Four European theater owner/programmers have banded together to invite film restorationist Dave Strohmaier and his production partner, PRO-TEK Still Archives Manager, Randy Gitsch, to screen some of their digitally restored 3-panel Cinerama travelogues, 70mm Cinerama features and short-subjects in each of their cinemas in Karlsruhe and Dusseldorf, Germany, Innsbruck, Austria and Oslo, Norway.

Strohmaier and Gitsch have digitally re-mastered and re-copyrighted these widescreen titles, making them commercially viable once again, and are a part of their newly released DVD/Blu-ray release promotion.

Cinerama-2015-Festival-TourThe now christened “2015 European Cinerama Festival Tour” will commence at the Cinerama Schauberg theater in Karlsruhe, on April 18 and 19. The tour then travels to Innsbruck, for a festival at the Leo Kino from April 23-26. The next stop is back in Germany, from April 30 through May 3, for a 3rd festival of films at the Metropol Dusseldorfer Filmkunstkino. Their last stop will be in Oslo, where they’ll screen in the Cinemateket from May 6 through May 9.

The finale screening will be a double-feature event, with ticket buying filmgoers getting a cruise in the Oslo fjord on the Christian Radich sail training vessel. The ship is the centerpiece and veritable star of the Cinerama-release picture to be screened just prior to the cruise, “Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich”.

Additionally, while in Austria, Strohmaier and Gitsch will make a special presentation to Film Studies students in the Department of American Studies at Innsbruck University.