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Mark Gulbrandsen
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Quite a number of our customers have received calls from New Line Cinema people inquiring as to how many 70mm screens that they have available. Has anyone else been called by them regarding this and does anyone have any idea what upcomming film may see new 70mm releases? Fortunately we have over 100 screens that can readily run 70mm with little to no additional work here in the Mountain States.

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Mark Lensenmayer
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Peter Jackson has enough clout to get just about anything he wants. Is Newline distributing KING KONG?

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Ron Lacheur
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King Kong is a Universal release.

It's quite possible that a director has mentioned releasing his/her film with 70mm Prints and New Line is calling exhibitors and checking on which houses are 70mm capable and if it's a worth while investment on their part.

Blade: Trinity is coming at the end of the year so maybe that's the film in question?

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Stephen Furley
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Did they ask whether those screens were DTS equipped, or mag only?

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Dick Vaughan
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Jeff Stricker
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Maybe New Line will do "The Hobbit" in 70mm. That would be excellent [thumbsup]

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Bevan Wright
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How many multiplexes built in the last 5-8 years have 70mm capability?

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Scott Norwood
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I've received inquires about this as well, as no one else seems to have even made an attempt at compiling a list of 70mm-capable venues.

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Mark Gulbrandsen
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All of the multiplex's we've installed in the last 5 years with the exception of one have at least two 70mm capable machines just running 35mm right now, some have 70mm capability on all screens. Of the locations I service there are around 100 locations total that could easily run 70mm DTS. We are now rebuilding 12 more DP-70's for installation in a new multiplex early next year. They have been by far the most reliable projectors of all I've ever worked with.

Mark @ CLACO

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David Stambaugh
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This is a shot in the dark, but the most recent KISS tour was/is being filmed on 65mm, with 5/70 release prints in mind and possibly IMAX up-conversion.

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Steve Scott
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Possible customer question regarding the possible 70mm release in question:

You mean the tape's bigger? [Roll Eyes]

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Steve Guttag
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If the new multipex built their theatre with Strong products (Simplex or Century) then an up-conversion to 70mm would be relatively cheap. Just change the projector head itself, buy the lens for the 70mm format and if they have DTS...get the 70mm reader and convert the platter (presumming they went in that direction) to 70mm. It may sound like a lot but compared to the mag days...this is a drop in the bucket and way less than DCinema.

As to multiplexes Bevan...does the AFI/Silver count...they are a 3-plex that opened last April (2003) and have 70mm capability in mag or DTS and have run both recently. They also have 16mm, 35mm and extensive video capabilities.

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Brad Miller
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What's the hard on for a Strong built theater in a 70mm conversion? The same thing could be said for an all Christie package, among others.

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Steve Guttag
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With either the Simplex or the Century projector...one merely unbolts the projector head and bolts the 70mm version of the head and the conversion is about done...the optical soundhead is unchanged except adding two rollers for Simplex and the roller bracket assy for Century. There is virtually no sound rewiring (if any) and very little other rework...even the aperture plates "should" still work. Very easy. As for Christie...you'd be changing out the complete projector/soundhead system.

In either case, the removed projector could be reused on an upcoming installation.

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Mark Lensenmayer
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theOneRing.net, via Slashdot, is reporting that some UK and Denmark theaters have indicated that they will be playing extended versions of LORD OF THE RINGS this fall, before the expected December release on DVD.

Might a limited 70mm release of the extended RETURN OF THE KING be a possibility?

I've looked over quite a few of New Line's upcoming releases, and I don't see anything that I would consider for 70mm.

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