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delta commented about Peacock Theatre on Aug 9, 2014 at 2:01 am

I saw The Golden Head at the Theatre Royal Cinerama in Manchester. It was an ‘okay’ movie with some good action sequences but was never shown in USA until recently.

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delta commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Apr 10, 2012 at 6:24 am

I stand corrected.

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delta commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Mar 30, 2012 at 11:03 am

2001 was not a Todd-AO production, it was filmed in Super Panavision 70 for Cinerama presentation.

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delta commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Jul 15, 2010 at 10:15 am

This is not the original Cinerama logo, there being a subtle difference. The original logo began with the C in CINERAMA sloping downward toward the I, the point being at the top left. The Final A sloped upward, the point being at the top right.

In the opening titles of HTWWW, the original logo is used, but THE END title has the alternative version as used on the Dome marquee. In my research I note that most theatres used the original logo and only a few had the style of the Dome. Interestingly very few people noticed the difference and often, the advertising publicity contained both versions!

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delta commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Jun 17, 2010 at 11:44 am

Most of HTWWW was filmed with 3 lenses. Only a small portion in 70mm for practical reasons. The print of HTWWW at Bradford is superb.

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delta commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part 46: Seattle) on Jan 9, 2010 at 5:28 am

and the Bradford Pictureville Cinerama theatre is the only one in the world with regular mothly showings of ‘This is Cinerama’ – on the first Saturday of each month.

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delta commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Sep 10, 2009 at 8:44 am

hdtv267 May I advise you that the National Media Museum Pictureville Cinema in Bradford UK shows 3-strip ‘This is Cinerama’ on the first Saturday of each month at 1.30pm. Every March during Bradford Film Festival, their Widescreen Weekend always includes various Cinerama movies, 3-strip and 70mm. Pictureville is equipped to show every film format ever produced. There is a 3D IMAX cinema in the museum. Find a penpal and accomodation costs will be negligible!

http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/
http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/

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delta commented about Roxy Cinema on Sep 22, 2008 at 11:42 am

For the record, Mario Lanza was not in ‘The Student Prince’, only his voice was heard dubbed for Edmund Purdom who starred in the title role.

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delta commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Sep 8, 2008 at 7:38 am

Pictureville Cinema at the National Media Museum, Bradford, UK shows ‘This is Cinerama’ in 3-strip Cinerama from 3 booths and onto a louvered screen on the first Saturday of each month at 1.30pm. Other Cinerama, (plus CineMiracle and Kinopanorama), films are regularly shown during Bradford Film Festival which is held at this cinema every March. Pictureville is able to show any film format and sound process and next door is the IMAX 3D cinema.

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delta commented about Winding Wheel on May 24, 2008 at 7:02 am

I have been trying to locate a projectionist who worked here in the 1960’s and who will be in his sixties now.

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delta commented about Tea Room Theatre on May 2, 2008 at 7:20 am

Any pics of the ‘auditorium’?

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delta commented about Seattle Cinerama on Apr 17, 2008 at 2:48 am

This is how the flat screen is installed in front of the permanent Cinerama louvered screen at pictureville.
[url=http://www.in70mm.com/news/2006/cinerama_pictureville/index.html]

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delta commented about Odeon Marble Arch on Mar 28, 2008 at 8:39 am

D150 only ran at the Odeon Marble Arch, and the Coliseum had only Cinerama

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delta commented about Odeon Birmingham on Mar 6, 2008 at 3:27 am

‘Once Upon A Time In The Midlands’ is showing on Film 4 at 9pm on Sunday 9 March.

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delta commented about Three 3-strip movies in three days! on Mar 6, 2008 at 2:58 am

It is always a great time and some of the greatest ever 70mm films are shown as well as the best 3-strip Cinermama movies; ‘This is Cinerama’; ‘Cinerama Holiday’; Cinerama’s Seven Wonders of the World'; and ‘How The West Was Won’ over the years. Where else can you still see, in all its Cinerama glory, the 3-strip ‘Renault Cars’ commercial?! This weekend also includes ‘2001 – A Space Odyssey’ as a Cinerama presentation – as it was originaly shown. Pictureville cinema is equipped to show all film and sound formats and is an example of the best in film museums and as a regular cinema. An IMAX 3D cinema is next door. All in all a weekend in which to indulge yourself.

