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Kirko commented about Bergenfield Cinema 5 on Feb 26, 2005 at 4:09 am

The Palace Theater also had a very wide CinemaScope capable screen. CinemaScope was the first & widest of all the wide screen technologies. Beginning with “The Robe” in 1953, it literally doubled the width of the screen to a 3:8 ratio as opposed to the “normal” 3:4 “postage stamp” ratio of the day.
Not only was the screen wide enough to accomodate these (extra wide) movies, but it was slightly curved which was part of the whole CinemaScope thing in order to give the illusion of a little depth. (“You see it without glasses!”) This is not to be confused with the VERY curved/wrap around Cinerama screen which was a different process altogether.
I saw a re-release of “Lady & the Tramp” in CinemaScope in 1975 at the Palace.