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Lowell Thomas ...
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Fred Waller ...
Himself (archive footage)
Jim Morrison ...
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Himself, film historian
Jane MacLardy Schacht ...
Herself, production secretary
Kevin Brownlow ...
Himself, film historian
Michael Todd Jr. ...
Himself, Cinerama crew member (as Mike Todd Jr.)
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Himself, film producer
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Himself, film historian
Howard Rust ...
Himself, International Cinerama Society
Greg Kimble ...
Himself, Cinerama historian
John Caron ...
Himself, Fred Waller's stepson
Thomas Erffmeyer ...
Himself, author of 'History of Cinerama'
Florence Hill ...
Herself (in 'A Bundle of Blues') (archive footage)
Bessie Dudley ...
Herself (in 'A Bundle of Blues') (archive footage)
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A nostalgic and compelling look into the legendary three camera, three projector process that revolutionized motion pictures and led the industry into the widescreen era. Through actual Cinerama clips, rare behind the scenes footage and new interviews, CINERAMA ADVENTURE takes the viewer back to a lost era of movie showmanship, placing this American cinema phenomenon into historical perspective. Written by TJ Edwards

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This documentary is featured on the Three-Disc Special Edition, Ultimate Collector's Edition & Blu-Ray DVDs for How the West Was Won (1962), all released in September 2008. See more »

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Narrator: Many of us experience childhood memories, that on occasion, rush into our consciousness. A memory that has invaded my mind on numerous occasions was when I was only six years old, and my parents took me and my sister on a special trip to St. Louis, Missouri. On the last day of this visit, we arrived at a very large ornate old movie theatre. It was as if we'd walked into a sultan's palace out of the "Arabian Nights." It was the Ambassador Theatre, and it was specially set up for a ...
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Fantastic documentary about a fantastic process
16 October 2003 | by (Omaha, NE) – See all my reviews

The first premise of a documentary is that it should provide information and hopefully be entertaining. The Cinerama Adventure meets both criteria hands down. The idea of taking what was the biggest motion picture format of its time and arguably of all time and presenting it in a greatly diminished format (perhaps as small as an average television) and still being able to impart some of the impact of the original presentation is probably conceited. Dave Strohmaier has succeeded admirably in his efforts. I have seen many movies that almost have popcorn breaks built into them. While some viewers may consider that there are such breaks in CA, I might suggest that if there are any, there had better not be a line at the concession stand or you will miss significant portions of a comprehensive, well researched and thoughtfully compiled history of a film process that is only presented very limited venues on a very limited schedule.


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