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 Posted:   Nov 20, 2007 - 3:39 PM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)

Thanx CH-CD for the interior shots. Looks like a great viewing theater. Not like some of the "crapaplexes" these days..


Glad you liked them Paul.
They certainly don't make 'em like this anymore!

I was tempted to go and see the new "Sleuth" later this week, but....thinking about the trek out to the Cineplex Factory....the cost.....the foul smell of nachos.....the VERY loud adverts......and the lousy presentation (total lack of!!)......I might just wait for the DVD !


 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2007 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

"I went to see every Cinerama film that played at the Casino from HTWWW onwards."


Ha-ha, very funny! HTWWW was the last film made in three-strip Cinerama process.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2007 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

"I went to see every Cinerama film that played at the Casino from HTWWW onwards."


Ha-ha, very funny! HTWWW was the last film made in three-strip Cinerama process.


Yes I realise that but many subsequent films made in 70mm were specifically designed to be shown in Cinerama theaters.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2007 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

"I went to see every Cinerama film that played at the Casino from HTWWW onwards."


Ha-ha, very funny! HTWWW was the last film made in three-strip Cinerama process.


Yes I realise that but many subsequent films made in 70mm were specifically designed to be shown in Cinerama theaters.


Yes, I saw 2001 there on it's opening night. Great cinema.

 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2007 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)

"I went to see every Cinerama film that played at the Casino from HTWWW onwards."


Ha-ha, very funny! HTWWW was the last film made in three-strip Cinerama process.


Yes I realise that but many subsequent films made in 70mm were specifically designed to be shown in Cinerama theaters.



That's right Doug, many 70mm movies followed "How the West Was Won" into the Casino.
Whilst these were not shot in real, 3 strip Cinerama, they were shown on that giant screen, and all carried a Cinerama billing in the publicity.

Examples being:

The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Hallelujah Trail
The Ten Commandments (70mm Re-issue)
Khartoum
Grand-Prix
2001: A Space Odyssey (which looked stunning there!)
Custer of the West
Ben-Hur (Re-issue)
Patton

....plus others.There were also re-runs of some of the earlier Cinerama travelogue movies.

However, "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm" never played there.
That movie opened London's second Cinerama theatre...the Coliseum.

This theatre also played:

It's a Mad,Mad,Mad,Mad World
The Bible
LaFayette
The Black Tulip
The Great Race
....and many others.

Again, these 70mm movies all bore the Cinerama logo in their advertising, suggesting to the public that they were in Cinerama proper.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2007 - 1:31 AM   
 By:   Guy Fawkes   (Member)

That's right Doug, many 70mm movies followed "How the West Was Won" into the Casino.

Whilst these were not shot in real, 3 strip Cinerama, they were shown on that giant screen, and all carried a Cinerama billing in the publicity.


The Cinerama logo signified that the Cinerama Corporation also helped finance some of the the films' production. None of them were actually photographed in Cinerama.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2007 - 1:55 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)


That's right Doug, many 70mm movies followed "How the West Was Won" into the Casino.
Whilst these were not shot in real, 3 strip Cinerama, they were shown on that giant screen, and all carried a Cinerama billing in the publicity.


Also, a number of 70mm films, such as Grand Prix, Battle of the Bulge, Custer of the West etc were actually shot with many point of view scenes in order to highlight the Cinerama, wide curved screen experience.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2007 - 2:11 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)


However, "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm" never played there.
That movie opened London's second Cinerama theatre...the Coliseum.


CH-CD - There was a third Cinerama cinema in London, The Royaly. Did you ever go there? It was an attractive modern cinema, although the Cinerama screen was not as large as those at the Casino or Coliseum and it therefore it did not provide the same immersive experience. I saw MAD WORLD there (I think it transferred fairly quickly from the Coliseum?).
Apologies to all for going off topic!

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2007 - 9:45 AM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)


However, "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm" never played there.
That movie opened London's second Cinerama theatre...the Coliseum.


CH-CD - There was a third Cinerama cinema in London, The Royaly. Did you ever go there? It was an attractive modern cinema, although the Cinerama screen was not as large as those at the Casino or Coliseum and it therefore it did not provide the same immersive experience. I saw MAD WORLD there (I think it transferred fairly quickly from the Coliseum?).
Apologies to all for going off topic!



No Doug, I never did make it to the Royalty Cinerama. It tended only to take transfers from other theatres, so, I had usually already seen them elsewhere.

It was built on the site of the old Stoll Theatre in Kingsway. In 1961, MGM leased it so that they could transfer "Ben-Hur" from it's original run at the Empire, when that theatre closed for renovation. After that, "Mutiny on the Bounty" had it's London premiere run there in Nov.1962. Then, the Cinerama screen was fitted for the transfers.

The trouble was, it was too far out of the West End proper, and it never really caught on. People just couldn't find it.....I mean, it was almost in Bloomsbury, for Cripes sake! (Dickens' Old Curiosity Shop is just a little further down Portugal Street.).

It is still in use today as a lecture theatre for the London School of Economics, and a "sometime" theatre named The Peacock.

They even had to include a map in the advertising.........

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2007 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)


It was built on the site of the old Stoll Theatre in Kingsway. In 1961, MGM leased it so that they could transfer "Ben-Hur" from it's original run at the Empire, when that theatre closed for renovation. After that, "Mutiny on the Bounty" had it's London premiere run there in Nov.1962. Then, the Cinerama screen was fitted for the transfers.


Yes, I saw "Mutiny on the Bounty" at the Royalty in Nov 1962. What a great experience it was to see that in 70mm!

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2008 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   Agent Norman Newman   (Member)

It looks likes it's back in print. Cool!

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2008 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

It looks likes it's back in print. Cool!


IT?

big grin

Are you talking about the upcoming (September) release of "How the West Was Won" in a super deluxe edition (seamless)?

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2008 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   Agent Norman Newman   (Member)

It looks likes it's back in print. Cool!


IT?

big grin

Are you talking about the upcoming (September) release of "How the West Was Won" in a super deluxe edition (seamless)?


No, I'm talking aboutt the RHino 2 disc set.

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2009 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   GreatGonzo   (Member)

$23 bucks on Amazon. Does anybody know if it's officially back in print
or if it's a case of a bunch of old copies showing up unexpectedly?
I understand this sometimes happens on Amazon...

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2009 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Here's one that probably won't fit in your budget:

http://product.half.ebay.com/How-The-West-Was-Won-Rhino_W0QQprZ3239190QQtgZinfo


Well I looked on three sites in the UK, & it's for sale on all of them (Amazon/HMV/Play).
The thing I can't understand is; it's been on sale for ever, so why would someone wait 'till it's deleated (or they think it is) & then pay a small fortune for it?



Some people are new to film score collecting. This CD was issued more than a decade ago.

Others may not have heard it was available until after it was impossible to find.

 
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