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9th Todd-AO Festival at the Schauburg
September 20-22, 2013

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Born/Hauerslev, Schauburg Cinerama Theatre, Karlsruhe, Germany Date: 03.08.2013. Updated 21-12-18
KARLSRUHE, August 3, 2013 / news. We have launched the 9th instalment of the “Todd-AO 70mm Festival“ to be held from 20 - 22 September  2013 at the Schauburg in Karlsruhe, Germany. For three days in September Filmtheater Schauburg celebrates the world of LARGE FORMAT film, by offering a series of epic films in 70mm - the HD of film formats. Some films are in their original versions and some "70mm Vintage Classics", are dubbed into German.

Once again spectacular large format process names like CINERAMA, Super Technirama 70, DEFA70, Todd-AO, Panavision 70 and Super Panavision 70 will light up on the large 18 meter curved Cinerama screen.

Let us hope, that the splendour of 70mm not only serves our nostalgic dreams, but also offers the chance for a young audience to experience a historic and magic landmark of cinema.
Join us and be part of this unique event and share the excitement together with visitors from all around the world - including Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Denmark, England, USA and France - and hopefully many more.

2013 Festival Program
"TSCHITTY TSCHITTY BÄNG BÄNG" / "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" 70mm Film Introduction

More in 70mm reading:

Todd-AO Festival Home
9. Todd-AO 70mm-Festival 2013
Wilkommen | Welcome
Intro | Festival Images
2013 Festival Flyer (PDF)

Festival Archives
Festival Through the Years
Festival Schedule and Archive

More Schauburg Cinerama

Festivals in Pictures
Schauburg Cinerama
Best of Todd-AO Festival
Guests | Billboards | Posters

Internet link:
• Ticket reservation

Filmtheater Schauburg
Att: Herbert Born
Marienstraße 16
76137 Karlsruhe

Latest news:
• 3 August 2013: First two titles announced
• 18 August 2013, 2013 Festival Program published
• 25 August 2013: ONLY A FEW ROOMS LEFT at the Renaissance Hotel
• 2 September 2013 Gerhard Fromm will attend the festival
• 23 September 2013 Pictures from 9th Todd-AO Festival, Schauburg, Karlsruhe, Germany

All 70mm films will be projected by vintage and historically correct Philips DP70 and DP75 projectors. Magnetic sound by Dolby Laboratories sound equipment and state of the art Alcon speakers.

Herbert Born
Filmtheater Schauburg

Tickets will be available for purchase very soon. For more information about the film festival, including screening times, visit: and

Media contact; Herbert Born

Weekend Film Program - Full 70mm Festival Program

Friday, 20 September Saturday, 21 September Sunday, 22 September
09.00 - 11.00
Welcome with Coffee/Tea
09.00 - 10.30
Breakfast @ Schauburg
09.00 - 10.00
Breakfast @ Schauburg
11.00 - 13.45
USA 1972 135 + I = 165
“The Great Waltz” filmed in Panavision and presented in 70mm blown up from 35mm with 6-track magnetic Stereo. A vintage print.
10.30 - 12.40
USA 1955 102 + I = 132
“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" filmed in CinemaScope and presented in 70mm blown up from 35mm with 6-track magnetic stereo. A vintage print.

Songs in English, with German subtitles
10.00 - 10.45
The DP70 Projector by Thomas Hauerslev

An epic journey of cinema adventure and projector exploration.
  13.00 - 15.15
DDR 1969 118 + I = 135
"Du Bist Min" filmed in DEFA 70 and presented in DEFA 70 with 6-track magnetic stereophonic sound. A vintage print.
10.45 - 12.30
DDR 88 + I = 105
"Orpheus in der Unterwelt"  filmed in DEFA 70 and presented in DEFA 70 with 6-track magnetic stereophonic sound. A vintage print.
All DEFA Films:

Dr. Schenk, Head of DEFA Stiftung will introduce and will be available for discussions.
  13:00 - 15.00
70mm Short Films
13.45 - 15.00
Coffee & Kuchen
15.15 - 16.00
Coffee & Kuchen
15.00 - 16.00
Coffee & Kuchen
15.00 - 17.35
DDR 1971 136 + I = 166

filmed in DEFA 70 and presented in DEFA 70 with 6-track magnetic stereophonic sound. A vintage print.
16.00 - 18:15
France 1988 120 + I = 135
“The Big Blue” filmed in CinemaScope and presented in 70mm blown up from 35mm with 6-track magnetic Dolby Stereo. A vintage print.

