Cinemascope Proscenium.

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Cinemascope Proscenium.

The screen, moved to the first of the original arches framing the stage, had a pleasing pseudo-proscenium to hide the curtain tracking. The resident organist was still heard by the patrons, but had to listen to himself on earphones as he played hidden under the new screen area. A similar huge CinemaScope screen lasted for a few months in Melbourne until it was moved back onto the stage, the full proscenium was again revealed, and the stage facilites restored to use.

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DavidColes on December 22, 2020 at 11:27 pm

This is how the proscenium area looked for 20 years until Hoyts vacated 11th February 1976 (The Hoyts Centre next door opened for Xmas later that year). For several years after CinemaScope was installed at the Regent(in December 1953) the area above the curtain track pelmet was not curtained, so that the top of the original proscenium could still be seen.

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