On 8/20/2010 12:51 PM, David Breneman wrote:
> --- On Thu, 8/19/10, Michael Biel<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> It may have run at a non-standard speed because Cinerama
>> frames are six
>> perforations high instead of four. There are a number
>> of Cinerama
>> collectors, and one had a set-up in a Dayton, Ohio theatre
>> original prints were shown each weekend for about 6 years.
> When Paul Allen restored the Cinerama Theater in Seattle
> he restored, and installed a complete Cinerama system
> including the louvered screen. Although most of the films
> shown are current releases, they show original Cinerama
> prints there during the Seattle Film Festival.
Leah and I stayed at a motel a block or two away during ARSC. We didn't
know they really did have a Cinerama set up, just thought they still
used the name and logo.
> I had
> tickets to see "This is Cinerama" there at the grand-re-
> opening of the theater, but had to be in traffic court
> instead. At least I got off. :-)
Of course that could be taken several different ways! The clean one
being that you got off of the roller coaster -- if you need to get off
of the coaster in the film's opening scene you just shut your eyes!
When I saw the film in Dayton I was especially looking forward to the
surround sound of the choir going in and out of the church -- was it in
Rome? I remembered that from when I was a kid. It turns out the
movement from the rear to the front is FAKE! OBVIOUSLY fake!!! The
Cinerama collector running the show couldn't believe it, but it is
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]