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Cinerama Dome's 55th Birthday is November 7th

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  1. Strohmaier

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    For those who might live or be in LA soon Arclight Cinemas and the Cinerama Dome will be celebrating the Dome's 55th Birthday with some 7PM roadshow screenings. See dates & titles on websites below.

    Two shows will have some special guests appear, "HTWWW" & "Mad World". All will be digital, which we tested, and looks great on the 85 foot curved screen.

    "Mad World" will play on the actual date that the Dome opened and premiered with it on November 7th.
    Other 3 shows are on Wednesday nights.

    If your gonna be in the area we would like your support so we can do more events like it in the future and keep roadshow presentations alive in LA!

    http://www.in70mm.com/news/2018/cinerama_dome/index.htm

    https://www.arclightcinemas.com/en/movies/arclight-presents
     
  2. Strohmaier

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    correction:
    Other 3 shows are on Sunday nights.
     
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    Does this mean that actual 3-panel film presentations of HTWWW are a thing of the past at the Dome ?
     
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    Just bought my tickets and I’m coming from New Orleans for this.
     
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    Yes at some point 3-panel will return to the Dome, we realized recently we had some maintenance to do on the old system.

    Also we needed 2 more Cinerama trained projectionists to do West or TIC again at a future date.
     
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    Used to live three blocks from there and saw many films there, including the premiere of "Apocalypse Now," but it's really kind of hard to call it the Cinerama Dome anymore when it's not remotely the same theater except for the cosmetic dome shell only. It's just a same location at this point. Not complaining about the Arc-Light; saw a film there last summer, but I don't know how they can still say this is the Dome.
     
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    When that happens I will be in the audience. I was there in 2002 and still it is a vivid image.
     
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    Too bad nobody cared about the domes in Northern CA, we've lost several and the ones in San Jose have been sitting empty for 4 years with an uncertain future.
     
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    "Grand Prix" Super Panavision 70 aspect ratio test at the Dome, that's me in the center.
    Screen side masking is set for 81 feet wide (not the 89 feet-full width) so not quite as wide as fitting the Ultra Panvision 70 image or the Cinerama ratio, which we will do for "Mad, Mad World, Battle of the Bulge and HTWWW." Masking will be is set for Cinerama at the bottom so has to be changed from the the normal Dome scope setting just for for these films. We also do a special correction for the horizon sag and the Dome keystone effect on these shows, so the bottom of the screen will have straight horizons.

    GP Test at Dome.
     
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    Beautiful.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing Grand Prix at Bradford on the CInerama screen next month.
     
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    Thanks for the pic Dave. I now have a new screen saver on my pc.
     
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    That is a great picture!

    I am surprised that Battle of The Bulge is shown, has some work been done on it recently?
    The Blu-ray does not really hold up very well so I hope the DCP will look better.. Grand Prix looks better than BotB but it still looks weaker than both IAMMMMW and HTWWW.
     
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    All of them looked fine to me like Grand Prix did. Although I did not sit on the front row but 8 rows back.
     
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    I'm giving some serious thought to driving up for the Mad World screening.
     
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    Are the panel lines visible on the DCP of HTWWW ?
     
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    Again, I just don't understand front-row lovers. Eight rows back seems okay in that theater - for me, more like ten.
     
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    In the summer between high school and college, I took my first-ever non-family vacation and visited LA.

    Saw "Back to the Future" at the Dome, and it was one of the most amazing cinematic experiences of my life!

    I took more trips to LA but never returned to the Dome - no idea why, other than I'm a dope! :D
     
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    By an astounding coincidence, I will be on vacation in California (I live in Alabama) when Mad World is showing, and had actually planned to be in the Hollywood area at that time. I will try to rearrange a couple of hotel stays and book tickets tonight. :D

    I saw Close Encounters at the Dome last summer.
     
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    Thanks, maybe someone who knows the Blu-rays will attend, I would really like to know if the DCP of BotB looks different than the Blu-ray version as the Blu-ray has a peculiar combination of noise filtering and sharpening. The Blu-ray of Khartoum would have looked better but then BotB is probably the more popular title.
     

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