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terrywade on June 1, 2023 at 3:14 pm

Thanks David I wonder If this was one of the few theatres in the USA to show this film with 55 ml projectors or just a blow up to 35mm CinemaScopeĀ® Did the 55 prints have more then 4 ch mag stereo sound?

Jim_C on June 2, 2023 at 8:48 pm

Hi Terry- 1) On its “CINEMASCOPE 55ā„¢"page, The well respected "American Widescreen Museum website claims that there is no record of any 55mm release prints shown, or even made, anywhere, for any of the "Cinemascope 55” (Although I suppose it’s reasonable to assume there had to be at least one or two 55mm positive work-prints made for editing and screening room check purposes. 2) The Chinese Theater has a web-page with very detailed technical info and pictures of every projection & sound system that has ever been installed there, and they too categorically state that they never had 55mm projection capabilities. They also state that CAROUSEL and THE KING AND I, were both projected there using a standard 35mm Cinemascope print, synchronously interlocked with a 6 track 35mm fullcoat magnetic sound playback machine for the sound track. - Jim C-

terrywade on June 2, 2023 at 9:35 pm

Thanks Jim for the info. I think VistaVision had a few special projectors installed in some large theatres.

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