“MAD, MAD WORLD” screening at Cinerama Dome
HOLLYWOOD, CA — Stanley Kramer’s “IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD MAD, WORLD” is scheduled for a single performance Monday August 24, 2009 at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood in the historic Cinerama Dome. “MAD WORLD” will be presented in 70mm Ultra-Panavision with the original sound configuration of 5 stage channels and mono surround.
Starring a virtual who’s funny in Hollywood, “MAD WORLD” played a record 66 weeks at the Cinerama Dome.This print, struck in 2003 runs 176 minutes including the police radio calls during intermission. This is the most complete print of “MAD WORLD” available.
When the film premiered on November 7, 1963 at the Cinerama Dome, the running time was over 200 minutes. 2 weeks into the run editors from United Artists came to The Dome and Warners Cinerama in NYC and cut almost 30 minutes out of the prints. Then back at the studio, they cut the negative to reflect the cuts made at the two theatres. Although extensive searches have be made throughout the years, the cut footage has never been found. This was actually a common practice in the 1960’s with films including “LAWRENCE OF ARABIA,” “CLEOPATRA” “2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.”
Tickets are available on line at http://www.arclightcinemas.com or at the theatre boxoffice.