This is Cinerama (2011 Trailer)

Posted by Ross Melnick on May 4, 2011 at 5:32 pm

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 29, 2011 at 4:45 pm

It is better to see the CINERAMA demo in FULL SCREEN. If you click on the 4 arrows in the bottom right hand corner to get FULL SCREEN it won’t work. If you click on the You Tube Logo and use that CINERAMA you can get the FULL SCREEN and a better idea of CINERAMA.

The black and white Lowell Thomas Prologue does not do CINERAMA justice. It was much longer and much smaller. When Lowell Thomas said “Ladies and Gentelmen, This Is CINERAMA” the curtains open to the left and right to show much more screen, but a curtain also raised above the Prolouge to show much more screen above the Prolouge, all part of the CINERAMA Showmanship.

When Lowell Thomas said CINERAMA in mono the next sound was in stero, black and white turned to Technicolor, a small sorta square screen turned to a really wide screen that was really curved so much so that you saw the movie out of the corner of you eyes.

For the first time, when you “rode” that roller coaster or “rode” that plane on the screen you felt it in your stomach. CINERAMA put you in the picture!

ERD on June 5, 2011 at 12:45 am

I remember when “THIS IS CINERAMA” was presented at the Ziegfeld theatre back in the 1970’s. I was there for its first showing. Before the movie began, the elderly Lowell Thomas, with two pretty girls at his side, took a bow from the front of the auditorium.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on June 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm

The actual opening of the Cinerama introduction trailer gave and still gives me goosebumps. Then, to experience the curtains and picture, sweeping wider and wider and wider is pure showbiz at its zenith. The awesome 91-foot screen and glorious sound in Salt Lake City’s Villa Theatre left one breathless!

TLSLOEWS on June 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm

I have heard the when Cinerama was run at the Crescent in Nashville people got sick when the roller coaster parts were shown,it was so life like.Interesting video.

Danny Proctor
Danny Proctor on August 29, 2011 at 2:48 pm

The Blu-ray release of “How the West Was Won” includes a fantastic history of Cinerama. It’s magnificent on a big TV. Worth the price of the movie. And HTWWW restored, with the Cinerama dividing lines removed is breathtaking.

MPol on December 20, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Oh, wow!! I’d love it if the big Cinerama movie theatres would re-open! I wonder how a film like West Side Story would look on Cinerama!

noozike on January 6, 2013 at 1:37 am

have never had the chance to see this film but from sources I have read over the years the film is a minor classic which sadly I think is in legal rights hell

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