25th anniversary screening
16:00 - 18:55
USA 1968 144 + I = 174
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" filmed in Super Panavision 70 presented in Super Panavision 70 with 6-track Magnetic Stereo. A vintage print.

45th anniversary screening
17:35 - 19.15
Gemeinsames Essen/Buffett 
18.15 - 20.00
Dinner/Imbiß - Break
18.55 - 20:15
Dinner/Imbiß Break
19.15 - 22.00
USA 1966 134 + I = 164
"Khartoum" filmed in Ultra Panavision 70 and presented in Ultra Panavision 70 with 6-track DTS stereophonic sound. A new print .
20.00 - 23.37
USA 1961 197 + I = 217
"Spartacus" filmed in Technirama and presented in Super Technirama 70 with 6-track magnetic stereophonic sound. A vintage print.
20:30- 22.45
USA 1978 128 + I = 138 min
"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" filmed in Panavision & Super Panavision 70 presented in Panavision 70 with 6-track stereophonic sound. A vintage print from 1978

35th anniversary screening
ab 22.00
Get together with Hoepfner and opening of Schauburg's new CINERAMA lounge
= German language version. Full 2013 Festival Program with cast/credits. I = introduction and intermission 20 min

Accommodation, Breakfast buffet and the Weekend Pass

• Weekend pass EURO 100,00
• Single entrance EURO 10,00 per show
• Day-Pass: 40,00,

• GALA on Saturday evening EURO 11,00 (includes welcome drink)
• Students EURO 7,00
• Children EURO 5,00.

• Weekend-pass for students is Euro 70,00.
• Day-Pass Students: 30,00

The weekend pass includes entrance to all screenings at the festival, the festival brochure. The Weekend Pass also includes the following additional bonuses:

• Welcome Coffee/Tee, Softdrink on arrival
• Festival Program brochure
• Entrance to Friday's get together with free beer specialties from the local HOEPFNER brewery
• Breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday morning at 09.00 in the SCHAUBURG foyer
• Dinner break on Friday
• Complimentary lunch and dinner break on Saturday and Sunday
• Meet the film people

Schauburg: On line ticket reservation

Festival Hotel
Renaissance Hotel
76131 Karlsruhe

Reservations can be made either online using this link or as follows:

Tel: +49-721 3717 381
Fax: +49-721 3717 333


Special rates will be offered for festival attendees at the Renaissance Karlsruhe Hotel. Always mention „Schauburg“ rate.

Alternative hotels, use to find acommodation

Filmtheater Schauburg & Why is 70mm so special?

Filmtheater Schauburg's projectionist Marcus Vetter. Image by Thomas Hauerslev

One of very few original cinemas, still equipped with 70mm projectors. The huge screen is wide, curved and covered by a "Cinerama red" curtain. It’s the perfect framework to present 70mm with 6-track sound in Super Technirama 70, DEFA 70, Todd-AO and Ultra Panavision 70.

"in 70mm"
is unlike anything you have ever seen - a High Definition movie experience with extremely sharp images and crystal clear 6 track stereo.

"in 70mm"
 is very realistic, almost three dimensional and can make everything you have ever seen pale into insignificance. But don't take our word for it - come and see for your self.

2013 Credits. The organisers wish to thank the following individuals for their help

The Todd-AO 70mm Festival is generously supported by the Georg Fricker Stiftung

The passing of Georg Fricker
Georg Fricker ist tot

The DEFA Stiftung is partner of The Todd-AO 70mm Festival
  • Vincent Koch, Projection, Preparation prints
  • Marcus Vetter, Projection
  • Dr. Schenk, Head of DEFA Stiftung. Dr. Schenk will introduce all DEFA Titels and will be available for discussions
  • Wolfram Hannemann, LaserHotline, DE
  • Hoepfner Privat Brau, DE
  • Der Kurier, DE
  • TNT, DE
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Updated 21-12-18