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2nd Seminar of 70mm film in Krnov 2007
16. – 18.03.2007, Kino Mir 70, Krnov, The Czech Republic

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Jakub Klíma, Photographed by: Jan Nálepa, Jan Piska etc.Date: 13.11.2007
In March 2006 a few Czech 70mm film fans came together for a unique experience. The event was the first "70mm seminar" to be held in the Kino Mir 70 cinema.

For the first time in many years the audience, mostly students, projectionists and teachers from the city of Krnov in the Czech Republic experienced the unique quality of the 70mm format. The event was successful and team who organized it decided to go continue with a second meeting 16-18. March 2007.

Under patronage of the City Council of Krnov and with the cooperation of ACFC and Masaryk University in Brno, the Mir 70 theater was packed with film enthusiasts from not only the Czech Republic but also visitors from Germany and Sweden.

For three days the 178 guests had the great opportunity to experience some of the epics screened in 70mm on the large slightly curved screen including David Lean’s "Doctor Zhivago", Emil Loteanu’s "Tabor ukhodit v nebo", Terrence Malick’s "Days of Heaven" and others.
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Projectors were on display in the in Mir 70 foyer and everyone was invited to visit the projection room. The invitation didn't go unnoticed, and the projection room was full of guests of all ages.

A small breakfast before the morning screening and some refreshment during the whole seminar had been prepared for all visitors.

Very special thanks goes to Jaromir Blazejovsky, PhD, from Masaryk University who was again asked to introduce each title.

Many thanks to Pavel Tomesek, the head of the theatre Mir 70 in Krnov, officials of Culture Department of Krnov (MIKS) for their endouver work, to Bill Lawrence from National Media Museum in Bradford, England and Jürgen A. Brückner from Kinemathek Coburg, Germany.

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And of course, 2008 is coming soon. At the moment we plan to show 70mm films like Werner W. Wallroth’s "Hauptmann Florian von der Mühle" in DEFA 70 (1968) and some others which will be added as soon as possible.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Jakub Klíma

2007 Weekend Price

2007 Price for a weekend ticket: 450 CZK (approx. 17 EUR)

2008 Price for weekend ticket: coming soon

The Kino Mir 70

70mm Screen size: 14 x 7m, slightly curved

First 70mm film: "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" - 23.05.1969

Sound: Dolby Stereo EX, DTS

Speakers: K.C.S. (Kelonik Cinema Sound) S- 3000, 4 OHMS, 600 WATTS (3 behind screen) + K.C.S subwoofers: C-218-A, 4 OHMS, 1200 WATTS + Effect channel: 16 speakers, Left wall: 4 speakers, right wall 4 speakers, rear wall: 8 speakers: SR-15, 8 OHMS, 200 WATTS each.

Processor: Model CP65 + DA20 + Model SA10 – EX
DTS: XD10 - CinemaMediaPlayer

Seats: 349

There is a reconstruction of audience planned in the end of August 2007. The old seats will be replaced by new, more comfortable seats. We will keep you informed. The capacity will be reduced to 320 seats.

Projectors: 2 x UM 70/35XB, 2 x Meo5XB + Meo II. X (16 mm ) optical analogue sound record, 6 channel magnetic record, 4 channel magnetic. record, Dolby Digital EX, DTS(35mm) DTS for 70mm screening is coming in September 2007

City of Krnov: 26 000 inhabitants

The Kino Mir 70
2nd 70mm Festival

Friday, 16. March
14:30 "Marooned", USA, 128 min.
17:00 "Gypsies are Found Near Heaven" (aka Queen of the Gypsies, USA), USSR, 96min
19:00 "Doctor Zhivago", USA, 196 min.
22:30 "Bela", USSR, 96 min.
Saturday, 17. March
Breakfast buffet

8:30 "Flying Clipper", NSR, 150 min.
11:30 "Potopa I" aka THE DELUGE (USA), USSR(Poland), 161min.
14:30 "Potopa II" aka THE DELUGE (USA), USSR(Poland), 138min.
17:00 fragments of 70mm films, showing of single or more reels("Spartacus", "Cleopatra" etc.) - 120min
20:00 "Days of heaven", USA, 91min.
22:00 "The New World"(35mm screening), USA,  96min
Sunday, 18. March
Breakfast buffet

8:30 some more fragments and "Becket",  GB, 70min,
12:00 "Marooned", USA, 128min,
14:30 "Flying Clipper", NSR, 150min
2007 Credits
70mm Seminar Contact information:

Director of the Mir 70 theather and founder: Pavel Tomešek

Projectonists: Pavel Tomešek, Jan Piska, Jan Bodišínský

Web designer and art designer: Jan Nálepa


Jakub Klima
CSL. Armady 35/811
Krnov 794 01
The Czech Republic

Phone: +420 775 919 059
For more information, please, contact Jakub Klima

Hotel Pepa Hotel****

Zámecké náměstí 7, 794 01 Krnov phone number.: +420 554 611 005, +420 554 610 806
14 rooms, price: - single bed room 800,- CZK person/night, breakfast included.
Double bed room 1400,- CZK person/night breakfast included.

Hotel Praha Hotel**

Revoluční 10, 794 01 Krnov phone.: +420 554 610 741, +420 602 722 634
Single bed room: 400 CZK per night and person, twin bed room: 630 CZK per night and person.

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More in 70mm reading:

First 70mm Seminar in the Czech Republic
Third 70mm Seminar 2008

Internet link:

Kino Mir 70
Namesti Miru 14
794 01 Krnov
The Czech Republic

Telephone: +420 554 615 050

Head of the Mir 70: Pavel Tomešek

70mm Film Festival Page

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