scenes of Russia, covering the sights of the
Bolshoi Ballet, the Moscow State Circus, a cross-country troika race,
the Tisza River, and the hunt for a ferocious wild boar.
• Flicker Alley
presents "Cinerama’s Russian Adventure"
• Cinerama Remaster
Golden Head" and "Russian Adventure" Update
"Russian Adventure" and a
Return of the Seven
With some new recruits in tow, Chris, Vin and Chico team up to save a
Mexican village from an evil bandit who has kidnapped their men for
labour. If you enjoyed The Magnificent Seven at 2015's Widescreen
Weekend and want to see more, you won't be disappointed.
Happy cinema going,
The Festival Team
Passes are now on sale for this year’s festival of big, bold and wide
cinema experiences. Glorious 70mm screenings, Cinerama restorations and
great guests will remind you why going to the cinema is so magical.
Passes for Widescreen Weekend can be booked
online or over the phone – call 0871 902 5756. Passes will also be
available at the National Media Museum box office. All seating for
Widescreen Weekend is reserved. Pass holders will get the same seat for
every performance – we encourage you to book your passes early to
guarantee a good seat.
• £ 110 (Full Pass. Available to adults (age 17-60))
• £ 90 (Concession Pass. Available to senior citizens (age 60+),
children (age 3-16), and registered disabled)
Pass holders will have access to all events in the programme, tours of
the National Media Museum’s cinematography collection and the opening
night reception. Passes are on sale until 23rd September 2016. Only
individual tickets will be available after this date.
Conrad welcomes you to Bradford.
Conrad was surprised to learn that
"The Golden Head"
was shown in Bradford in 2006, but didn't learn until too late.
Picture by Thomas Hauerslev
• "The Golden
• Millie Goes to the Golden Head
• 2006 Widescreen Weekend report
Thursday 13 October
13:30 An Introduction to Widescreen Cinema
19:00 The Agony and the Ecstasy 7OMM
Friday 14 October
10:00 Vertigo 7OMM
13:30 Cinerama’s Russian Adventure DCP
17:00 The Golden Head DCP with Jess Conrad
20:00 Aliens 7OMM
Saturday 15 October
10:00 This Is Cinerama CINERAMA
13:30 The Innocents 35mm
20:00 Ghostbusters 4K
Sunday 16 October
12:30 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 35mm
15:45 Return of the Seven 35mm
19:00 Bond and Beyond: In Conversation with Jenny Hanley
20:00 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 4K
2016 Cineramacana Program
Reported by Anders M. Olsson
On the flat screen:
1. A special message from Widescreen-friend Douglas Trumbull. Some news
about his ongoing work to re-invent the cinema experience and get away
from the old restrictions of 24 fps.
2. "A Tale of Old Whiff". A cartoon short, originally in Smell-O-Vision,
that accompanied "Scent of Mystery" on its premiere run. This cartoon
was considered long lost, but was recently rediscovered, and has been
digitally restored by David Strohmaier.
3. "Behind the Scenes of Smell-O-Vision". Some footage by David
Strohmaier from last year's Widescreen Weekend revealing some of the
hard work that went into the special screening of "Scent of Mystery"
a.k.a. "Holiday in Spain".
4. "Spectre in 60 seconds". A spoof by Michael Hall, remembering Maurice
Binder and his signature title sequences from countless Bond movies.
5. "In Memoriam 2016", a tribute to the recently deceased, compiled by
6. A clip from "Tora! Tora! Tora!". Pink and in 70mm from the museum's
While switching screens, Randy and Dave raffled off some vouchers for
new Cinerama DVD/Blu-ray combo packs that will be released in November.
Some lucky winners also got a postcard signed by Bond-girl Jenny Hanley.
On the curved screen:
7. "Kilgore College Rangerettes", a digitally restored scene from "Seven
Wonders of the World" that was only included in the film on its Texas
screenings. Since the original soundtrack is lost, David Strohmaier has
substituted some other music and sound effects.
8. The Norwegian Fjords sequence from "Windjammer" in a recently
re-restored version from the original camera negatives. David Strohmaier
is currently seeking funding for a complete make-over of the Windjammer
restoration, this time from better source material than before.
• Finally, the traditional Audience on Stage photograph,
this year by Ulrich Rostek.
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