Cinerama: a new dimension of widescreen cinema

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Launched in 1952, Cinerama was a ground-breaking 35mm 3-camera, 3-projector process; discontinued after a mere decade of its debut, it posed a major challenge to the preservation, restoration, and exhibition of films presented in this one-of-a-kind format. Kathryn Penny from the National Science and Media Museum whose Pictureville Cinema is one of the world’s three existing cinemas specially outfitted for Cinerama, shares her knowledge of the technology and her work curating the Widescreen Weekend that celebrates everything extraordinary in large format film.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 6 Oct 2022
EventReel to Reel Film Heritage 2022 - , Hong Kong
Duration: 6 Oct 202223 Oct 2022

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Academic conferenceReel to Reel Film Heritage 2022
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
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