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I wish they would run it again at the dome in 3 stgrip
We are talking about some of the most boring movies ever made the only reason to go see them is in the original format! Maybe try three 8K digital projectors if you want digital. The first time I saw a film in Cinerama was a 70mm version of This is Cinerama. I was not impressed. Within the last few years I went to a showing of HtWWW in Cinerama three projector at the Dome. I sat in the Cinerama ZONE that is why I went. The resolution was fantastic. When it cut to the footage shot in Ultra-Panavision I could see grain and the resolution was just not as good. Yea, these movies look great in hi def AT HOME. All of the wide format FILM looks great on hi def AT HOME. Why would I go to the theater to see what I can watch AT HOME and skip through or pause. I got stuck watching some digital print of Russian Adventure or Summer Holiday I forget the title. It was such a bad experience I never went back to any other Cinerama screenings. I saw Dunkirk in 70mm in the Dome it looked good. I don’t think it was off a digital intermediate. They should run Hateful Eight for a week in 70mm. Some people just don’t get it Digital can not beat the look of fine grain negative film and a print made right off the original negative.
If they ran that three projector print of HTWWW for a week two shows a day and advertised it properly lots of people would go see it. I was tempted to go see some of these films at the Cinerama Theater in Seattle.
There were 35mm CinemaScope IB tec prints of Bothers Grimm and those looked good; there still may be one in someones collection.
When are they going to run something in Cinerama with the three film projectors? I don’t go to the movies to watch video.
At the Arclight they care about the customers and the presentation unlike AMC. The recent incident at Burbank just demonstrates if you really want a better show go to Hollywood.
Major screw up at opening of Star Wars. Demonstrates AMC does not care about their presentation or customers. It seems the only theaters that care are in Hollywood.
And it is good they run both versions the film and the DCP and even 3D in some cases. I saw Dunkirk in the Dome in 70mm it looked spectacular. We are so lucky to have the Arclight as there are only two cities in the country that have a 70mm print of Orient Express.
Close Encounters looked and sounded good in 70mm mag. Imagine that no CGI no digital just old school special effects and film.
Justice League is listed as 1:85 on IMDB and like most movies these days it was shot in a variety of formats and used a digital intermediate.
And the center rail at the Chinese is annoying and I don’t like an isle where I want to sit. I am never happy with my seat at the Chinese.
How the West Was Won (1962) – Ultra Panavision 70 (some action scenes and shots requiring rear projection, optically converted to 3 strip Cinerama through special printer. The bulk was shot in 3 strip Cinerama.)
Some scenes from How the West Was Won were shot in 70mm Ultra Panavision They were able to convert 70mm to three strip. The Dome was built to handle both 3 strip and single 70mm 5 perf. Even after 10 years of three strip films some theaters were not ready to change to the single strip version,
The Cinerama Dome was built to be able to show 3 strip in case the 70mm version of Cinerama failed. I was told there were even 3 strip prints of It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. When the theater opened with the Ultra Panavision print of Mad world there was a much larger louvered screen; a standard Cinerama screen. A single piece screen was installed at some point and there has been replacements screens installed over the years. True the Seattle Cinerama has two screens a regular screen and the Cinerama louvered screen. Most movies are run on the smaller flat screen.
Still the 3 strip presentation at the Dome looked pretty good. If I had the time and the money I would take a trip to Seattle for a few big screen presentations.
I would guess that because they don’t advertise the 3 strip very well the turn out is low. There is also the question of who would act as chief projectionist.
The Dome can find people to run the 3 strip at the Dome it isn’t that hard. And it is about the process not the film. Well put RussM!
Just let me know if they ever run 3 strip Cinerama again.
It is still there
Yes they used the full screen
Richie I was at the same show on Sunday and yes there was a small hair in the gate that showed up on the bottom center. It was joined by another hair as the movie progressed. It wasn’t worth complaining about and I wonder if the projectionist could even deal with it. There should be a bottle of CO2 next to the projector to blow the gate. That is one of the problems with film dirt.
There weren’t suppose to be trailers. When I got the tickets they made it a point to say there were no trailers. Im glad there were only two. The studio must have scrambled to get 70mm trailers printed and sent out to the theaters. That show might have the first one to run those trailers. I can dispute the out of frame claim. The projectionist adjusted the framing a little for I am thinking the first trailer. I noticed when he adjusted but it was a letterboxed trailer so there was a black matt top and bottom. He should have just left it centered.
And yes the deep curve of the screen causes some distortion but it didn’t look that noticeable. I wonder if it was an optically corrected print.
There are a lot of 70mm prints out there go see it again in IMAX film at Universal. They can get dirt in the gate too.
Does anyone know if there is gonna be film IMAX copies. I know Universal and the Chinese are digital but both still have the film projectors. I don’t care I’m just gonna see the 70 five perf at the Dome.
Well the IMAX negative has lots of area so a reduction print should look good. The 70mm print will have to be cropped from IMAX negative.
If it does well it may be there longer
You better hurry and get you tickets it will only be at the Dome for four days.
There is a large concession stand where once there was seating and two columns have been removed.
http://www.tclchinesetheatres.com/portfolio-view/time-lapse-of-the-tcl-chinese-theatre-imax-renovation/ there was a lot done to the theater for the renovation
I went to see it (70mm Wonder Woman) in theater six got a great seat its like a screening room. It would be nice they ran it in the Dome for a couple of shows. I am okay with 70mm in the smaller theater I just sit closer to the screen
Just saw The Dark Crystal (1982) in 70mm An original print discovered in Europe