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Digital Symposium
by Bill Kallay
Change Comes To LFCA
by Bill Kallay
The Picturehouse in Liverpool, UK
Darren Briggs
"Digital Cinema Initiatives"
by Rick Mitchell
The Wide Screen Revolution (1952 - 1970): Roll The End Credits?
by Rick Mitchell
"Scent of Mystery" Variety review

A recent 65mm Production
DVD release of "Around the World in 80 Days"
"Fanny´s Wedding" in 70mm DTS
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.
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.
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.

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
70mm at the Paramount in Austin, Texas, USA
Cinerama at the Plaza
by Eric White
by Lukas Piccolin
Closure of the Comoedia in Lyon, France
by Jean Noel Durand Bourat
An Historical Overview Of Wide Screen Motion Pictures
by Rick Mitchell
An Historical Overview Of Wide Screen Motion Pictures
by Richard Greenhalg
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.
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.
Projecting Circlorama in London
by James Robertson

Memories of Circlorama
2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

The 70mm Newsletter Issue 68
Ultra Panavision 70 Lens - Adjustment and lens modifications
Facts about the new "Mad World" 70mm print
The D-150 Curvulon Lens
By Richard Vetter
The D-150 Super Curvulon lens attachment was a basic design that I conceived and submitted to Kollmorgen Corp. in 1964 and that company was commissioned by D-150 to perform the final design and fabricate prototypes.
D-150 Curvulon and Kollmorgen
y Glenn Berggren
I got Kollmorgen to design /create a 2X magnifier to be used with their older BX 265 (4" diameter) lenses of 5" to 9", and that is what Dick Vetter was using
The Danes And The Windjammers
By Borden Mace
I tried to convince Captain Hansen to sail the S/S Danmark, to be the “star” of our scheduled second wide screen spectacular following “Cinerama Holiday”

The 70mm Newsletter Issue 69
Introduction to Sensurround
The Sensurround Model II system developed by MCA Universal brings a new dimension to the motion picture theatre. It is designed to generate special audible and sub audible effects not yet possible to reproduce on presently available systems.
About Sensurround
Universal Studios felt for many years that in order to attract large audiences into the theatres to see feature films, the viewing audience would have to be offered some sort of "event" that would not be accessible to them on the home television screen.
Sensurround Horror Stories
From film-tech.com
When The Branmar Theater in Wilmington, DE, which had shown all the Sensurround films closed in the late 80's, you could still see the cracks in the ceiling from the process!
"Treasure Seekers"
By Michael Donahue
It's a very low budget independent feature, a screwball comedy, a love story about greed and lust

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