Here is Milwaukee THS Board member Don Bohatka’s report on the recent Cinerama celebration :
Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of 3-projector Cinerama, the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood screened all 7 of the original Cinerama pictures, plus one filmed in CineMiracle (Windjammer), from Sept. 28 thru Oct.. 4, 2012. I attended all events.
Among others were movies filmed in 70mm, including “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad World” and “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
Among the THS members in attendance were Orlando Lopes and Ken Bloom, New York; Mike Kinerk and Dennis Wilhelm, Miami Beach; Stuart Greene and Bruce Clark, Australia; Bob Stinson, Boston; Steve Klabish, Chicago; Greg Davis, Bud Coffey, Ted Gooding, Steve Markham and Harry Demas, Los Angeles; Suzanne and Jim Leworthy, Canada; Lowell Angell, Hawaii; and Jerry Stanton and Paul Krakow, Long Beach. Greg Davis and Steve Markham hosted a party for approximately 15 members and friends of THS on Saturday, October 6th.
The highlight of the trip was seeing Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris at the screening of “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm.” Russ gave a 10 minute talk about the problems involved in filming a Cinerama movie. All presentations were excellent except for a mis-frame, which stopped the show, and we all got to view what happens when the film stops in the film gate…it melts!
My compliments to the folks at the Cinerama Dome for a very professional presentation of all of the films.
Mild to very hot weather gave us a chance to play “tourist,” with visits to Griffith Park, the Gamble house in Pasadena, the Magic Castle, lunch at the Chateau Marmont, shopping at the Grove, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, and many, many miles of car/bus touring.
And former Los Angeles THS board member Ted Gooding adds his comments. Ted kept everyone who planned to attend informed about the latest updates :
“The turn out last week was wonderful! Glad to see so many familiar faces.
To keep the spirit going tune in to the Turner Classic Movies on
Thursday October 18, 2012 for the World Television Premiere of THIS IS
CINERAMA, along with the award-winning CINERAMA ADVENTURE, and HOW THE WEST WAS WON!. This is only on Turner Classic Movies.
TCM was a major Media Sponsor for the 60th Anniversary of CINERAMA,
Dome Theatre, Hollywood, CA. “