2nd 70mm Festival at Schauburg-Cinerama
KARLSRUHE, GERMANY — After the success of last years festival “50 YEARS OF TODD-AO” we will again celebrate (yes … “celebrate” … that’s the right word) a 70mm festival at the Schauburg-Cinerama Theatre in Karlsruhe, Germany.
The festival will be from October 6 – 8th, 2006.
New 70mm prints of “Cleopatra” and “South Pacific” will be shown. The restored Super Technirama 70 movie “Spartacus” will be screend as well as vintage prints of “Where Eagles Dare”, “Grand Prix"and a rare Ultra Panavision 70 print of "Mutiny on the Bounty” will be shown.
In addition, 70mm blow-up prints of “Titanic” and “Terminator 2” will demonstrate that size really matters. All films are shown in the original english language version, except the vintage prints, which are in German dubbed language.
The Schauburg Cinerama goes back to 1906 and still has the curved screen and the ambience from the 1960’s, when it was reconstructed to a single lens Cinerama theater.
A DP70 will do the smooth screening job and sound comes from CP200 and/or dts xd10 cinema media player.
More info is available at The 70mm Film Festival Website.
I went to this last year : it was fabulous: Herbert Bonn, the host, is a tremendously entertaining and exceedingly generous gentleman.
The projection crew were fabulous with the extremely hard work to be done.
One slight correction, the projector used is actually a very very steady DP75, one of a pair.
And in New York we have to see these films in 35mm in a shoebox, go figure.