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I remember one night the cars were backed up to the entrance and an employee telling us which shows were sold out. Very popular theatre in the 70s.
Added opening ad and article.
The ads for MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY at the Continental do not mention Cinerama. It might have been a 35mm print or they just didn’t want to pay royalties to Cinerama.
No mention on Cinerama in the ads for It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. It should be removed from this list. They probably showed a 35mm print.
Someone asked why they masked the screen for The Sound of Music. Because of the contract with Cinerama Inc. plus, it was better for the theatre as they didn’t have to pay any fees to them! Also, they would of had to stretch the 2.2 image to fit the 2.76 AR screen.
I think it was this theatre that I saw Good Morning Vietnam. The seats and walls were all in green. Plus it had a balcony that wrapped around to the side walls. Nobody was sitting on the side balcony as it was not very deep and maybe didn’t have any seats. Was it this theatre?
I remember seeing Days of Heaven in 70mm 6-track sound and you had to take an escalator to get up to theatre. Was it this one or were there other theatres that had an escalator?
Windjammer, Custer of the West, Krakatoa East of Java, and the 1973 This is Cinerama did play at the Hartford Cinerama theatre- http://www.incinerama.com/ctcolonial.htm
Just updated Cinerama aka Colonial theatre with ads and articles from 1961 to 2000 – http://www.incinerama.com/ctcolonial.htm
MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY did open at the Hartford Strand theatre on August 25, 1964 but in CinemaScope not CineVision.
Did the Valley ever show Windjammer in Cinemiracle on their TODD-AO curved screen back in the late 50’s? I can’t find it looking through old newspapers.
I will be updating my web site in the future with ads and articles on the Cinerama aka Colonial theatre.
Strange that I see articles in July 1960 that also mention its going to be razed in the fall 1960.
Hey veyoung52, it was called the Warren theatre in 1960 when Windjammer played there in Atlantic City. It was supposed to start July 29, 1960. In the same month I also see articles about it being demolished in the fall 1960.
Never mind, I found an article that says Windjammer will start on July 29, 1960 at the Warren.
There was a mention that in the summer of 1959 or 1960 Windjammer played in Cinemiracle at the Warren. I can’t find any ads for this. All I see are ads for live shows during those two summers. In late 1960 the interior was demolished.
Article from the Hartford Courant newspaper:
Too bad other than the 2001: a space odyssey ad, there are no other ads or pictures of the theatre when it was a Cinerama theatre from 1961 to 1969. I would love to add them to my list of Cinerama theatres – http://incinerama.com/ctcineramatheatres.htm
That was just a Blu-ray of This is Cinerama projected onto a screen.
Ads for the Cinerama films that played at the theatre:
Ads for all the Cinerama films that played at the theatre – http://incinerama.com/capitol11.htm
Ads for Windjammer and This is Cinerama – http://incinerama.com/bellevue1.htm
Ads for the three Cinerama titles that played at the theatre when it was a Cinerama theatre – http://incinerama.com/belle.htm
Ad for the 1973 re-release of This is Cinerama in 70mm now on the Cinerama web site – http://incinerama.com/beacon.htm .
Ads from 02/15/53 to 10/30/67 for the movies that played at the theatre – http://incinerama.com/ctmusichall.htm