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delta commented about Odeon Birmingham on Jan 23, 2008 at 8:14 am

Location shooting was in Nottingham, if that helps

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delta commented about Theatre Royal on Jan 23, 2008 at 7:30 am

Can you please post the link? Thanks

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delta commented about Odeon Birmingham on Jan 23, 2008 at 6:32 am

Yes, Roland’s is a site of true devotion! I have just looked through your website and I’m very impressed. I love the ‘then and now’ photos. Well done! I look forward to more from you on Cinerama. I donated all of my Cinerama and CineMiracle memorabilia, including my orginal photos of the Itinerama tent, to the National Media Museum in Bradford some years ago. It gave me quite a thrill to see some of it used in the Cinerama feature display recently. I recall going to the Gaumont and the ABC Bristol Road when they were Cinerama theatres. I saw ‘Paint Your Wagon’ as a Cinerama presentation at the ABC. It had been intended to make that film in 3-strip Cinerama, but it was switched to 70mm at the last minute!

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delta commented about Odeon Birmingham on Jan 22, 2008 at 8:11 am

You will find my photos of the Itinerama tent when it was at Paignton, Devon, on Roland’s Cinerama website. http://cinerama.topcities.com/ I also remember seing the tent at Macclesfield, Cheshire.

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delta commented about Spartacus 70mm questions on Oct 26, 2007 at 7:57 am

Why not donate to a media museum, such as The National Media Museum?

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delta commented about Threat to Kilburn Gaumont State......Kilburn, London, England on Sep 3, 2007 at 9:12 am

This was a magnificent theatre. The Gaumont, Manchester was equally as grand, even more ornate. But it has long gone. demolished many years ago. So sad that most theatres of this era suffer a similar fate.

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delta commented about Calypso Cinema on Jul 7, 2007 at 5:59 am

What became of the illuminated Cinerama logo which was situated at the front of the marquee? It survived until the end, long after Cinerama presentations ceased. I liked this theatre, it is where I saw India Jones, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ for the first time.

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delta commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Feb 9, 2007 at 3:55 am

The Pictureville Cinema at the National Media Museum in Bradford, England, shows the three-trip original Cinerama movie, ‘This is Cinerama’ at 1.30pm on the first Saturday of each month. They are also showing ‘How The West Was Won’, during the Bradford Film Festival next month. Pictureville is the only cinema in the world which has regular performances of three-strip and 70mm versions of Cinerama. Why not visit our country instead of the USA, you will be pleased with what you find!

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delta commented about Cannon Deansgate on Jan 22, 2007 at 3:51 am

The first Todd-AO presentation was ‘Porgy & Bess’ which, unusually, was shown as a continuous performance rather than as a roadshow presentation with pre-booked seats. Later, I recall seeing ‘Dr Zhivago’ in 70mm. When the screen curtains opened they became jammed thus obscuring part of the screen. The film was stopped after about five minutes when the manager came on stage, tugged at the curtains and was able to clear the screen. Then the film started again from the beginning.

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delta commented about Former Cannon Cinema, Stockport on Jan 20, 2007 at 2:31 am

I remember this as the Carlton. In February 1954 it became the first cinema in Stockport to install CinemaScope complete with stereophonic sound. The first CinemaScope film to be shown was ‘The Robe’, followed by ‘How To Marry a Millionaire’. The Carlton was a luxurious theater with a balcony and seating 1750. It had a large orchestra pit but no organ. The main entrance gave access to all parts of the theatre via an art-deco foyer. There also was a separate smaller entrance which gave access to the front stalls. At the rear of the cinema were two fire exits which were often used for free access to the theatre! In 1971 the cinema was twinned, the balcony becoming Essoldo 2 and the main theatre, Essoldo 1. Much of
its original character was lost and for me it was enevr the same place again. I am a devotee of the old luxurious picture houses.