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South Seas Adventure was released in 1958. Tampa and El Paso did not show it till four or five years later. By that time travelog films were not that popular.
3-strip Cinerama had an aspect ratio of about 2.6:1. 70mm Cinerama Ultra Panavision films like Khartoum, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Hallelujah Trail and Battle of the Bulge had an aspect ratio of 2.76:1 so they looked fine on Cinerama screens. But the flat 70mm films like Grand Prix, 2001 a space odyssey and the 1973 re-issue of This Is Cinerama had an aspect ratio of 2.2:1 so they did not cover as much of the Cinerama screen.
The theatre was shown in the latest NCIS: Los Angeles episode.
Ads for films playing at the theatre – http://cineramahistory.com/riverhills.htm
I would love to see those pictures of the Hartford, CT Cinerama/Colonial theatre that you have.
Its scheduled to be demolished this weekend.
Please contact me at
Sorry if this is off topic but, I’m trying to contact Chuck1231. He sent me an email saying he had pictures of the Colonial in Hartford, CT when it was a Cinerama theatre. I would love to see them!
I would love to see your pictures of the Colonial Theatre in Hartford, CT when it was a Cinerama theatre!
Here is a picture when it was a Cinerama theatre.
It was 210 minutes, 197 minutes plus intermission. Here is a review from the November 11, 1963 issue of Boxoffice magazine – http://cineramahistory.com/1963iammmmwreview.jpg . The movie program says 210 minutes. Robert Harris who has done restorations of a number of films says it was 195 minutes – View link
I would like to see that ad. I have a web site all about Cinerama and would add the ad to my list of Cinerama theatres – http://cineramahistory.com/ctcineramatheatres.htm
I would love to see pictures of the Colonial when it was a Cinerama theatre.
If your still around, please let us know where we can see pictures of the Colonial when it was a Cinerama theatre. I have pictures before it was a Cinerama and after – http://cineramahistory.com/ctcolonial.htm Please contact me at
dave-bronx, I would love to see any pictures you have. The link from 2005 – View link does not work. I have a couple on this page in my web site – http://cineramahistory.com/loews.htm
Did this theatre ever promote itself as a Cinerama theatre? The book Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, has a picture of the Palace Cinerama theatre and below it says “The State and the Ohio also showed Cinerama films”.
Does anyone have pictures of when it was a Cinerama theatre?
When was this theatre closed? There were plans to convert it into a Cinerama theatre in 1961 – View link
Looks like they are open and showing movies
Thanks William. I’m going through a Motion Picture Exhibitor magazine that said it could show a Cinerama film. A number of theatres that were built in the 60’s were promoted as such but never did show and promote a film as being “In Cinerama”.
Does anyone know if the Titan Theatre ever promoted any of the films being shown as “in CINERAMA”?
For pictures of the Roxy theatre when it ran Windjammer in 1958, go to this page on my Cinerama web site –
Click the links to the right of the date 04/14
Man are you guys picky! :) OK, I didn’t write the text. I guess what I should have said was “the text is from an article on the Warner Theatre that is in the March 14th, 1962 issue of Motion Picture Herald that I copied to a page on my web site – http://cinerama.topcities.com/warner.htm .” I added that article to the web site to help clarify a question some of you had about the name of the theatre during that time period between it was called a Cinerama theatre. There is also a link on my site – http://alexdlg.tripod.com/aco/pressbook.html to a web site that has pictures of the outside and inside of the theatre from a Clockwork Orange pressbook and another link to the CinemaTour web site http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=10476 that has more recent pictures of the theatre. I wish I lived near LA so I could visit the theatre for it special showing.