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in70mm.com 2004 News

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Changes and updates to the web site.Updated 08-05-23
Restoration of "Play Time"
I saw about forty 70mm boxes come in; among those are about twenty boxes of 300m. size, quite rusty, but identified as being the original film. I expected the worst.

Die Restaurierung von „Tatis herrliche Zeiten“

La restauration de Playtime a été une aventure passionnante et très enrichissante
by Jean-René FAILLIOT
How Cinerama got the name "Cinerama"
By Dick Babish
Fred Waller called a meeting of all the employees and offered to award a prize of a case of champagne to the one who came up with the most appropriate name. The winner was Waldo McLaury.
Mike Todd, Jr. Interview
By Roy Frumkes
“This Is Cinerama” opened to rave reviews. All of Dad's ideas had worked - the name of the film was his, the roadshow concept was his. No one had believed his predictions about Cinerama; now everyone was listening.

Go to The Passing of Mike Todd, Jr.
Digital Symposium
by Bill Kallay
"Fanny´s Wedding" in 70mm DTS
How not to project "2001" in 70mm
By Frank Angel
I go back to see if I could find someone, anyone who could address this problem. I am told by the kid sitting outside the projection booth door that THERE IS NO PROJECTIONIST. "The projectionist," he explains to me, "comes in only on Fridays." How wonderful for us.
Change Comes To LFCA
by Bill Kallay
A recent 65mm ProductionCinerama at the Plaza
by Eric White
A Report from Oslo
By Sheldon Hall
The festival is programmed by Jan Eberholst Olsen, who explains its origins: ‘The idea came about when I was working in the Archive. I found they had lots of 70mm titles that were rarely if ever screened. I had approached the Cinemateket programmer for years to screen them, but I was told they were faded, overlong and there was no audience for them.
70mm at the Paramount in Austin, Texas, USA
DVD release of "Around the World in 80 Days"The Picturehouse in Liverpool, UK
Darren Briggs
Recreating Sensurround
By Darren Briggs
We first brought "Earthquake" back in November 2003 at City Screen York. We were asked by Bill Lawrence to bring the re-creation to the Widescreen Weekend.
Presenting "Earthquake" in Bradford
Darren Briggs
At 8am we turned up to test the new final position of the subs on the stage front, and although the effect wasn’t quite as good as the original tested position, they still gave you a good effect
Projecting Circlorama in London
by James Robertson

Memories of Circlorama
by Lukas Piccolin
The Wide Screen Revolution (1952 - 1970): Roll The End Credits?
by Rick Mitchell
"Digital Cinema Initiatives"
by Rick Mitchell
"Scent of Mystery" Variety review
Closure of the Comoedia in Lyon, France
by Jean Noel Durand Bourat
An Historical Overview Of Wide Screen Motion Pictures
by Rick Mitchell
1968: A Roadshow Odyssey
By Mike Coate
“2001: A Space Odyssey” had its world premiere on 2 April 1968 at the Uptown Theatre in Washington, D.C. The critically acclaimed film had what is believed to have been a record number of 70-millimeter wide gauge prints made for a film during the roadshow era.
An Historical Overview Of Wide Screen Motion Pictures
by Richard Greenhalg
Widescreen Weekend 2004, audience reviews, my story and a report"2001" Openings
By Mike Coate
Original 1968/69 reserved seat engagements of “2001: A Space Odyssey”.  Each was a 70mm six-track stereophonic sound presentation, with most having been promoted as a “Cinerama” presentation.
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