“Almost like a real web site”

Search | Contact
News | e-News
Rumour Mill | Stories
Foreign Language
in70mm.com auf Deutsch


Todd-AO Festival
KRRR! 7OMM Seminar
GIFF 70, Gentofte
Oslo 7OMM Festival
Widescreen Weekend

Premiere | Films
People | Equipment
Library | Cinemas
Todd-AO Projector
Distortion Correcting

1926 Natural Vision
1929 Grandeur
1930 Magnifilm
1930 Realife
1930 Vitascope
1952 Cinerama
1953 CinemaScope
1954 VistaVision
1955 Todd-AO
1955 Circle Vision 360
1956 CinemaScope 55
1957 Ultra Panavision 70
1958 Cinemiracle
1958 Kinopanorama
1959 Super Panavision 70
1959 Super Technirama 70
1960 Smell-O-Vision
1961 Sovscope 70
Cinerama 360
1962 MCS-70
1963 70mm Blow Up
1963 Circarama
1963 Circlorama
1966 Dimension 150
1967 DEFA 70
1967 Pik-A-Movie
1970 IMAX / Omnimax
1974 Cinema 180
1976 Dolby Stereo
1984 Showscan
1984 Swissorama
1986 iWERKS
1989 ARRI 765
1990 CDS
1994 DTS / Datasat
2001 Super Dimension 70
2018 Magellan 65

Various Large format | 70mm to 3-strip | 3-strip to 70mm | Specialty Large Format | Special Effects in 65mm | ARC-120 | Early Large Format
7OMM Premiere in Chronological Order


Australia | Brazil
Canada | Denmark
England | France
Germany | India | Iran
Mexico | Norway
Sweden | Turkey

7OMM Projectors
People | Eulogy
65mm/70mm Workshop
The 7OMM Newsletter
Back issue | PDF
Academy of the WSW

• 2026 | 2025 | 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

in70mm.com Mission:
• To record the history of the large format movies and the 70mm cinemas as remembered by the people who worked with the films. Both during making and during running the films in projection rooms and as the audience, looking at the curved screen.
in70mm.com, a unique internet based magazine, with articles about 70mm cinemas, 70mm people, 70mm films, 70mm sound, 70mm film credits, 70mm history and 70mm technology. Readers and fans of 70mm are always welcome to contribute.

Disclaimer | Updates
Support us | Staff
Table of Content

Extracts and longer parts of in70mm.com may be reprinted with the written permission from the editor.
Copyright © 1800 - 2070. All rights reserved.

Visit biografmuseet.dk about Danish cinemas


The Delphi, Filmpalast am Zoo, Berlin, Germany
A Guided tour by head of all day-to-day cinema projection Mr. Ingolf Vonau

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Thomas HauerslevDate: 27.04.2024
Mr. Ingolf Vonau, Chief Projectionist and responsible for all on-premise day-to-day cinema operations. Standing next to one of Delphi's two Philips DP75 70mm projectors. Ingolf is one Berlin's leading experts on anything 70mm film and projection. Picture (13. February 2024.): Thomas Hauerslev

On a recent visit to Berlin, my wife and I passed the Delphi-Filmpalast am Zoo Kino in Kantstraße close to the Berlin Zoo train station. Delphi-Filmpalast am Zoo Kino is a classic cinema from 1949, and still kept in mint condition by the Yorck cinema Group. Yorck also runs the Kino International close to Alexanderplatz and Cinema Paris nearby and many more in Berlin.

In July 2023 "Oppenheimer" was shown reel-to-reel in 70mm. In February Martin Scorsese visited the Delphi-Filmpalast am Zoo Kino during the 2024 Berlinale Film Festival.

• Go to gallery Delphi Cinema, Berlin, February 2024

For 25 years years I have known Mr. Ingolf Vonau who is the projectionist at the Delphi. Some readers might remember him from the stories about the DDR 70mm process DEFA 70. We decided to go in and see if Ingolf was there that evening. And sure enough a few moment later he came down the stairs to say hello. Ingolf was busy, and as we did not want to take his time, and instead we agreed I should come back two days later for a tour.
More in 70mm reading:

Gallery: Delphi Cinema, Berlin

Delphi Filmpalast am Zoo

Der „Delphi Filmpalast am Zoo“

7OMM and Cinema in Germany

Looking for DEFA 70

Berlinale 2009 - 70mm Retrospective

in70mm.com's Library

Presented on the big screen in 7OMM

Peripheral Vision, Scopes, Dimensions and Panoramas


The Delphi's curved 70mm screen as seen from the balcony 13. February 2024. Picture: Thomas Hauerslev

• Go to 7OMM and Cinema in Germany
• Go to Delphi Filmpalast am Zoo
• Go to Der „Delphi Filmpalast am Zoo“

Two days later I came back late in the afternoon, and met with Ingolf who kindly opened the doors the cinema so I could take some pictures of this magic place. He gave me the grand tour to the projection room as well. A "holy" place with two DP75 machines and a digital projector. Like stepping 30 years back in time. Film posters on the wall, and Kodak 35mm film cores nicely organized on a shelf. The rewind table with 70mm reels and the splicer. Rolls of old Todd-AO footage, with a certain smell in rusty cans. Dimmed light and cables and film "things" everywhere. On the steps leading up to projection a 70mm film print was waiting to be shipped.
Fim Director Martin Scorsese in front of fhe Delphi's beautiful curtains as seen from the projection room 21. February 2024. Picture: Ingolf Vonau

The speaker system is a Dolby System with 5 front channels, capable of presenting the old 70mm mixes on film or digital system. The amplifier system is a QSC Q-SYS network based sound system. The curved wall-to-wall screen is 14,5 meters wide, and has a height of 6,6 meters for 70mm. Seating an audience of up to 673 people, it is one of Germany's biggest independent screens. On the facade the "publikum" is welcomed with two big white neon signs with big letters spelling "DELPHI". It looks really good. Delphi-Filmpalast am Zoo Kino is still a great place to watch films and a place which is appreciated by its "stammpublikum".

The Delphi is a must-see for anyone interested in cinemas. A very fine classic cinema in the heart of Berlin. A big large-format Thank You to Ingolf for his hospitality.

• Go to The Delphi, Filmpalast am Zoo, Berlin, Germany
• Go to gallery
Delphi Cinema, Berlin
Go: back - top - back issues - news index
Updated 27-04-24