- Jan 9, 2001
He may not have, but I can tell you for a fact that EVERY theater in Hawaii had abandoned 1.33 even before 1956.
I was there, my dad was a theatre manager and the two theater chains in Hawaii, Consolidated Amusement and Royal Theaters had standard configurations for their theaters that did not make any provision for 1.33:1 projection.
Even the military base theaters were converted by 1955.
Since 1.33:1 projection would have required the purchase of two additional lenses, and since theater owners are generally notoriously cheap, virtually no theaters made the additional investment to project a ratio that was no longer considered a standard release print AR for current releases.