Plays the Telluride Film Festival
A Festival Photo Album
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The first thing you'd notice, assuming that you aren't totally blind, is the rather large 120 degree curved screen that has been specially installed for Strohmaier's presentation. A Cinerama louvred screen couldn't be installed and removed overnight so a 120 degree curve is used to avoid cross reflections.

To go along with a giant temporary Cinerama screen we need three temporary Cinerama projection booths, and they somehow manage to appear.

Heirloom Cinerama projector heads are fitted with modern Xenon arc lamps.

An assortment of snappy looking posters for the Cinerama features decorate the booths located at the back of the 700 seat theatre.

An infra-red photo of Cinerama's famous roller coaster providing the same visceral impact on the Telluride audience as it did for Broadway audiences 50 years earlier. From the Telluride yearbook.
(The panel matching wasn't what it appears in this photo. The darkness of the center panel is created by a minor difference in projector shutter angles as caught by the high speed shutter of the still camera. The difference is invisible to the human eye and the Cinerama projector synchronization system automatically corrects for these differences.)

Some of the folks that helped make Cinerama Adventure at the Telluride Film Festival possible.
Boston Light & Sound ad in the Telluride yearbook.

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