|Title||Cinerama premiering at the Paramount Theater, Seattle, 1956 |
|Caption||In the 1950s, a new motion picture projection technique called Cinerama was introduced. Involving synchronized multiple projectors and a huge curved screen, the effect was intended to pull the audience into the on-screen action. Seattle's Paramount Theater was converted in 1956 to show the new technique. In this opening night shot, one can see that even the theater's name was replaced with the word Cinerama in neon. |
|Notes||Signs in image include: Great Northwest Premiere, Tonight 9 PM, 'This Is Cinerama, ' Reserved Seat Tickets Now On Sale.|
5 TV, King News, Radio & TV.
The One and Only Cinerama puts you in the picture.
The Only Theatre in the Entire Northwest that Can or Will Show Cinerama.
Kayo News Car.
Handwritten on sleeve: FILMS, Cinerama, at Paramount Theater.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 22, 1956.
|Subjects||Cinerama--Washington (State)--Seattle; Motion picture theaters--Washington (State)--Seattle; Marquees--Washington (State)--Seattle; Crowds--Washington (State)--Seattle; Journalism--Washington (State)--Seattle; Commercial streets--Washington (State)--Seattle; Business districts--Washington (State)--Seattle; Vehicles--Washington (State)--Seattle; Police--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.3049.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |