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Cinerama Adventure (2002)

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 ... See full summary »


David Strohmaier
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lowell Thomas ... Self (archive footage)
Fred Waller Fred Waller ... Self (archive footage)
Jim Morrison Jim Morrison ... Self - Cinerama crew member
Rudy Behlmer ... Self - film historian
Jane MacLardy Schacht Jane MacLardy Schacht ... Self - production secretary
Kevin Brownlow Kevin Brownlow ... Self - film historian
Michael Todd Jr. Michael Todd Jr. ... Self - Cinerama crew member (as Mike Todd Jr.)
A.C. Lyles ... Self - film producer
Leonard Maltin ... Self - film historian
Howard Rust Howard Rust ... Self - International Cinerama Society
Greg Kimble Greg Kimble ... Self - Cinerama historian
John Caron John Caron ... Self - Fred Waller's stepson
Thomas Erffmeyer Thomas Erffmeyer ... Self - author of 'History of Cinerama'
Florence Hill Florence Hill ... Self (in 'A Bundle of Blues') (archive footage)
Bessie Dudley Bessie Dudley ... Self (in 'A Bundle of Blues') (archive footage)


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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Alternate Versions

An apparently slightly expanded version, running just under 97 minutes, was re-released in September 2008 as a bonus feature on the three disc release of "How the West Was Won" (1962). See more »


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All Historical Documentaries Should Be This Much Fun
17 October 2003 | by patriciaannSee all my reviews

Packing so much material relating to Cinerama's history in an hour and a half is something of a feat. I just wish the film was longer. My family enjoyed the way that the Cinerama picture was formatted to look like the real thing, and the Dolby Digital soundtrack has enough power to let viewers sample what Cinerama sounded like. Cinerama was a lot of fun and always an event, and it was great to see that it has not been forgotten. I hope it's soon available on DVD. That's excuse enough to buy a really big TV.

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2 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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Aventura en Cinerama See more »

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