'How The West Was Won' in Cinerama

pantages

Active Member
'How The West Was Won' is scheduled to be shown in the original 3 strip Cinerama process at the Bradford Film Festival on 12 March at 2.30pm in Pictureville Cinema at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television. Other highlights include celebrating the 50th anniversary of Todd-AO. More details of the festival and its Widescreen weekend here: http://www.nmpft.org.uk/bff/2005/
 

dennis

Active Member
my dad took me to see it when it first showed,i think it was at the"odeon" leicster square long time ago now.
 

Garrett

Moderator
I think I saw this on TV recently and you could see the join :(
 

pjclark1

Well-known Member
I got this on DvD and you can see the joins.
I remember seeing it at the cinema 40 years ago, and you could see the joins
 

pantages

Active Member
dennis said:
my dad took me to see it when it first showed,i think it was at the"odeon" leicster square long time ago now.

The Odeon was never equipped to show Cinerama. 'How The West Was Won' ran at the Casino Cinerama, (now the Prince Edward Theatre), for a couple of years. The Coliseum was also a 3 strip Cinerama theatre and the Astoria and the Royalty each presented single lens 'Super Cinerama'.
 

pantages

Active Member
Garrett said:
I think I saw this on TV recently and you could see the join :(

There were only two 'drama' films made in 3 strip Cinerama, the first five were travelogues. 'How The West Was Won' was, and still is, a huge success. 'The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm' was less so. They were not made with the intention of being shown on TV or DVD, Cinerama being an unique process. Nothing in widescreen cinema has equaled 3 strip Cinerama's picture definition and audience involvement which can only be experienced in a Cinerama equipped cinema. Now the only cinema in the world showing regular performances is Pictureville, Bradford. There is one in Los Angeles and another in Seattle but they have only occasional presentations. It is worth a trip to Bradford for this now rare experience. The first Cinerama film, 'This Is Cinerama', shows on the first Saturday of each month at 1.30pm, and other titles show occasionally. Cinerama launched widescreen cinema in 1952, CinamaScope followed in 1953, Todd-AO in 1955, and others came and some failed. All of which leads us to our now having widescreen tv.
 

Garrett

Moderator
pantages said:
There were only two 'drama' films made in 3 strip Cinerama, the first five were travelogues. 'How The West Was Won' was, and still is, a huge success. 'The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm' was less so.
Yes 'The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm' is an other one shown within the last couple months on TV which you can also see the join some times more prominent in some sceenss than others.
 

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