70mm It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World screenings at Cinerama Dome in Digital Sound!

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  1. Joe_Pinney

    Joe_Pinney Stunt Coordinator

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    Saw this notice on the most recent Arclight Cinemas newsletter, relating to the Arclight Cinerama Dome complex --
     
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    From what I've read at Google's rec.arts.movie.tech it is a new print. Possibly a "rectified" print for the Cinerama screen. It is not a "restored" print according to an MGM rep.although they may show some "restored" footage also.
     
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    Where is this showing and yes I want DVD info!!

    I want this on DVD SOOOOO BAD!!!
     
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    It's the same running time as the current DVD, though the DVD doesn't have the police calls during intermission.
     
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    So, what you're saying, is that the print being screened is the general release version? Oh, boy. Looks like MGM isn't sanctioning the restoration Robert Harris is working on right now....or so it seems to me.
     
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    They said the restoration won't be complete in time to show it for the 40th Anniversary.
     
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    It's the 70mm version of the somewhat shortened (after initial showings) version I am told. It's not a general release print (those were in 35mm). It's newly struck - not restored, with a digital soundtrack. I don't believe it's a rectified print, just the standard non-Cinerama 70mm version. No matter, the Dome screen is only a 120 degree curve not the original Cinerama 146 degrees so a rectified print is not needed. The intermission radio calls will be included. Listed running time is 2 hours 45 minutes. This has nothing to do with a DVD release. A few days before the Hollywood premiere Cinerama Inc. was supposed to supply a special projection lens to the Dome. Unfortunately, they didn't have the money to pay for it. Arrangements were made for a loan and the lens was delivered. The Dome opened with the film 40 years ago with the paint still wet on the walls!

    (Corrected) Go to www.Arclightcinemas.com for playdates.
     
  8. Gary->dee

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    Um, Peter, I have no idea what that site is you linked to but this is the correct link: www.arclightcinemas.com. [​IMG]

    There's multiple showings on Oct. 17, 18, & 19th.
     
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    The 18th is my 30th Birthday!

    Im in Sacramento. Im almost tempted to drive to LA to see this.
     

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